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Microsoft Surface Pro Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Global Score
6.276.88
Basic Information
MicrosoftSamsung
Windows 8 ProAndroid 4.4
2012-06-182014-09-04
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches8.39 x 4.97 x 0.38 inches
32.00 ounces13.00 ounces
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 509.00 at Amazon$ 370.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
10.6 inches8 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)800 x 1280 pixels
IPS LCDTFT
208 pixels per inch189 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.26.4
Performance
--Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8026 chipset
Intel Core i5-3317U (Dual-Core 1700 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A7 (Quad-Core 1200 MHz) processor
4 GB RAM1,5 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 MHz) GPUAdreno 305 (450 MHz) GPU
8.17.65
Storage
128 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC external memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slot
5.73.5
Camera
1.00 MP3.10 MP + 1.20 MP
1280 x 720 (29 fps) (HD) video resolution1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD) video resolution
3.415.06
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
--Mobile Hotspot
--LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE and GPRS
--Micro SIM
3.29.3
Battery Life
--4450mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryRemovable Battery
--31 hours talk time
1.365.2
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
--GPS
--NFC
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is slightly better than Microsoft Surface Pro, having a general score of 6.88 against 6.27. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active works with Android 4.4 OS, while Microsoft Surface Pro works with Windows 8 Pro OS. Samsung Galaxy Tab Active's design is much newer, much lighter and notably thinner than the Microsoft Surface Pro.

The Galaxy Tab Active has a bit better screen than Microsoft Surface Pro, although it has a just a bit lower display density, a lot worse resolution of 1280 x 800 and a way smaller screen. The Microsoft Surface Pro features a little faster processing unit than Samsung Galaxy Tab Active, because although it has less processing cores , it also counts with 2,5 GB more RAM and a better 650 MHz graphics processor.

The Microsoft Surface Pro features a superior storage to install applications and games than Galaxy Tab Active, because although it has no SD memory card expansion slot, it also counts with 128 GB internal memory. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active has a way better camera than Microsoft Surface Pro, and although they both have the same 1280x720 video quality, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active also has higher 30 frames per second video frame rate and a way more MP camera.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active has a way better battery lifetime than Microsoft Surface Pro.

Galaxy Tab Active not only is the best tablets in our comparisson, but it's also by far the cheapest one, which makes buying this tablet an easy decision.