Google’ non-Nexus Android tablet is here to take on few of the best tablets in the market. Google Play Store is now offering the device in the U.S. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 rival Google Pixel C is priced at $699 in Australia .

Let us nowcompare the specs and features of the recently launched Google Pixel C with Samsung’s much coveted Galaxy Tab S2, which is considered as one of the best small screen tablets of 2015. Both the tablets come packed with top-of-the-shelf configurations but with Marshmallow on board Google’s latest tablet may gain a slight edge over the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.


The Google Pixel C features a giant 10.2-inch LTPS LCD display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,800 pixels. That gives an aspect ratio of 1:2 and pixel density of 308 pixels per inch (ppi).

The Galaxy Tab S2 tablet series comes in two screen sizes – 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch. Both the variants sport a stunning AMOLED display with 1536 x 2048 pixels resulting in pixel density of 264ppi. In Australia, both the models of the world’s "slimmest tablet" are available in Black and White variants.

The tablet is only 5.6 mm thick as compared to 7mm of Pixel C. The super thin Wi-Fi only device weighs just 265 grams and the model supporting LTE connectivity weighs 272g. Google’s new tablet weighs 517g.

Processor and OS

Powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, Google Pixel C comes packed with Nvidia’s Tegra X1 chip paired to NVIDIA Maxwell to handle the graphics. The device is shipped with a massive 3 GB of RAM.

The Tegra K1 is said to be the world's first chipset to offer “console-level performance” on any hand-held device. The processor, which ensures smooth functioning of Android games like Asphalt 8 and Godfire, scored an impressive 75,000 points in AnTuTu benchmark test.

On the other hand, the ultra-light Galaxy Tab S2 is powered by Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 5433 processor with two quad-core chips running at 1.9GHz and 1.3GHz, respectively. The device houses 3 GB of RAM and is currently running on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.

Expandable Storage

The Galaxy Tab S2 offers two storage options – 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card slot. The Pixel C comes equipped with 32 GB and 64 GB of native storage space but the device does not offer any option for expanding the storage capacity. However, it features a USB Type-C port.


When it comes to the size of the battery Google’s Pixel C is a sure winner but reviews indicate that the Galaxy Tab S2 offers a better battery life than the former.

The Google Pixel C houses a humongous 9,243 mAh battery as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The CNET review claims a 12 hours 42 minutes of battery life with video playback.

On the other hand, the bigger 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 houses a massive 5,870 mAh battery, which also boosts a 12 hours battery life on a single charge whereas the 8.0-inch version comes packed with a 4,000 mAh battery.

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