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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Nexus 9: What to Know





These tablets are among the most powerful Android tablets available today. Aiming for the high-end segment you'll find the latest and greatest specs in both. With the Galaxy Tab s2 being new, and relatively unknown, we'll start with it.

Galaxy Tab S2 Specs

  • 8 and 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 Resolution Full HD AMOLED Display
  • 8-core Samsung Exynos processor with 3GB of RAM
  • 32 and 64GB of storage with a micro-SD slot for expansion up to 128GB
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with Samsung TouchWiz UX (promise to Android M soon)
  • WiFi and 4G LTE options
  • 8 Megapixel rear and 2.1 megapixel front cameras
  • Fingerprint scanner and sensor for security
  • Dual bottom facing speakers
  • Aluminum design
  • 5,870 mAh and 4,000 mAh battery
  • 5.6mm thin

Nexus 9 Specs
  • 8.9-inch 2048×1536 Full HD display (4:3 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass 3)
  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 2GB of RAM (64-bit)
  • 16/32GB storage configurations
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (first device with Android 5.0)
  • 8 Megapixel Rear and 1.6 MP front camera
  • Brushed Aluminum frame, soft touch matte design
  • Dual HTC Boomsound front facing speakers
  • 6,700 mAh battery
  • White, Black, and Sand color options
  • 228.25mm x 153.68mm x 7.95mm and 425 grams

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 has a more powerful 8-core processor, more storage, and a micro-SD slot for storage expansion. Something that's very important for tablet owners to load up with videos, movies, and music. The Galaxy Tab S2 is also thinner and lighter than the Nexus 9. Even the big 9.7-inch Tab S2 is lighter than the smaller Nexus 9.

About the only advantage the Nexus 9 does have is dual front facing speakers, which sound excellent, a bigger battery, and the latest version of Android. The Nexus 9 is probably cheaper as well, which brings us to our next topic.



  1. Ange Dylla

    08/07/2015 at 6:58 pm

    Can you message on it or receive txt? what about a spen does it have that?

  2. zambutu

    08/08/2015 at 5:58 am

    The old tabs were 16:10 not 16:9pm…makes a diference

  3. Monokuma

    11/29/2015 at 1:52 pm

    Errrrrhhhmmm. Uhhh, why is my tab s2 8.0 able to play 1440p quad HD videos on YouTube? If it was only 1080p screen then I wouldn’t have the 1440p option on YouTube. Get your facts right.

    • Someone

      12/18/2015 at 12:33 pm

      Mainly, it’s because you’re wrong and the option isn’t controlled by the resolution of your screen.

      • Monokuma

        12/18/2015 at 4:51 pm

        Then tell me, why am I able to play 1440p videos in YouTube and my tablet s2 box says able to play 1440p format video playback ?

  4. Flamnpede

    12/09/2015 at 12:34 pm

    Um according to the benchmarks the Nexus 9 basically wipes the floor with the tab s2.

  5. Bob

    12/18/2015 at 3:53 pm

    Umm.. only a true nerd is concerned strictly with specs.. all those specs play a big part in usability.. the premium feel and the user experience offered by the Samsung tablet is far superior to what Google 9 is offering.. imho..

  6. Luka

    01/17/2016 at 10:15 am

    “About the only advantage the Nexus 9 does have is…” and lists 4 of them.

    • Chaz

      01/17/2016 at 10:48 am

      Better GPU tegra k1
      Bigger screen
      Google OS
      Faster Updates

      That’s it, While Tab S2-

      Thinner Design 5.5 mm
      Super Amoled
      Good camera
      No light bleed like the N9
      No stiff buttons like the N9
      No Lag unlike 5.1.1 version of the N9
      SD Expansion up to 100gb
      Cheaper compared to the 32gb Variant N9
      Comes with better colors
      Ultra Lightweight, lighter than Z3 TC

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