45points

Microsoft Surface Go

83points

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Microsoft Surface Go
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Microsoft Surface Go vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Why is Microsoft Surface Go better than Samsung Galaxy Tab S3?

  • Has branded damage resistant glass
  • Has an IPS screen
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Has a CMOS sensor
  • Has an LED-backlit display
  • Has a detachable keyboard
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Has an infrared sensor

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 better than Microsoft Surface Go?

  • 2.34x faster CPU speed
    2 x 2.15GHz & 2 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 1.6GHz
  • 45.64% higher resolution
    2048 x 1536pxvs1800 x 1200px
  • 21.66% higher pixel density
    264ppivs217ppi
  • 2.3mm thinner
    6mmvs8.3mm
  • 93g lighter
    429gvs522g
  • 1.63x more megapixels (main camera)
    13MPvs8MP
  • 7.7mm narrower
    237.3mmvs245mm
  • Supports widgets

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Design

1.thickness

8.3mm

6mm

Best

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

4.6mm

2.weight

522g

429g

Best

Acer Iconia W510-1674

0.51g

3.width

245mm

237.3mm

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

4.Weather sealed
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Archos 101 Saphir

5.height

175mm

169mm

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

6.Has a stylus
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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.

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Display

1.resolution

1800 x 1200px

2048 x 1536px

Best

Panasonic UT-MB5

2560 x 3840px

2.pixel density

217ppi

264ppi

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

521ppi

3.screen size

10"

9.7"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

21.5"

4.has branded damage resistant glass
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.has an IPS screen
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

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Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.6GHz

2 x 2.15GHz & 2 x 1.6GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996)

Best

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

8 x 2.36GHz

2.has an external memory slot
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.RAM

8GB

4GB

Best

Google Pixel Slate

16GB

4.Has integrated LTE
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

5.internal storage

128GB

32GB

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

1000GB

6.Supports 64-bit
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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 applications.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

8MP

13MP

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

24MP

2.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1440 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.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

2160 x 60fps

3.has a CMOS sensor
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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.

4.front camera megapixels

5MP

5MP

Best

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite LTE (32GB / 3GB RAM)

8MP

5.has a flash
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

6.has manual white balance
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

3

4.has a radio
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Alcatel 1T 10

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Battery

1.wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE

2.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Google Pixel Slate (8th Gen Intel Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD)

4.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
2.Is a multi-user system
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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.

4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

5.Is free and open source
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Supports widgets
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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.

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Miscellaneous

1.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

2.Has Bluetooth
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Has an optical disc drive
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to use CDs and DVDs for reading and/or writing data.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

4.has a VGA connector
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

5.Has S/PDIF Out port
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

6.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Microsoft Surface Go
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

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