Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 was launched in late June; however, its advanced version will soon hit the market next year. The device is a powerhouse as it boasts itself with 8.4-inch super AMOLED display, with a 2,560×1, 600-pixel resolution with 359ppi. In contrary to that, Nexus 9 has 8.9-inch display with 2,048×1, 400 pixels and 241ppi, providing less display intensity.
The Galaxy Tab S has a facsimile rear like Galaxy S5, covered in perforated textured rear including a thickness of .26mm and weighing 298gm. This makes it an extremely lightweight device. Nexus 9, on the other hand, has an aluminum rear bearing a thickness of .31mm and weighing 418gm. The aluminum rear provides an extra safety to the device, although it adds some weight to it.
Software and Memory Specifications:
Galaxy Tab S runs on Octa-core (Exynos 5) processor having a clocked memory at 1.9GHz quad-core and 1.3 GHz quad-cores. It is powered by 3GB RAM. The LTE variant runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. The device has the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Nexus 9 is powered by NVIDIA Logan 64-bit processor (Tegra K1) and runs on 2GB RAM and it will have Android 5.0 L as its OS.
The tablets come in 16GB and 32GB variant as their internal memory. Galaxy Tab S has an additional microSD expansion up o 128GB, while Nexus 9 will not be providing any such expansions.
Nexus 9 sports an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 3MP front facing camera, while Galaxy Tab S has 8MP rear camera and 2.1MP front camera.In addition to that, Galaxy Tab S has a fingerprint sensor, probably the 1st among the Galaxy series; Bluetooth, IR blaster, LTE, stereo speakers. Galaxy Tab S has a battery performance of 4900mAh, while Nexus 9 has a slight reduced capacity of 3950mAh. Both the devices have Wi-Fi connections, and Nexus 9 has and additional NFC feature.
The market expenditure for both the devices is $400 for 16GB variant. While the 32GB variant is supposed to be $100 extra.
Wrapping up, we can sum that Nexus 9 has an advantage over OS and resolution, but the Galaxy Tab S has better battery performance and display. Both of them will pose as serious competitors for each other in the market, and will remain in the hit-list of the customers for a long time.