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HTC Google Nexus 9 16GB Tablet $299 Delivered, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet $399 Delivered @ Telstra

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This is pretty cheap & would be a good xmas present :)
HTC Google Nexus 9 16GB $299 Delivered
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet $399 Delivered

Nexus 9 Specs

  • 8.9 inch IPS LCD QXGA (1536 x2048)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2GB RAM
  • 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver @ 2.3GHz
  • 8MP, auto-focus, BSI sensor, f/2.4, 1080p video recording
  • 1.6MP, BSI sensor, f/2.4, 720p video recording
  • Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound
  • Dual Microphones
  • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
  • 6700 mAh Battery
  • Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyro sensor, Magnetometer
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.11 ac, 2x2 MIMO, micro-USB 2.0 port, Audio jack

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  • awesome bargain compared to this

    • At least its not over 9000

    • That happens when they're sold out, but don't want to de-list.

      • Does delisting mean the seller has to pay fees?

        • Since sellers pay to list an item, it's cheaper to keep one 'sold out' and inactive in case you ever do get more stock, than to delist and then have to pay to make a new listing if you get more to sell.

        • In addition to what AXiS wrote, I think items have a "sell history" and items sold many times are bumped up the list when searched for. So ending the item would delete that item's search reputation. Might be different now

    • The $5000 one is 4G

  • was 399 last month :O

  • Thanks OP

  • +6 votes

    No expandable storage for the nexus 9. Booo.

  • Good price. My original Nexus 7 costed 300$

  • nexus are good in that you get latest android direct from Google
    but he problem with this unit is that it is only16gb, and tablets encourage app consumption , unlike phones with tiny screens and keyboards. I can live with with a 16gb phone because I have a phone, tablet, and PC but not a 16 gab tablet.

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      They are BOTH 16 gigs…

      (albiet the Z2 Tablet has expandable storage. Still, having xpandable storage does not mean that you can install more apps, as apps storage is limited to the device storage… which is BS but fact).

    • The Nexus kills the Z2 in performance with the Tegra K1 inside there. The latest Z4 tablet is only just on par with it. However, the No expandable storage is a killer otherwise would have been a cheap NVidia Shield Tablet replacement. :)

      • Actually, in real world usage the 9 was shown to be quite slow (not sure if that's still the case), whereas the Z2 Tablet (or at least my Z2 phone, shouldn't be any different), is absolutely buttery smooth.

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      16 is fine for a tablet, not for a phone if you take video/photos.

      • Google Photos can help here. Unlimited photo and video storage in the cloud. Not perfect, but great as a backup in any case.

        • 16GB is too limited for me. Cloud storage is useless if I cannot get wifi access when I am out :(

        • @edfoo: Yeah, that happens to me on long holidays. Easy to fill up a 32+ GB phone with HD video. I just use OTG memory sticks for storage and back up in that case. Battery life is usually the bigger issue.

  • +2 votes

    Serious question:

    The Chinese eclast x89 Air… or whatever it's called… basically an iPad clone, is in the middle (price range) and offers much more.

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/9-7-Teclast-X98-3G-I...

    Is that a better buy than either, by miles??

    I've read that the display is an LG panel… yes, like the iPad… and so it offers superior quality resolution than either of these (I've heard that many of the HTC-made Nexus 9 have light bleeding <- indication of a low quality display. I've also played with the Z2 Tablet, which left me disappointed with its resolution and colours. All Blacks won.). ALso, if you care, dual boot to WIndows. 64 Gig internal memory, and SD expansion…

    • +2 votes

      Why the downvote? Sad that the ABs won?

      Light bleeding on the Nexus 9 : http://i.imgur.com/DaFpbs8.jpg

    • Have a look at the model that has a z8700 or z8500.

      http://www.teclast.com/en/zt/X98Produalos/

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        Do you have one? What's the weight?

        • nah i dont have one, but for the money i really think the nexus is a deal, especially with the dollar shot, but i have a massive hard on for the cherry trail chips.

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          @frondono:
          I think the Xperia is a better deal. Better quality screen, albeit the lower resolution (… but no light bleeding issues).

          …but on paper, I think the Teclast is a better deal than both by a long shot. I would like to try one, but don't have the money to gamble on a Chinese tablet though :/

        • @inose: I've always liked everything nexus, cause google. but i don't have any experience with any of these tablet so i'd advise to read many reviews, maybe search on reddit. but if i was going to buy blindly my money would be on the nexus or the telcast, probably the telcast if i had money to burn.

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          @frondono:
          Why not the Xperia, Nexus fanboy? ;)

          (Na but serious question)

        • @inose: I like 4:3 screens. also the clean android experience

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          @frondono:

          ah ok

        • @inose:

          Screen bleed was an issue on the first nexus 9 I bought, telstra sent me a new replacement. Screen bleed isn't a problem on the replacement. I like the nexus 9, the screen is good, the stereo speakers are great and the performance is better than any other Android tablet. Actually I can see this tablet being perfectly fine for years, and seems to be getting better over time. With marshmellow this tablet is great. I had a tab s before I got my nexus 9 and even though the screen was way better, the tablet would stutter even in general UI let alone playing a game and the speakers sucked. The first Nexus 9 I got though was a pos, so if you get a dud keep getting replacement till you get a good one or just get a refund if you aren't happy. Can't lose really. :)

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          @Ronnnie:

          I've a Tab S actually, and don't really have any complaints - it's as "laggy" as my Nexus 5…

          Want to get my folks a tablet, and I like the Nexus experience.

