The Google Nexus 9 scores excellently on our battery life test


One of the key findings you'll stumble upon if you go through our Google Nexus 9 review concerns the slate's battery life. Simply put, it's awesome – as the slate held its ground for the whopping 9 hours and 24 minutes. That's excellent considering the trying nature of the script we run.

Putting those numbers into words, you should expect up to two days of usage with the Nexus 9, so long as you don't go down on it crazy hard, of course. We know because of the aforementioned script we use to test battery life – it replicates the average user's habits and arrives at a final figure that is indicative of the hands-on time you can squeeze out of it on average. 

The Nexus 9's score puts it in front of competitors like the Apple iPad Air 2 (7 hours 27 minutes), the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (7 hours 2 minutes), and even the enormous Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 (8 hours 58 minutes). With a charging time of 254 minutes, the Nexus 9 is also one of the fastest tablet devices to recharge from zero to full on our list – behind only the Apple iPad mini 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4.

Take a look at the charts below.



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Nexus 9
  • Display 8.9 inches 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.6 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra K1 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 6700 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat

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