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HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)

Side by side comparison between HTC Nexus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
8.9"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.6mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6700
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Compare HTC Nexus 9 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)16 Advantages HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
+32GB (27GB available)29%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (21GB available)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum back
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1536x2048 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+288 PPI52%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs189 PPI
+8.9"11%
Larger screen
vs8"
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+6700 mAh31%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs5100 mAh
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core3%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
436 grams (15.26 ounces)vs+347 grams (12.15 ounces)26%
Lighter
(front) 1.6MPvs+(front) 2MP22%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 7.1.1 Nougatvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
4.1 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster

23 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
+16 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
ModelNexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Other model namesHTC Google Nexus 9 3G/LTE, HTC VolantisGalaxy Tab A8" 4G LTE SM-T295NZKMZTO
Country or region available(Global, International)USA(Europe)
(Global, International), USA, (Europe)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandHTCSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2014July, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)153.7 x 228.2 millimeters (6.05 x 8.98 in)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)
Weight436 grams (15.26 ounces)347 grams (12.15 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backPlastic body, glass front, aluminum back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Operating systemAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 10
HardwareHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Chipset64bit - NVIDIA Tegra K1-6464bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Dual-Core Denver2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerNVIDIA GeForce Kepler MP192Qualcomm Adreno 504
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LCD
Screen size8.9" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~71% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels800x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)288 PPI189 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)

T-Mobile version:
LTE (Bands 2, 3, 5, 6, 13)
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Front camera (secondary)1.6 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1536x1024 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, DivXMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
- HTC BoomSound
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6700 mAh5100 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy570 minutes | 9.5 hours | 0.4 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateHTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.53W/kg (head) | 0.75W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.75W/kg (head) | 1.19W/kg (body)
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