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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T) vs Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 vs Microsoft Surface 2 RT tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Microsoft Surface 2 RT XSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)07Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)
7"
TFT

600x1024

3.1
MP

1.3mp

1.5GB
RAM

32bit Dual

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
18PointsMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 X
Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
10.6"
TFT

1080x1920

5
MP

3.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Penta

N/A
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)

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Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)vsSurface 2 RT (32GB)18 Advantages Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
+306 grams (10.71 ounces)121%
Lighter
vs676 grams (23.66 ounces)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)12 times
More apps available to download and use
vs190000 apps (Windows Store)
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
1.7Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.7Ghz 32bit Penta-Core19%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.5GB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR333%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+32GB (15GB available)25%
More internal storage for applications and files
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)11%
Thinner
600x1024 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
170 PPIvs+208 PPI22%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
7"vs+10.6"51%
Larger screen
(back) 3.1MPvs+(back) 5MP60%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+AutofocusAdvantage
Best autofocus type for taking pictures
(front) 1.3MPvs+(front) 3.1MP140%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)6 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
3.0 + A2DPvs+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+USB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
HTML, XHTMLvs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash playerAdvantage
Better sites viewing on the internet

16 Common items in both devices
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
TFT LCD
16 million
Only digital zoom
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+9 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 featuresSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab 3 SM-T217T (T-Mobile)Microsoft Surface RT 2, Microsoft Surface 2 RT
Country or region availableUSA
USA
feature not registered
BrandSamsungMicrosoft
Release dateDecember, 2013September, 2013
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)111.1 x 188 millimeters (4.37 x 7.4 in)172.5 x 274.6 millimeters (6.79 x 10.81 in)
Weight306 grams (10.71 ounces)676 grams (23.66 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedDock with QWERTY keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly BeanWindows RT 8.1
Firmware updateAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930AB (28nm)32bit - NVIDIA Tegra 4 Wayne (28nm)
CPU processor1.7Ghz Dual-Core Krait 3001.7Ghz Penta-Core ARM Cortex-A15
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 305NVIDIA GeForce ULP MP72 672Mhz
RAM memory1.5GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)32GB (15GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LCD
Screen size7" inches10.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution600x1024 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)170 PPI208 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE 700/850/1700/2100Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderNot supported
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Back camera (main camera)3.1 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution2048x1536 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED 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
AutofocusNot supportedAutofocus
Touch focusNot supportedNot supported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.3 megapixels3.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels2048x1536 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)Full HD (1920x1080)
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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 3.0
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLMicro HDMI Type D
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSNot supported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTMLHTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash player
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Midnight Black
- Samsung TouchWiz UX UI
- Quickoffice HD
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- 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 supplySamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAhfeature not registered
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy420 minutes | 7 hours | 0.3 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
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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