Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Air 2 – Would The Google Tablet Be The Best?

The Newest tablet from Google meets the newest tablet from Apple. Both come with high expectations from the market followers, and both promise to impress. However, many want to know which would they be better off with, as they can’t decide which one to buy, so we are going to compare the two tablets and see what each has to offer.

Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Air 2 2


The Google tablet measures 153.68 x 228.25 x 7.95 mm and weighs 425 grams. The Apple iPad Air 2 measures 6.1 mm in thickness and weighs 444 grams, therefore it is slimmer and heavier at the same time.


Starting off with the Nexus 9, we have a Tegra K1 processor powered by NVIDIA on a 64-bit platform that handles the processing requirements, while the graphics are the responsibility of the Kepler GPU included. The device also has 2 GB of RAM. The Air 2 comes with the A8X processing unit and a GPU that improves the performance from previous models with more than double.

The Air 2 has the same internal storage variants as te iPhone 6 smartphone, namely 16, 64 and 128 GB, while the Nexus 9 only comes with 16 and 32 GB


The camera on the Nexus 9 has 8 MP and uses LED flash when needed, while the front facing camera has 1.6 MP. The Apple device also comes with 8 MP on the rear, but uses the iSight technology which gives it a massive performance boost, as the Air 2 can shoot 43 MP panoramas among others.

Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Air 2


The battery unit present within the Nexus 9 has a total capacity of 6700 mAh, which makes it capable of sustaining the device’s life for at least 8.5 hours when under heavy usage, but in normal conditions you get about 9 hours. The iPad also offers power for about 10 hours of usage.


In terms of hardware, the two devices are top notch and you will probably be satisfied from that point of vie regardless of which one you choose. However, a very important difference is the operating system. In your decision, it is best if also include the OS and which ecosystem you’re a lean more towards. If all your devices are Apple and iOS, you will be better off with the Air 2, probably. If not, and you find yourself using more Android devices, you should consider the Nexus 9.

In comparison with the old Apple iPad, Air iPad 2 is lighter, thinner and the screen uses a new manufacturing technology which makes it suitable for use in direct sunlight, but the resolution and size remained the same. It does not matter too much that the resolution has not changed, because it already gives very good pixel density and you don't need to use the tablet to less than 30 cm from the eye in normal usage scenarios.

It would be worthwhile to buy a tablet iPad Air 2 if you want the best Apple processor with the best camera on a tablet and a very thin tablet, well, comparing with Nexus 9, isn't thinner than it.

Suggestively named Nexus 9, the tablet stands out not necessarily with its diagonal of 8.9" and especially with the 4:3 screen, the first of its kind for a Google branded tablet. It is suitable for some applications, but film lovers will not appreciate the inevitable black bands while playing FullHD videos in 16:9 format.


You can get the Nexus 9 from for about $480. The Air 2 is about  $600 on Amazon.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

23 Responses to “Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Air 2 – Would The Google Tablet Be The Best?”

  1. Aamir Sohail November 17, 2014

    Google nexus is always best....... i like google nexus..........

  2. Viktorija November 17, 2014

    Awesome! The new google tablet will be the best!

  3. oliverpopo November 18, 2014

    I like google nexus 9.

  4. While considering the brand apple is the best

  5. If we take the prize the nexus 9 is the cheaper and its more afordable... But anyway on the other hand we have the apple lovers who will pay enough money to have the air 2. In my opinion its almost the same that you gain from both devices, but you never get that apple expirience from any other device. So my choice is Air 2 🙂

  6. Margarita November 18, 2014

    If I am a good businessman probably i would bought it.It is really expensive but as i see it has many positive sides.I have a tablet ST technology but i am not very satisfied of it.It stops every 2 minutes.

  7. i think the google tablet will be greater than the apple tablet

  8. i like it

  9. saiharshitha November 19, 2014


  10. this is amaizing

  11. amazing technology like this model of tablet

  12. not appreciate the inevitable black bands while playing FullHD videos

  13. Battery backup of nexus is good.

  14. I like it! It is really expensive but as i see it has many positive sides.

  15. nice one 🙂

  16. i like it !!!!

  17. I think it is the best of all

  18. I think it is the best its function and every thing.

  19. zoransavovski December 5, 2014

    Google nexus is number one,I think

  20. Both are pretty good examples for how stuck in development these touch-only, mobile OS and ARM driven concepts are. They offer little to nothing compelling over what's already on the market. No surprise at the lower end they are eaten up by phablets. The higher, more productivity focussed segment is clearly where Windows tablets rule. And their margin is likely getting bigger once hybrid Core-M devices start hitting stores, or SP4

  21. i like ziv

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