it’s probably been more than a year since rumors of an HTC Nexus tablet first cropped up and, Google eventually revealed the device quietly on its blog in October. so today lets find out that is Android & HTC a perfect combo , so lets find out that this finds a way to our bag !
First – I noticed a difference between the white and the black models offered by HTC. The white model is certainly the more premium looking and feeling of the two devices, offering sleek metal edges and a smooth, though not soft-touch, back panel. The black model, on the other hand, offers the same metal edges but they aren’t as prominent or shiny, and the soft-touch back grabs fingerprints. If you push lightly on the HTC logo on the back, the tablet gives and depresses, which concerned us at first but had no real effect on our usage.
This Device rocks on Android 5.o (lollipop) , on a 8.9 inch QXGA (2048 x 1536-pixel) display which as 4: 3 Aspect ratio , But if think or want that vibrant screen like Tab S then Nexus 9 can disappoint you .The colors aren’t as vibrant as what you’ll find on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S or iPad Air 2 . However the sharpness is appreciated in certain areas while reading a book text comes through nice and crisp and helps alleviate strain on the eyes. It also gets nice and bright, but that’s another issue: there’s definitely some pretty bad screen bleeding that’s particularly noticeable when there’s a lot of black on the screen, like during the device’s boot or watching a dark movie. It’s pretty frustrating, and in general the blacks don’t get nearly as dark as they do on AMOLED displays. On the flanked of the screen you will find two front facing HTC’s “BoomSound” Speaker , but they dont sound as good as htc m8’s.The sound was admittedly hollow, They weren’t muffled while we held the device, even if our hands covered them a bit, and i appreciated the direct audio blasting at us in Spotify or while watching movies and videos on YouTube .
Moving around the device, you’ll find a microUSB charging port on the bottom, two volume buttons and a power button on the right-side, which are hard to reach, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. There’s a 1.6-megapixel camera in the top bezel, right smack in the middle, and an 8-megapixel camera on the back of the tablet with a single LED flash. The camera sticks out a bit, but it didn’t affect use of the tablet.
As far as the performance goes Nexus 9 rocks on NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor. On the other hand, you’ll note that Android 5.0 Lollipop flies — everything is blazing fast. Take for example, the experience you’ll find switching through multitasking apps. while opening up the task-switcher and, with about 20 apps open, flipped through them as if it was a well-greased Rolodex. It’s really incredible to see how far Android has come, and how smooth it runs on a first-class processor.
If it’s raw numbers you’re looking for, the Nexus 9 notched up a score of 10,843 in Quadrant, and 33,993 in AnTuTu.
As you can tell the Nexus 9’s hardware and Lollipop are a perfect match for one another; Lollipop runs and looks beautiful.In general, however, you’ll find that Android 5.0 is by far the best and most advanced version of Android ever. Everything has been refreshed with a brand new “Material Design” that creates a much more aesthetically pleasing user interface. There are small touches here and there — I particularly like the light animations — that make the whole operating system feel so much more alive. It’s incredible how far we’ve come from Android Honeycomb. Multitasking is much easier and more fluid, as I already discussed, and I’m particularly fond of the spacious and clean keyboard. Additionally, you’ll find support for multiple users, increased encryption and more. There are some oddities in the software, however. Gmail now supports all e-mail accounts, which is great, but Google oddly still includes a shell of an e-mail application on the tablet. Open it and it just directs you to Gmail.
Now lets talk about the camera, Nexus 9 has a 1.6-megapixel front facing camera, It’s perfect for things like Hangouts and Skype calls. As far as the rare camera goes this guy here has a 8-Mega Pixel camera. The performance wasn’t great and i was not blown away as we are with today’s crop of awesome smartphone cameras. Without the flash, lower-light photos came out relatively blurry, though one shot of a nightlight in our bathroom actually looked pretty solid. The shots were more acceptable with better lighting, but still not great. Also, that rear camera performed pretty well when we switched to it during a video chat .
Using Nexus 9 for the past three days, mostly lightly throughout the day and heavier at night for reading the news, books and more. It’s still sitting at 51 percent battery life, down from 76 percent 24 hours ago. It idles very well, and from what I can tell the screen has the biggest effect on battery life — no surprise there — but still only consumed eight percent of the total juice drained to date.
i m pleased with the battery life, and most folks should expect easily two days of usage from the Nexus 9, or more if you’re more of a tablet reader like myself, and rely on your smartphone for heavy work lifting during the day. If you’re gaming on a plane, or playing videos, you should have more than enough juice to get you across the Atlantic.
In Short :
The Nexus 9 is a fantastic little tablet, we’re particularly fond of the size, which is just big enough for getting real work done, and not too small that it borders on phablet territory. The software is obviously the highlight here — Lollipop truly is a treat, though we’re also big fans of the front-facing speakers, the battery life and overall smooth performance.
The display isn’t perfect, there are better ones out there, but it’s not a complete deal-breaker here. Additionally, the area on the back that depresses when touched doesn’t really scream “premium HTC” as the company’s other products do so well. Also, the white model simply looks better than the black version, but we know that will come down to personal tastes.
The Nexus 9 isn’t perfect, but it’s a great way to experience the best of Android 5.0 Lollipop without many sacrifices, and with the guarantee that you’ll have Google’s latest advancements free of any OEM bloatware.
Good Points :
- Android 5.0 Lollipop is stunning
- Good Battery Life
- Great Speakers
Bad Points :
- Not the best display
- Poor rare camera
- Lack of Optimised app