Microsoft Surface Go VS Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – Performance Or Entertainment?

If you are out there in search of a tablet, then you have to note down your requirement. Are you in need of an entertainment Tablet? Android-powered Tablet will be suitable for this requirement, however, if you are looking for an official Tablet, then you should take a look at the Microsoft options.

Microsoft tablets have value for money and they can serve as full-blown laptops. One thing I love about Android Tablets, on the other hand, is that they come in different shapes, display and they have varying price tags, offering you the choice to choose the best that fits your needs. Keeping this in mind, we will be looking at the comparison between the Microsoft Surface Go and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Tablet.

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

Microsoft Surface Go VS Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – Display

The Microsoft Surface Go features a large screen display size of 10.00-inch with a screen resolution of 1800×1200 pixels which will offer clear visuals when viewing.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 offers 9.7-inch display on the front, featuring a resolution of 2048 x 1536, which is pretty identical to the Apple iPad lineup. The major highlight is that the device uses a Super AMOLED panel, offering you the best in terms of content viewing. It will offer deeper blacks which are incredibly battery efficient and the pictures quality will be higher than the Microsoft Surface Go.

Microsoft Surface Go VS Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – Camera

Nowadays cameras are not the major features of tablets, however, the manufacturer is paying more attention to this aspect. The Microsoft Surface Go packs an 8-megapixel rear camera which isn’t high end by any means but will still get the job done. It also has an ample front facing camera of 5-megapixel which will ensure you take parts in selfies and video calls as well.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 wisely rocks a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. Thanks to the Android OS that the phone is running, now users will be greeted with handy camera tricks to enhance your experience. Though one can’t get smartphone camera experience from these tablets, however, you can actually enjoy casual photos and videos recording with them.

Microsoft Surface Go VS Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – Performance

The Microsoft Surface Go is a desktop tablet so it comes with Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor with 1.6GHz dual-core and 8GB of RAM. The internal memory is 128GB which you can use to store your files and data. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 runs on Android OS with a quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC.

In terms of performance, The Snapdragon 820 features with four Kryo cores (2+2) clocked at 2.15 GHz and 1.6 GHz respectively. You will get Adreno 530 GPU promising you better smooth functioning. There is 4GB of RAM on this tablet, this will make sure that apps run smoothly without much lag. The onboard storage of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is 32GB and it’s expandable with micro SD card.

Microsoft Surface Go VS Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – Battery and Price

The Microsoft Surface Go promise to last 9 hours when fully charged, however, this is still an average battery life, so you should not start rejoicing yet. It manages to last up to 7 hours with the keyboard which will turn this into a brown laptop, with this, the battery life is amazing. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has a massive battery capacity of 6,000mAh on the inside. This battery claim to last up to 12 hours when fully charged. The battery is accompanied by a fast charging technology that promises to refill the juicer from 0 to 100% in just 3 hours.

Other features on this tablets are the S Pen and the Surface Pen plus the keyboard cover, which has to be bought separately. So both tablet can function as laptops and you can also expand the memory with a micro SD card to increase the specs.

The Microsoft Surface Go official price is $399, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is priced at 597.99. Both tablets are available on Amazon.

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Microsoft Surface Go VS Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Microsoft Surface Go Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Dimensions and Weight 245 x 175 x 8.3 mm Weight – 522 237.3 x 169 x 6 mm Weight – 429g
Display 10.0 inches, 1800 x 1200 pixels (216 PPI pixel density) 9.7 inches, 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 PPI pixel density) and AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM/ROM – 128, 8GB RAM. RAM/ROM – 32GB, 4GB RAM
Software Window 10 Android 8.1 Oreo
Hardware Intel Pentium 4415Y, Dual-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm MSM8953Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
Camera 8 MP And front – 5 MP 13 MP And front 5 MP
Connectivity 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band 2G/3G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Battery 9.00 hours Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
Additional Features Facial recognition Fingerprint Scanner
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