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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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14 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site notebookcheck.nl scored this HTC tablet computer 86 out of 100. This means that experts think this tablet computer is one of the very best tablet computers of a comparable spec and age.

Average Owner Reviews

Nexus 9 owners on average rated this tablet 79 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

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

Easy to Use

Some customers who bought the product mentioned that it was easy to use. Two years ago Alison L. Wragg wrote “It is easy to use & generally easy to negotiate” in her review and rated it as very good. Bobby Down gave it a very good review score and he 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 said “It's easy and intuitive to use”.

A few people who bought the HTC Nexus 9 agreed that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer said “The Nexus 9 is my favourite for the great Lollipop user experience and gaming performance” in their review. Corrinpowers said in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 “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” although they rated the HTC Nexus 9 60 out of 100. Dazaster wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon two years ago “I prefer a pure Android experience to the overlays of Samsung, LG etc”.

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Its a nice size and feels comfortable to hold (I own a Nexus 7” in their review of this tablet. 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 HTC Nexus 9 review. Paul D mentioned “Excellent tablet, easy to hold”.

Several HTC Nexus 9 reviewers concluded that this tablet had a good interface. Three years ago Amazon Customer rated this tablet 80 out of 100 and said “Lollipop makes the user interface very snappy and smooth”. George wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon two years ago “Easy to handle, good user interface” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Some HTC Nexus 9 owners who reviewed the HTC Nexus 9 thought it was easy to handle. Richard he wrote in his review on Amazon “The web browsing is smooth and responsive and handles today's bloated websites with relative ease”. Rikki said “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 this tablet but in spite of that she only gave the product a score of 1 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the HTC Nexus 9 said that it was good quality. Alison L. Wragg wrote on Amazon “Tablet with great picture quality” in her HTC Nexus 9 review. Alison L. Wragg also wrote “It also has excellent sound quality”. Amazon Customer said in their HTC Nexus 9 review 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” and gave this tablet a score of 5 stars.

Nice Design

Twelve customers who reviewed the HTC Nexus 9 agreed that it was smooth. David Michael Archdale wrote “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” and rated the HTC Nexus 9 5 stars. Fresh758 said on Amazon “It's intuitive, sleek and buttery smooth”. J. Fryman said “Android lollipop is excellent on the device, super smooth, very fast”.

Several customers who reviewed this tablet wrote that it was good looking. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “IOS 8 is pretty dull compared to Android Lollipop” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9. Amazon Customer also said “Looks beautiful, shame about the build quality”. Three years ago Bhp said on Amazon “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 reviewer reckoned that the product was well designed. Bhp wrote in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 on Amazon three years ago “This is an excellent tablet, well designed, fast and very responsive”. One person reckoned that it was a good design. Piotr Bartkowiak rated it as very good and said on Amazon “Sweet design [it matches my Nexus 5 ; )] fast”.

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Robust

Some HTC Nexus 9 owners wrote in their reviews that the HTC Nexus 9 was well made. Andres rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned “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” in his review of this tablet. Bhp wrote in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 on Amazon “The built is typically HTC, ie very solid and with great attention to details” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Three years ago Bobby Down scored it very highly and he wrote in his HTC Nexus 9 review “The overall build is solid, ascetically pleasing”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Two years ago Paul D wrote in his review of the HTC Nexus 9 “My trusty nexus 7 will go back to kitkat 4.4 when I work out how to do it”. One customer who reviewed the HTC Nexus 9 reckoned that it was strong and durable. Techworld.com said in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 “Sturdy aluminum frame and overall construction”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several HTC Nexus 9 reviewers who bought it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned in their HTC Nexus 9 review “Colours are vivid and contrast is good”. Duncan Wood mentioned three years ago “Top quality display with true colours” in his review of this tablet. Jeremy Whilde mentioned on Amazon “Display quality is excellent sharp with vivid colours and excellent viewing in all light conditions”.

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

One customer concluded that this tablet was good for watching tv. Robm wrote on Amazon two years ago “Nexus 10 - much better for web page viewing and expands nicely when rotated for watching TV and films” in their review.

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Good Sound Quality

A few customers who bought it considered that it had good sound quality. Alistair A. wrote in their review on Amazon two years ago “The screen is really very good and very clear the speakers sound good for films”. Amazon Customer rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this tablet “Sound is great through the two front facing speakers”. Bobby Down mentioned “The screen and sound are a delight ! Right size”.

Good Size

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

Several HTC Nexus 9 owners thought this tablet was a good weight. Dan said “Its pretty light weight which is good”. Jeremy Whilde said in his review on Amazon “Excellent light weight quality tablet”. One HTC Nexus 9 owner who bought the product thought it was compact. Cardelle gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Still compact enough to be convenient”.

One HTC Nexus 9 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a squeeze to fit in. Three years ago Corrinpowers said 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” yet they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

One customer thought this tablet was easy to carry around. One person who bought this tablet concluded that it was good structurally. Two years ago J. Fryman wrote “Excellent construction quality build a premium feel” and gave it a very good review score.

One person reckoned that this tablet was thin. J. Fryman rated the product as very good and wrote “It's a slim tablet, for good bass you have to move air” in their review.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Three HTC Nexus 9 owners wrote in their reviews that this tablet was noisy. David Michael Archdale rated it 5 stars and he wrote in his HTC Nexus 9 review “Sound on the device is loud and clear”. Markos said “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” in their review and rated the product as excellent. R. Gilby mentioned “Are very clear and loud” in their HTC Nexus 9 review and gave it an excellent rating.

One HTC Nexus 9 owner mentioned that the product was quiet. Techworld.com said in their review “Low volume for notifications is still quite invasive in quiet environments” .

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Good Brand

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

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Good Technical Features

One person who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Bhp gave it an excellent review score and wrote “Some of its best features, such as Heads-up notifications, are available as stand alones.” in their review.

Very Thin

The depths of tablets of a similar spec and age to the Nexus 9 range from 7.9mm to 9.2mm, and the average depth is 8.3mm. At only 7.95 millimeters, the Nexus 9 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the Nexus 9.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer reckoned that it did not have email functionality. Three years ago Bhp mentioned “Very fast (for ex you don't need to save your email in Drafts to change the music you're listening to on Spotify” in their review of the HTC Nexus 9 however despite that they still gave it a very good rating.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was not able to connect to the internet. J. Fryman mentioned on Amazon two years ago “20 hours to download over my crap Internet connection” in their review however despite that they still rated the product 5 stars.

One HTC Nexus 9 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Nigel he wrote on Amazon “The micro USB connection is flimsy”. One HTC Nexus 9 owner who bought the product thought it was not wifi compatible. Richard wrote on Amazon “This is a problem where there is no wireless access available”.

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Poor Support

One HTC Nexus 9 owner said that this tablet did not have good technical guidance. Andy Mccall said “Vodafone don't seem want to help get it working either, they are just blaming HTC” however he still gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars.

Not 4G

The Nexus 9 is not 4G. Most of the other tablets of this age and type are also not 4G.

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Heavy

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

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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 this Tegra K1 processor tablet computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Nexus 9 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Nexus 9.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 8 megapixels, the Nexus 9 has a pretty average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other Tegra K1 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Nexus 9 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nexus 9 has a fairly average display diagonal (8.9 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Nexus 9.

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other 11 similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Nexus 9 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the Nexus 9 is a two processor cores tablet which is average.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
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
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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
Continuous Video Playback Time
Standby Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Power
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
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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