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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Nexus 9: What to Know



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Galaxy Tab S2 vs Nexus 9: Price

Galaxy Tab S2 vs Nexus 9: Price

Last but not least is the price. This is a leading factor for many, and something that could be the final straw in deciding which tablet to buy. Mainly because you won't get as much storage for the price on the Nexus 9, there's only one size, and there's no micro-SD slot to expand storage.

Google wants $399 for the 16GB Nexus 9 tablet, and is asking $479 for the 32GB model. That's as much storage as you'll get, which isn't enough for most. However, the pricing is pretty modest, but could be a little lower.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 is still a mystery, and pricing has yet to be announced. That said, based off of Korean pricing and previous releases we have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Last year the WiFi Galaxy Tab S 8.4-inch was $399, and Samsung offered the 10.5-inch Tab S for $499. The same entry-level pricing as the iPad. This year we’re expecting the same $399 and $499 price for the WiFi models, but that gets you 32GB of RAM instead of only 16GB.

This means for the same $399 price as the 16GB Nexus 9 buyers can get the 32GB 8-inch Galaxy Tab S2. Then for $499 you can get the 32GB 9.7-inch model, or spend $20 less and get the 32GB Nexus 9.

Personally the Nexus 9 didn't live up to expectations for many, performance seems sluggish at times, and it has received updates slower than any Nexus device to date. It's available right now, something that could cause buyers to get it simply because it's available.

That being said, we're hearing the Galaxy Tab S2 tablets will be available in the United States before the end of August. Meaning we only have a few more weeks to wait before it's available to all.

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  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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