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HTC Nexus 9 Tegra K1 2.3GHz 16GB 8.9" 4G 3G Tablet

Tegra K1 2.3GHz Android 16GB Dec 2014
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Designed for work and play, the Nexus 9 features a just-right 8.9 screen with front-facing speakers for rich music and audio. 64-bit processor drives productivity and play to new levels, with... More
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Average User Reviews

Based on 98 user reviews this Tegra K1 processor tablet computer has an average user rating of 79%.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who bought the product concluded that it was good value for money. Cmo wrote “Value for money not as great as previous Android tablets” . Cmo also mentioned “Android tablets used to rule when it comes to value for money”. Cmo also said “Is simply awesome value (and very similar to Nexus 9 in terms of size, bulk”.

Five customers wrote that this tablet was a bargain for the price. Balders mentioned in December last year “The tablet itself feels cheap, flimsy and just general handling of the device results in odd backlight effects on the screen as it flexes” however they only rated this tablet 1 stars. Two years ago Harry wrote on Amazon “Cheap for what you get” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. In the same month John Houstan he mentioned on Amazon “It feels cheap holding this doesn't have the premium feel you would expect especially if you have ever held HTC m8 or Apple ipad air”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several HTC Nexus 9 reviewers who purchased the HTC Nexus 9 agreed that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 on Amazon two years ago “Colours are vivid and contrast is good” and gave the HTC Nexus 9 a rating of 4 stars. Also two years ago Duncan Wood wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Top quality display with true colours”. Jeremy Whilde said “Display quality is excellent sharp with vivid colours and excellent viewing in all light conditions”.

Some people who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality. Francis K. said in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 on Amazon “Graphics are superb” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Mcd123 gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Great tablet, fast, holds its charge well, excellent graphics”. Tracey gave the HTC Nexus 9 a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his HTC Nexus 9 review on Amazon “Really quick with amazing graphics!”.

One HTC Nexus 9 owner who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was good for watching tv. Robm wrote “Nexus 10 - much better for web page viewing and expands nicely when rotated for watching TV and films”.

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Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Alison L. Wragg said in her review of the HTC Nexus 9 on Amazon “It is easy to use & generally easy to negotiate” and rated this tablet as very good. Bobby Down said on Amazon “Notifications & lock screen have been redesigned and additional control over how these work give you the 'power user' feeling”. Bobby Down also mentioned “It's easy and intuitive to use”.

Twelve customers who reviewed the HTC Nexus 9 concluded that it had a good experience. Two years ago Amazon Customer said “The Nexus 9 is my favourite for the great Lollipop user experience and gaming performance” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9. Corrinpowers mentioned “It doesn't engender a good feeling when you consider how expensive this tablet is.I definitely think Lollipop is the best android experience by a very long way”. Dazaster wrote on Amazon “I prefer a pure Android experience to the overlays of Samsung, LG etc” and gave it a very good review score.

A few HTC Nexus 9 owners wrote in their reviews that this tablet was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago David Michael Archdale wrote on Amazon “Comparing the nexus 9 to my shield tablet if say the nexus is better built, nicer to hold and faster”. Paul D mentioned last year “Excellent tablet, easy to hold” in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 and rated the HTC Nexus 9 80 out of 100. Two years ago Richard rated this tablet 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “It is pleasant to hold and the plastic backing is such that it doesn't feel like it will slip out of your hands”.

Two HTC Nexus 9 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet had a good interface.

A number of HTC Nexus 9 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Richard said “The web browsing is smooth and responsive and handles today's bloated websites with relative ease” in his review. Rikki said in her HTC Nexus 9 review “Amazon were great in handling the refund and I can see as of today 18/11/14 they have dropped the 16gb from” however despite that she gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

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Robust

Several people reckoned that it was well made. Andres wrote in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 “Build quality is nice, light bleed on my device is no worse than any other LCD panel (con of the technology I'm afraid) ie”. Bobby Down wrote on Amazon two years ago “The overall build is solid, ascetically pleasing” in his review of this tablet and rated the product 5 stars. Cmo said “Not native Windows apps of course)But if you want the best, in terms of build, hardware, speed, quality of apps”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was reliable. Paul D he wrote on Amazon “My trusty nexus 7 will go back to kitkat 4.4 when I work out how to do it” in his review.

