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

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

On average, people who bought this Tegra K1 processor tablet computer rated it as 79%.

Easy to Use

Several HTC Nexus 9 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Alison L. Wragg mentioned in her review of this tablet two years ago “It is easy to use & generally easy to negotiate” . Bobby Down said on Amazon “Notifications & lock screen have been redesigned and additional control over how these work give you the 'power user' feeling” and scored this tablet 5 stars. Bobby Down also wrote “It's easy and intuitive to use”.

A few customers said in their reviews that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “The Nexus 9 is my favourite for the great Lollipop user experience and gaming performance”. Corrinpowers said “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” yet they scored it 60 out of 100. Dazaster mentioned in their review on Amazon “I prefer a pure Android experience to the overlays of Samsung, LG etc”.

A few HTC Nexus 9 owners concluded that the HTC Nexus 9 was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Amazon Customer gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Its a nice size and feels comfortable to hold (I own a Nexus 7” in their HTC Nexus 9 review. David Michael Archdale said on Amazon “Comparing the nexus 9 to my shield tablet if say the nexus is better built, nicer to hold and faster” and scored it very highly. Paul D mentioned two years ago “Excellent tablet, easy to hold”.

Some HTC Nexus 9 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 had a good interface. Amazon Customer scored the product 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Lollipop makes the user interface very snappy and smooth” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9. George he said in his review two years ago “Easy to handle, good user interface”.

Some customers concluded that the HTC Nexus 9 was easy to handle. Three years ago Richard said “The web browsing is smooth and responsive and handles today's bloated websites with relative ease” in his HTC Nexus 9 review. In the same month Rikki mentioned “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 nonetheless she scored the HTC Nexus 9 1 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few people reckoned that the product was good quality. Alison L. Wragg scored the product very highly and she mentioned in her review on Amazon “Tablet with great picture quality”. Alison L. Wragg also wrote “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” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9.

Nice Design

A number of customers who bought the HTC Nexus 9 said that it was smooth. David Michael Archdale wrote in his review “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 in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 “It's intuitive, sleek and buttery smooth” but even so they only scored it 1 stars. J. Fryman scored the product very highly and said “Android lollipop is excellent on the device, super smooth, very fast”.

A few HTC Nexus 9 owners considered that this tablet was good looking. Amazon Customer said in their HTC Nexus 9 review three years ago “IOS 8 is pretty dull compared to Android Lollipop”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Looks beautiful, shame about the build quality”. Bobby Down he said on Amazon “It has been a good experience!Lollipop is beautifully designed”.

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Robust

Thirty-three people who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Andres mentioned 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 gave the HTC Nexus 9 a very good review. Bobby Down said in his review “The overall build is solid, ascetically pleasing”. Cmo said on Amazon “Not native Windows apps of course)But if you want the best, in terms of build, hardware, speed, quality of apps” in their HTC Nexus 9 review.

One HTC Nexus 9 owner who bought the HTC Nexus 9 reckoned that it was reliable. Paul D mentioned in his HTC Nexus 9 review on Amazon “My trusty nexus 7 will go back to kitkat 4.4 when I work out how to do it”.

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Good Picture Quality

Six HTC Nexus 9 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Colours are vivid and contrast is good”. Duncan Wood wrote “Top quality display with true colours” in his review and gave it a very good review score. Jeremy Whilde said “Display quality is excellent sharp with vivid colours and excellent viewing in all light conditions” and gave the HTC Nexus 9 a score of 80 out of 100.

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

One customer who reviewed it considered that it 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”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few HTC Nexus 9 owners who purchased it concluded that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their HTC Nexus 9 review three years ago “Sound is great through the two front facing speakers”. Bobby Down mentioned “The screen and sound are a delight ! Right size” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Duncan Wood mentioned in his review of this tablet on Amazon “The two boomsound speakers produce great sound”.

Good Battery Life

A number of HTC Nexus 9 reviewers reckoned that it had a good battery life. Corrinpowers wrote on Amazon “Battery life is pretty good, not stellar”. Fil Sapia wrote on Amazon “The speakers are OK and the battery is OK” in their HTC Nexus 9 review however despite that they gave it a rating of 3 stars. George wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Other than that very good screen, good battery life, very light”.

