Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs HTC Nexus 9

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General Specifications
Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR)
Nexus 9
About the Product
Featuring High Dynamic Range on a Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Tab S3 delivers cinematic vividness, detail and deep contrast to a screen that fits in your hands. The revolutionary S Pen has true-to-life pressure and angle sensitivity with the intelligence to translate, magnify, navigate and create with a full pallete of brush and pen types. And just like a real pen, it never needs to be charged. Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, calibrate with your movements as you rotate the Galaxy Tab S3, and intuitively reflect what’s playing on-screen.
Designed for work and play, the Nexus 9 features a just-right 8.9” screen with front-facing speakers for rich music and audio. 64-bit processor drives productivity and play to new levels, with intuitive voice commands and automatic Android updates that keep you on the cutting edge. Total device integration makes it mobile and access to over a million apps makes it amazing. Meet Nexus 9: For movers and makers.
Key Specs
Screen Size
9.7 in.
8.9 in.
Storage Capacity
32 GB
16 GB
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1
What customers say about "Key Specs"
HTC Nexus 9 8.9 inch Tablet, Black
  • The battery is great and the screen is a brilliant size to watch videos on.
  • Great tablet very happy with it, nice size screen.
  • Nice size, bigger than my previous 8inch Samsung. Reasonable note taking via Microsoft OneNote. More convenient size to carry around than 10inch + tablets.
  • Size - perfect balance of screen size/portability for me.
  • Excellent tablet, easy to hold, just the right size for internet and movies. Slick and fast.
Size & Weight
9.3 in.
8.9 in.
6.65 in.
6 in.
0.24 in.
0.31 in.
15.1 oz.
15.2 oz.
Display Type
Screen Resolution
2048 x 1536
1536 x 2048
Pixel Density
264 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
HTC Nexus 9 8.9 inch Tablet, Black
  • Yes the screen has a little bit of bleeding around the edges but I only ever see this when it loads up on it's black background, after that the screen looks amazing.
  • The screen is a beautiful crisp image with very vibrant colours.
  • Responsive, well-built, slick Android tablet. Beautiful high-resolution display.
  • Great resolution, great sound, great quality. Very happy with it.
  • Was wonderful until an update a couple of months ago now crashes frequently and screen flickering awful!
Front-Facing Camera
5 MP
1.6 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
13 MP
8 MP
Processor Model
Qualcomm APQ 8096
NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
2.15 GHz
2.3 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
HTC Nexus 9 8.9 inch Tablet, Black
  • Not even comparable to our old iPad2 in terms of speed and quality definition.
  • It's fast and snappy but the build quality lacks a little bit.
  • Greate tablet. Fast and most up to date system on the market.
  • Very fast, reliable and no lag, battery takes a while to charge though.
  • Very fast, good screen, seems to be very good battery life.
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Maximum Usage Time
12 hours
9.5 hours
Water Resistant
Lightning quick, Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, HDR-ready Super AMOLED display, Galaxy Tab S3 - S Pen
HTC BookSound, Gorilla Glass 3
What customers say about "Features"
HTC Nexus 9 8.9 inch Tablet, Black
  • The front speakers do make for a better listening experience compared to most other tablets.
  • Very good screen, good battery life, very light and easy to handle, good user interface.
  • Solid Battery life, (about 8h of continuous screen on time with wifi and bluetooth on).
  • The front facing speakers are great for watching video.
  • From time to time my sound goes awful and I have to simply wait till it sorts itself out.
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
USB Type-C
Micro USB
Included With Unit
S Pen, USB Power Adapter, USB Type-C cable
Charger, USB Cable
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
549.99 $

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