Google Nexus 9 vs iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: specs comparison - PhoneArena

Google Nexus 9 vs iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: specs comparison

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Specs comparison
The announcement of the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet came as no surprise to anyone who had been following our news feed. Leaks and rumors did a good job at spoiling the surprise by throwing its specs on the table, along with a candid image. 

Yet this doesn't make Google's Android 5.0-powered slate any less exciting. Quite the contrary – it is a slate we can't wait to get our hands on. But we'll have to wait for a few more weeks until that happens as the tablet is projected to ship in early November.

In the meantime, we suppose it seems right to stack up the Google Nexus 9 against some of its potential rivals, at least on paper. Here's how Google's new tab compares against the Apple iPad Air and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 in terms of specs. 

Display
Size
9.7 inches
8.4 inches
8.9 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
71.65 %
76.61 %
69.90 %
Features
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Hardware
System chip
Apple A7
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
NVIDIA Tegra K1 (28 nm)
Processor
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Dual-core, 2300 MHz, Denver
GPU
PowerVR G6430
Mali-T628 MP6
Kepler
RAM
1GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
2GB DDR3
Internal storage
128GB
32GB
32GB
OS
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 5.0 Lollipop)
Battery
Capacity
8820 mAh
4900 mAh
6700 mAh
Stand-by time
 
 
30.0 days (720 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Talk time (3G)
 
29.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 
Music playback
 
80.00 hours
 
Video playback
 
12.00 hours
9.50 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29.2 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Recording format
H.264, MOV
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
H.264, 3GP
Features
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
 
 
Front
1.2 MP
2.1 MP
1.6 MP
Video capture
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
 
1280x720 (HD)
Design
Dimensions
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)
8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 inches (228.25 x 153.68 x 7.95 mm)
Weight
16.86 oz (478.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
10.51 oz (298.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
15.38 oz (436.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum
 
Back: Plastic
Biometrics
 
Fingerprint (swipe)
 
Features
 
Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light
Phone functionality
 
Yes
 
Buyers information
Price
$ 929
 
 


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