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HTC Nexus 9 Tegra K1 2.3GHz 32GB 8.9" 3G Tablet

Tegra K1 2.3GHz Android 32GB Oct 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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User Reviews Are Average

Nexus 9 owners on average rated this tablet 79%.

Reasonably Priced

Fourteen people who reviewed it said that it was good value for money. Bhp wrote in their HTC Nexus 9 review “Excellent value for money”. Big_daddy wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon three years ago “Save your money and buy a different tablet” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Cmo mentioned “Value for money not as great as previous Android tablets” however they only gave the HTC Nexus 9 a score of 3 stars.

A few HTC Nexus 9 owners reckoned that the product was a bargain for the price. Balders wrote on Amazon two years ago “The tablet itself feels cheap, flimsy and just general handling of the device results in odd backlight effects on the screen as it flexes”. Bhp mentioned in their HTC Nexus 9 review “Once paired with a (cheap) Bluetooth keyboard the combination is really effective (close to a Surface Pro” . Bhp also wrote “The Samsung tablets I have had feel cheap and clunky (and I really don't like the TouchWIz interface”.

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Good Battery Life

A few people concluded that it had a good battery life. Corrinpowers wrote “Battery life is pretty good, not stellar” in their HTC Nexus 9 review. Fil Sapia said “The speakers are OK and the battery is OK”. George wrote on Amazon “Other than that very good screen, good battery life, very light” and gave this tablet a rating of 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Some HTC Nexus 9 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Alison L. Wragg mentioned “It is easy to use & generally easy to negotiate” . Bobby Down said in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 on Amazon “Notifications & lock screen have been redesigned and additional control over how these work give you the 'power user' feeling” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Bobby Down also mentioned “It's easy and intuitive to use”.

A number of HTC Nexus 9 reviewers mentioned that this tablet had a good experience. Amazon Customer rated it 4 stars and said on Amazon “The Nexus 9 is my favourite for the great Lollipop user experience and gaming performance” in their review of this tablet. Corrinpowers said in their review “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” nonetheless they rated it 3 stars. Dazaster wrote “I prefer a pure Android experience to the overlays of Samsung, LG etc”.

A number of HTC Nexus 9 reviewers agreed that this tablet was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer wrote “Its a nice size and feels comfortable to hold (I own a Nexus 7” in their review. David Michael Archdale mentioned “Comparing the nexus 9 to my shield tablet if say the nexus is better built, nicer to hold and faster” in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 and gave the HTC Nexus 9 a score of 5 stars. Paul D rated the HTC Nexus 9 4 stars and he said “Excellent tablet, easy to hold” in his review.

Two HTC Nexus 9 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Amazon Customer gave this tablet a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Lollipop makes the user interface very snappy and smooth”. George said two years ago “Easy to handle, good user interface” and rated it 4 stars.

Some customers who reviewed the product thought it was easy to handle. Richard mentioned on Amazon “The web browsing is smooth and responsive and handles today's bloated websites with relative ease”. Rikki mentioned three years ago “Amazon were great in handling the refund and I can see as of today 18/11/14 they have dropped the 16gb from” in her review of the HTC Nexus 9.

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Good Product Quality

A few HTC Nexus 9 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Alison L. Wragg mentioned in her review on Amazon “Tablet with great picture quality”. Alison L. Wragg also said “It also has excellent sound quality”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this tablet three years ago “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”.

Nice Design

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 was smooth. Three years ago David Michael Archdale wrote in his HTC Nexus 9 review 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”. Fresh758 said on Amazon also three years ago “It's intuitive, sleek and buttery smooth” in their review of this tablet. J. Fryman mentioned two years ago “Android lollipop is excellent on the device, super smooth, very fast” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9.

A few people wrote in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 was good looking. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “IOS 8 is pretty dull compared to Android Lollipop”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Looks beautiful, shame about the build quality”. Bhp mentioned “I use a Logitech Ultrathin mouse (see my review of it if you'd like to know more) and it works beautifully, even though the mouse is not advertised for Android” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9.

