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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290) vs HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)

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

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Compare HTC Nexus 9 XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)06Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

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

1536x2048

8
MP

1.6mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6700
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!

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)vsNexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)18 Advantages HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core3%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+345 grams (12.08 ounces)26%
Lighter
vs436 grams (15.26 ounces)
+(front) 2MP22%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.6MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.1 + A2DP
32GB (21GB available)vs+32GB (27GB available)29%
More internal storage for applications and files
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass front, aluminum backvs+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT LCDvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
800x1280 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
189 PPIvs+288 PPI52%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
8"vs+8.9"11%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G LTE) 150 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
5100 mAhvs+6700 mAh31%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+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
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

19 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
+12 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 featuresSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOHTC Google Nexus 9 3G/LTE, HTC Volantis
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)USA(Europe)
(Global, International), USA, (Europe)
BrandSamsungHTC
Release dateJuly, 2019November, 2014
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)153.7 x 228.2 millimeters (6.05 x 8.98 in)
Weight345 grams (12.08 ounces)436 grams (15.26 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Antennafeature not registeredInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum backAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 7.1.1 Nougat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)64bit - NVIDIA Tegra K1-64
CPU processor2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A532.3Ghz Dual-Core Denver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504NVIDIA GeForce Kepler MP192
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (27GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches8.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution800x1280 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI288 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered150/50 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)

T-Mobile version:
LTE (Bands 2, 3, 5, 6, 13)
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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Speakerphonefeature not registeredSupported
Video callingfeature not registeredSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 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
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (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 sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels1.6 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels1536x1024 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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, DivX
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
- HTC BoomSound
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh6700 mAh
Charger, watts7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered570 minutes | 9.5 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)HTC Nexus 9 (4G LTE 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.33W/kg (body)feature not registered
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