Good Size

Several HTC Nexus 9 owners wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. Dazaster rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their HTC Nexus 9 review “The dimensions are good offering a much better screen size for reading”. 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” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 and rated the product as excellent. Rikki wrote “Side.2- Android 5.0 Lollipop is amazing.3 - Good size and weight.4 - Back feels nice with the soft touch”.

Some HTC Nexus 9 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight. Dan mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Its pretty light weight which is good”. Jeremy Whilde wrote on Amazon “Excellent light weight quality tablet” in his review.

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer who reviewed the HTC Nexus 9 considered that it was compact. Two years ago Cardelle rated this tablet as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “Still compact enough to be convenient”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was a squeeze to fit in. Corrinpowers mentioned in their review 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 owner thought the product was easy to carry around. One person said in their reviews that this tablet was good structurally. J. Fryman mentioned “Excellent construction quality build a premium feel” in their review and gave it a very good rating.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Three HTC Nexus 9 reviewers said in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 was noisy. Three years ago David Michael Archdale said “Sound on the device is loud and clear” and rated it 5 stars. Markos wrote on Amazon in the same month “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 rating. Two years ago R. Gilby said in their review of this tablet “Are very clear and loud”.

HTC Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

Tegra K1 processor tablet computers produced by HTC have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all tablet computers (not just Tegra K1 processor tablet computers) and found that HTC also has good reviews across its entire range.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One HTC Nexus 9 owner considered that the product did not have good features. J. Gill said on Amazon “A few new features (and look) compared with Kit Kat”.

Poor Connectivity

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not able to connect to the internet. J. Fryman mentioned on Amazon “20 hours to download over my crap Internet connection”. One person said that this tablet was not good in terms of USB connections. Nigel wrote “The micro USB connection is flimsy” in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 and gave this tablet a score of 1 stars.

One HTC Nexus 9 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was not wifi compatible. Richard wrote on Amazon “This is a problem where there is no wireless access available” in his review of the HTC Nexus 9.

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Not 4G

Like most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Nexus 9, the Nexus 9 is not 4G.

Tablets which are 4G that might also be worth considering include the Google Nexus 9[plb_3140250_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3G

The Nexus 9 is not 3G, although keep in mind that most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Nexus 9 are also not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might be worth looking at include the HTC Nexus 9[plb_2591421_price], or the Google Nexus 9[plb_3140250_price] which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

The average weight of tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Nexus 9 is 410g, and the weights range from 360g to 440g. At 436 grams, the Nexus 9 is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablets 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

This Tegra K1 processor tablet computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Nexus 9 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Nexus 9.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers and we think the Nexus 9[pl_2591409_price], the Nexus 9[pl_2591419_price], and the Nexus 9[pl_2591421_price] all from HTC which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 8 megapixels, the Nexus 9 has a fairly standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the Nexus 9.

There are a number of alternative 8MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Mi Pad[pl_2402058_price], or the Mi Pad[pl_2433811_price] both from Xiaomi or the HTC Nexus 9[plb_2591409_price].

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Nexus 9 has a pretty average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Nexus 9.

There are a number of alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Xiaomi Mi Pad[plb_2402058_price], the Nvidia Shield Tablet[plb_2403611_price], or the HTC Nexus 9[plb_2591419_price].

If you want a tablet with 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 is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 8.9 inches, the Nexus 9 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the Nexus 9.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8.9" tablets currently available including the Nexus 9[pl_2591409_price], the Nexus 9[pl_2591419_price], or the Nexus 9[pl_2591421_price] all from HTC which has better reviews.

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Two Processor Coress

The Nexus 9 is a two processor cores tablet computer. That's average compared to the other 11 tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Nexus 9 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared all the other 2 processor cores tablets to this tablet and we think because of it's better review score, the Nexus 9[pl_2591409_price], the Nexus 9[pl_2591419_price], and the Nexus 9[pl_2591421_price] all from HTC is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Camera
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Audio
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Networking
4G
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Bluetooth Version
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Headphone Connectivity
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Electronic Compass
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Fingerprint Reader
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Warranty Card
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Docking Connector
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
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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