One HTC Nexus 9 owner who reviewed it thought it was well designed. Bhp scored the HTC Nexus 9 very highly and wrote “This is an excellent tablet, well designed, fast and very responsive” in their review. One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Two years ago Piotr Bartkowiak wrote on Amazon “Sweet design [it matches my Nexus 5 ; )] fast”.

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Robust

A number of customers considered that the product was well made. Three years ago Andres wrote in his review of this tablet “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 gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Bhp said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “The built is typically HTC, ie very solid and with great attention to details”. Bobby Down said in his review of this tablet on Amazon “The overall build is solid, ascetically pleasing” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One person who purchased the product considered that it was reliable. Paul D gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “My trusty nexus 7 will go back to kitkat 4.4 when I work out how to do it” in his review of this tablet.

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Good Picture Quality

Six customers who reviewed this tablet considered that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote three years ago “Colours are vivid and contrast is good”. Duncan Wood wrote in the same month “Top quality display with true colours” . Two years ago Jeremy Whilde wrote in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 on Amazon “Display quality is excellent sharp with vivid colours and excellent viewing in all light conditions” and rated the product 4 stars.

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

One person who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was good for watching tv. Robm scored the product 5 stars and said “Nexus 10 - much better for web page viewing and expands nicely when rotated for watching TV and films”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few HTC Nexus 9 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good sound quality. Alistair A. scored the HTC Nexus 9 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The screen is really very good and very clear the speakers sound good for films” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9. Amazon Customer said in their review three years ago “Sound is great through the two front facing speakers” . Bobby Down wrote in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 in the same month “The screen and sound are a delight ! Right size”.

Good Size

A number of people who bought the product considered that it was a good size. Dazaster rated the product 5 stars and said “The dimensions are good offering a much better screen size for reading” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9. Two years ago Hiijinx wrote in their review of this tablet “3 ratio+ Clean fluid OS+ Snappy performance+ Awesome tap to wake function+ Dual Front speakers+ Chrome cast+ Nice size balance between mini”. Three years ago Rikki said in her HTC Nexus 9 review “Side.2- Android 5.0 Lollipop is amazing.3 - Good size and weight.4 - Back feels nice with the soft touch”.

Three customers who reviewed the HTC Nexus 9 concluded that it was a good weight. Dan mentioned in his review of this tablet two years ago “Its pretty light weight which is good”. Jeremy Whilde gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote “Excellent light weight quality tablet”.

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

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer who bought it considered that it was easy to carry around. One person who purchased the HTC Nexus 9 said that it was good structurally. J. Fryman mentioned on Amazon “Excellent construction quality build a premium feel” in their review of this tablet and gave it a very good rating.

One person said in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 was thin. J. Fryman said “It's a slim tablet, for good bass you have to move air”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of HTC Nexus 9 owners said that this tablet was noisy. David Michael Archdale mentioned in his review “Sound on the device is loud and clear”. Markos scored this tablet very highly and mentioned 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”. R. Gilby wrote two years ago “Are very clear and loud” in their review.

HTC Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked 297 expert and user reviews for HTC tablet computers and found that on average HTC has good reviews. We also found that HTC has good reviews specifically for its Tegra K1 processor tablet computers.

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Good Technical Features

One HTC Nexus 9 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had good features. Bhp mentioned on Amazon “Some of its best features, such as Heads-up notifications, are available as stand alones.”.

Very Thin

Tablet computers that are a similar age to the Nexus 9 have depths of between 7.9mm and 9.2mm, and the average depth is 8.3mm. With a depth of only 7.95 millimeters, the Nexus 9 has one of the thinner depths amongst Tegra K1 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Poor Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that this tablet did not have email functionality. Bhp wrote “Very fast (for ex you don't need to save your email in Drafts to change the music you're listening to on Spotify”. One person who bought the product thought it was not able to connect to the internet. J. Fryman mentioned “20 hours to download over my crap Internet connection” yet they still rated the product as excellent.

One customer said in their reviews that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Nigel mentioned on Amazon “The micro USB connection is flimsy”.

