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HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)

Side by side comparison between HTC Nexus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)





64bit Dual


(Non removable)

13PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Compare HTC Nexus 9 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)





32bit Octa


(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 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 (WiFi 32GB)10 Advantages HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)vsGalaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
+2.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core14%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.9Ghz 32bit Octa-Core
+32GB (27GB available)135%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (11.49GB available)
Larger screen
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+Android 7.1.1 NougatAdvantage
Android 7.1.1 Nougat is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
+6700 mAh37%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4900 mAh
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
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
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
425 grams (14.88 ounces)vs+298 grams (10.43 ounces)43%
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)20%
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1536x2048 pixelsvs+1600x2560 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
288 PPIvs+359 PPI25%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(front) 1.6MPvs+(front) 2.1MP32%
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
Not supportedvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Micro-B USB MHLAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 8MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
+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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Physical featuresHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
ModelNexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Other model namesHTC Google Nexus 9 WiFi, HTC VolantisTablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE SM-T705M, Samsung Klimt
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
Release dateNovember, 2014July, 2014
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)
Size (width x height)153.7 x 228.2 millimeters (6.05 x 8.98 in)125.6 x 212.8 millimeters (4.94 x 8.38 in)
Weight425 grams (14.88 ounces)298 grams (10.43 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedDock with QWERTY keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
HardwareHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Chipset64bit - NVIDIA Tegra K1-6432bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Dual-Core DenverOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerNVIDIA GeForce Kepler MP192ARM Mali-T628 MP6
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)16GB (11.49GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size8.9" inches8.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1600x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)288 PPI359 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered100/50 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 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat3 800/900/1800/2600 (Bands 3,7,8,20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
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)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
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 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.6 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1536x1024 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
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 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, DivXMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Ambient Light sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
- HTC BoomSound
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- 100.000:1 screen contrast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity6700 mAh4900 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy570 minutes | 9.5 hours | 0.4 day1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.63W/kg (head) | 1.56W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.26W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)

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