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

Tegra K1 2.3GHz Android 16GB 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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17 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

Experts in tablet computers rave about this tablet and have given it eleven awards.

The reviewers at Digitallife.se, Pricerunner.se, Lydogbilde.no, Pocket Lint and Tabletzona.es all recommend this HTC tablet and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of two more expert review sites both decided that this tablet computer was superb and gave it their highest award. This HTC tablet computer received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Digitaltrends.com and Reviewed.com.

The reviewer at Expert Reviews decided that this HTC tablet was good and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

This tablet computer received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net, it received a "Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se and Pclab.pl gave it a "Power Award".

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on one hundred and thirteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com this Tegra K1 processor tablet computer has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Several HTC Nexus 9 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Two years ago expert website Techworld.com wrote in their review “If you like the idea of having a tablet that can replace your laptop, enabling you to use full versions o”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said “The Nexus 9 is a powerful, handy tablet that's fun to use.”. Two years ago expert website Droid-Life.com mentioned “For anyone who has been wanting to use a Nexus tablet larger than a Nexus 7, Google has definitely been testing your patience”.

Three people wrote in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 had a good experience. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com scored it 4 stars and said in their HTC Nexus 9 review “Enthusiast who wants OS updates first and prefers a clean Android experience minus UI”. In November last year expert review site Anandtech.com said “The original Nexus 7 managed to deliver a good tablet experience without the conventional 500 USD price for a tablet” in their HTC Nexus 9 review.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was easy to assemble. Expert review site Theverge.com mentioned “Maybe the only way to beat the iPad is to build an iPadFor years, Apple's iPad has set the bar for tablets” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9. Expert review site Techwelike.com mentioned “When it comes to build, HTC was a good choice to go with” in their HTC Nexus 9 review.

One customer who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One HTC Nexus 9 owner wrote that it had a good interface. Expert review site Yahoo.com mentioned “Wonderful interface” in their review of this tablet.

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Robust

A number of HTC Nexus 9 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this tablet “The Google Nexus 9's premium build, speedy performance” . Pcmag.com wrote two years ago “The Nexus 9 is a well-built Android tablet with a powerful processor” . Expert review site Recombu.com wrote in their review of this tablet “Proof that HTC can make a solid slate that has the potential to make serious waves in the market”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Arstechnica.com said “The Nexus line served most notably as a comfortable, reliable tentpole” . One person said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Businessinsider.my mentioned in their review of this tablet “The iPad finally has some really tough competition”.

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Nice Design

Some HTC Nexus 9 owners who bought the product considered that it was good looking. Techworld.com wrote “It's a good-looking all-rounder.”. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “Asus, which had done some beautiful work with” in their review. Digitalversus.com also mentioned “The Nexus 9 has an absolutely gorgeous display and a mountain of processing power”.

Eight customers who bought the HTC Nexus 9 agreed that it was a good design. Two years ago expert review site Digitaltrends.com gave the HTC Nexus 9 a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Its sharp screen, portable design, zippy processor”. 3g.co.uk mentioned “An appealing design and a (hopefully) affordable price tag Google” in their review of this tablet and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint “We like the design”.

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was luxurious. Two years ago expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “It's more practical than luxurious” in their review.

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 was smooth. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their HTC Nexus 9 review “Performance is very smooth and will not keep you waiting although I have found some screen tinting apps such as Twilight seem to negatively effect its fluidity when scrolling pages” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Sound Quality

Four HTC Nexus 9 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had good sound quality. Expert website Liliputing.com said “It's got a great screen (if you're into 9 inch screens), decent speakers” in their HTC Nexus 9 review. Expert review site Telegraph.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Camera and speakers, too, are perfectly adequate.” in their HTC Nexus 9 review. Expert website Zdnet.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “The sound quality from the twin HTC BoomSound speakers is a real plus point -- as, of course, is Android 5.0 Lollipop”.

