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Google Nexus 9 review: specs and price

Google Nexus 9
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Google Nexus 9

Why is Google Nexus 9 better than the average?

  • Resolution
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    2048 x 1440pxvs2MP
  • CPU speed
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    2 x 2.3GHzvs4.25GHz
  • Pixel density
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    281ppivs213.3ppi
  • Battery power
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    6700mAhvs6050.81mAh
  • Weight
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    425gvs512.95g
  • Thickness
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    7.9mmvs9.15mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    8MPvs6.01MP
  • Bluetooth version
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    4.1vs3.74

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Design

1.weight

425g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

7.9mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.height

151.9mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

226.3mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

271.56cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.resolution

2048 x 1440px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

281ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

8.9"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Google Nexus 9
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Google Nexus 9
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Google Nexus 9
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.3GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

2GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.internal storage

32GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
4.Supports 64-bit
Google Nexus 9 (Nvidia Tegra K1 (64-bit))
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
5.semiconductor size
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
6.Has integrated graphics
Google Nexus 9 (Nvidia Tegra K1 (64-bit))
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

1.6MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Google Nexus 9
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a front camera
Google Nexus 9
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
6.Can create panoramas in-camera
Google Nexus 9 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Google Nexus 9
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Google Nexus 9
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.battery power

6700mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has a battery level indicator
Google Nexus 9
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Google Nexus 9
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a removable battery
Google Nexus 9
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Google Nexus 9
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
2.Supports widgets
Google Nexus 9 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
3.has NFC
Google Nexus 9
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.is a multi-user system
Google Nexus 9 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
5.The browser has word wrap
Google Nexus 9 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
6.Bluetooth version

4.1

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Google Nexus 9 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

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