Google Nexus 9 User Reviews
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Another benchmark cheater
Bertelgeus has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The benchmark scores simply don't translate into real world performance.
I found out after returning that the Denver core is a reincarnation of Transmeta's infamous Crusoe design that requires binary translations at runtime that cause extremely heavy lags from time to time, especially when switching apps.
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shobhit has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Very good tablet, Solid Android tablet with little apparent downside. Performance is solid, though a few apps have crashed, most likely due to the nature of Android 5, so hopefully this will improve with time.
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Solid Android tablet with little apparent downside
Commentator has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I've had this device for just over six hours, so I have to be brief. So far, I've enjoyed the majority of the experience. Colors are solid and vivid, and viewing angles are excellent. My only complaint about the display is that there is some noticeable backlight bleeding, especially when the screen is black. (NB: New users will almost certainly be immediately acquainted with this unfortunate issue, as the Android boot screen is not only predominantly black, but also forces full screen brightness. Don't immediately return the device however, as if you are able to soldier past the loading screen you'll be rewarded with a truly outstanding visual experience.)
The speakers are awesome, probably the best sound I've heard from a tablet.
Battery life seems solid so far.
Build quality is excellent (no noticeable "hollowness" on the back panel of my device.) The matte plastic back handles well, almost identically to last year's Nexus 5 and 7, and the metal rim adds a nice touch. Overall the device carries forward the solid, understated (if even a bit underrated) Nexus design philosophy we've seen evolve over the past couple years: not too flashy, yet certainly not shabby.
Performance is solid, though a few apps have crashed, most likely due to the nature of Android 5, so hopefully this will improve with time.
All in all, the Nexus 9 seems to be a solid Android tablet that won't disappoint if you're looking for an alternative to an iPad. If you've invested heavily into the Google ecosystem...
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The best tablet I have seen and used
fadyrefaat has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
A nice and neat tablet that is perfect for the price, it is a reliable one, it always works, always available, with a good battery life, reliable and clean software, fast performance, nice colorful display, two front speakers, and the awesome built quality of htc. What do I need more, I have it for more than two years now and it is still working like new, thanks to Google vanilla Android software.
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This device rocks
Arjun594654 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This tablet is a solid Google tablet enough to blow the socks of off any tablet out there.
I love it the day I got it such a good tab even rivals the I pad air 2.
If you are an android fan you've got to get this tab.
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My First Tablet
Malikai625 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Google and HTC has created a very solid tablet with the Nexus 9. Everything from the screen to the dual-front facing stereo speakers, dual-core NVIDIA K1 64-bit processor, this tablet screams quality. This is one the Android's best tablets of 2014.
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La mejor tablet
pabloxtream9 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Llevo 2 meses con esta tablet y estoy encantado con ella, para mi es perfecta en todo, para otros no se pero para mi lo es, sobre todo por su sistema operativo android lollypop 5.0 que la hace mas fluida, y encima con un procesador a 64 bits va genial
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Good on paper but what a awful build quality !
Faxx4840 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I bought a N9 lunar white 32 GB.
I had a lot of lighbleed, the tablet come so hot after a few use, the backside buttons are so bad that its hard to click on them, and the back of the tablet is convex.
I bought it on google play and I ask them for times to change it. I always receive a tablet with all these problems or with some of them !
The design is beautiful, and for person which like customization the stock android is perfect.
I will wait that google and htc solved all the issues to buy a new one or wait for the new tablet of 2015.
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Nice tablet ~
CGYCGY has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This tablet has 2 version till now.
Serial Number start with (HT4A...) and (HT4B...)
Serial number start with HT4A is the 1st batch release of Nexus 9.
Some user complained that the 1st batch has heavy backlight bleeding problem and hard button problem ( button hard to press )
I buy mine in Amazon. Mine Nexus 9 serial number start with HT4B.
I found out that my Nexus 9 doesn't has any hard button problem, and doesn't has heavy backlight bleeding issue.
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AndroidiOsWindows has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The design of the device is very similar to other Nexus devices ,with the soft touch back and on-screen buttons. If you have the black model, the back is a fingerprint magnet, and the metal frame is not as visible as with the other color options. The build quality on the other hand could be better. The back is flexible and at some parts of the edge it feels like the device is not fully even. The power buttons and the volume rocker are not so good, but that's something HTC seems to be fixing. But the design is pretty nice, and the device is pretty nice to hold in hand.
The display is pretty good, but nothing spectacular. It'd have been nice to have the super amoled screen found on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, but this is ok. Overall the screen is crisp and clear. But many people have had some light bleeding around the edge of the display, or they've found a dead pixel, and when hearing these problems you start to think if it's worth it at 400 dollars (or 490 for the 32 GB model). If you ask me, I would say yes.
The screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio. If you like it or not, comes down to your preferences. If you only watch movies or videos. Maybe if you only play games, you might be better with the Nvidia Shield or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. On the other hand web browsing is a lot better on this more "squareish" format. Book reading and picture browsing is also better. I think that as an overall tablet this is the better aspect ratio.
Under the hood you get the probably most powerful...
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