Google Nexus 9 vs Tesco Hudl2

Google have announced their new Nexus 9 tablet computer just after British supermarket giant Tesco launched their revamped and upgraded Tesco Hudl2 tablet onto the market.

Now I guess it is no real coincidence that this has happened a couple of months before Christmas and both will be vying for their place on peoples present lists.

I thought it would be an interesting exercise to compare the specifications of these two Android tablet computers.

I am sure many will say the two are not comparable. Fans of Google will argue that the HTC built Nexus 9 will be worth its higher price tag whatever. On the other hand for those with Tesco Clubcard vouchers burning a hole in their pockets the fact buyers can use Tesco Clubcard Boost to obtain the Hudl 2 at a much discounted price makes it a no brainer. For everyone else I hope the following proves interesting.

Screen

Nexus 9 Hudl2
Screen size 8.9″ 8.3″
Screen resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels QXGA 1920 x 1200 pixels WUXGA
Screen aspect ratio 4:3 16:10

So the Google Nexus 9 has the larger screen at just a smidgen under nine inches and also has a higher resolution. It is interesting to note that the two tablets have gone for different screen aspect ratios with the Tesco Hudl2 having the same 16:10 widescreen as its predecessor while with the Nexus Google has gone for a squarer 4:3 ratio.

Computing Power

Nexus 9 Hudl2
Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1 64 bit 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z3735D 1.83GHz quad-core
Memory (RAM) 2GB 2GB
Storage Choice of 16GB or 32GB 16GB

It is interesting to see the Tesco opting for an Intel Atom processor for the Hudl2 rather than the ARM processors normally used in Android tablets.

Operating System

Nexus 9 Hudl2
Android version Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 4.4 KitKat

The Google Nexus 9 gets the latest version of Android while the Hudl2 ships with the version before. It is possible the Tesco Hudl2 might get an upgrade to Android 5 Lollipop but as Tesco did not bother to upgrade the O/S on the original Hudl I would not hold your breath

Cameras

Nexus 9 Hudl2
Front facing 1.6 MP 1.2 MP
Rear facing 8 MP 5 MP

The Google Nexus 9 wins out over the Tesco Hudl2 for camera resolution on both front and rear facing cameras.

Size

Nexus 9 Hudl2
Dimensions 22.6 x 15.4 x 0.8 Cm 22.4 x 12.8 x 0.9 Cm
Weight 425g 410g

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