Earlier this yr Google launched its first Pixel Pill with a novel twist. Right here’s the way it compares to the brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab S9.
With a helpful wi-fi charging docking station included within the field, the Pixel Pill is each a pill and a sensible dwelling hub in a single. The query is, is it sufficient to problem the most recent addition to Samsung’s well-liked S collection?
Preserve studying to study extra about how these two Android tablets evaluate.
The Galaxy Tab S9 has a 120Hz AMOLED show
The Galaxy Tab S9 has an 11-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X show with a 120Hz refresh fee, which ought to supply a clean scrolling expertise throughout apps. The pill might additionally profit from some battery-saving advantages because of the AMOLED expertise because it doesn’t require black pixels to be lit.
The Google Pixel Pill, in the meantime, has a similar-sized and nonetheless very sharp 10.95-inch display screen. Nonetheless, Google has caught with LCD show expertise and the refresh fee is restricted to a extra common 60Hz.
The Google Pixel Pill comes with a docking station
One of many standout options of the Google Pixel Pill is the docking station that comes within the field.
The Charging Speaker Dock is a dock with a magnetic interface that the Pixel Pill satisfyingly snaps onto. As soon as the Pixel Pill is connected, the pill will robotically start charging and reroute any audio via the built-in audio system on the dock.
Attaching the pill to the dock may also activate Hub Mode, basically remodeling the pill into a sensible dwelling hub. This contains giving the consumer entry to good dwelling controls via a slimmed-down model of Google’s Nest Hub UI.
The Galaxy Tab S9 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
The Galaxy Tab S9 advantages from the identical highly effective chipset discovered within the high-end Galaxy Tab S9 Extremely, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy.
Samsung has hinted at main efficiency enhancements between the final technology Extremely and the newer one because of the inclusion of this chipset, and we assume an identical pattern will apply to the smaller Tab S9 because it carries the identical processor.
The Pixel Pill, in the meantime, runs on Google’s personal Tensor G2 chip. This can be a chipset with a heavy emphasis on AI versus pure efficiency, so we wouldn’t be shocked if the Tab S9 surpassed it in benchmark exams.
The Galaxy Tab S9 packs a 13-megapixel higher digicam
One perk of the Tensor G2 is that it brings lots of the nice picture modifying instruments discovered on Google’s Pixel smartphones to its pill. This contains the Magic Eraser, Night time Sight and Picture Unblur.
Nonetheless, the Google Pixel Pill falls behind with regards to digicam high quality – not less than on paper. The Pixel Pill has an 8-megapixel rear digicam and an 8-megapixel entrance digicam, a pairing we discovered good for video calls and scanning paperwork however not on the identical stage as Google’s Pixel telephones by an extended shot.
The Galaxy Tab S9, however, has a 13-megapixel rear digicam and a 12-megapixel entrance digicam.
The Google Pixel Pill is cheaper
Considered one of our largest points with the Pixel Pill was its UK value, which is unusually excessive at £599 regardless of solely costing $499 (round £388) within the US.
Regardless of this, the Pixel Pill remains to be the cheaper choice in comparison with the Galaxy Tab S9, which begins at £799 within the UK.