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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch Google Nexus 9
Global Score
7.117.42
Basic Information
SamsungGoogle
Android 4.2.2Android 5.0
2013-06-032014-10-15
8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 inches
11.08 ounces15.38 ounces
--Black, Brown and White
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 305.00 at Amazon$ 249.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
8 inches8.9 inches
1280 x 800 pixels 1536 x 2048 pixels
Super Clear LCDIPS LCD
189 pixels per inch288 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
5.97.3
Performance
Samsung Exynos 4 Dual chipsetNVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1500 MHz) processor64-bit Denver (Dual-Core 2300 MHz) processor
1,5 GB RAM2 GB RAM
ARM Mali-400 MP4 (Quad-Core 266 MHz) GPUKepler DX1 GPU
8.468.19
Storage
32 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slotNo SD card slot
4.33.3
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.30 MP8.00 MP + 1.60 MP
--f/2.40 aperture
1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video resolution
4.846.05
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
--Mobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE and GPRSLTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
SIMSIM
98.5
Battery Life
4450mAh Battery6700mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
42 hours talk time--
5.125.2
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
--NFC
Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

Google Nexus 9 is a bit better than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, with a 7.42 score against 7.11. Both of these tablets include Android OS (Operating System), but the Google Nexus 9 has a newer 5.0 version and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch has Android 4.2.2 version. Google Nexus 9 is a newer tablet than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, although it is heavier and just a little thicker.

Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch counts with a little better performance than Google Nexus 9, because although it has a smaller amount of RAM and a 32-bits CPU against 64-bits, and they both have a Dual-Core CPU, the Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch also counts with a graphics processor. Google Nexus 9 features a much more vibrant display than Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, because it has way more pixels per display inch, a quite larger display and a much better 2048 x 1536 resolution.

Google Nexus 9 captures much better photos and videos than Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, because it has a lot higher 1920x1080 video resolution and a camera in the back with a much better 8 mega pixels resolution. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch counts with a much greater storage capacity to store more games and applications than Google Nexus 9, and although they both have the same 32 GB internal memory, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch also has an external memory slot that supports a maximum of 64 GB.

Google Nexus 9 counts with just a little better battery performance than Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, because it has a 51% greater battery capacity.

Google Nexus 9 is not only the best tablets between the ones we are comparing here, but it's also by far the cheapest one, which makes this tablet a great choice.