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Nexus 9 vs. iPad Air 2It's the latest from Google and Apple going head-to-head in a big screen tablet battle. Who will be crowned King of the Prizefight Ring?
It's the latest flagship tablets from Google and Apple, and we're throwing them into the Prizefight ring. Get ready for Prizefight punchout between the Nexus 9 versus the iPad Air 2. Our judges for this fight are Eric the Tank Man Franklin, Xiomara the KO Blanco, and you know who, Ringalingading Tong. We'll take all three judges' scores and average them out to the nearest tenth of a point. The final prize fight score will be an average of all rounds using the same system. Let's go. Round one is design. The Nexus 9 gets its design thanks to HTC with the familiar rubberized backing that's 8 mm thick. With an 8.9 inch screen at a 2048 by 1536 resolution and 281 pixels per inch density. The iPad Air 2 goes even thinner at 6.1 millimeters with it's streamlined all metal body design that's the classiest out there. The screen measures 9.7 inches and it's anti glare coating really makes a difference at the same resolution of the nexus. But a lower 264 pixels per inch density. The Nexus 9 gets a 3.3, and the iPad Air 2 gets a 4.3. Next round is user interface. The Nexus 9 is a showcase for Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it's a modern refresh take on Android. There's new navigation and features while keeping notifications and multiple users that make you sing. [MUSIC] [NOISE] [MUSIC] Some apps will need to catch up to run smoothly. It's still not as simple as iOS. Really nothing is. But Lollipop left us all impressed. Now you know what you're getting with IOS that's easy enough for a two year old to figure out. Touch ID isn't as useful compared to an iPhone, but it's a nice addition. Both platforms bring an always on voice search and commands, but still side with Google's for speed and accuracy of information. Now, I really enjoyed lollipop, maybe because it's the new kid on the block right now. We're giving it a little bump with a 4.3 and IOS gets a four. Apple leads two rounds in. Next round is features. [MUSIC] User profiles and a battery saver mode that purportedly adds an extra 90 minutes of juice are standouts here. Its eight megapixel rear camera is solid, but can't match the image quality or the myriad shooting modes of the iPad. But the biggest design advantage here is two front-facing speakers for real stereo sound. And every tablet needs it. Now the iPad Air Camera is hands down the best camera on a tablet even if it pains me because we'll see more idiots at a concert holding them in the air and blocking my view of One Direction. Disclaimer, Brian does not actually like One Direction. Now, Touch ID is an extra level of security and Apple Pay integration works on apps right now but not on third party mobile sites. This one is up for grabs, but we're giving both sides a 4.7. The final round is performance. The 3D Ice Storm Unlimited Test shows the Nexus 9's graphics prowess besting the iPad Air 2. But when it came to the Geek Bench 3 Benchmark Test for multi-core processing, the iPad Air 2 flexes it's custom A8X chip muscle with a dominant score. Now based on initial battery drain test, the iPad Air 2 lasts roughly around ten to 12 hours, depending on real-world usage, and the Nexus 9 does the same. Now in everyday use, the iPad is still the snappiest, most responsive tablet we've seen. And even though the Nexus 9 is a zippy performer as well, some apps still lag loading, and we still give the edge to the iPad. The iPad air 2 gets a 4.7 and the nexus 9 gets a 4.3. Let's average out all 4 rounds and you can do the math, but apple's air pad 2 takes this battle 4.4 to 4.1 and is your prize fight winner. I'm Brian Tong, thanks for watching, and we'll catch you guys next time for another Prize Fight. The wapah has been cut due to time constraints. [MUSIC]