6 iPad Air 2 alternatives worth the sweat of your brow

6 iPad Air 2 alternatives worth the sweat of your brow
The iPad Air 2 might be the best iPad ever, but it certainly isn't the be-all and end-all of tablets everywhere. If you are dead set on buying Apple's hero tab, go ahead - you are making a fine purchase. 

But if you'd like to make a better educated decision and possibly save some money, check out these six Android (and Windows)-powered alternatives. They are mostly pleasing to the eye (although not quite as illustrious as the iPad Air 2), have the specs to match, and take photography just as seriously by virtue if their 8-megapixel cameras. 

Behold, six fine alternatives to the iPad Air 2:

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iPad Air 2
  • Display 9.7 inches
    2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8X
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 7340 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Display 8.0 inches
    1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
MiPad
  • Display 7.9 inches
    2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Nvidia Tegra K1
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 6700 mAh
  • OS Android
Galaxy Tab S 10.5
  • Display 10.5 inches
    1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 7900 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Nexus 9
  • Display 8.9 inches
    2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.6 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra K1
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 6700 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
YOGA Tablet 2 10-inch (Android)
  • Display 10.1 inches
    1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.6 MP front
  • Hardware
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 9600 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
  • Display 8.9 inches
    1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • OS Android 4.2.2
    Amazon Fire OS UI

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