Google Nexus 9 Review

Score: 7.42/10

Google Nexus 9 is an incredible Android device released a couple of years ago, in 2014, which counts with a 64-bits Dual-Core CPU ticking at 2.3 gigahertz, a big size 8.9" multi-touch screen, and 2 cameras, an 8 MP back-facing camera and a 1.6 megapixels front-facing camera.

Google decided to power this device using a high-tech 2.3 gigahertz Dual-Core 64-bits processing unit, included in a NVIDIA Tegra K1 system chip with a large 2 GB of RAM memory. A good point of the Google Nexus 9 is its huge 32 GB internal storage memory and even though it doesn't have an SD extension slot, it it is more than enough to install hundreds of apps without even thinking about how much memory is left.

The Google Nexus 9 is a bit heavy comparing with today standards, weighting 15.38 oz. Google offers this tablet in three color options: black, brown and white. The Google Nexus 9 is incredibly thin and good-looking, with a thickness of just 0.31". This tablet is a very compact tablet, given that it presents a 8.9 inches screen and it only has 8.99 inches long.

The Google Nexus 9 has two cameras, an 8 MP back camera and a 1.6 megapixels front side camera. It is also able to film videos in Full HD 1920x1080. In addition, the camera includes flash and auto-focus.

This tablet has a interesting 2048 x 1536 8.9" screen, giving this tablet a very good graphical experience. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

This tablet provides wifi capability (and it can be shared with other devices acting as a wireless router), 4G LTE high speed connectivity or the fastest 3G connectivity, over HSPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Google Nexus 9 works with a SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

The Google Nexus 9 also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Google Nexus 9 has a large 6700 mAh Li-Polymer non-replaceable battery, enough to provide the Google Nexus 9 with a marvelous battery life. An issue to take into account is that this tablet's battery is not replaceable so you won't be able to replace it when it begins to have trouble holding its charge, whereas with so much capacity you will probably discard this tablet before that becomes a real problem.

Google sells the Google Nexus 9 for just 249 dollars, which is a real gift for such a great device. No matter if you are looking for a gaming tablet, will use it mainly for social networks or want it for work, you will probably be very satisfied with it.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 5.0
Also Known As:HTC Volantis
Dimensions:8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 inchesMetric22.83 x 15.37 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:15.38 ouncesMetric436.02 gImperial
Colors:Black, Brown and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2014-10-15
Price:$ 249.00 at Amazon


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:8.9 inchesMetric22.6 cmImperial
Resolution:1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel density:288 pixels per inchMetric113.39 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:NVIDIA Tegra K1
Processor:Denver (Dual-Core 2300 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB
Graphics Processor:Kepler DX1
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:6700 mAh


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:1.6 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor