Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is the latest tablet made by Samsung that runs on Android. At the same time, you can equip it and use it in place of a regular laptop, which is awesome. At the same time, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is one of the most popular Windows-running 2-in-1 type of devices. But which one is better when it comes to making a decision?
When it comes to size, we can definitely say that the S3 is the more compact and portable between the two devices. If you hold it landscape, the Surface Pro 4 is 18% wider and 16% taller than its rival. However, it’s 29% thicker too. The Samsung product measures 169x238x6.0 mm, while the Microsoft one presents 201x292x8.5 mm.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 model presents an aluminum frame, paired with a glass back panel. Meanwhile, the Surface Pro 4 looks like a typical Microsoft product, having a characteristic build of magnesium alloy.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is definitely lighter than its rival, weighing 429 grams (Wi-Fi) or 434 grams (LTE). At the same time, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 weighs 770g (the core m3 version) or 790 g (core i5 or i7).
You can only purchase a silver version of the surface, but here the Tab offers a black version too.
While Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a 9.7 inches size in its display (and an aspect ratio of 4:3), Microsoft Surface Pro 4 wins at this category, bringing a 12.3 inches screen (with a 3:2 aspect ratio). Regarding the resolution, Tab S3 offers a 2048×1536 pixels one, so a 264 ppi, whereas Surface Pro 4 comes with a 2736×1824 pixels resolution, so 267 ppi. Moreover, Tab S3 supports HDR, so the image quality is better.