When it comes to tablets, Apple is one of the most popular brands in the market, starting with the iPads, iPad minis and the iPad Pros. But other players also have their share of these awesome devices, with the Pixel C device from Google, among one of the fiercer contenders. With both models aiming to be on top of the ranks, making a choice between the two can be a tad challenging. Let us take a look at these two hybrids and discover their similarities and differences:
Design and Build
When it comes to appeal, both tablets look elegant, with the iPad Pro 9.7-inch sporting high-quality aluminum build designed with round edges and corners, lighting port on the bottom part as well as Smart Connector ports on one side. It also has a Touch ID Home button with available colors in gold, silver, rose gold and space grey while it weighs 437 grams and has dimensions of 9.40 x 6.60 x 0.24 inches. Conversely, the Pixel C boasts of an Anodized Aluminum finish, with flat edges and is heavier than its counterpart, at 517 grams. Its dimensions are 242 x 179 x 7mm and does not have physical home key. It also has a USB-C port at the left bottom part.
The screen of the iPad Pro is smaller at 9.7 inches with LED-backlit LCD display and 2048 x 1536 resolution as opposed to a larger and better screen display of Pixel C at 10.2 inches and 2560 x 1800 resolution.
For camera features, the iPad Pro has a raised 12 megapixel rear camera which is also capable of 4K video recording. It also offers True Tone Flash and Live Photos while its aperture is f/2.2. The front camera has 5 megapixels and comes with a Retina Flash. Google Pixel C, on the other hand, has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera void of flash. However, it comes with a Google standard camera app that is easy to use.
Both boast of around 10 hours of battery life with single charging but battery life will really depend on how the user handles the device and what applications are used.
As for performance, the iPad Pro is powered by A9X chip and embedded with M9 coprocessor as well as 2GB RAM. It also comes with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard compatibility features while it runs on iOS 10.3. Conversely, Pixel C has a 64-bit, quad-core chip, Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor, complemented by 3GB RAM. For keyboard support, iPad Pro has Bluetooth while the Pixel has docking. While it originally came out with Android Marshmallow, Google has already upgraded it to Nougat.
For storage, the iPad comes with 64GB and 128GB options while the Pixel C offers 32GB and 64GB. Both have two speakers and do not come with MicroSD slots. These two tablets also allow multi-tasking which lets users view several apps. This feature gives the Pixel C an edge because of its screen size.
Both tablets have their strengths and weaknesses and choosing between these two boils down to whether you are an iOS or Android user. Meanwhile, you might also want to take a look at Apple’s new devices to give you more options.