HTC Nexus 9 8.9 Inch 32GB LTE Tablet - Black £259.99 @ ARGOS
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HTC Nexus 9 8.9 Inch 32GB LTE Tablet - Black £259.99 @ ARGOS

£259.99Argos Deals
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Found 27th Jan 2016
previous deal was expired so thought i would share again as showing back in-stock now have ordered one myself.
have an iPad air ATM just hoping this will be better, prefer android over apple anyway/

53 Comments

HEAT! [again!]

Brilliant and still one of the best you can buy..

Stick a full marshmallow image on it [you can do the 4 or 5 updates OTA] from scratch
and it really hustles like it should have when it launched!

I still have the nexus 10 and it's starting to get a bit sluggish now, this might be a good choice!

We have the non lte version and I'm really pleased with it is much better than our iPad Air 2 that cost twice as much. They seem to be getting a bit thin on the ground now, we recently went to PC World to buy another and they didn't have any so we asked what is similar and they said the Nexus 9 is much better than any of these try and get one on eBay.

if only it had an SD card slot...

snapdragon

We have the non lte version and I'm really pleased with it is much better … We have the non lte version and I'm really pleased with it is much better than our iPad Air 2 that cost twice as much. They seem to be getting a bit thin on the ground now, we recently went to PC World to buy another and they didn't have any so we asked what is similar and they said the Nexus 9 is much better than any of these try and get one on eBay.



​I have the nexus and my daughter the air 2.

Its defo not better than the air 2-just different. The good old ios v android debate....

The air has a better screen and build quality, and the nexus the open-ness of android and half the price. Both 16gb and no sd slot.

All things equal, id choose the ipad- however the nexus's price is the winner (imho!).

Looking for tablet but reviews on nexus on Amazon are pretty bad. Wonder if software updates have improved speed etc.

Rich069

​I have the nexus and my daughter the air 2.Its defo not better than the a … ​I have the nexus and my daughter the air 2.Its defo not better than the air 2-just different. The good old ios v android debate....The air has a better screen and build quality, and the nexus the open-ness of android and half the price. Both 16gb and no sd slot.All things equal, id choose the ipad- however the nexus's price is the winner (imho!).



I agree they are different machines, but some things you mention are very much up to personal preference, I definitely prefer the nexus 9 screen. (the ones not suffering from light bleed that is).

I also agree with you with respect to build quality.

Android vs ios I really think are far more alike today then either would like to admit. I personally prefer android because it is more "open", you can install custom roms, it can connect easily with pretty much anything else while in my experience ipad's don't like anything not Apple or Apple approved. On the other hand.

All in all it is a personal preference and in the end of the day it is your money, no one is stopping you paying for whatever you want, however much you are prepared to.

I don't know why reviewers slate this so much?

Just watched a review and everything was deemed poor; even it's looks, which I totally disagree with.

Voting cold - good tablet but i bought this from argos before christmas and it was only 149.99

lukehopewell

Voting cold - good tablet but i bought this from argos before christmas … Voting cold - good tablet but i bought this from argos before christmas and it was only 149.99


32gb lte for £150 wow

lukehopewell

Voting cold - good tablet but i bought this from argos before christmas … Voting cold - good tablet but i bought this from argos before christmas and it was only 149.99



That was the 16GB WiFi only version

Yes definitely was the 16gb version as I picked up one myself, was tempted to maybe sell it and buy this for extra storage and 4G but probably not worth the extra £110 pound as I only use it for Web browsing and tether it off my phone in work when I need to.

Good price for an LTE model.

Anyone know where I can buy the WiFi version? Everywhere seems to be sold out...Argos, Play store, PC world

surprised no light bleed comments yet.
was this version not a problem.

Ordered a second one for me this time, the other one went to the wife and she is very happy.

No issues with the first one, so hoping this one is all good too. 6.01 and no lag, all good.

Thanks Op for the heads up to restocking.
Edited by: "mannp" 28th Jan 2016

mannp

Ordered a second one for me this time, the other one went to the wife and … Ordered a second one for me this time, the other one went to the wife and she is very happy.No issues with the first one, so hoping this one is all good too. 6.01 and no lag, all good.Thanks Op for the heads up to restocking.


Hi, when you are browsing the web on it, do pages load and appear immediately? Already have a tablet so don't want to buy new one unless its really fast.

lianne21

Hi, when you are browsing the web on it, do pages load and appear … Hi, when you are browsing the web on it, do pages load and appear immediately? Already have a tablet so don't want to buy new one unless its really fast.



It does yes.

I use Chromer and it loads at a good speed.

I'm tempted by this.

Light bleed.

Wow, so original.

Just thought people might like to know - I just tried to order this. It is 'in stock' and available for delivery where I stay. Upon getting to the checkout I was presented with a message which basically says "Aw man! Sorry, you just missed out, why not look at all our OTHER tablets?". Then it goes back into stock, and the same process repeats.

I have asked Argos customer service to be told "Oh maybe they have limited stock, so they won't let you buy it".

I believe the appropriate question is "dafuq??"

i brought this off the last deal that was posted last week. its since been returned to argos. some minor splutter on performance, but the main issue was the 25% - 30% loss in battery life for the LTE function just draining power for no reason and no way to turn it off.

