Nexus 9 v iPad Air 2: Which Tablet Should You Own

The Nexus 9 v iPad Air 2 is one comparison that is always apt when it comes to choosing between these two tablets. The Nexus 9 has three colors – the gold, black and white. Google has projected this device as the one that can drive your work easily forward.

The iPad Air 2 is also a competent device from Apple. One of the best companies out there, Apple’s devices are powered by their software and so are easier to use and run through. With great features, both Nexus 9 and iPad Air 2 are here to stay.

Nexus 9 v iPad Air 2

Let us dig a bit deeper to see a bit more details of both devices. It will be easier (or even difficult) enough to determine which of them you should own.

Specifications of Nexus 9

The Nexus 9 comes with dimensions of 8.98 x 6.05 x 0.31 inches and a weight of slightly less than 15 ounces – 14.99 to be specific. HTC has provided the hardware to Google, who have used their own software.

It must be mentioned that the Nexus 9, like the Nexus 6 Smartphone is one of the earlier devices to run the Android Lollipop – Android 5.0.


Specifications of iPad Air 2

Continuing with Nexus 9 v iPad Air 2 comparison, the iPad Air 2 is 9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches. It needs no separate mention that both the software and the hardware for this device are also from the house of Apple. The device is powered by the iOS 8.1 operating system.

RAM & Processor

Nexus 9 v iPad Air 2 shows similarity in the RAM. It is the same for both hardware sets at 2GB. The processor of the Google device is clocked at 2.3GHz and of the processor is 1.5GHz.


The screen of the Nexus 9 is 8.9 inch IPS LCD, while that of the iPad Air 2, it is a tad bigger with 9.7 inches. The resolution of the Nexus 9 and iPad Air 2 is the same at 1536 X 2048 pixels. The Nexus 9 has a 281 ppi, while for the Apple device, it is slightly less and stands at 264 ppi.

The lesser pixels in the Apple device doesn’t really make too much of a difference. It is also very unobvious no matter how you adjust the screen and try to view the difference. The display is bright with the specs as seen here. And moreover it wasn’t too difficult, in fact easy to read in direct sunlight. That’s why Nexus 9 v iPad Air 2 is tied for the display.




Both devices have 8MP primary camera. That’s the primary reason why there is almost nothing to choose between Nexus 9 v iPad Air 2. But, by the way how much is a tab used for taking images or shooting videos?

However, if you were to pick one of these two gadgets only on the camera front, the marks should go to the iPad Air 2. The reason for choosing the Apple device over the Google device is the brand new redesigned sensor.


There is something more to choose from for the Android than for the iOS when it comes to Nexus 9 v iPad Air 2. Android 5.0 has taken a jump ahead and above the iOS too. The software looks overhauled, fit along nice with the icons and bring in more clarity as well. The lockscreen has been overdone completely.

The notifications have become easier to read. You do not need to navigate to the app to view them. For the notification panel, you get a second swipe. Swiping it down can offer you quick access to the settings you use the most.

The iOS 8.1 in the Apple iPad Air 2 is pretty much like the previous versions of the OS like the iOS 7 for example. The ecosystem of the app is absolutely fantastic. Even when Android has occupied such a large user base, games normally make their appearance first on iOS.


Nexus 9 v iPad Air 2 prices are here. The iPad Air 2 for the 16GB version costs $500, while the Nexus 9 carries a price tag of $400. This clearly shows that the Google device has an advantage of $100. However, if you are going to judge a device only according to the price tag, it won’t help.

For now, the Apple gadget looks to have an edge over the Google gadget. However, Google may soon hit back after studying the problem areas. So, the fight for the Nexus 9 v iPad Air 2 is still on.

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