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Nexus 9 Review

Nexus 9 Review: Last week, I received a little surprise package from Google – a Nexus 9 for review. I loved my Nexus 7, until it had an ill-fated incident of keeping the tablet in my purse without a proper cover left the screen smashed to pieces. I was devastated, so when this tablet arrived, I was excited to see how the Nexus 9 matched up with the Nexus 7. Here’s my review of the Nexus 9.

Nexus 9 Review

Nexus 9 Review

Here are my thoughts on the Nexus 9 tablet, what I love, the features and how it compares to the Nexus 7 tablet.


The first thing I noticed with the Nexus 9 was the size. It’s not small like the Nexus 7, it’s more of a full-size tablet. At 8.9 inches, it’s big enough to do the things you love doing on a tablet – yet small enough to carry in your purse.

Nexus 7 size is 7 inches.

Gorilla Glass 3

Gorilla Glass 3 makes it harder to break the glass and more scratch resistant. Thankfully, Google sent over a case as well, so hopefully the Nexus 9 won’t have the fate of my Nexus 7.

Nexus 7 uses scratch resistant Corning® Glass.

Android™ 5.0 Lollipop Operating System

I am loving Lollipop! I hadn’t upgraded my Android phones yet to Lollipop so was excited to see what the differences were from KitKat. The interface is clean and easy to use. I like the new flash light feature that is built-in, as well as that recently used apps are remembered even after restarting the device.

nexus 9 tablet


The sounds is great with the distortion-free with front-facing HTC BoomSound™ speakers.


The 64-bit processor gives you enough power to do all the multi-tasking you need to do with numerous apps open at once.


8MP rear camera, 1.6MP front camera

Nexus 7 features a 5.0MP rear camera, 1.2-MP front camera

Final Thoughts

My goal is to keep this tablet from my kids. They have this ability to take over everything tech in this house, but this is something I’d like to keep to for me. This tablet lives next to my bed. It’s perfect for late night surfing and reading. I know it will be great to use when we head out for a road trip because it’s really a great size to carry, not too small – yet not massively huge.  I did love the Nexus 7, but the horsepower of the Nexus 9 definitely reigns.

Buy a Nexus 9

Nexus 9 starts at $399. Amazon has it available for under $300