In a war of top brands in mobile industry, Apple iPad 2 faces stiff competition against Nexus 9 by Google. Although Apple iPad 2 launch event was schedule long ago, I can see that Nexus 9 made by HTC was rushed for surprise announcement by Google along with Nexus 6 launch debuting Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of Android bringing materialistic design.Apple iPad 2 vs Nexus 9 comparison

Apple iPad 2 vs Nexus 9 Comparison

Nexus 9 not only takes on Samsung Galaxy Tabs and other Android tablets, but it' stake is up against Apple iPad 2 in the competition of best tablets of 2014.

Here is Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad 2 comparison table -

iPad Air 2

Nexus 9

Display Size 9.7 Inch 8.9 Inch
Resolution 2048x1536 2048x1536
OS iOS 8 Android 5.0 Lollipop
Processor Apple A8X NVIDIA Tegra K1
Rear Camera 8 Mega Pixel 8 Mega Pixel
Front Camera Facetime HD 1.6 MP
Storage 16/64/1280 GB 16/32 GB
Expandable Storage No No
Battery Life 10 Hours 6700 mAh Li-ion


Display in tablets is one of the most important hardware elements since tablet are considered to be handheld devices. The Nexus 9 sports 8.9 inch display with 1536x2024 pixels resolution providing 281 PPI pixel density. iPad 2 also provides same pixels resolution (264 PPI) through the 9.7 inch Retina display.

Fingerprint Scanner, Camera & Battery

Apple brings Touch ID technology into iPad 2 tablet providing utmost security with finger print to unlock the device. Nexus 9 doesn't have any feature.

Coming to camera department, both tablets includes 8 mega pixel rear sensor and capable of recording full HD videos. I don't think front facing camera will make a major difference in choices although both has one with HD video calling facility.

Apple although didn't reveal the actual battery capacity but iPad 2 will provides 10 hours of battery life upon normal usage. The Nexus 9 houses 6700 mAh Li-ion battery.

Price, Availability

The iPad Air 2 will be sold at $499 for the 16 GB variant while the 16 Gb Nexus 9 will be sold for about $399. Both Nexus 9 and iPad 2 are available for pre-order but Apple tablet here will be shipped next week while Nexus 9 is said to be November 3rd.

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In my sense $100 is like 20% lesser pricing as compared to iPad 2 tablet for Nexus 9. So definitely HTC Nexus 9 is right on top but Apple has their own fanatic lovers for whom paying $100 more doesn't matter. Altogether both are amazing tablets.