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Microsoft Surface Go 2

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Microsoft Surface Go 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Why is Microsoft Surface Go 2 better than Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e?

  • 2GB more RAM memory
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    8GBvs6GB
  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • Has NFC
    ?
  • Has an IPS screen
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • Has a detachable keyboard
    ?
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has an LED-backlit display
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Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e better than Microsoft Surface Go 2?

  • 1.67x higher resolution
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    2560 x 1600pxvs1920 x 1280px
  • 7.1x faster CPU speed
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    2 x 2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHzvs2 x 1GHz
  • 30.91% higher pixel density
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    288ppivs220ppi
  • 153g lighter
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    400gvs553g
  • 2.8mm thinner
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    5.5mmvs8.3mm
  • 1.63x more megapixels (main camera)
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    13MPvs8MP
  • 1.6x more megapixels (front camera)
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    8MPvs5MP
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Go 2

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go 2 AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core m3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi + LTE - Platinum (Latest Model)
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$729.99
Microsoft Surface Go 2 walmartMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Penti...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Pentium Gold 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Platinum + Surface Pen Platinum + Microsoft 365 Personal 1 Year Subscription For 1 User
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$664.99

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Buy used:

$334.21

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$329.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e- 128GB, Wifi Tabl...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e- 128GB, Wifi Tablet- SM-T720NZKLXAR Black
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$431.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Amazon2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touc...2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touchscreen (1920x1200) Wi-Fi Tablet Bundle, Exynos 7904A Processor, 3GB RAM, 128GB Memory, BMali-G71 MP2 Graphics, Bluetooth, Tigology Case, Android 9.0 Pie OS
Amazon logo
$257.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e walmartSamsung Galaxy Tab A (2018) 8” Tablet 32...Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2018) 8” Tablet 32GB Wi-Fi + 4G LTE FACTORY UNLOCKED (Certified Refurbished)
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$163.50

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Design

1.weight

553g

400g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

8.3mm

5.5mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

175mm

160mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.width

245mm

245mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1280px

2560 x 1600px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

220ppi

288ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

10.5"

10.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

8GB

6GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

128GB

128GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
6.Has integrated LTE
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

13MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

5MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.Battery life

10h

15h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.Supports fast charging
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.has a removable battery
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.Supports widgets
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Windows 10)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
4.has NFC
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Windows 10)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
6.The browser has word wrap
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Windows 10)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

Miscellaneous

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
2.uses multithreading
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Intel Core m3-7Y30)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
3.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
4.Has an optical disc drive
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.
5.Has S/PDIF Out port
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
6.has a VGA connector
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Go 2

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go 2 AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core m3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi + LTE - Platinum (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$729.99
Microsoft Surface Go 2 walmartMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Penti...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Pentium Gold 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Platinum + Surface Pen Platinum + Microsoft 365 Personal 1 Year Subscription For 1 User
walmart logo
$664.99

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Buy used:

$334.21

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$329.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e- 128GB, Wifi Tabl...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e- 128GB, Wifi Tablet- SM-T720NZKLXAR Black
Amazon logo
$431.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Amazon2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touc...2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touchscreen (1920x1200) Wi-Fi Tablet Bundle, Exynos 7904A Processor, 3GB RAM, 128GB Memory, BMali-G71 MP2 Graphics, Bluetooth, Tigology Case, Android 9.0 Pie OS
Amazon logo
$257.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e walmartSamsung Galaxy Tab A (2018) 8” Tablet 32...Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2018) 8” Tablet 32GB Wi-Fi + 4G LTE FACTORY UNLOCKED (Certified Refurbished)
walmart logo
$163.50

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