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Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Global Score
8.046.43
Basic Information
SamsungMicrosoft
Android 4.4.2, 4.3Windows 8.1 Pro
2013-09-042014-05-20
9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches11.50 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches
19.29 ounces28.16 ounces
Black and WhiteGray
--Metal
$ 549.00 at Amazon$ 555.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
10.1 inches12 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels 2160 x 1440 pixels
Super Clear LCDIPS LCD
299 pixels per inch216 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.36.2
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chipsetIntel Core i7 chipset
Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2300 MHz) processor4300U (Dual-Core 1600 MHz) processor
3 GB (800 MHz) RAM8 GB RAM
Adreno 330 (450 MHz) GPUIntel HD Graphics GPU
8.467.2
Storage
64 GB internal memory256 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC external memory slot
5.47.6
Camera
8.00 MP + 2.00 MP5.00 MP + 5.00 MP
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video resolution
5.284.29
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile Hotspot--
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EDGE, GPRS and GSM--
Micro SIM--
9.53.2
Battery Life
8220mAh Li-Ion Battery--
Non-Removable BatteryRemovable Battery
43 hours talk time--
5.921.36
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPS--
Infra-red port--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass and Gyroscope

Comparisson review

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has an overall score of 8.04, which is way better than Microsoft Surface Pro 3's general score of 6.43. The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has Android 4.4.2 OS, while Microsoft Surface Pro 3 works with Windows 8.1 Pro OS. Even though the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 were released with only a couple months difference, the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is extremely lighter and somewhat thinner.

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) features a better CPU than Microsoft Surface Pro 3, because although it has 5 GB lesser RAM, it also counts with a higher number of cores and a graphics processing unit. GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has a brighter screen than Microsoft Surface Pro 3, because although it has a bit smaller screen, it also counts with a slightly better resolution of 1600 x 2560 and a greater pixels density.

GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) counts with a way better camera than Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and although they both have the same (Full HD) video definition and the same video frame rates, the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) also has a much higher 8 mega pixels resolution back facing camera. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a much greater memory to install games and applications than GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), because although it has no slot for external memory cards, it also counts with more internal memory capacity.

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has a very superior battery duration than Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

Even being the best tablet of the ones we are comparing, the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is also cheaper than the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which makes it a very good choice.