Apple iPad Air 2 vs Google Nexus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition): specs comparison clash - PhoneArena

Apple iPad Air 2 vs Google Nexus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition): specs comparison clash

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Apple's new iPad, the iPad Air 2, is here and it's destined to clash the surplus of high-end Android and Windows tablets that have been around for some time now. The first iPad defined the tablet category back in 2010 and its newest generation seems to be fiercer than ever. Sporting the 64-bit A8X SoC, the iPad Air 2 is an improved version of Apple's last year flagship tablet, which will appeal to those iFans that want to possess the latest and greatest piece of tech that comes straight out of Cupertino.

Although we can choose among many tablets, we decided to pit the new iPad Air against Google's newest, hot-off-the-oven Nexus 9 slate in a heated specs battle. We've also thrown in an S Pen-toting Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) for a good multitasking measure.

On paper, the differences will be drastic, as each and every tablet of this trio has its own strong points and reasons to be the top-ranking slate. Such comparisons, however, will have to wait a little, and now we are purely comparing the specs sheets of the devices. It won't be too far-fetched to say that the iPad Air 2, the Google Nexus 9, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) are among the best tablets at the moment. Yes, the Nexus 9 will be taking names in the hardware department, but let's not forget that it is not the sole defining point of a good tablet.

Which one of these reigns supreme over the rest? Let' check out the specs game of the tablets right below!

Display
Size
10.1 inches
8.9 inches
9.7 inches
Technology
Super Clear LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
70.97 %
69.90 %
71.65 %
Features
Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
NVIDIA Tegra K1 (28 nm)
Apple A8X
Processor
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Dual-core, 2300 MHz, Denver
Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 330
Kepler
PowerVR GXA6850
RAM
3GB LPDDR3
2GB DDR3
2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
16GB
32GB
128GB
OS
Android (4.4.2, 4.3), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 5.0 Lollipop)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Battery
Capacity
8220 mAh
6700 mAh
7340 mAh
Stand-by time
 
30.0 days (720 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
Talk time (3G)
43.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 
 
Music playback
217.00 hours
 
 
Video playback
11.00 hours
9.50 hours
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Specifications
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29.2 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Recording format
 
H.264, 3GP
H.264, MOV
Features
 
 
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
Front
2 MP
1.6 MP
1.2 MP
Video capture
 
1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm)
8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 inches (228.25 x 153.68 x 7.95 mm)
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
Weight
19.29 oz (547.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
15.38 oz (436.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
15.41 oz (437.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
Materials
 
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum
Biometrics
 
 
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
Stylus
Notification light
 
Phone functionality
Yes
 
 
Buyers information
Price
 
 
$ 829


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