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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB) vs Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 vs Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Microsoft Surface Pro XSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)17Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)
8.4"
SLCD

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

4800
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
10.6"
TFT

1080x1920

1
MP

1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Dual

N/A
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)

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Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)vsSurface Pro (128GB)4 Advantages Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
+2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core33%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.7Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+335 grams (11.73 ounces)171%
Lighter
vs907 grams (31.75 ounces)
+7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)81%
Thinner
vs13 millimeters (0.51 inches)
+TFT SuperClear LCDAdvantage
TFT SuperClear LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1600x2560 pixels98%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+359 PPI73%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs208 PPI
+(back) 8MP8 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 1MP
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 2.1MP125%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1MP
+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)150%
More apps available to download and use
vs1000000 apps (Windows Store)
+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G+ LTE-A) 150 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
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)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
2GB LPDDR3vs+4GB100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GBvs+128GB (85GB available)166%
More internal storage for applications and files
8.4"vs+10.6"26%
Larger screen
MicroUSB 2.0vs+USB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

18 Common items in both devices
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+11 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 Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Surface Pro (128GB)
Other model namesTablet Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 4G LTE SM-T325, TabPRO 8.4Ultrabook Microsoft Surface Pro, Tablet Surface Pro 1
Country or region availablefeature not registeredfeature not registered
BrandSamsungMicrosoft
Release dateFebruary, 2014February, 2013
Depth7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)13 millimeters (0.51 inches)
Size (width x height)128.5 x 219 millimeters (5.06 x 8.62 in)173 x 274.6 millimeters (6.81 x 10.81 in)
Weight335 grams (11.73 ounces)907 grams (31.75 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedDock with QWERTY keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 KitKatWindows 8 Pro
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWindows 8.1 Pro
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM897464bit - Intel Mobile HM77 Express
CPU processor2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 4001.7Ghz Dual-Core Intel Core i5-3317U
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330Intel HD Graphics 4000
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB
Internal storage32GB128GB (85GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
Display typeTFT SuperClear LCDTFT LCD
Screen size8.4" inches10.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~72.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1600x2560 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)359 PPI208 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload150/50 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 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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 Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels1 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels1280x720 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsHD (1280x720) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot 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
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionfeature not registered
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels1280x720 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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
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, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 3.0
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLMicro HDMI Type D
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSNot supported
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedfeature not registered
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash player
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- Dual shot camera
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Dark Titanium
- Digital pen
- Optional Touch Cover with keyboard
- WiFi Direct
- Microsoft Office 2013 RT
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4800 mAhfeature not registered
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 day480 minutes | 8 hours | 0.3 day
Standbyfeature not registered21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (4G 32GB)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
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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