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HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)

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

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HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
8.9"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.6mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6700
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Compare HTC Nexus 9 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
8"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)

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 (WiFi 32GB)14 Advantages HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
+2.3GHz 64bit Dual-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+32GB (27GB available)29%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (21GB available)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1536x2048 pixels37%
Higher resolution screen
vs1200x1920 pixels
+288 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs283 PPI
+8.9"11%
Larger screen
vs8"
+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 mAh60%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4200 mAh
+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
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
425 grams (14.88 ounces)vs+325 grams (11.38 ounces)31%
Lighter
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 1.6MPvs+(front) 5MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 7.1.1 Nougatvs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

22 Common items in both devices
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
(back) 8MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+15 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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📱 Model features

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
ModelNexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Other model namesHTC Google Nexus 9 WiFi, HTC VolantisGalaxy Tab A8" S Pen 4G LTE (SM-P205), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandHTCSamsung
Release date11/3/20144/1/2019, Announced: 3/4/2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)153.7 x 228.2 millimeters (6.05 x 8.98 in)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)
Weight425 grams (14.88 ounces)325 grams (11.38 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
System versionAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Chipset64bit - NVIDIA Tegra K1-6464bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
2.3GHz Dual-Core Denver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerNVIDIA GeForce Kepler MP192ARM Mali-G71 MP2
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size8.9" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1200x1920 pixels (16:10)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)288 PPI283 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered600/150 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
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 flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Front camera (secondary)1.6 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution1536x1024 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
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

🔌 Connectivity

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6700 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy9.5 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
- HTC BoomSound
- Java framework
- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter

☢️ Radiation rate

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.02W/kg (head), 1.35W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.683W/kg (head), 1.501W/kg (body)
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