iPad Pro 9.7

Apple today took the wraps off its 9.7-inch iPad Pro, beefing up the mid-sized version of its tablet. As expected, it's got more power under the hood than the previous iPad Air 2, along with support for the Apple Pencil stylus — in essence, shrinking the features of the old iPad Pro down to a more manageable form factor.

The Android tablet space is in a bit of a weird place right now, as we wait for the arrival of Android N and the new multitasking features that'll bring slates like the Pixel C into their own. Nevertheless, it's worth seeing just how Apple's latest iPad compares to Android's best, so that's exactly what we've prepared for you down below.

Category HTC Nexus 9 Google Pixel C Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 iPad Pro 9.7-inch
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Android 6.0.1 Android 5.1.1 iOS 9.3
Display 8.9-inch (2048x1536) 10.2-inch (2560x1800) 9.7-inch (2048x1536) 9.7-inch (2048x1536)
Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1 NVIDIA Tegra X1 Samsung Exynos 7 Octa Apple A9X
Storage 16/32GB 32/64GB 32/64GB + microSD 32/128/256 GB
Rear Camera 8MP 8MP 8MP 12MP
Front Camera 1.6MP 2MP 2.1MP 5MP
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth v4.1 LE, USB 2.0, NFC
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, USB-C Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, NFC Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, Lightning port
Charging microUSB USB-C
Rapid charging
microUSB Lightning port
Battery 6700 mAh 9243 mAh 5870 mAh 27.5‐watt‐hour
Security Lock screen code Lock screen code Fingerprint scanner TouchID
Dimensions 226 x 153.67 x 7.8 inches 242 x 179 x 7 mm 237.3 x 169 x 5.6 mm 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
Weight 425g (Wifi) / 436g (LTE) 517g 389g (Wifi) / 392g (LTE) 437 grams (Wifi) / 444 grams (LTE)
Starting price $299 $349 $295 $599