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

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Tegra K1 2.3GHz Android 16GB Sep 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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Owner Reviews Are Average

People who bought this tablet computer rated this tablet 79% on average.

Easy to Use

Fourteen people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Alison L. Wragg rated the HTC Nexus 9 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to use & generally easy to negotiate”. Bobby Down said three years ago “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 said in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 had a good experience. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 “The Nexus 9 is my favourite for the great Lollipop user experience and gaming performance”. Corrinpowers mentioned on Amazon “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”. Two years ago Dazaster wrote “I prefer a pure Android experience to the overlays of Samsung, LG etc” and gave this tablet an excellent rating.

A number of HTC Nexus 9 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Its a nice size and feels comfortable to hold (I own a Nexus 7” and scored the product very highly. David Michael Archdale said in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 “Comparing the nexus 9 to my shield tablet if say the nexus is better built, nicer to hold and faster”. Paul D mentioned in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 “Excellent tablet, easy to hold” .

A few customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good interface. Amazon Customer wrote “Lollipop makes the user interface very snappy and smooth” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9. George mentioned in his HTC Nexus 9 review “Easy to handle, good user interface”.

A few HTC Nexus 9 owners who purchased it considered that it was easy to handle. Richard wrote in his HTC Nexus 9 review “The web browsing is smooth and responsive and handles today's bloated websites with relative ease”. Three years ago Rikki said in her review “Amazon were great in handling the refund and I can see as of today 18/11/14 they have dropped the 16gb from” but despite that she only gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-nine HTC Nexus 9 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Two years ago Alison L. Wragg scored this tablet very highly and she wrote in her review of the HTC Nexus 9 on Amazon “Tablet with great picture quality”. Alison L. Wragg also mentioned “It also has excellent sound quality”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “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”.

Reasonably Priced

Twelve customers who reviewed this tablet agreed that it was good value for money. Cmo said three years ago “Value for money not as great as previous Android tablets” in their HTC Nexus 9 review but despite that they only rated it 60 out of 100. Cmo also said “Android tablets used to rule when it comes to value for money”. Cmo also mentioned “Is simply awesome value (and very similar to Nexus 9 in terms of size, bulk”.

A few HTC Nexus 9 reviewers who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Balders said “The tablet itself feels cheap, flimsy and just general handling of the device results in odd backlight effects on the screen as it flexes” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9. Harry wrote on Amazon “Cheap for what you get”. John Houstan said “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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Nice Design

Twelve people concluded that the product was smooth. Three years ago David Michael Archdale wrote on Amazon “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” in his review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Fresh758 wrote “It's intuitive, sleek and buttery smooth” in their review of this tablet yet they only scored this tablet 20 out of 100. J. Fryman scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Android lollipop is excellent on the device, super smooth, very fast” in their review of this tablet.

Some people who reviewed this tablet agreed that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 “IOS 8 is pretty dull compared to Android Lollipop” and gave the HTC Nexus 9 a score of 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer also wrote “Looks beautiful, shame about the build quality”. Bobby Down wrote “It has been a good experience!Lollipop is beautifully designed” and gave the HTC Nexus 9 a score of 5 stars.

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Robust

Several customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made. Andres mentioned in his review of this tablet on Amazon “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” and scored this tablet 5 stars. Bobby Down mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The overall build is solid, ascetically pleasing” in his review of the HTC Nexus 9. Cmo mentioned on Amazon in the same month “Not native Windows apps of course)But if you want the best, in terms of build, hardware, speed, quality of apps”.

One person thought it was reliable. Paul D wrote “My trusty nexus 7 will go back to kitkat 4.4 when I work out how to do it” in his HTC Nexus 9 review.

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Good Picture Quality

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

A few HTC Nexus 9 reviewers who reviewed it said that it had good picture quality. Francis K. wrote in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 “Graphics are superb”. Mcd123 gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review “Great tablet, fast, holds its charge well, excellent graphics”. Tracey said “Really quick with amazing graphics!” in his review.

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer said in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 was good for watching tv. Two years ago Robm said on Amazon “Nexus 10 - much better for web page viewing and expands nicely when rotated for watching TV and films” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Good Sound Quality

Sixteen people wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer wrote “Sound is great through the two front facing speakers”. Bobby Down wrote in his review on Amazon “The screen and sound are a delight ! Right size”. Three years ago Duncan Wood wrote on Amazon “The two boomsound speakers produce great sound” in his review of the HTC Nexus 9.