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer who purchased this tablet thought it was not wifi compatible. Richard said on Amazon “This is a problem where there is no wireless access available” but in spite of that he gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

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Poor Support

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer said that the HTC Nexus 9 did not have good technical guidance. Andy Mccall wrote in his HTC Nexus 9 review “Vodafone don't seem want to help get it working either, they are just blaming HTC” .

Not 4G

The Nexus 9 is not 4G. Most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago are also not 4G.

Tablet computers which are 4G that might be worth considering include the Google Nexus 9[plb_3140250_price].

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Heavy

The lightest tablet that has been on the market for around the same time as the Nexus 9 is 360g heavy and the heaviest is 440g. With a weight of 436 grams, the Nexus 9 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Nexus 9.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HTC Nexus 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Tegra K1 processor tablet has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the HTC Nexus 9 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the Nexus 9.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nexus 9[pl_3140249_price], or the Nexus 9[pl_3140250_price] both from Google.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 8 megapixels, the Nexus 9 has a relatively average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Nexus 9.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available including the Nexus 9[pl_3140249_price], or the Nexus 9[pl_3140250_price] both from Google which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the HTC Nexus 9 has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this tablet to all the other 32GB internal storage capacity tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Nexus 9[pl_3140249_price], and the Nexus 9[pl_3140250_price] both from Google is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nexus 9 has a fairly standard display diagonal (8.9 inches) compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that have been around for more than two years.

Other 8.9" tablet computers currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nexus 9[pl_3140249_price], or the Nexus 9[pl_3140250_price] both from Google.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the HTC Nexus 9 is two which is average compared to the other 11 comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Nexus 9 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

Alternative 2 processor cores tablets currently available which you might also want to consider include the Nexus 9[pl_3140249_price], or the Nexus 9[pl_3140250_price] both from Google which has better reviews.

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Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
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Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
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Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
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Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Flash Type
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
2G
2G Standards
3G Standards
4G Standard
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Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
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DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
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Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
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Standby Time
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Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
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AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
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Docking Connector
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
Full HD

Expert Reviews

(5)
11 December 2014

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Android 5.0 Lollipop is fast and efficient in performance
The new Material design provides a refreshed and updated look to the interface
Powerful processing performance
Relatively decent battery life
Sturdy aluminum frame and overall construction
Slower boot time
Lack of a microSD card slot
Lack of innovation in design and aesthetics
Priced higher than previously expected
Screen marks very easily with fingerprints
5 December 2014

'Candy lickin' good.' De 64-bit versie van Android 4.0 Lollipop en de bijpassende 64-bit processor van Nvidia zijn met zekerheid de grote debutanten in de Nexus 9. Toch blijken er wat problemen te... Read more…

One of the best displays on the market
Fast, responsive system with insane power and potential, Android 5.0 Lollipop's new interface and features
Sound quality, loud Boomsound speakers
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Tegra 1 trs puissant, Android 5
Subpar battery life
The odd hiccup while navigating
Video game graphics need some serious optimisation
Finish on the back shell
Mediocre rear camera
11 December 2015

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Comfortable, lightweight design
Aboveaverage speakers
Runs pure version of latest Android ("Lollipop")
Pure Android experience, good battery life, decent performance
Very powerful chip
Rubberized back is fingerprintand streakprone
No MicroSD card slot for storage expansion
Slow to charge
Hohum battery life
Poor frontfacing camera, the back is a fingerprint magnet
23 December 2014

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4 3 aspect ratio works well, Android 5.0 Lollipop
Fast performance
Strong battery life
Ecran 2048 x 1536 pixels, Android 5 et assurance de mises jour rapides
Performances record notamment en 3D
Lacks fine detail in video
Music performance is poor
No microSD card slot
Uncompetitive at this price
Design could be better
9 November 2014

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Good screen, decent battery, great performance
Premium design
Excellent screen
Solid performance
Phenomenal user experience
Lack of apps supporting 64bit processor on Android, camera isn't great
Average battery life
Early processor optimisation issues
Noticeable heat build up
Lacklustre camera

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.

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