Good Size

Several HTC Nexus 9 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 was compact. In November last year Pcauthority.com.au said in their review “The internet giant has focused on smartphones and compact tablets.”. Expert review site Phonearena.com said “These two couldn't be any more different on the outside, as one impressively stands out for its premium design and svelte construction – while the other follows a more humble”. Alphr.com said “Paginated for ease, verdict remains unchanged Since the launch of the Nexus 10 three years ago, Google has chosen to concentrated on its smartphone and compact, rather than full-size, tablet ranges.” in their HTC Nexus 9 review.

One person wrote in their reviews that this tablet was a good weight. Computershopper.com mentioned “The Nexus 9 provides a good mix of light weight and screen size” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9.

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Good Battery Life

Some people who bought the product wrote that it had a good battery life. V3.co.uk said “The Nexus 9's powerful 64-bit processor, impressive battery life and business-friendly Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system make it one of the best tablets currently available for either personal or business use” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Thestar.com.my gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “The long battery life is another bonus, especially if you are”. Yahoo.com said in their review “The Nexus 9 is an excellent tablet, with a sleek design, long battery life, beautiful display, incredible speakers” .

Good Technical Features

Some HTC Nexus 9 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it had good features. Mobilesyrup.com said in their HTC Nexus 9 review “That's why our Back To School Guide features the best smartphones, tablets” . Expert review site Androidauthority.com wrote in their HTC Nexus 9 review “The Nexus 9 features a lot of cutting edge hardware, which we'll delve right on into” . Two years ago Yahoo.com said “The Nexus 9 features a sleek, simple design” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9.

Good Brand

We checked 411 owner and expert reviews for HTC tablet computers and found that on average HTC has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HTC has good reviews specifically within its Tegra K1 processor tablets range.

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Good Connectivity

Several HTC Nexus 9 owners who reviewed the HTC Nexus 9 agreed that it was able to connect to the internet. Expert review site Telegraph.co.uk mentioned in their HTC Nexus 9 review “First impressionsWorld's highest resolution tabletGoogle Nexus 10 reviewSamsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G reviewIf you use the internet, you almost certainly us”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer concluded that the HTC Nexus 9 had good picture quality. Computershopper.com gave the HTC Nexus 9 a rating of 4 stars and mentioned last year “It has great graphics performance.” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9.

Good Product Quality

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 was good quality. Gsmarena.com said “By combining sleek design, top-notch build quality, immensely powerful hardware” . Thestar.com.my gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “We especially like the size as it's just right and the build quality is good” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9.

Good Support

One person mentioned that it had good technical guidance.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on tablet computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Short

At only 153.68 millimeters, the Nexus 9 is fairly short compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Nexus 9. Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Nexus 9 the heights range from 120mm to 230mm, and the average height is 170mm.

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Very Thin

The average thickness of Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Nexus 9 is 8.3mm, and the thicknesses range from 7.9mm to 9.2mm. At only 7.95 millimeters, the Nexus 9 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior for Games

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was not good playing games on. Expert website Theverge.com mentioned “Portable gaming has done the heavy lifting when it comes to expanding the reach” but even so they still rated it 78 out of 100.

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Nexus 9, the Nexus 9 is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Nexus 9, the HTC Nexus 9 is not 3G compatible.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The Nexus 9 is a two processor core tablet. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years have between two and three processor cores.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the Nexus 9 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Nexus 9. Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Nexus 9 have internal storage capacity of between 16GB and 64GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 29GB.

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Heavy

At 436 grams, the Nexus 9 is quite heavy compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years. The weights of comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Nexus 9 range from 360g to 440g.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years have front camera resolutions of between 1.6MP and 5MP. At only 1.6 megapixels, the Nexus 9 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Nexus 9.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HTC Nexus 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

HTC released the Nexus 9 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the HTC Nexus 9 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the Nexus 9 has a fairly average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age 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 similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Nexus 9.

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers htc googlenexus9, htc googlenexus9r, htc googlenexus9rb
Barcodes 00641022235805, 00783512838841, 00796037827412, 04718487659074, 04718487659081
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