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Google Nexus 9




Google Nexus 9 (UK/SIM Free)

The Nexus 9 is the latest tablet from Google, manufactured by HTC and running Android 5.0 Lollipop. With an 8.9" screen and weighing less than 1lb, it's large enough for comfortable browsing but portable enough that it's not inconvenient. We'll run through the best reasons to buy the Nexus 9 and then cover some of its standout features in detail.

UK SIM Free model

The Nexus 9 is available as either Wi-Fi only, or with cellular connectivity. The cellular models that we range will be UK SIM Free stock. This means that they are not tied to a contract and can be used with any compatible SIM card.

Reasons to buy Nexus 9

Here's a quick look at the main features of the Nexus 9 and the best reasons to buy Google's latest tablet:

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 8.9" IPS LCD Display with Gorilla Glass 3 and Double tap to wake
  • 8MP rear camera & 1.6MP front camera
  • Dual front facing speakers with HTC BoomSound
  • 6700mAh battery
  • Dual microphones
  • NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Weighs just 425g
  • 2.3GHz dual-core processor with 2GB RAM

The Nexus 9 is available to buy SIM free from Clove

Colour and memory variants

The Google Nexus 9 is offered in three different colours: black, white and sand. The thin bezel and the 8.9" IPS display are framed by brushed metal sides. It looks and feels like a premium product. There are also two different memory variants of the Nexus 9: 16GB and 32GB. There is no microSD slot for expansion, just the internal storage. The Nexus 9 is also available as a Wi-Fi only tablet or with cellular connectivity. Once we have the Nexus 9 available to buy, you will be able to see the different options that are available.

Box Contents

  • Nexus 9
  • Documentation
  • Charger


The Nexus 9 is an elegantly designed tablet, manufactured by HTC on behalf of Google. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, which offers a range of improvements to the Android experience including improved security, multiple user accounts and improved notifications.

Many manufacturers have struggled to come up with the right balance of ergonomics and aesthetics when it comes to tablet design, but HTC has done just that for the Google Nexus 9. The soft backing provides a good surface to grip, and with its slim profile (just 7.95mm) and light weight (only 425g), it's comfortable to hold one-handed. The 8.9" IPS display ensures that the Nexus 9 screen is big enough for browsing the web and watching films, but not so large that it becomes cumbersome to carry. It also includes Double Tap to Wake, which gives you a quick method to wake the device up if it's in standby mode.

As well as its sturdy, premium design, HTC has included one of its recent innovations, BoomSound technology. This was first debuted in the HTC One and offers the best audio experience found on a smartphone or tablet. The dual front facing speakers are enhanced by BoomSound, which provides increased volume levels with a layered sound and without distortion. It's great for music playback; if you've never heard it before you'll be surprised just how loud and clear the sound is.

Power isn't a problem for the Nexus 9, it features a 2.3GHz dual-core processor with 2GB RAM. There's no internal storage included, but it does come in either 16GB or 32GB memory variants. It's also got plenty of connectivity options - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, DLNA and (optionally) LTE. There are also dual microphones included, so if you are using the cellular version of the Nexus 9 to make calls the audio quality will be nice and clear.

To power all of the above the Nexus 9 includes a 6700mAh battery. This should provide approximately 9.5 hours video playback, 8.5 hours LTE browsing or 9.5 hours Wi-Fi browsing. This means you'll easily get a full day's heavy use out of it, and that's before you've turned on Android Lollipop's power saving mode, which can add an extra 1.5 hours battery life to a device.

Nexus 9 tablet from uk retailer clove


Operating System
  • PlatformGoogle Android
  • Version5.0 Lollipop
  • SpeedDual-core 2.3GHz
  • Dual CoreYes
  • Quad Core
  • Make/Model64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver
  • Other192-core Kepler GPU
Expansion Slot
  • Type
  • Capacity
Internal Storage
  • Size16GB or 32GB
  • Extras
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size8.9%25252525252525252522
  • ResolutionQXGA (2048x1536)
  • Type & ExtrasIPS LCD, 4:3 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 3, Double tap to wake
SIM SlotYes
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.2
  • Functions
  • Version802.11ac 2x2 (MIMO)
  • Version
  • PowerMicroUSB 2.0
  • Audio3.5mm
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • G-SensorYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass and GyroYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Antenna TypeInternal GLONASS
  • A-GPS
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • Megapixels8MP
  • FlashLED Flash
  • Camera Lensf/2.4
  • OtherAutofocus
  • Type1.6MP, f/2.4
  • Type6700 mAh
  • Removable
  • Standby Time
  • Battery LifeWi-Fi Browsing: Up to 9.5 hours; LTE Browsing: Up to 8.5 hours; Video Playback: Up to 9.5 hours; Wi-Fi Standby: Up to 30 days LTE Standby: Up to 30 days
Dimensions153.68mm x 228.25mm x 7.95mm
Weight425g (Wi-Fi), 436g (LTE)
OtherNFC, Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound, Dual microphones



The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this tablet SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this tablet is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this tablet brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the Nexus branding.

Does the tablet have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?


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Is this Tablet LTE compatible?

There are two different versions of the Nexus 9. One is Wi-Fi only, the other is LTE compatible. Please check to be sure which one you are buying.

Does this tablet have a removable battery?


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