Also movies had very severe boarders and the actual size shown was on par with a 7' tablet. i understand the aspect ratio but didnt think it would be sooo severe. instead i ordered the Lenovo tab 2 a1-70, its lower res screen (but still hd) and its not upto what the Nexus 9 is for gpu power, but for movies, and media consumption its above the Nexus 9 imo. Oh its also only £139 atm on amazon and tesco direct. no brainer for me.

ChampionshipManager

Light bleed.



​surprised you don't suffer nose bleed

DeezM

i brought this off the last deal that was posted last week. its since … i brought this off the last deal that was posted last week. its since been returned to argos. some minor splutter on performance, but the main issue was the 25% - 30% loss in battery life for the LTE function just draining power for no reason and no way to turn it off.Also movies had very severe boarders and the actual size shown was on par with a 7' tablet. i understand the aspect ratio but didnt think it would be sooo severe. instead i ordered the Lenovo tab 2 a1-70, its lower res screen (but still hd) and its not upto what the Nexus 9 is for gpu power, but for movies, and media consumption its above the Nexus 9 imo. Oh its also only £139 atm on amazon and tesco direct. no brainer for me.

Got say, how do people with iPads cope with it? Genuine question as iPads outsell tablets by many fold.

Out of stock.

Thanks OP - I got John Lewis to price match at the same price.

Tejstar

Thanks OP - I got John Lewis to price match at the same price.



That's good to know.

Argos have just demonstrated to me that their customer service is absolutely terrible. I'll make contact with JL and see what they say.

Tejstar

Thanks OP - I got John Lewis to price match at the same price.



While I remember - is there any particular technique required to persuade JL to price match? I ask because they are refusing to price match for me.

Edited by: "mcav" 29th Jan 2016

mcav

While I remember - is there any particular technique required to persuade … While I remember - is there any particular technique required to persuade JL to price match? I ask because they are refusing to price match for me.



They refused me after 5 days waiting for a reply and said Argos don't have any high street presence, then Argos don't sell the LTE, then its out of stock. Think its a lottery at JL, as their CS is going downhill after 20 years of being excellent.

mannp

They refused me after 5 days waiting for a reply and said Argos don't … They refused me after 5 days waiting for a reply and said Argos don't have any high street presence, then Argos don't sell the LTE, then its out of stock. Think its a lottery at JL, as their CS is going downhill after 20 years of being excellent.



JL have just told me that they won't match because they think that the Argos offer is a scam! Back on hold.

[UPDATE] - They are going to get back to me now. Sounds familiar.
Edited by: "mcav" 29th Jan 2016

lukehopewell

Voting cold - good tablet but i bought this from argos before christmas … Voting cold - good tablet but i bought this from argos before christmas and it was only 149.99



​I got one from John Lewis for £155 delivered at Xmas

mannp

They refused me after 5 days waiting for a reply and said Argos don't … They refused me after 5 days waiting for a reply and said Argos don't have any high street presence, then Argos don't sell the LTE, then its out of stock. Think its a lottery at JL, as their CS is going downhill after 20 years of being excellent.



mcav

While I remember - is there any particular technique required to persuade … While I remember - is there any particular technique required to persuade JL to price match? I ask because they are refusing to price match for me.



Like mannp said, I think it's just a lottery. I submitted a few price match requests the last time this offer was on and was rejected each time as they claimed Argos was out of stock. If they didn't take so long to reply that wouldn't have been the case!

Think I just got lucky this time - don't think there are any special pearls of wisdom I can offer I'm afraid!

I received mine today, but it's going back. There is some light bleed from the bottom left of the screen. Took hours to update the os before I noticed too. Think I'll spend a little more and go for the s2, at least that has the sd card option too.

So JL are getting back to me tomorrow now. I'll not hold my breath, but if I get the price match based on the Argos deal, I'll post back - I doubt that the retailer would want to be seen to treat customers differently.

Tempting, but £260 seems a bit much for what is quickly becoming an 1.5 year old model.

Pyrii

Tempting, but £260 seems a bit much for what is quickly becoming an 1.5 … Tempting, but £260 seems a bit much for what is quickly becoming an 1.5 year old model.



This is the 4G model though, not the WiFi only version. It's a little moot, because it is OOS.

mcav

So JL are getting back to me tomorrow now. I'll not hold my breath, but … So JL are getting back to me tomorrow now. I'll not hold my breath, but if I get the price match based on the Argos deal, I'll post back - I doubt that the retailer would want to be seen to treat customers differently.



I've been waiting a week for a manager callback and still not received any call at all.

They have become hopeless.

mannp

I've been waiting a week for a manager callback and still not received … I've been waiting a week for a manager callback and still not received any call at all.They have become hopeless.



Just about to call them now. I'll let you know how things go.

[UPDATE] Just got two reference numbers and someone will be calling back to process the order. You might wish to know that Argos has stock in certain areas of the UK right now.
Edited by: "mcav" 1st Feb 2016

mcav

Just about to call them now. I'll let you know how things go. [UPDATE] … Just about to call them now. I'll let you know how things go. [UPDATE] Just got two reference numbers and someone will be calling back to process the order. You might wish to know that Argos has stock in certain areas of the UK right now.



Cool, glad you got it sorted

I am sticking with what I have, as they are both fine with no light bleed or issues, so hoping it stays like that.

Quidco tracked at £3.90 and received a £10 voucher code for my next order.
Edited by: "mannp" 1st Feb 2016
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