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Nice Design

Some people wrote in their reviews that this tablet was smooth. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “Lollipop makes the user interface very snappy and smooth” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. David Michael Archdale mentioned in his HTC Nexus 9 review two years ago “No disappointment here! Android lollipop is the first version of android that runs as well as iOS its silky smooth, intuitive and in many ways better” . Fresh758 said “It's intuitive, sleek and buttery smooth”.

Some customers thought the product was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned “IOS 8 is pretty dull compared to Android Lollipop” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9. Amazon Customer also wrote “Looks beautiful, shame about the build quality”. Bobby Down said on Amazon “It has been a good experience!Lollipop is beautifully designed”.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Alison L. Wragg mentioned “Tablet with great picture quality” in her HTC Nexus 9 review. Alison L. Wragg also wrote “It also has excellent sound quality”. Two years ago Amazon Customer said “I didn't want to take the risk if it was faulty.I have to say mine, thus far, is flawless - well made, no flex, no screen bleed” in their HTC Nexus 9 review and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

Some customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said “Sound is great through the two front facing speakers” and scored the product 4 stars. Two years ago Bobby Down wrote on Amazon “The screen and sound are a delight ! Right size”. Duncan Wood said on Amazon “The two boomsound speakers produce great sound” and scored this tablet 5 stars.

Good Size

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. Amazon Customer said “Its a nice size and feels comfortable to hold (I own a Nexus 7”. Dazaster wrote last year “The dimensions are good offering a much better screen size for reading” and scored it 5 stars. In December last year Hiijinx mentioned on Amazon “3 ratio+ Clean fluid OS+ Snappy performance+ Awesome tap to wake function+ Dual Front speakers+ Chrome cast+ Nice size balance between mini”.

Three customers who bought the product concluded that it was a good weight. Dan said on Amazon “Its pretty light weight which is good” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Jeremy Whilde wrote on Amazon last year “Excellent light weight quality tablet” in his review.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Cardelle rated the product 5 stars and mentioned last year “Still compact enough to be convenient”.

One person who reviewed this tablet mentioned that it was a squeeze to fit in. Corrinpowers wrote on Amazon two years ago “The buttons are all squeezed in near the top right hand side, this immediately means you may press the wrong button” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9.

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer concluded that the HTC Nexus 9 was easy to carry around. George mentioned in his HTC Nexus 9 review “Other than that very good screen, good battery life, very light and easy to handle, good user interface” .

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Good Battery Life

A number of HTC Nexus 9 owners said in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 had a good battery life. Two years ago Corrinpowers wrote in their HTC Nexus 9 review on Amazon “Battery life is pretty good, not stellar”. In December last year Fil Sapia wrote on Amazon “The speakers are OK and the battery is OK” in their review of this tablet nonetheless they only scored it 60 out of 100. Jeremy Whilde rated it 4 stars and he wrote last year “Would highly recommend this tablet definitely would purchase again, if the battery life/built-in power management were slightly better would give it 5 stars.”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers who bought the product reckoned that it was noisy. Two years ago David Michael Archdale said “Sound on the device is loud and clear” and scored this tablet very highly. Markos wrote on Amazon “Let me tell you, they are far superior to any other tablet speakers I've heard so far, plus they're front facing, loud and clear” and gave the product a very good review. R. Gilby gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Are very clear and loud”.

HTC Tablets Have Good Reviews

Based on 411 owner and expert reviews, HTC has good ratings for its tablet computers. HTC also has good ratings specifically within its Tegra K1 processor tablet computers range compared to other manufacturers.

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3G Compatible

The Nexus 9 is 3G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Nexus 9 are not 3G compatible.

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4G Compatible

The Nexus 9 is 4G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Nexus 9 are not 4G compatible.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Nexus 9 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is newer than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most tablet computers that came out more than a year ago.

This tablet computer's Bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported Bluetooth version across all similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Nexus 9.

