Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Air 2

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung HTC Apple
Announced January 2014 October 2014 October 2014
Status Available - July 2014 Available - October 2014 Available - October 2014
Price - - Rs. 30,150 ($443.38) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm
(9.74 x 6.98 x 0.26 in)
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 465 g (16.4 oz) 425 g / 436 g (14.99 oz / 15.38 oz) 437 g / 444 g (15.41 oz / 15.66 oz)
2G Network No GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network No HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features Fingerprint Sensor Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound - Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) iOS 8.1
Processor Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5420 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra K1 Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A8X
GPU Mali-T628 MP6 ULP GeForce Kepler (192 cores) PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
RAM 3 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB 16/32 GB 16/64/128 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 128 GB No No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 10.5 inches 8.9 inches 9.7 inches
Resolution 1600 x 2560 pixels (288 ppi) 2048 x 1536 pixels (288 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 72.66% 69.76% 71.58%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 5 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging 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 Yes, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 2.1 MP [Similar] Yes, 1.6 MP [Similar] 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, Face [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes Yes
Edge No Yes Yes
3G No 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, LE 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, 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 Yes, microUSB v2.0 v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM DDR3
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 128 GB No No

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery (32.4 Wh)
Capacity 7900 mAh 6700 mAh 8600 mAh
Stand by - Up to 720 h -
Talk Time - Up to 9 h 30 min Up to 10 h (multimedia)