Google Nexus 9, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Apple iPad Air 2 – Low End Devices


The tablet market isn’t as competitive as the smartphone is, the reason behind this is that the demand for tablets isn’t as big as it used to be. You might be wondering why there aren’t that many customers wanting new tablets, well the answer is quite simple, older tablets are considered to be powerful enough even to this day. Today we have a good one, we’re going to take Apple’s iPad Air 2, Google’s Nexus 9 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 which are the best low end devices in terms of tablets and compare them in the hardware and display departments to see which one prevails.

Hardware Performances

Apple didn’t shy away from equipping it’s iPad Air 2 with the company’s own 64-bit A8X processor that clocks at 1.4GHz and which is paired with an M8 coprocessor and 2GB of RAM. Apple’s nemesis, Samsung equipped Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with an octa-core Exynos 5420 processor that clocks at 2.3GHz and which is paired with an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Now onto the last tablet, Nexus 9 is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 that features a Kepler DX1 and which is paired with 2GB of RAM. It’s safe to say that all three devices are equipped with high performing hardware parts that provide users with impressive performances but the one to stand out most is Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5.


As its name implies, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 features a 10.5 inch Super AMOLED display which features a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a pixel density of 228ppi. Apple’s iPad Air 2 ships with a 9.7 inch Retina IPS display that has a lower pixel resolution of 1536 x 2048 and a pixel density of 264ppi. Now to the last one, Nexus 9 comes with a small 8.9 inch IPS LCD display that has a pixel resolution of 1536 x 2048. Samsung’s device comes out victorious in this department as well, but by no means are the other two bad tablets, just that Samsung’s display technology overshadows LCD technology.

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