Google Nexus 9  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released November, 2014

Google Nexus 9

  • 8.9"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 7.1
View of Google Nexus 9
Glare is abundant as well on this Gorilla Glass 3 clad display, though ample brightness helps combat it.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad mini 2

  • 7.8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad mini 2
No longer must we agonize over pixelization, just because its 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD Retina Display is glorious for its sharp visuals and strong details.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Google Nexus 9

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 9

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Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 75% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 6.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 7.8" Around 15% bigger screen
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Nov, 2014 vs Nov, 2013 Release date 11 months later
Back view of Apple iPad mini 2

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Apple iPad mini 2

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Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 1.6 MP Around 3.2x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Lighter 331 g vs 436 g Around 25% lighter
Sharper screen 326 ppi vs 287 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Features Key features of the Nexus 9  vs iPad mini 2 

screen resolution

Nexus 9
2048 x 1536
iPad mini 2
2048 x 1536


Nexus 9
2 GB

camera resolution

Nexus 9
8 MP
iPad mini 2
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

Nexus 9
Dual core
iPad mini 2
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Nexus 9
2.3 GHz
iPad mini 2
1.3 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 9  vs iPad mini 2 

In fact, the foundation is based on a dual-core 64-bit Denver CPU core architecture, which is an impressively large core with a desktop-class, wide, 7-issue superscalar design, with clock speeds of up to 2.3GHz.
Nexus 9

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nexus 9  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 8.9" 7.8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
PPI 287 ppi 326 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 436 g 331 g
Size 153.7 x 228.3 x 8 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 8 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 9.5 hour 10 hour


Nexus 9  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 1.6 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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