Nexus 9 Android Tablet For Emulation In 2019! Is it any Good?

So I bought an HTC Nexus 9 in 2019! Is it any good for emulation and native Android gaming? Let’s find out.
I can tell you right now that it emulates N64 very very well so that’s a plus!

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Raspberry Pi 3 B Plus:
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Full Specs:
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 8.9 inches, 257.7 cm2 (~73.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~281 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PLATFORM OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Nvidia Tegra K1
CPU Dual-core 2.3 GHz Denver
GPU Kepler DX1
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16 GB (Wi-Fi)/ 32 GB (LTE), 2 GB RAM
Features LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec.
Video 720p
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, aptX
Radio No
USB microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– DivX/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 6700 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 720 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 9 h 30 min (multimedia) (3G)
MISC Colors Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
Price About 300 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 1890 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1540
Basemark X: 28244
Camera Photo / Video

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  1. Huey Sharapova on April 2, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Serious question, why does everyone always ask for PSP emulation? There aren’t even that many good games for it and you can just buy one on ebay for almost nothing.

  2. Chris Bennett on April 2, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    How do you set all of this up on the table?

  3. Paulo Coelho on April 2, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Can you plug an HDMI cable on it?

  4. BorealSine on April 2, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    A ‘true’ android tablet, when powered by nvidia it becomes on par with A chips, all games just run smoothly.. we need new nexus tablets…

  5. VIRAL VIDEO 2019 on April 2, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Should I buy this now? Can anyone give me reason to not buy this tablet?

  6. Woody's Geek Channel on April 2, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Any new developments or updates on this tablet ETA? Still worth to purchase? Was a custom kernal ever installed?

  7. Chris Pavlopoulos on April 2, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Hi There i recently became interested in emulation. I had a Gameboy advance sp and a PSP and few GameWatch in my life plus all PlayStations from 1 all the way up to 3 but kids broke all eventually leaving me with ps3 only so i need to play all my old games plus Amstard cpc 6128 if i can . do you think i can turn my kids Huawei MediaPad T5 only wifi in to a good emulation machine or i need the nexus ?

  8. Will on parade on April 2, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    How about a Pixel C?? It has a Tegra X1 which is the same as the Nvidia Shield TV. Would love to see an emulations test of that!

  9. iSonikYT on April 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    40 bucks more for the xiaomi mi pad 4 :O

  10. Aren Southall on April 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    I will usually run alot of classic games on my computer with a program called openemu. I havent had nany struggles with it and i was finally able to play mischief makers, which is a plus for me

  11. Its Snowy on April 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Was this dude really playing PubG with his pointer fingers?

  12. MusicandGaming on April 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    should you get the 32gb model or the 16gb do you recon? How fast is that 16gb filled up with emulator games would you say?

  13. Jin YT on April 2, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Can we play pubgM on ultra graphics and smooth

  14. GamesCell on April 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    What a gaming device. Even if it has 2.3ghz dual core, at least it has 192 cuda cores GPU, which can even run GTA IV on Android when it gets released and Fortnite Battle Royale.

  15. Josh on April 2, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    At least it’s not an Amazon tablet.

  16. Achirag Chirag on April 2, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    0:59 Kelper?

  17. Siegfried Kircheis on April 2, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    oh yeah yeah

  18. Tortuga Maestro on April 2, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Can it use lightroom?

  19. Brett Mac on April 2, 2020 at 2:18 pm


  20. Treko Bro on April 2, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    dont buy this trash, trust me guys.

    He said pubg is playable, but game runs with 10fps…. *facepalm*

    …and other gamers which are little bit older can run on it with normal fps, thus dont expect to much.

  21. chewy playz on April 2, 2020 at 2:22 pm


  22. ONIXG5MER on April 2, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Try to get the Pixel C, I recently got one for 150 on ebay.

  23. Angel Reyes on April 2, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    What do you prefer… this tablet or Xiaomi Mi pad 4?

  24. Keizer Pamintuan on April 2, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    I Love Gadgets! 😍

  25. OmikronOverload on April 2, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Soooo, i recommend to Upgrade your Tablets RAM to 4 gb. Im having mine for almost 1/2 years and online games are super laggy because the RAM is on the limit, even Tho by doing nothing its on 1,4 gb ram im gonna do IT the next month, the tegra can Run everything the tablet is awesome in it self but the ram destroys the performance.
    If it would have 4 gigs on ram it would be a true gaming tablet even Tho the screen is 4:3 in ratio.
    Best Tablet for the cheapest.

