Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs Google Nexus 9 

Released September, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

  • 8"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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We lay the praise at Ice Cream Sandwich's door for making better use of the dual-core chip held within.
by TechRadar (May, 2012)
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Released November, 2014

Google Nexus 9

  • 8.9"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 7.1
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Impressively, even with the mighty piece of silicone powering the tablet on the inside, the Nexus 9 is a long lasting beast with its battery life.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

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More cores Octa core vs Dual core 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Lighter 272 g vs 436 g Around 40% lighter
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Thinner 5.6 mm vs 8 mm Around 30% thinner
Sharper screen 320 ppi vs 287 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Newer Sep, 2015 vs Nov, 2014 Release date 10 months later
Smaller 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm vs 153.7 x 228.3 x 8 mm More than 45% smaller
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Longer battery life 9.5 hour vs 7.63 hour Around 25% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 8" More than 10% bigger screen
Faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs Nexus 9 

screen resolution

Nexus 9
2048 x 1536

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Nexus 9
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs Nexus 9 

7.5
8.0
Glare is abundant as well on this Gorilla Glass 3 clad display, though ample brightness helps combat it.
Nexus 9

8.0
9.3
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

Overall

7.6 Out of 10
8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
Nexus 9 
Size 8" 8.9"
Technology AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
PPI 320 ppi 287 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Octa core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 272 g 436 g
Size 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm 153.7 x 228.3 x 8 mm
Thickness 5.6 mm 8 mm
Battery life 7.63 hour 9.5 hour

storage

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
Nexus 9 
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 8 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP 1.6 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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