- Android v5.0 Lollipop OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 1.6MP Front Camera
- 6700mAH Battery
- 32GB Internal Memory
HTC Nexus 9: Google’s Tryst with the Fabled LTE Support
HTC joins hands with Google as the latest Nexus 9 arrives at the international arena with a feature packed console and an exhaustive specs sheet. While we look into the variants associated with this device, the LTE empowered model is what calls for some added attentiveness. The focus herein lies upon the wider range of attributes concerning the tablet and the excitement revolving around the most fated launch of the recent times, in Android Lollipop. With most of the aspects falling into place, the intrigue around this gadget keeps on surging as we come closer to getting the hands-on experience.
Pros: Everything feels great about this device but the most startling aspect happen to be the high-end display and the pacey processor, backed up by the dedicated GPU. Gorilla Glass comes in as the protective sheath whereas the latest Android update is all set to provide a feature packed experience.
Cons: We were a bit disappointed with the Quad-core chipset which sounds a bit redundant when the latest octa-core entities are concerned. The camera lacks a lot of spice and mostly for the secondary camera which sports a low-end sensor resolution of only 1.6MP.
The extensive preview would be helpful as it makes the pre-ordering wait even more painful while we slowly delve into the basics associated with the Nexus 9. The LTE support interesting approach for a tablet and takes the innovation a step forward.
In comes the trendy exterior followed by the inclusion of those curved edges. The soft grip at the rear comes in handy and allows the user to hold the device for long without feeling a stretch or two. One might feel great about the thinner bezels providing a sizeable body to screen ratio thus perpetuating bits of aesthetic nuances. Be it the cleaner and exceptionally demarcated lines or the brushed metallic edges, the Nexus 9 captures the preferences with fuller hands. Colored variants are to be made available with Indigo, white and sand being the pre-ordered favorites.
Nexus 9 packs in quite a lot in terms of display as with the 1536x2048-pixel resolution. While the LCD panel makes an entry, the IPS technology is the most fitting tool backing up the 8.9 inch console. This gadget sports a 281PPI pixel density while including 16M colors into the mix. Multi-touch facility comes in handy whereas the scratch proof glass also renders the needed vibrancy.
In comes the primary camera rated at 8MP which includes the LED flashlight and autofocus which render added functionality. Capturing resolution is at 3264x2448 whereas the face detection spec is more of a gimmick. One might also make use of the Geo-tagging spec in addition to the one touch auto focus. Video recording is seamlessly easy with the 1080p resolution followed by the stereo sound recording spec. The tablet also boasts of a 1.6MP unit which allows video chatting over the LTE network in addition to those partially vibrant selfies.
Processor and Storage:
The Nexus 9 houses the Denver Quad-core Processor besides the NVidia Tegra K1 chipset for boosting the multitasking performances. The 2.3GHz clock speed is also a great addition and one can easily look at those greater processing speeds. In comes the Kepler GPU which is exceptionally carved for bringing out the best gaming performances associated with this device when coupled with the 2GB of flash memory. Built-in storage space corresponds to a whopping 16GB whereas the company will also launch the 32GB model simultaneously.
The Operating System and Battery:
The most encouraging aspect regarding the Nexus 9 has to be the Android Lollipop which includes an interface which is customizable across multiple platforms. One can easily sync the data accessed over multiple devices whereas the interface perfectly fits in the pre-defined mold as per the device configuration. The 6700mAh hardware renders the needed support in the form of enough battery juice which allows the user to run the gadget for more than 10 hours at high usage.
Added Specs and Connectivity:
The company is looking to release the keyboard foil separately with the gadget which allows one to type across multiple orientations. This one would be magnetically attached with a single charge taking it over a few months of usage.4G support is effectively rendered as per the LTE connectivity norms and thus 3G is more of a given.
This is one powerful tablet with a praiseworthy processor and a sleek layout. While the camera lags a tad bit, the primary unit comes out with sharper images which readily exceed the expectations. Go for the Nexus 9 which can boast of a stupendous battery and a comprehensively laid out specs sheet.
HTC Google Nexus 9 4G LTE Rivals:
Apple iPad Air Cellular
Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB Cellular
Google Nexus 7 2013 4G LTE
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4