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HTC Google Nexus 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2203 reviews of HTC Google Nexus 9. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the GPS navigation and camera. The touch screen and storage get critical comments.

performance, screen, usability, price, portability

storage, touch screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HTC Google Nexus 9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Google Nexus 9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of HTC Google Nexus 9 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC 8.9 inch Nexus 9 Tablet - (Black) (ARM 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB Memory, Wi-Fi, Android v5.0)HTC 8.9 inch Nexus 9 Tablet - (Black) (ARM 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB Memory, Wi-Fi, Android v5.0)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Google Nexus 9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 582 user reviews of HTC Google Nexus 9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Google Nexus 9 Tablet (8.9-Inch, 32 GB, Black, Wi-Fi Only)Google Nexus 9 Tablet (8.9-Inch, 32 GB, Black, Wi-Fi Only)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Android 9 Pie review: Google gets more thoughtful

 

Android 9 Pie is a massive, AI-infused software update, and it's generally a pleasure to use. The handful of features made possible by machine learning are helpful additions, but there's much more to Pie than that. Google has done a lot nipping and...

Helpful AI features ; Generally easier to use ; Improved Do Not Disturb and notification controls ; Lots of valuable small changes

Gesture navigation can be inelegant ; Wellbeing tools not available yet ; Some finer controls have been removed

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Velazco (engadget.com)

Google Nexus 9 review: The first taste of Lollipop is a sweet one

 

It's been nearly five years since Google released its very first Nexus device, and by now we all basically get what the Nexus name stands for. It's all a

Android 5.0 Lollipop runs like a dream ; Material Design face-lift is warm, welcoming ; K1 chipset is plenty powerful, despite benchmark oddities

Screen is solid, not jaw-dropping ; BoomSound speakers not as good as M8's ; No expandable memory

The Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it shines because of it. Its design might not be worth writing home about and the speakers up front leave a bit to be desired, but the combination of Lollipop and NVIDIA's...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Nexus 9 hands-on: First look

 

The Nexus 9 by HTC was a hotly anticipated device on several fronts - it's the first tablet with Android 5.0 Lollipop, it brings HTC back into the tablet game, it's the first big Nexus tablet in two years and it's the first Nexus tablet that goes after...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Google Nexus 9 tablet

 

Google has partnered with HTC to serve up its greatest pure Android tablet yet.

The Google Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Android Lollipop 5.0, which should receive timely updates. It performs steadily with many apps open, and switching between them is fluid. Its streamlined construction has a deluxe, comfortable feel.

Not all apps work smoothly with Android 5.0 yet. Firm contact is necessary for efficient touchscreen response and it's slow to charge. The largest capacity model offered is 32GB and there's no microSD card slot.

The Google Nexus 9's premium build, speedy performance and consistent updates render it one of the best high-end Android tablets.

May, 2016

Expert review by (wired.com)

Review: Google Nexus 9 Tablet (by HTC)

 

When Google's Nexus 9 tablet first came out three months ago, we looked at it in direct comparison with Apple's iPad (which was the better...

Excellent front-facing stereo speakers and a very nice screen. Light, comfortable to hold. Runs the latest version of stock Android, which has improved since launch. Very solid battery life. Keyboard cover Folio (sold separately) is a nice option for...

Not as consistently fast as it should be. Screen is too reflective for some outdoor conditions. Optional Keyboard Folio is buggy, and using it on the fly can grow annoying

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Google Nexus 9 ( 32gb, black, LTE)

 

The Google Nexus 9 succeeds in checking the necessary boxes to be one of the best tablets of 2014. An HD display? Check. A premium build? Check. Trailblazing performance and the latest, purest version of Android . Check and check.

The Google Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Android Lollipop 5.0, which should receive timely updates. It performs steadily with many apps open, and switching between them is fluid. Its streamlined construction has a deluxe, comfortable feel.

Not all apps work smoothly with Android 5.0 yet. Firm contact is necessary for efficient touchscreen response and it's slow to charge. The largest capacity model offered is 32GB and there's no microSD card slot.

The Google Nexus 9's premium build, speedy performance and consistent updates render it one of the best high-end Android tablets.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Google Nexus 9 review

 

The Google Nexus 9 succeeds in checking the necessary boxes to be one of the best tablets of 2014. An HD display? Check. A premium build? Check. Trailblazing performance and the latest, purest version of Android. Check and check.

The Google Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Android Lollipop 5.0, which should receive timely updates. It performs steadily with many apps open, and switching between them is fluid. Its streamlined construction has a deluxe, comfortable feel.

Not all apps work smoothly with Android 5.0 yet. Firm contact is necessary for efficient touchscreen response and it's slow to charge. The largest capacity model offered is 32GB and there's no microSD card slot.

The Google Nexus 9's premium build, speedy performance and consistent updates render it one of the best high-end Android tablets.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Nexus 9 review

 

For years, Apple's iPad has set the bar for tablets. If you are making a tablet, the iPad is what you'll be judged against and ultimately compete with. In light of this, Google has traditionally...

High-resolution, 4:3 display ; Good battery life ; Great speakers

Build quality issues ; Sluggish performance ; Lack of tablet-optimized apps

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Google Nexus 9

 

The Nexus 9 is a well-built Android tablet with a powerful processor, and it'll always be the first to get the latest Google OS updates.

Super-fast processor. First tablet with Android Lollipop, which has lots of new features.

Poor camera. Some apps need to be updated. Android is still a bit behind Windows on productivity apps and iOS on high-profile games and apps.

I loaded a bunch of games from Nvidia's Tegra Zone store onto the Nexus 9 and they all played smoothly. Remember that we're getting the same frame rates as the Shield Tablet, at double the resolution. The only down side is that the Nexus 9 doesn't hook...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Ho, Ryan Smith (anandtech.com)

The Google Nexus 9 Review

 

For the past few years, we've seen Google place significant emphasis on price as a way of competing with other tablets on the market. The original Nexus 7 managed to deliver a good tablet experience without the conventional 500 USD price for a tablet....

With all of this in mind, it’s hard to give a resounding recommendation of the Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 is a step towards a high-end Android tablet, but not the leap that Google was hoping for. If you want an Android tablet near the size of the Nexus 9, I...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:6700
Battery performance:6700
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (4G):8.5
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9.5
Continuous video playback time:9.5
Standby Time:720

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.6
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, White / White
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:8.9
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.5
AC adapter output voltage:5

Graphics

Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA

Memory

Internal memory:2
Maximum internal memory:2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G:N / Y
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+,WCDMA / HSPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Color: Yes
Docking connector: No
Full HD: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Magnetometer:Y
Position location:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
SmartCard slot: No

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.5
AC adapter output voltage:5

Processor

Processor:Tegra K1
Processor cache:2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor model:Tegra K1

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.313
Height:6.06 / 8.98
Weight:15 / 15.4
Width:6.06 / 8.98