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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB) vs Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 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 S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)14Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
8.4"
AMOLED

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Octa

4900
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05PointsMicrosoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 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? Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)

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 S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)vsSurface 2 RT (32GB)5 Advantages Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
+1.9Ghz 32bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.7Ghz 32bit Penta-Core
+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
+294 grams (10.29 ounces)130%
Lighter
vs676 grams (23.66 ounces)
+6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)35%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED 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) 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
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)12 times
More apps available to download and use
vs190000 apps (Windows Store)
+Fingerprint sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, 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)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)
16GB (11.49GB available)vs+32GB (15GB available)31%
More internal storage for applications and files
8.4"vs+10.6"26%
Larger screen
(front) 2.1MPvs+(front) 3.1MP52%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
MicroUSB 2.0vs+USB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

19 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+12 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 S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Other model namesTablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700, Samsung KlimtMicrosoft Surface RT 2, Microsoft Surface 2 RT
Country or region availablefeature not registeredfeature not registered
BrandSamsungMicrosoft
Release dateJuly, 2014September, 2013
Depth6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)125.6 x 212.8 millimeters (4.94 x 8.38 in)172.5 x 274.6 millimeters (6.79 x 10.81 in)
Weight294 grams (10.29 ounces)676 grams (23.66 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatWindows RT 8.1
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)32bit - NVIDIA Tegra 4 Wayne (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
1.7Ghz Penta-Core ARM Cortex-A15
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T628 MP6NVIDIA GeForce ULP MP72 672Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (11.49GB available)32GB (15GB available)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD
Screen size8.4" inches10.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1600x2560 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-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 S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Speakerphonefeature not registeredSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)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 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 focusSupportedNot supported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature 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 S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels3.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels2048x1536 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)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 S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft 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+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
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, GLONASS, BeiDouNot supported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash player
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- 100.000:1 screen contrast
- 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 S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4900 mAhfeature not registered
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Microsoft Surface 2 RT (32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.06W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.18W/kg (body)feature not registered
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