64points
40points

Microsoft Surface Go 2

87points
65points

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

vs
vs

120 facts in comparison

Microsoft Surface Go 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Why is Microsoft Surface Go 2 better than Samsung Galaxy Tab S7?

  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
    ?
  • Has NFC
    ?
  • Supports widgets
    ?
  • Is a multi-user system
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • The browser has word wrap
    ?
  • 8.8mm narrower
    ?

    245mmvs253.8mm
  • Has a detachable keyboard
    ?

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 better than Microsoft Surface Go 2?

  • 1.67x higher resolution
    ?

    2560 x 1600pxvs1920 x 1280px
  • 8.78x faster CPU speed
    ?

    1 x 3.1GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.8GHzvs2 x 1GHz
  • 20.91% higher pixel density
    ?

    266ppivs220ppi
  • 4.76% bigger screen size
    ?

    11"vs10.5"
  • Stylus included
    ?
  • 128GB more internal storage
    ?

    256GBvs128GB
  • 51g lighter
    ?

    502gvs553g
  • 2mm thinner
    ?

    6.3mmvs8.3mm

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
$649.00

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Silv...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Silver -128 GB
Amazon logo
$539.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi, Mystic Bla...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi, Mystic Black - 256 GB
Amazon logo
$858.88
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 128GB, Mystic Bla...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 128GB, Mystic Black, Includes Keyboard and S Pen, SM-T970NZKYXAR (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$839.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Blac...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Black - 128 GB (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$508.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 w/Low Latency S Pe...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 w/Low Latency S Pen (128GB, 6GB RAM) 11.0" 120Hz Display, Snapdragon 865+, 8000mAh Battery, Wi-Fi Performance Tablet SM-T870 (64GB SD Bundle) (Mystic Black)
Amazon logo
$599.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S6- 10.5" 256GB, Wifi...Samsung Galaxy Tab S6- 10.5" 256GB, Wifi Tablet- SM-T860NZNLXAR, Rose Blush
Amazon logo
$681.16
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 Series Wi-Fi 128GB...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Series Wi-Fi 128GB 6GB RAM (Mystic Black)
Amazon logo
$649.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi, Mystic Bla...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi, Mystic Black - 128GB (SM-T970NZKAXAR) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$658.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 Black 128GB with K...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Black 128GB with Keyboard Cover (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$649.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Blac...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Black - 256 GB (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$658.00

Cheap alternatives

Design

1.Stylus included
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
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.
2.weight

553g

502g

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.
3.thickness

8.3mm

6.3mm

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.
4.height

175mm

165.3mm

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 S7
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.volume

355.86cm³

264.3cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
7.width

245mm

253.8mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
8.Has a detachable keyboard
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.
9.Has tilt sensitivity
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
With tilt sensitivity you can change the angle of the pen to control things such as opacity.

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

266ppi

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.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an IPS screen
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
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.
7.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
8.has an LED-backlit display
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
9.has an HDR10-enabled display
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
The display supports HDR10, which is an HDR (high dynamic range) video technology. Compared to standard dynamic range (SDR) video, HDR10 video has greater contrast and color depth, resulting in more realistic images.

Performance

1.CPU speed

1 x 3.1GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus)

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

8GB

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 S7
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.
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 S7 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus)
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 S7 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
8.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus)
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.
9.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Intel Core m3-7Y30)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus)
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

Cameras

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.
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

3840 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 S7
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 S7
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
7.has a CMOS sensor
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
8.has touch autofocus
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
9.has manual white balance
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
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 S7
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
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 S7
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

1.Supports fast charging
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
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.
2.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
5.has a removable battery
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
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 S7
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 S7
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.has NFC
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Supports widgets
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Windows 10)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
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.
5.is a multi-user system
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Windows 10)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
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.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.The browser has word wrap
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Windows 10)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
8.Has a fingerprint scanner
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
9.is DLNA-certified
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

Miscellaneous

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
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 S7
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 a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
A multi-lens camera captures two or more images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.
4.Has S/PDIF Out port
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
5.has a VGA connector
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.
6.Has an optical disc drive
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.
7.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

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
$649.00

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Silv...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Silver -128 GB
Amazon logo
$539.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi, Mystic Bla...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi, Mystic Black - 256 GB
Amazon logo
$858.88
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 128GB, Mystic Bla...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 128GB, Mystic Black, Includes Keyboard and S Pen, SM-T970NZKYXAR (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$839.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Blac...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Black - 128 GB (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$508.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 w/Low Latency S Pe...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 w/Low Latency S Pen (128GB, 6GB RAM) 11.0" 120Hz Display, Snapdragon 865+, 8000mAh Battery, Wi-Fi Performance Tablet SM-T870 (64GB SD Bundle) (Mystic Black)
Amazon logo
$599.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S6- 10.5" 256GB, Wifi...Samsung Galaxy Tab S6- 10.5" 256GB, Wifi Tablet- SM-T860NZNLXAR, Rose Blush
Amazon logo
$681.16
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 Series Wi-Fi 128GB...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Series Wi-Fi 128GB 6GB RAM (Mystic Black)
Amazon logo
$649.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi, Mystic Bla...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi, Mystic Black - 128GB (SM-T970NZKAXAR) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$658.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 Black 128GB with K...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Black 128GB with Keyboard Cover (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$649.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Blac...Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi, Mystic Black - 256 GB (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$658.00

Which are the best tablets?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.