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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205) vs Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019) 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 A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)18Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
8"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
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? Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)vsSurface 2 RT (32GB)5 Advantages Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
+1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core47%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.7Ghz 32bit Penta-Core
+3GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+32GB (21GB available)40%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (15GB available)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
+325 grams (11.38 ounces)108%
Lighter
vs676 grams (23.66 ounces)
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1200x1920 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+283 PPI36%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs208 PPI
+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 5MP56%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 3.1MP
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)12 times
More apps available to download and use
vs190000 apps (Windows Store)
+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 3.0
8"vs+10.6"33%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

17 Common items in both devices
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+10 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 A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" S Pen 4G LTE (SM-P205), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"Microsoft Surface RT 2, Microsoft Surface 2 RT
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandSamsungMicrosoft
Release dateApril, 2019September, 2013
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)172.5 x 274.6 millimeters (6.79 x 10.81 in)
Weight325 grams (11.38 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 A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieWindows RT 8.1
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)32bit - NVIDIA Tegra 4 Wayne (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.7Ghz Penta-Core ARM Cortex-A15
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2NVIDIA GeForce ULP MP72 672Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (15GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LCD
Screen size8" inches10.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x1920 pixels (16:10)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)283 PPI208 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload600/150 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsNot supported
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedNot supported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels3.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels2048x1536 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro HDMI Type D
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash player
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 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 A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAhfeature not registered
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.02W/kg (head) | 1.35W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.683W/kg (head) | 1.501W/kg (body)feature not registered
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