  26. Mark Dillon on April 2, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    What is the best android emulator interface ? Retro arch ? Is there a good launcher for emulation ?

  27. The Ggzzbb on April 2, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Make sure you turn off the encryption. I had the N9 and with time it slowed down to become unusable.

  28. Aleksander Cross on April 2, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    How about Nintendo Geme Cube – dolphin emulator NFS Underground 2?

  29. Luke ET on April 2, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    The lack of custom ROMs will kill this thing ashame it’s still a decent tablet

  30. Anonymously Yours on April 2, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Ram is the deal breaker

  31. Emmanuel Lora Diaz on April 2, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    dude thx for the video i just bought one today and i hope i can get the same experience as you

  32. kent leonhart on April 2, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Yeah, that Nvidia chipset is really good especially for games. At that price, it’s already a steal.
    The only problem is that there’s no external memory to expand.
    You’ll be limited on what games and apps you can install.
    What I love about it is the screen, 8.9", even though it’s only 4:3. It’s definitely good for retro gaming.

  33. Anthony on April 2, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Got ONN 8 inch tablet from walmart $64 HD screen android 9.0 stock, runs smooth. Cant play the crazy graphic games but games like GTA, madden, Clash of clans all the main ones are great! Can emulate NES up to PS1/N64 perfectly. Android tablets are great. Plus spotify is free on here

  34. Matthew Joshua Sosito on April 2, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Can you review the pixel c it has the same processor as the previous Nvidia Shield TV 2015

  35. materialism on April 2, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Suprised how he got games to work. My Nexus 9 is having that common white screen issue.

  36. ian walker on April 2, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    When i owned the nexus nine, although not a bad tablet the battery was terrible and the light bleed on the screen also.

  37. Coded Xtreme on April 2, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    It’s decent and good

  38. Loo Boo on April 2, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    straight up garbage

  39. meganpapa1 on April 2, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    The iPega 9083 fits fine on this tablet. I have several of them and use them on Fire Tablet 10 and a few of the Chinese brand tablets (Teclast, Huaweii). Can mount the tablet vertically or horizontally.

  40. obvious_humor on April 2, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    I definitely miss my Nexus 9. Mine had a graphical glitch develop into total corruption and non-booting. As good as the Tegra chips are in theory, they tend to fail in practice. Even the X1 in my Pixel C has the occasional hiccups. I wish the Nexus 9 had launched with a better SoC.

  41. Yashwanth Yash on April 2, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Hey buy a redmi tab 4 its has good processor and 4 gb ram at a good price.

  42. Electronic Consumer on April 2, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Just brought This tablet for $97 on eBay 😭😩 yesterday

  43. Forgotten Soldier on April 2, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Is still remember that retarded ad with the little kid who is scared of a school presentation and watches videos of lions while crying in bed.

  44. Joseph Joestar on April 2, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Yo, ETA Prime, I’m debating on buying this or the GPD XD Plus. Which one should I get and why?

  45. ༒Gorm Auslander༒ on April 2, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    What’s the best tablet for GameCube? Lowest price to best performance?

  46. Wunjox on April 2, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    I bought this tablet new the year it came out.
    It still works super fine, I use it to watch movies, youtube videos, read Ebooks

    The only thing that is bad with it is the short storage, I have a 16Gb model and it’s not enough

  47. Vasishta Aileni on April 2, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    My nexus 7 2012 is officially dead yesterday’s RIP.

  48. Gerardo Pagoto on April 2, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    It’s a bit expensive for the spec it has. There are some phones and tablets with not only better SoCs but with more Ram that can run emulators like PPSSPP at full speed. Even i think that a phone size android device is going to be much better for gaming since there are plenty of joystick that fit like a glove.

  49. Joreen Soller on April 2, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Maybe try looking at the mipad4. I read its the best value right now. And with a powerful cpu-gpu for emulation too

  50. Tyler Knows Nothing on April 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    KEP … LER. Not Kelper. Good video 😀

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