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Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB) vs Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)

Side by side comparison between Microsoft Surface 2 RT vs Huawei MediaPad X1 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei MediaPad X1 XMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)07Points
Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
10.6"
TFT

1080x1920

5
MP

3.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Penta

N/A
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
7"
LTPS

1200x1920

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)

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Surface 2 RT (32GB)7 Advantages Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)vsMediaPad X1 (3G)15 Advantages Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
+1.7Ghz 32bit Penta-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.6Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+32GB (15GB available)15%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (13GB available)
+10.6"51%
Larger screen
vs7"
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Micro HDMI Type DAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
vsNot supported
+USB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
676 grams (23.66 ounces)vs+239 grams (8.37 ounces)183%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)24%
Thinner
TFT LCDvs+LTPS LCDAdvantage
LTPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1200x1920 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
208 PPIvs+323 PPI55%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 13MP154%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 3.1MPvs+(front) 5MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
190000 apps (Windows Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)12 times
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+3G+ HSPA+Advantage
The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(3G+ HSPA+) 42 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.

21 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
+14 specs and more in the table below

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

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Physical featuresMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
ModelSurface 2 RT (32GB)MediaPad X1 (3G)
Other model namesMicrosoft Surface RT 2, Microsoft Surface 2 RTHuawei MediaPad Honor X1 7D-501U, Huawei 7D-501U
Country or region availablefeature not registeredfeature not registered
BrandMicrosoftHuawei
Release dateSeptember, 2013April, 2014
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)
Size (width x height)172.5 x 274.6 millimeters (6.79 x 10.81 in)103.9 x 183.5 millimeters (4.09 x 7.22 in)
Weight676 grams (23.66 ounces)239 grams (8.37 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
Operating systemWindows RT 8.1Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
HardwareMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
Chipset32bit - NVIDIA Tegra 4 Wayne (28nm)32bit - Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN910 Hi6620 V9R1
CPU processor1.7Ghz Penta-Core ARM Cortex-A151.6Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerNVIDIA GeForce ULP MP72 672MhzARM Mali-450 MP4
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (15GB available)16GB (13GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
Display typeTFT LCDLTPS LCD
Screen size10.6" inches7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~74.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1200x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 5-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)208 PPI323 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered42/5.76 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
Front camera (secondary)3.1 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2048x1536 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
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
MultimediaMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
USBUSB 3.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro HDMI Type DNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- 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
- Colors: Snow White, Diamond Black
- Emotion UI 2.0
- DTS sound
Power supplyMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacityfeature not registered5000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registered30240 minutes | 504 hours | 21 days
Radiation rateMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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