Nexus 9 vs iPad Pro 9.7 – Google Classic and Apple’s Finest
Today we will go over the last generation of Android tablets and pin them against Apple’s latest iPad Pro 9.7. We know from the start that Apple’s tablet is more advanced, but this isn’t your classic comparison we just want to see how well can the last generation of Android tablets hold up against the latest iOS tablet. Worth noting is that Nexus 9 has never been regarded as the most powerful tablet because instead of powerful performances, Google opted to offer an affordable price.
Nexus 9 is powered by the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 Denver SoC, this might not be the most powerful processor but it does provide users with stable performances while at the same time lowering the price of the tablet. Surprisingly even though the tablet is getting close to reach the two year milestone, it runs on the latest Android Nougat OS and this is the reason why the tablet can still be considered to be worth buying to this day.
On the other hand, the iPad Pro 9.7 is equipped with the A9X processor, which is the best Apple has to offer at this moment. It’s safe to say that the tablet functions perfectly even with mixed usage and it’s a top contender for the top spot in the tablet world. The device has been put to test with a bunch of different apps and the results were impressive. What truly gives the gadget an edge over its competition is the fact that it support Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, which increase the tablet’s production level overall.
The biggest difference between the two devices isn’t their age, but the software they use. As previously mentioned Nexus 9 runs on Android Nougat OS while the iPad Pro 9.7 runs on iOS 10.2. Both operating systems have been designed to enhance the user experience and the device’s hardware performances. We can say that in this department and only this department the two devices can be considered to be up at par.
The price is the only reason why customers might be wishing to buy the older Nexus 9. Google’s tablet can be bought through third party retailers for prices that go as low as $200 and considering that it provides users with the latest Nougat OS and relatively stable performances it’s worth its money. But, if you have some extra cash spend Apple’s iPad Pro 9.7 is undoubtedly the wisest choice. Apple priced the tablet at $599 but also didn’t shy away from equipping the tablet with only the best hardware pieces and this can be seen in the impressive performances provided by the device.