Apple iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3 Vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Vs Google Nexus 9

Last Updated: November 15, 2016

Apple has introduced their new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 along with new 27″ iMac with Retina 5K display, New Mac Mini, Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 on 16th October 14. Apple have improved the design with a lot of new features to tackle the competition from other players like Google and Samsung.

Google released their Nexus Tablet by HTC called Google Nexus 9 on 15th October 2014 along with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nexus 6 and Nexus Player. We will have a comparison with these devices along with Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4″ model.

Apple now further improved their iPad line up by introducing more thinner iPad Air 2 with new A8X processor and improved iSight Camera and Finger print verification TouchID along with new software features in iOS 8.1.

The software features introduced along with iPads will be available to most of the iPad owners as updates. Google introduced their latest Android version 5.0 called as Lollipop along with 9″ tablet which is made by one of the industry best HTC who gives a premium look to their devices.

Along this line we had Samsung Galaxy Tab S which is having a premium look apart from its other hardware and software features. All these tablets boasts a metal frame or metal finish which gives a premium look when compared to other plastic made Tablets.

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iPad Mini 3

iPad Air 2

Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Google Nexus 9

CPU 64 bit A7X with M7 motion coprocessor 64 bit A8X with M8 motion coprocessor Exynos 5 Octa core 1.9 + 1.3GHz 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver @ 2.3GHz
RAM 1 GB RAM 2 GB  RAM 3 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Display 7.9″ 2048×1536 9.7″ 2048×1536 Laminated 8.4″ Super AMOLED 2560X1600 8.9″ 2048×1536 4:3 Gorilla Glass 3
Density 326ppi 264ppi 360ppi 323ppi
Graphics 192-core Kepler GPU
OS iOS 8.1 iOS 8.1 Android 4.4 Android 5.0
Rear Camera 5MP rear 8MP rear 1.12u pixel 8 MP rear with LED flash 8MP rear with LED flash
Front Camera 1.2MP front 1.2MP front 2.1 MP front 1.6 MP front
Wireless WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n) MIMO LTE Bluetooth 4.0 WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n/ac) MIMO LTE Bluetooth 4.0 WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n) MIMO LTE Bluetooth 4.0 WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)
NFC, Bluetooth 4.1
Connector Lightning Lightning Micro USB 2.0 Micro USB 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro, Ambient Accelerometer, Gyro, Ambient Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, Compass Accelerometer, Ambient, Gyroscope
Battery 23.8 Wh (6000mAh) 27.3Wh (7600mAh) 4900 mAh 6700 mAh
Back up upto 10 hrs upto 10 hrs upto 10 hrs Upto 9.5 hrs
Dimensions 200 x 134.7 x 7.5mm 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm 212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6mm 153.68mm x 228.25mm x 7.95mm
Weight 331g – WiFi
437g – WiFi
444g – LTE
298 g – LTE 425g (Wi-Fi)
436g (LTE)
Location GPS GPS GPS, GLONAS GPS
Other features Touch ID, Family sharing Touch ID, Family Sharing, New camera features Touch ID, SideSync 3.0, Multitasking, RemotePC, Multitasking, Multi Accounts
Audio Built in Speakers Built in Speakers Built in Speakers HTC Boomsound with Stereo speakers, Dual microphones
Charging USB charging USB charging USB charging USB charging
Price 16GB – $399 (WiFi) 16GB –$499 16 GB – $399 16 GB WiFi –$399
32 GB LTE – $599

 

Now Apple had plenty of new technology devices suitable for various form factors from watch to 27″ iMac and most of the updates are offered as free to the existing users. The newly launched Apple Pay is opening on October 20th 2014 and Mac OS X Yosemite is already open for download. iOS 8.1 is also released with more improvements and Photos iCloud storage along with new iPads. These new technological advances and devices will benefit all for bettering their life further.

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