Good Battery Life

Some HTC Nexus 9 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Corrinpowers mentioned on Amazon “Battery life is pretty good, not stellar” but in spite of that they only rated the product 60 out of 100. Fil Sapia said “The speakers are OK and the battery is OK” but even so they rated the product 3 stars. George wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Other than that very good screen, good battery life, very light” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Size

A few people agreed that the product was a good size. Dazaster wrote in their review of this tablet “The dimensions are good offering a much better screen size for reading”. Hiijinx wrote on Amazon “3 ratio+ Clean fluid OS+ Snappy performance+ Awesome tap to wake function+ Dual Front speakers+ Chrome cast+ Nice size balance between mini”. Rikki mentioned on Amazon “Side.2- Android 5.0 Lollipop is amazing.3 - Good size and weight.4 - Back feels nice with the soft touch” in her review.

A number of HTC Nexus 9 owners who purchased this tablet thought it was a good weight. Dan said “Its pretty light weight which is good” in his review of the HTC Nexus 9. Jeremy Whilde wrote “Excellent light weight quality tablet” in his review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this tablet was compact. Cardelle mentioned in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 “Still compact enough to be convenient”. One customer thought it was a squeeze to fit in. Corrinpowers said three years ago “The buttons are all squeezed in near the top right hand side, this immediately means you may press the wrong button”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 was easy to carry around. One person who bought it reckoned that it was good structurally. J. Fryman mentioned on Amazon “Excellent construction quality build a premium feel” in their HTC Nexus 9 review.

One customer wrote that it was thin. J. Fryman said in their review “It's a slim tablet, for good bass you have to move air” and scored it very highly.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several customers who purchased it concluded that it was noisy. David Michael Archdale wrote on Amazon “Sound on the device is loud and clear” and scored it very highly. Three years ago Markos mentioned in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 “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”. Two years ago R. Gilby said in their review “Are very clear and loud”.

HTC Tablets Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HTC tablets and also specifically for HTC Tegra K1 processor tablets and found that in both cases HTC had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer who bought the HTC Nexus 9 concluded that it did not have good features. J. Gill mentioned in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 “A few new features (and look) compared with Kit Kat” .

Poor Connectivity

One person concluded that the HTC Nexus 9 was not able to connect to the internet. J. Fryman wrote on Amazon “20 hours to download over my crap Internet connection” yet they scored it 5 stars. One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer who purchased this tablet considered that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Nigel said “The micro USB connection is flimsy”.

One HTC Nexus 9 owner who bought the HTC Nexus 9 reckoned that it was not wifi compatible. Richard wrote three years ago “This is a problem where there is no wireless access available” however he still gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Not 4G

The HTC Nexus 9 is not 4G. Most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Nexus 9 are also not 4G.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G then you might want to consider the Google Nexus 9[plb_3140250_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3G

Most tablet computers of this type and age are not 3G. The HTC Nexus 9 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

Tablet computers which are 3G that might also be worth considering include the Google Nexus 9[plb_3140250_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The Nexus 9 is fairly heavy (436 grams) compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the Nexus 9. Tablets of a similar spec and age to the Nexus 9 have weights of between 360g and 440g.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HTC Nexus 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

HTC released the Nexus 9 over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.3 gigahertz, the Nexus 9 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nexus 9[pl_2591409_price], or the Nexus 9[pl_2591419_price] both from HTC.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Nexus 9 has a relatively standard rear camera resolution (numeric) (8 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Nexus 9.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including the Mi Pad[pl_2402058_price], or the Mi Pad[pl_2433811_price] both from Xiaomi or the HTC Nexus 9[plb_2591409_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The HTC Nexus 9 has a fairly standard internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Nexus 9.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets and we think because of it's better review score, the Xiaomi Mi Pad[plb_2402058_price], the Nvidia Shield Tablet[plb_2403611_price], and the HTC Nexus 9[plb_2591419_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to look at the Nexus 9[pl_2981412_price] (32GB), the Nexus 9[pl_3140249_price] (32GB), or the Nexus 9[pl_3140250_price] (32GB) all from Google which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 8.9 inches, the Nexus 9 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Nexus 9.

Other 8.9" tablet computers currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nexus 9[pl_2591409_price], or the Nexus 9[pl_2591419_price] both from HTC.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the HTC Nexus 9 is two. That's average compared to the other 12 Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Nexus 9 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared this tablet to all the other 2 processor cores tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Nexus 9[pl_2591409_price], and the Nexus 9[pl_2591419_price] both from HTC is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Docking Connector
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
Full HD

User Reviews

(111)
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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