49points

Microsoft Surface Go

49points

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

87points

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE

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Microsoft Surface Govs Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE

Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE

Why is Microsoft Surface Go better than the others?

Why is Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM) better than the others?

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE better than the others?

  • Resolution
    ?

    2560 x 1600pxvs1800 x 1200,1800 x 1200px
  • CPU speed
    ?

    1 x 2.84GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.78GHzvs2 x 1.6,2 x 1.6GHz
  • Pixel density
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    287ppivs217,217ppi
  • Screen size
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    10.5"vs10,10"
  • Internal storage
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    256GBvs128,64GB
  • Weight
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    420gvs522,522g
  • Thickness
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    5.7mmvs8.3,8.3mm
  • Stylus included
    ?

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$289.00

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$379.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10"...Microsoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10" WiFi + 4G LTE, Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$430.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 128...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Pentium 4425Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix Digital Pen - Black
Amazon logo
$729.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bun...Microsoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bundle 10" Touchscreen PixelSense Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y 128GB SSD Windows 10
Amazon logo
$621.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional...Microsoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional JTS-00001-10 - Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$599.77
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 In...Microsoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 Inch - Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Amazon logo
$675.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$490.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonSurface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4G...Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4GB, 128GB SSD) with Surface Signature Type Cover – Platinum
Amazon logo
$629.00

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T865 LTE Factor...Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T865 LTE Factory Unlocked 10.5" International Version (No Warranty in The USA) (6GB RAM / 128GB ROM, Mountain Gray)
Amazon logo
$699.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE 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

Design

1.weight

522g

522g

420g

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

8.3mm

5.7mm

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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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.is dustproof and water-resistant
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
5.height

175mm

175mm

159.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Display

1.resolution

1800 x 1200px

1800 x 1200px

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

217ppi

217ppi

287ppi

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"

10"

10.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.6GHz

2 x 1.6GHz

1 x 2.84GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.78GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)

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

4GB

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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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

64GB

256GB

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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
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.semiconductor size

14nm

14nm

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.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

8MP

13MP & 5MP

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

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.has a flash
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
4.has a built-in HDR mode
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
5.has a CMOS sensor
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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.
6.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

1

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.Battery life

9h

9h

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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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 battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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 (Windows 10)
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM) (Windows 10)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE (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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Microsoft Surface Go (Windows 10)
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM) (Windows 10)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE (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 (Windows 10)
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM) (Windows 10)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE (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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
2.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE (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.
3.has a VGA connector
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.
4.Has an optical disc drive
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
6.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
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

Buy used:

$289.00

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$379.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10"...Microsoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10" WiFi + 4G LTE, Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$430.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 128...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Pentium 4425Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix Digital Pen - Black
Amazon logo
$729.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bun...Microsoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bundle 10" Touchscreen PixelSense Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y 128GB SSD Windows 10
Amazon logo
$621.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional...Microsoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional JTS-00001-10 - Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$599.77
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 In...Microsoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 Inch - Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Amazon logo
$675.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$490.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonSurface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4G...Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4GB, 128GB SSD) with Surface Signature Type Cover – Platinum
Amazon logo
$629.00

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T865 LTE Factor...Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T865 LTE Factory Unlocked 10.5" International Version (No Warranty in The USA) (6GB RAM / 128GB ROM, Mountain Gray)
Amazon logo
$699.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE 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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