Nexus 9 vs Galaxy Tab S 8.4- Any Difference!

Are you a tablet fan? Which tablet you like! After all it is your decision on whether to buy which tablet over the other completely lies in your needs.  Here we will let you know about Google Nexus 9 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. You see for yourself how they both compare and what difference they have. This will make your decision to have them a bit easy.


HTC-made Nexus 9 includes 8.9-inch IPS LCD display with 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution and density of 288 pixels per inch, encased with Gorilla Glass 3 to provide extra scratch resistance. While Galaxy Tab has a smaller screen with 8.4-inch but a more vivid and richer visuals using Super AMOLED display, 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution and density of 359 ppi together with a proximity sensor, Finger Print sensor and Smart Pause. Both displays have multi-touch input.


Both have 8 megapixel back lens. While Nexus has 1.6 megapixel front lens with f/2.4 aperture and main camera settings such as LED flash, BSI sensor, autofocus and touch-to-focus, while Galaxy Tab includes 2.1 megapixel front shutter and features ED, CMOS image sensor and HDR for the back camera.


Nexus is powered by 64-bit dual-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor which is paired with Kepler DX1 graphics and 2GB of RAM. It has a built-in storage capacity of 32GB but it’s not expandable. Galaxy Tab is on Octa-core 64-bit Samsung Exynos 5420 processor together with ARM Mali-T628 MP6 graphics and 3GB of RAM. The internal storage is 32GB but can be upgraded by the support of a micro-SD card.


Nexus has a large 6,700 mAh battery that can last up to 10 hours of maximized usage while Galaxy Tab contains 4900 mAh battery that also can be used 10 hours in a single charge. Nexus runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop while Galaxy Tab on Android 4.4 KitKat.


Nexus measures 8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 inches, weighs 15.38 ounces and comes in colors black, gold and white while Galaxy Tab’s dimensions are 8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches and is way lighter with the weight of 10.37 ounces but only comes in dazzling white.

What the consumer feel

The Tab S offers great multitasking software, a solid build quality, and is slightly more portable but with cluttered software and a slightly lower battery capacity. The Nexus 9 offers a beautiful, simple software experience with a large battery and loud front-firing speakers. Choosing the Nexus 9 means you’ll need to deal with slightly less-quality hardware and not many extra tablet-friendly software features.

If you’re looking for a tablet that has an 8 or 9-inch display it is perfect one! It may seem that a consumer is better off with a Galaxy Tab as it offers more flexibility. What may also affect their choice is the current price with Nexus starting at $399.99 and Galaxy Tab at $299.99.

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