Beef Jerky, 16 Feb 2016I've had my Nexus 9 for almost a year. I paid full asking price (399 USD) for it. Honestly, it... moreWhat you were experience was a known problem. Google was exchanging those defective early builds because they were under warranty. You should've contacted Google. I didn't end up gettingone because of the initial complaints but pretty much every device has its production issues
I've had my Nexus 9 for almost a year. I paid full asking price (399 USD) for it. Honestly, it's been a huge disappointment.
Build quality is subpar. It flexes and creaks. There's light bleed. For a 400 dollar tablet, this is pretty weak.
Performance is laggy. Having Chrome open certainly makes it worse. I've never seen a Nexus device stutter this much.
Random reboots happen way too often for a tablet that you'd expect to be of a high caliber.
A few months ago, I started seeing issues where the screen would white out and there would be a buzzing noise. This would happen when the battery got down to 50% or lower. Apparently this is a common issue. You can reboot the tablet, but as time has gone by, the issue has become more and more frequent.
Otherwise, the tablet does what you would expect it to do. You can read on it, you can watch videos, browse the web, etc. Android's apps are still not particularly well suited to large tablet form factors, and Google has really dropped the ball on leading the charge with that (Have you seen their Inbox app? Just a scaled up phone app on a tablet).
I've generally really liked the Nexus devices. I owned a Nexus 4, 5 and 7 and really enjoyed all those devices. I'm disappointed how fall short this product falls of the quality bar set by those products.
If you can get this tablet for 150 USD or less, it might be worth it, but otherwise, there are much better tablets out there
Virtual Insanity, 31 Jan 2016Would get this if it had a card slot Price difference from 16 to 32gig is a rort (extra AUD $... moreI have a cable that lets me plug my usb sticks into the charging port on my phone and tablet. I can see it as a extra hdd and use that for extra storage.
Would get this if it had a card slot
Price difference from 16 to 32gig is a rort (extra AUD $110)
And for my use even 32gig still isn't enough.
I have a Nexus 10 and reciently purchased a Nexus 9 figuring it would be an upgrade but I was wrong. My Nexus 10 is faster than the 9. I am very dissapointed with the 9. It was a waste of money. They should have given it 3 gigs of ram.
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2016Why must you buy the nexus 9 when you can buy the Nvidia shield k1?Theyboth have nvidia tegra ... morebecause the HTC Nexus 9 has better screen size, better camera almos same resolution, and off course BETTER BATTERY LIFE!!!
Why must you buy the nexus 9 when you can buy the Nvidia shield k1?Theyboth have nvidia tegra k1 and the same bous front firing speakers
Anon, 05 Jan 2016It's horrid....the tablet I mean....when charge drops to 50 % it suddenly makes.a loud noise..... moredear anon,it can be the problem of hard ic or pf ic (pf=power frequency and this % is more). it should be tested by a professional repair man.a quick and short heating could fix the ic in its place and some times getting a heater on mentioned ic can fix the problem. if not it can be software problem and with flashing a new rom it can be ok.
caution: for sure the repair have to do with professional repair man and don't heating a lot to hard ic.cpu and hard ic damaged with high temp.
It's horrid....the tablet I mean....when charge drops to 50 % it suddenly makes.a loud noise.... Screen goes white and has to be forcibly switched off...and no one knows what the problem is
Khye, 15 Dec 2015Unfortunately no, LTE version has no earpiece also doesn't have call feature. You can only sen... moreThank you Khye for your help, you helped me decide whether to buy this device or not. I thought maybe the front facing speakers might double as an earpiece since I've seen some Motorola phones have this feature, but I guess not for the nexus 9 then.
HumongousPhoneLover , 15 Dec 2015Thank you for your reply, I actually made a cardboard cutout of the actual dimensions of the n... moreUnfortunately no, LTE version has no earpiece also doesn't have call feature. You can only send SMS only the most.
G4 user, 08 Dec 2015yeah use a card window and then put over it a phone and a camera and laptop all togheter and ... moreThank you for your reply, I actually made a cardboard cutout of the actual dimensions of the nexus 9 and tried to fit that into my front jeans pockets and it actually fit lol. Now I need to know if the LTE version of the nexus 9 has an earpiece for phone calls since I don't want to carry around a Bluetooth headset or headphones with Mic all day outside just for phone calls. Do you know if the LTE version of the nexus 9 has an earpiece for phone calls?
HumongousPhoneLover, 06 Dec 2015Can anybody fit this nexus 9 into front pants pockets like jeans or anything like that to use ... moreyeah use a card window and then put over it a phone and a camera and laptop all togheter and try to put it in ur pocket good luck.
Can anybody fit this nexus 9 into front pants pockets like jeans or anything like that to use as a phone? I currently use the 8 inch samsung galaxy tab s2 8.0 as my daily driver phone(I can fit it into my front jeans pockets easily). So I was just wondering if I can go even bigger and get a 9 inch phone?
Thank you guys for your help.