          Thanks for your insight

    • +8 votes

      The only thing that holds me back on buying anything expensive on Chinese sites like aliexpress and pandawill etc is DOA or any warranty related issues. Returning these things costs a fortune via DHL or FedEx.

      • Very true, it is like a gamble. You need to justify your luck and the price that you pay for.

      • It's not that much to send back with auspost. around $20 with signature on delivery.

        • +5 votes

          You can't legally do it, they don't send anything with batteries. And it's definitely not $20, with tablets considering the weight would be about 1kg+, airmail without tracking and insurance is already $36.
          Only DHL, FedEx, TNT, UPS etc. Expensive ones send batteries basically.

        • @clse945111: registered post or pack n track is $32.30 and airmail is $25.30 for 500g-1kg. It's probably gone up a little bit since I last sent one back. there's that many lithium ion batteries in the mail system it's a joke, I'm guessing the nexus would be getting delivered by auspost by air, what's one more. If your going to give me shit about the weight, that's the weight of the tablet and that's what the chinese sellers want you to send back, they're not interested in the box, accesories etc.

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          @frondono:
          And you think $32 isn't expensive enough for a $200 tablet that may not actually arrive China or get repaired by the Chinese sellers that mostly have bad rep? That's without any insurance as well.
          P&T has no signature so the seller can claim that they didn't receive the item and you won't get anything back from paypal.
          Registered post has no insurance so if lost then bye bye tablet (and money).
          Airmail has no tracking at all.
          And back to the can’t send battery thing, yes it's a joke but what can we do?
          The best is to wish that you don't need to return at all, otherwise the extra money spent on sending the thing back is already not worth it, and as if you've got so much time worrying about all this.

        • @clse945111: dude chill out, take a few deep breaths. I'm talking from experience, I import and sell this shit for a living not so much tablets anymore but mini pc's which use the same hardware. I would never really buy any of this crap anyway as I have been dealing with chinese manufacturers for over 10 years and know how hard it is to find a product and/or manufacturer that is rock solid.

        • @frondono:

          .. I import and sell this shit ..

          What's the name of your company? Want to know whom to avoid.

        • @clse945111:

          Only DHL, FedEx, TNT, UPS etc. Expensive ones send batteries basically.

          If you pay via Paypal, a return might be covered under Paypal's refunded returns program. You can submit up to 8 claims per 12 month period, up to a max of $45 per claim.

          Basically you mail/courier the item back via whatever method and send Paypal proof of postage and they'll refund the costs back to your paypal account.

          https://www.paypal.com/au/webapps/mpp/returns

    • From my experience chinese devices have woeful battery life and short lived support for updates .

    • Up to you. Does have good features but be wary of updates, battery life, and build quality. I personally would not spend more than $100 on any Chinese no name tablets because they really are quite bad. Usually it's flimsy plastics, dusty screens, non working touch screens when plugged in and charging, etc.

      the only time when I do buy is when they are very unique. Such as having gaming controls built in - there is no other alternative.

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      I was a sucker who bought one of these Chinese Frankenablets. My Teclast x89 has been a disaster, serious issues with overheating,battery life.
      On going support is unavailable as most of the literature is written in Mandarin. Do yourself a favour and stay away from the shitty Teclast x89

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        Sigh… Thanks for your input. I can relax now.

        Yep I will avoid.

  • I heard alot about nexus 9 that its not as good as nexus 7.nexus 9 always overheat is thet true?

    •  

      Haven't heard of any overheating issues, but have heard a lot of build quality issues.

      Flimsy buttons, screen light bleeding, hollow backs.

  • This or the Teclast x89 Air 3G?

    • Get the dual boot one

      •  

        nah my Teclast x89 dual boot sucks, I will never buy a tablet without a local warranty again.
        The android parition comes with so much bloat ware and is difficult to remove, there is little support for putting on a custom rom. Overheating issues can only be addressed by turning down the clockspeed. Basically you have to be pretty handy writing custom roms and translating from mandarin.
        Plus you get white lines across screen issues, pretty crap all round really.

        http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2376751

    • I would get the cellular model. So answer to your question would be teclast 3G.

    • gambling? I received a Teclast which battery only lasted 30min or so…….

  • Cheaper than my previous deal

    Great buying for a great tablet :)

  • Awesome price for a decent tablet: Nexus 9!

  • Oh they are only WiFi Models?! Thought teltra would only sell cellular devices.

  • The Nexus 9 is a completely different tablet after the Marshmallow update, battery lasts forever, its fast, has really given my tablet a new life. This is a great price for it IMO.

    • Comments like these get me pumped for 6.0 Marshmallow on my devices :P

    • Yeah I can get over 9 hours sot now. The standby time is a major improvement since 6, it doesn't drain battery when not being used.

  • Is this deal available in store? Thanks.

  • what was the price of the nexus 9 when released? will it get one more year of updates from google? xda should still be pretty active after that tho.

  • Thanks OP, bought one

  • Telstra site says there's no expendable slot for microSD. But I am seeing that most of the review sites are saying it's got microSD card slot up to 128gb. Any thoughts?