The 7 best nine-inch Android tablets

They are in the market, they have their audience, they can be used for almost any imaginable task, they are one of the most versatile entertainment and productivity devices … And yet, Android tablets do not end up set. Many can be the reasons (fragmentation, lack of serious applications of productivity …), but that does not mean that there are no options capable of meeting the needs, however complicated.

Now that Apple has introduced the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, on this occasion we have proposed to collect seven tablets with Android operating system that, within a relatively similar size, can offer a performance suitable for a work or educational environment.

It is time to put aside that mantra that was installed in Google's mobile operating system to start seriously betting on nine-inch Android tablets capable of offering everything a user would demand in them. A screen surface that is even suitable as a multimedia device, with a size that does not move away from comfort, capable of moving from one side to another without hardly taking up space in the backpack … Yes, maybe seven, eight or ten inches have been the most popular, but those of nine also have their audience.

The nine inches are in the perfect balance between large screen and comfortable tablet

There are many seven-inch models, and also ten-inch models, both sizes being the most common in these medium and large format devices. Nonetheless, 9-inch Android tablets have a certain balance that ends up pleasing almost anyone. We have powerful, economical, versatile models … and there are well-known brands manufacturing in these dimensions.

Today we will review the nine inches in tablet format. There is not much to choose from, but at least we have managed to fill in a more than acceptable selection. Let's see what you think about this compilation of seven nine-inch Android tablets.

Perhaps with some antiquity, but it enters fully into the screen size that we have proposed (it stays 0.1 inches below, but we will not be such a twitches). And it is a very good tablet despite the criticisms received: powerful, with an attractive design, quality materials, an Nvidia processor with great gaming power … And with it you can try Android N: it is the only one of the Android tablets of nine inches you can do it. And these are the specifications:

  • 8.9 ″ IPS LCD display with QXGA resolution 2048 × 1536 pixels (4: 3 ratio), double touch to wake up (288ppi)
  • Synaptics S7504B 43210570 Touchscreen Controller
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • NVIDIA Denver 64-bit dual-core 2.3GHz (Tegra K1)
  • Kepler 192-core GPU
  • 6700mAh battery (not wireless) 3.8 V / 25.46 Wh
  • Storage Samsung KLMAG2GEAC 16 GB / 32GB eMMC NAND Flash
  • 8MP rear camera OIS f / 2.4, IMX219 sensor, autofocus and LED flash, 1080p video
  • 1.6MP front camera f / 2.4, 720p video
  • BoomSound HTC front speakers, dual microphone
  • Broadcom Wi-Fi 802.11ac (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, USB2.0, NFC,
  • Ambient light sensor, GPS / GNSS, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer
  • Qualcomm® Gobi ™ modem, LTE / HSPA + / EV-DO / GSM
  • 228.3 × 153.7 × 7.95mm and 425 grams of weight (WiFi version)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Available in black, gold and white colors
  • Google Play prices: 389 euros (16GB), 479 euros (32GB), or 559 euros (32GB + LTE)

Price: € 380 (WiFi only).

I could not miss the appointment: it is enough that we choose a type of Android device to jump a little light in our head chivnosnos that Samsung has some (or several). Like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 in its 9.7-inch version: one of those tablets that, despite maintaining good balance overall, manages to stand out for its power, thinness and excellent user experience. And you just have to see the specifications:

  • 9.7 "Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2048 × 1536 (QXGA), 4: 3 format
  • Quad 1.9 GHz and Quad 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32 or 64 GB of internal storage expandable to 128 via SD
  • 169 x 237.3 x 5.6mm
  • 389g the wifi version and 392g the LTE
  • 8MP camera
  • 2.1MP front camera
  • 5,870 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac MIMO (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, GPS, Glonass, LTE
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

Price: 405.99 (WiFi only).

After the Tab S2, belonging to the highest segment of tablets, we find the Samsung Galaxy Tab A: a sufficiently accessible model that is not deprived of almost anything. It even has a variant with S-Pen, leaving, unfortunately, with a fairly low resolution. Even so, the experience is quite good: if you don't want to spend too much on the new acquisition, you should not be disappointed.

The characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A are as follows:

  • 9.7-inch screen and 1024 x 768 resolution
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 16 GB of internal storage and space for SD
  • 5MP camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • 6,000 mAh battery
  • Three colors: white, blue and gray

Price: € 208.19.

The trio of nine-inch Android tablets championed by Samsung enters the most accessible model: the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. Design quite similar to its sisters and that we all recognize in the Korean manufacturer; which also bets on downgrading the hardware without, in theory, losing the decent experience that every tablet has to shed. Even if you don't expect wonders …

The specifications of this tablet are.

  • 9.6-inch LCD screen and 1280 × 720 resolution
  • Spreadtrum SC7730SE quad-core 1.3GHz processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 8GB of internal storage and expandable by microSD
  • 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • Three colors: White, black and brown

Price: € 180.01.

Huawei MediaPad T1

We are going down in price and category, but not in screen size: the Huawei MediaPad T1 is one of those nine-inch Android tablets that behave decently for the price while maintaining hardware that is not too bad. Smooth design with metal back and quite good balance between performance, thickness and weight. Too bad the little RAM memory…

These are the specifications of the Huawei MediaPad T1:

  • 9.6 ”display with 1200 × 800 HD resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8916 quad-core 1.2 GHz processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • 248.5 × 150 × 8.3 mm
  • 431 grams
  • 5 MP camera
  • 2 MP front camera
  • 4800 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 EDR, GPS, Glonass
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

Price: € 164.

Energy Tablet Neo 2 9 ″

Before giving the auction to the compilation, we put the tooth to the most economical tablet of all that we have looked for around 9 inches: the Energy Tablet Neo 2. Do not expect a wonder in performance and performance, although a model that It works well for the most basic of a tablet.

The specifications are as follows:

  • 9 ″ display with 1024 × 600 pixel resolution
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex A7 1.3GHz processor and integrated Mali-400 Quad Core GPU
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD-HC / XC cards (up to 64 GB)
  • 240 x 146 x 10 mm
  • 476 grams
  • 2 MP camera
  • VGA front camera
  • 4400 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

Price: € 104.63.

Yes, we know: we cheat a little by putting the Google Pixel C because it escapes by 1 inch of the size marked for this compilation, but we include it because we believe that, at present, It is the best Android tablet you can buy. It is not the cheapest and, if you bet on acquiring it with your keyboard, you may be priced, but it is a real wonder. And with the possibility of installing Android N in preview version; In addition to the latest Android updates as Google takes them out of the oven.

The specifications of the Google Pixel C:

  • 10.2 ″ 2560 × 1800 pixels LCD screen
  • Tegra X1 SoC
  • GPU with Maxwell architecture
  • 3GB of RAM LPDDR4
  • USB type C, 15W adapter
  • 32 / 64GB of storage
  • 8MP rear camera (IMX219), 2MP front
  • Tablet: 242 x 179 x 7mm, 517g
  • Keyboard: 242 x 179 x 5.5mm, 399g, integrated with magnetic closure
  • 9000mAh battery (34.2WHr)
  • Lower light bar, stereo speakers, four microphones
  • WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, MIMO, BT 4.1
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Price: € 499 (without keyboard).

This is our selection of 9 inch Android tablets. We do not have an excessive offer to choose from, especially if you have to opt for reliable models, with guarantees and that are more or less recent. But, as you will have seen, you have a good starting point from which to start.