Google just unveiled the Nexus 9 today, its latest Android tablet, and it’s definitely going to compete head-to-head with the iPad Air on some levels.
We were curious how it stacks up against the iPad Air on a spec-to-spec basis, so we crafted the below comparison tables to show how the two tablets compare side-by-side. Obviously the iPad Air has a larger screen than the Nexus 9 and runs iOS 8 instead of Android, but what about the rest of the specs, including the camera, RAM, processor and more?
That’s what we’re here for. Check out how the Nexus 9 compares to the iPad Air. Think you’ll be picking one up?
iPad Air Gallery
Nexus 9 Gallery
|Apple - iPad Air||HTC - Nexus 9|
|Display Size||9.7-inch, 1536 x 2048 pixel display (264 ppi)||8.9-inch, 1536 x 2048 pixel display (288 ppi)|
|Display Type||Retina display||IPS LCD|
|Operating System||iOS 7 (at launch)||Android 5.0 (at launch)|
|Processor||A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor||2.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1|
|Main Camera (Back)||5MP||8MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||FaceTime HD||1.6MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours of surﬁng the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music: Up to 9 hours of surﬁng the web using cellular data network||6700mAh|
|Height||240 mm (9.45 inches)||8.9 inches (22.61 cm)|
|Width||169.5 mm (6.67 inches)||6.05 inches (15.37 cm)|
|Depth||7.5 mm (0.30 inches)||0.31 inches (7.9 mm)|
|Weight||16 oz (454 g)||425 g (14.99 oz)|
|Colors||Silver, Space Gray||Black, Gold, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV||MPEG-4 AAC (AAC LC), MPEG-4 HE AAC (AAC+), MPEG-4 HE AACv2 (enhanced AAC+), AAC ELD (enhanced low delay AAC), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI Types 0 and 1, Vorbis, PCM/WAV, Opus|
|Supported Video Formats||H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format||H.263, H.264 AVC, H.265 HEVC, MPEG-4, VP8, VP9|
|In The Box||