A 4.1 BLE Bluetooth version is the worst supported Bluetooth version amongst comparable types of tablet computer.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p video recording mode, which is the most commonly found video recording mode on tablet computers of this age and type.

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Fairly Long Standby Time

With a standby time of 720 hours, the Nexus 9 has one of the longer standby times amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The shortest standby time of tablet computers of this age and type is 9h, the longest is 3,000h, and the average standby time is 580h.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

Across all the tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Nexus 9 the battery capacities range from 21mAh to 11,000mAh. The Nexus 9 has one of the higher battery capacities (6,700 milliamperes * hour) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Nexus 9 is 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all tablet computers of this age and type the worst display resolution is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 2732 x 2048 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec tablet computers that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Long WiFi Browsing Time

The average WiFi browsing time of tablets of a similar age and type to the Nexus 9 is 7.9h. At 9.5 hours, the Nexus 9 has a fairly long WiFi browsing time compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Nexus 9.

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Very Short

Across all the Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Nexus 9 the heights range from 150mm to 230mm. At only 153.68 millimeters, the Nexus 9 is quite short compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Nexus 9.

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3 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that this tablet was not able to connect to the internet. J. Fryman mentioned in their HTC Nexus 9 review on Amazon “20 hours to download over my crap Internet connection” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 5 stars.

One person concluded that this tablet was not good in terms of USB connections. Nigel wrote in his HTC Nexus 9 review “The micro USB connection is flimsy”.

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer mentioned that the HTC Nexus 9 was not wifi compatible. Two years ago Richard wrote in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 “This is a problem where there is no wireless access available” however he gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

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Inferior Technical Features

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer who reviewed this tablet concluded that it did not have good features. J. Gill mentioned “A few new features (and look) compared with Kit Kat” but in spite of that they still scored it very highly.

Very Wide

Across all the Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year the widths range from 120mm to 230mm, and the average width is 170mm. With a width of 228.25 millimeters, the HTC Nexus 9 is very wide compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Nexus 9.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HTC Nexus 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HTC released the Nexus 9.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Nexus 9 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Nexus 9.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the Nexus 9 has a fairly standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Nexus 9.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Nexus 9 has a relatively typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Nexus 9.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 8.9 inches, the Nexus 9 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age.

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Two Processor Cores

The Nexus 9 has two processor cores. That's average compared to the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Nexus 9 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

If you would prefer a tablet with more processor cores then you might want to look at the Nvidia SHIELD (4 processor cores) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Flash Type
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
2G Compatible
2G Standard
3G Standard
4G Standard
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Jack Size
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Battery
Continuous Video Playback Time
Standby Time
Battery Capacity
Battery
WiFi Browsing Time
Power
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Kids Tablet
64-Bit Computing Architecture
WiFi
Full HD

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 July 2015 by Busby 36
(Verified Purchase)

Very powerful and fast tablet. Great colour, chrystal clear.

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Cunkai Tang
(Verified Purchase)

Best Android tablet.

Reviewed 27 June 2015 by Fil Sapia
(Verified Purchase)

The Nexus 9 still has some pretty bad performance issues to date with Android 5.1.1. Google still needs to properly optimise Android for 64-bit SoCs. Hopefully Android M will be the answer.... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Alessandro
(Verified Purchase)

Battery life and time to re-charge is really disappointing; beside that it is ok.

Reviewed 15 June 2015 by McD123
(Verified Purchase)

Great tablet, fast, holds its charge well, excellent graphics.

Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Mr. R Black
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent so far better than the nexus 7 which broke after 18 months.

Reviewed 3 June 2015 by Francis K.
(Verified Purchase)

Ideal for the money and my Mrs not very technical so does the job. Graphics are superb.

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by P. J. Mowat
(Verified Purchase)

High quality performance item only grievance is very slow recharge time.

Reviewed 21 May 2015 by Jeremy Whilde
(Verified Purchase)

Very good tablet better in every way than the nexus 7 which was the tablet I previously had, fast light and very responsive. Ideal for email browsing and watching films. Was worried about the... Read more…

Reviewed 21 May 2015 by Scott Jacobs
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived 3 days early!!! Seems solidly made and very responsive, very happy.

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