Nexus 9 Vs iPad Air 2 review picks Apple as winner

By Alan Ng - Dec 8, 2014

If you are considering picking up the new Nexus 9 tablet from Google, you are probably wondering how it compares against Apple’s latest tablet. If this applies to you, we’ve picked out a great Nexus 9 Vs iPad 2 review for you to check out, thanks to a new feature from CNET.

CNET recently highlighted both tablets as part of their ongoing Prize Fight episodes, giving viewers the low down on what hardware specs are offered on both devices in a brief and entertaining format.

Google may have upped the stakes with their 8.9-inch display which features a stunning 2048 x 1536 resolution, but the iPad Air 2 retina display is still going to take some beating and you can see how it fairs in the video analysis below.


Android fans may be surprised to hear though that in this particular review, the Nexus 9 loses out to the iPad Air in the performance and design categories, with features tied at a score of 4.7 out of 5 each.

Overall, CNET have declared the iPad Air the winner which you may find debatable. Either way, we love these Prize Fight features as they offer a quick summary for those that are looking to make a quick purchase.

Do you agree that the iPad Air 2 is better than the Nexus 9 in terms of design and performance?

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  • danny

    nexus 9 ONLY wins on the fact that Android Lollipop is better than ios 8.1.1, while the iPad A2 wins in EVERY other way. Better hardware, better hardware/software unification, metal game coding for better management of code when gaming, better graphics GPU, better processor overall, microprocessor, better screen tech, better build quality, better imaging and audio recording options (garageband!!!), I cant think of anything else off the top of my head….
    so the iPad beats the nexus 9 for most of the comparison hands down.
    … Meanwhile the nexus 6 beats the iphone 6/6+ hands down… Funny eh?

    • tralalalalalala50

      I think you mean the Nexus 5, since the Nexus 6 is slower than the N5 due to shoddy implementation of security features.

      Also, Lollipop is still a bug-ridden mess, so you would be a masochist to want to beta test lollipop on an expensive N9 tablet.

      If you are going to spend the money for a tablet, only the iPad makes sense since it’s the only tablet developers are customizing apps to. The N9/lollipop tries to do this, but the end result is a joke that wastes so much screen space…

      • danny

        no I mean the nexus 6.