Comparison between:
- HTC Nexus 9
- Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Wi-Fi
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

HTC Nexus 9Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-FiSamsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Wi-FiSamsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi
HTC Nexus 9Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-FiSamsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Wi-FiSamsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi
Model aliasGoogle Nexus 9
Volantis
SGP511
SGP512
SM-T800
T800
SM-T810
T810

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width228.25 mm
22.825 cm
0.749 ft
8.986 in
266 mm
26.6 cm
0.873 ft
10.472 in
247.3 mm
24.73 cm
0.811 ft
9.736 in
237.3 mm
23.73 cm
0.779 ft
9.343 in
Height153.68 mm
15.368 cm
0.504 ft
6.05 in
172 mm
17.2 cm
0.564 ft
6.772 in
177.3 mm
17.73 cm
0.582 ft
6.98 in
169 mm
16.9 cm
0.554 ft
6.654 in
Thickness7.95 mm
0.795 cm
0.026 ft
0.313 in
6.4 mm
0.64 cm
0.021 ft
0.252 in
6.6 mm
0.66 cm
0.022 ft
0.26 in
5.6 mm
0.56 cm
0.018 ft
0.22 in
Weight436 g
0.96 lbs
15.38 oz
426 g
0.94 lbs
15.03 oz
465 g
1.03 lbs
16.4 oz
389 g
0.86 lbs
13.72 oz
Volume278.87 cm³
16.94 in³
292.81 cm³
17.78 in³
289.39 cm³
17.57 in³
224.58 cm³
13.64 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Gold
Black
White
White
Bronze
Brown
Black
White
Body materialsPlastic-PlasticMetal
Plastic
Certification-IP55
IP58
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SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIM---
Number of SIM cards1---

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
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UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
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LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
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Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA
LTE
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Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
User interface (UI)--TouchWiz-

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCNvidia Tegra K1-64Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074ABSamsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433
Process technology28 nm28 nm28 nm20 nm
CPUDenverKrait 4004x 1.9 GHz ARM Cortex-A15, 4x 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A74x 1.9 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, 4x 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit32 bit32 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv7ARMv7ARMv8-A
Level 0 cache memory (L0)-4 KB + 4 KB--
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-16 KB + 16 KB32 KB + 32 KB32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores2488
CPU frequency2300 MHz2300 MHz1900 MHz1900 MHz
GPUNvidia Kepler DX11Qualcomm Adreno 330ARM Mali-T628 MP6ARM Mali-T760 MP6
GPU cores1924-6
GPU frequency950 MHz450 MHz600 MHz700 MHz
RAM capacity2 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR3LPDDR3LPDDR3
RAM channels-Double channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency-800 MHz933 MHz825 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage16 GB
32 GB
16 GB
32 GB
16 GB
32 GB
32 GB
64 GB

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types-microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSTFTSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size8.9 in
226.06 mm
22.61 cm
10.1 in
256.54 mm
25.65 cm
10.5 in
266.7 mm
26.67 cm
9.7 in
246.38 mm
24.64 cm
Width7.12 in
180.85 mm
18.08 cm
8.56 in
217.55 mm
21.75 cm
8.9 in
226.16 mm
22.62 cm
7.76 in
197.1 mm
19.71 cm
Height5.34 in
135.64 mm
13.56 cm
5.35 in
135.97 mm
13.6 cm
5.56 in
141.35 mm
14.14 cm
5.82 in
147.83 mm
14.78 cm
Aspect ratio1.333:1
4:3
1.6:1
16:10
1.6:1
16:10
1.333:1
4:3
Resolution2048 x 1536 pixels1920 x 1200 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels
Pixel density288 ppi
113 ppcm
224 ppi
88 ppcm
288 ppi
113 ppcm
264 ppi
103 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area70.16 %64.86 %73.14 %72.89 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 3Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Chemical tempered glass
OGS (One Glass Solution)
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
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Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Hall
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSony IMX219PQ Exmor RSony Exmor RS-Samsung S5K4H5
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOSCMOS BSICMOS BSI
Sensor size3.67 x 2.76 mm
0.18 in
-3.6 x 2.7 mm
0.18 in
3.6 x 2.7 mm
0.18 in
Pixel size1.119 µm
0.001119 mm
-1.103 µm
0.001103 mm
1.103 µm
0.001103 mm
Crop factor9.42-9.619.61
Aperturef/2.4-f/2.4f/1.9
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.1 mm
29.21 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-3.33 mm
32.02 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
3.23 mm
31.02 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses5---
Flash typeLED-LED-
Image resolution3280 x 2460 pixels
8.07 MP
3104 x 1746 pixels
5.42 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
HDR
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Autofocus
Digital zoom
Self-timer
Scene mode

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor modelOmniVision OV9760Sony Exmor RSamsung S5K6B2Samsung S5K6B2
Sensor typeCMOS BSI---
Sensor size2.65 x 2 mm
0.13 in
-2.4 x 1.8 mm
0.12 in
2.4 x 1.8 mm
0.12 in
Pixel size--1.25 µm
0.001250 mm
1.25 µm
0.001250 mm
Crop factor13.04-14.4214.42
Aperturef/2.4-f/2.4f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent2 mm
26.09 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
--1.87 mm
26.97 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution-1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS--30 fps-
1.6 MP---

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

Radio-YesNoNo
-RDS--

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Direct
2x2 MiMO---

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.14.04.04.1
FeaturesA2DPA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
GATT
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
SPP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HID
HSP
LE
OPP
PAN
HOGP
A2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USBMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMI-Micro USB to HDMI MHL adapter--

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
DLNA
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAMR
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
DivX
H.263
H.264
MP4
WMV
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MPEG-4
VP8
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
H.263
H.264
H.265
MP4
VC-1
VP8
WMV7
WMV8

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity6700 mAh6000 mAh7900 mAh5870 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-Polymer
3G stand-by time720 h
43200 min
30 days
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4G stand-by time720 h
43200 min
30 days
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FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableNon-removableNon-removable
-Battery life - up to 13 h
Stand by time - up to 1420 h
Battery time - up to 12 h-

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Body SAR (EU)-0.116 W/kg0.197 W/kg0.617 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-0.72 W/kg0.773 W/kg1.1 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features425 g (Wi-Fi version)---
 HTC Nexus 9Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-FiSamsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Wi-FiSamsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi