Phone Comparison - Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Air 2

Google Nexus 9
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Apple iPad Air 2
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general General Info

Manufacturer HTC Apple
Announced October 2014 October 2014
Status Available - October 2014 Available - October 2014
Price - Rs. 30,150 ($443.38) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 228.25 x 153.68 x 7.95 mm
(8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 in)
240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
Weight 425 g / 436 g (14.99 oz / 15.38 oz) 437 g / 444 g (15.41 oz / 15.66 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound - Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) iOS 8.1
Processor Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra K1 [Similar] Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A8X [Similar]
GPU ULP GeForce Kepler (192 cores) [Similar] PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) [Similar]
RAM 2 GB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16/32 GB 16/64/128 GB
External Memory No No

display Display

Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 8.9 inches [Similar] 9.7 inches [Similar]
Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels (288 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 69.76% 71.58%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels [Similar] 5 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, OIS Auto focus, 1.12┬Ám Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.6 MP [Similar] 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, Face [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 150 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM DDR3
Expandable Storage No No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery (32.4 Wh)
Capacity 6700 mAh 8600 mAh
Stand by Up to 720 h -
Talk Time Up to 9 h 30 min Up to 10 h (multimedia)