HTC Nexus 9


nexus 2With the Google release of HTC Nexus 9, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 users are expected to curiously gaze on this new brand due to the fact that the predecessors were termed as great and impressive phones which would one time take over Samsung and Asus. This phone has actually made a major shift in Google’s products strategy; it has got highly capable hardware that has been built with premium brand new Android version. Some of the other exceptional features of this device include:

Design: HTC Nexus 9 runs on the android version 5.0 Lollipop with high quality material design. It also has got ART runtime for great responsiveness and performance. This device features an all black back and front where the back is dominated by the large Nexus logo. There are also two other available colors- white and sand aside from the black color. The front part of the device is covered by Gorilla Glass 3. Physical measures of HTC Nexus 9 are 228.2 x 153.7 x 7.9 mm. the LTE version weighs 436g while the original version weighs 425 grams.

Display: The screen 2048 x 1536 pixels, 8.9” made up of pixel density of 281ppi and IPS display with 4:3 aspect ratio comes with Gorilla Glass 3. Its multi Touchscreen is enhanced by proximity sensors, accelerometer and compass direction.

Hardware: HTC Nexus 9 uses system 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset, and 2.3GHZ dual-core Denver CPU which is the most powerful silicon available for Android tablets which runs the optional quad-band GSM, 4G LTE, penta-band and EDMA on a 2GB RAM.

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Battery: The HTC Nexus 9 is characterized by a strong 6,700mAh battery. With this tablet and its battery strength you are assured of 9.5 hours of video playback or Wi-Fi browsing with up to 30 days of Wi-Fi standby. The device has got also a battery saver mode which is available for all the moments that you need to conserve your battery where it restricts background data and reduces the performance of the tablet.

Connectivity: HTC Nexus 9 has got a variety of connectivity set which are headed by quad-band GSM, penta-band HSPA, CDMA, and 4G LTE which are optional. Also on board are microUSB 2.0, GLONASS, A-GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac. In any case you can also easily cast the screen of this device to another compatible device.

Camera: The HTC Nexus 9 is fitted with 1.6MP f/2.4 front-facing camera with up-to 720p video recording and a 8MP /2.4 camera with single flash and auto-focus and up-to 1080p at 30fps video recording.

Multimedia: WMV, H.263, H.264, WMA, WAV, AAC+, MP3, MP4 and Stereo radio players.

Other features: Include Photos editor/viewer, YouTube, Chrome, Gmail, Camera, Hangouts, IM, Email, Gmail, and Google Search as well as Google Maps.

Pros:

  • Boom-Sound front facing stereo speakers,
  • Dual microphones,
  • Premium build and design with three available color options.

Cons:

  • The chipset would have been fitted better with 3GB of RAM,
  • No memory card slot,
  • No 64GB memory option.

Verdict: The critical test depends on how this device will fair in the market bearing the fact that it release was preceded by other differentiated brands from the HTC manufacturer.