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 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.
|Processor||NVIDIA Tegra K1 64 bit 2.3GHz dual-core||Intel Atom Z3735D 1.83GHz quad-core|
|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.
|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
|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.
|Dimensions||22.6 x 15.4 x 0.8 Cm||22.4 x 12.8 x 0.9 Cm|