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BlackBerry Tour 9630 vs Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between BlackBerry Tour 9630 vs Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB phones. Which is the best phone?

Compare Microsoft Surface 2 RT XCompare BlackBerry Tour 9630 X

06 BlackBerry Tour 9630 vs 19 Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB

BlackBerry Tour 9630




32bit Single



Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB





32bit Penta


(Non removable)

What's the best device? The PhoneMore's choice is Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!

06 Advantages BlackBerry Tour 9630

Tour 9630vsSurface 2 RT 32GB
 4 times100%
130 grams (4.55 ounces)vs676 grams (23.66 ounces)
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
250 PPIvs208 PPI
Advantage+The 3G HSUPA network is newer and faster3G HSUPAvsNot supported
Advantage+Faster for surfing the internet and download files(3G HSUPA) 7.2 Mbpsvs(Not supported)
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLi-Ion (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
Advantage+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTaggingvsNot supported

19 Advantages Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB

Surface 2 RT 32GBvsTour 9630
 4 times100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.7Ghz 32bit Penta-Corevs528Mhz 32bit Single-Core
 7 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
 59 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB (15GB user available)vs256MB
 7 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 8GB microSD, microSDHC
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs14.2 millimeters (0.56 inches)
 245 times100%
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
16 millionvs65 thousand
 11 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x1920 pixelsvs480x360 pixels
 3 times100%
+Larger screen
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 5 megapixelsvs(back) 3.1 megapixels
Advantage+With a secondary camera is easier to take selfies(front) 3.1 megapixelsvsNot supported
 13 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsCIF (480x320 pixels)
Advantage+The touch screen facilitates the use of the deviceCapacitive MultitouchvsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo callingvsNot supported
Advantage+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableMicro HDMI Type DvsNot supported
Advantage+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz) is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.0 version A2DP is newer and faster4.0 version A2DPvs2.0 version A2DP
Advantage+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.0vsMicroUSB 2.0
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5vsWAP, HTML

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
ModelTour 9630Surface 2 RT 32GB
Also known asVerizon RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630, Sprint Tour, RIM NiagaraMicrosoft Surface RT 2, Microsoft Surface 2 RT
Country or region where it's soldfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Release dateJuly, 2009September, 2013
Depth14.2 millimeters (0.56 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)62 x 112 millimeters (2.44 x 4.41 in)172.5 x 274.6 millimeters (6.79 x 10.81 in)
Weight130 grams (4.55 ounces)676 grams (23.66 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardFixed QWERTY keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)BlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
Operating systemBlackBerry OS 4.7Windows RT 8.1
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm MSM760032bit - NVIDIA Tegra 4 Wayne (28nm)
CPU processor528Mhz Single-Core ARM1136EJ-S1.7Ghz Penta-Core ARM Cortex-A15
GPU graphical controllerfeature not registeredNVIDIA GeForce ULP MP72 672Mhz
Internal storage256MB32GB (15GB user available)
External storageUntil 8GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LCD
Screen size2.4" inches10.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~25.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenNot supportedCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Display resolution480x360 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)250 PPI208 PPI
Colors65 thousand16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Mobile networks and dataBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot
Not supported
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkCDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPANot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload7.2 Mbpsfeature not registered
Messaging and callingBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mailE-mail, Push mail
Video callingNot supportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
Primary camera / Back cameraBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
Main camera3.1 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution2048x1536 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)CIF (480x320 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusfeature not registeredNot supported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionfeature not registeredFace detection
BSI sensorfeature not registeredNot supported
HDRfeature not registeredNot supported
Front camera / Secondary cameraBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
Front cameraNot supported3.1 megapixels
Front camera resolutionNot supported2048x1536 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 3.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro HDMI Type D
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth2.0 version A2DP4.0 version A2DP
WiFiNot supported802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNAfeature not registeredNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingNot supported
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
Active noise cancellationfeature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Java / Flash playerYes / NoNo / Yes
SensorsNot supportedAccelerometer
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black
- Trackball navigation
- BlackBerry maps
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF editor
- Colors: Dark Titanium
- Dual-position kickstand
- Optional Touch Cover with keyboard
- WiFi Direct
- Microsoft Office 2013 RT
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- SkyDrive 200GB for 2 years
- Skype free international calls and WiFi for 1 year
Power supply and autonomyBlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity1400 mAhfeature not registered
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time300 minutes | 5 hours | 0.2 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standby20160 minutes | 336 hours | 14 daysfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)BlackBerry Tour 9630Microsoft Surface 2 RT 32GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

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