It’s time to face each other at two of the best Android tablets at this current moment, the Google Nexus 9, which we analyzed just recently, and the Xiaomi Mi Pad.
Both devices include, among other things, as having the most powerful mobile chipset to date, NVIDIA Tegra K1, but yes, in its 64-bit version created for Google and HTC, and 32-bit for the Chinese giant. In addition, the two tablets have the interesting format of 4: 3.
Now, if you want to know what the best option of the two is, keep on reading!
Feature and Technical Specifications
Xiaomi has a 7.9 inch screen and Google has a 8.9 inch screen, respectively, this of course is not that big a deal however, the differences does not end there, because if we look at the materials used, we realize that the quality achieved by HTC in Google in the Nexus 9 is somewhat higher than the Chinese tablet.
If we look and the internal hardware, as we said, the two make use of NVIDIA’s solution, which is particularly strong in its powerful 192 Kepler GPU cores. In both cases it is supported by 2 GB of RAM, so the performance is excellent. Also noteworthy is storage, with 16 or 32 GB no expandable for Google Nexus, and 16 or 64 GB for Xiaomi, in this case, yes expandable, so add that as a positive for Xiaomi.
It is also an important at this point to mention the software used, because as you know, the Google Nexus 9 comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop at its finest, while the Xiaomi Mi Pad still has Android 4.4 KitKat, they run on their particular layer MIUI customizations. Logically, the Google device will be faster when updated, something that users should consider if they worry about this.
For the rest, there are also notable differences from a much wider section of connectivity in the Google Nexus 9 to a range significantly higher in the Xiaomi Mi Pad, which also features fast charging, something that lacks the tablet manufactured by HTC. Finally, it is also worth mentioning that the rear cover of the Google Nexus 9 is accompanied by LED flash, but the Xiaomi does not have one.
We can get the Google Nexus 9 in Google Play store, with prices from $429 to $529, varying in storage and connectivity. The Xiaomi Mi Pad is available online for around $279 for the 16GB model, and $329 for the 64 GB.