Google Nexus 7 Tablet Product Review & Comparision

On July 13th Google shocked the world by releasing the company’s first 7 inch tablet to rival the popular Samsung 7 inch Tab 2, Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook and lastly taking a bite at Ipad monopoly of the market share. Lets review each feature and compare it with the current available market tablet.

It was developed in-conjuction and in partnership with Asus Taiwan. There are 2 version of the tablet released, 8GB and the 16GB model.


  1. Price. Google Nexus 7 is priced at only $199 for a 8GB model, the same price you would pay for a Amazon Kindle Fire. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 8GB is currently priced at $249.99. Barnes & Noble Nook is priced slightly lower at $149 and the expensive IPad at $499 for a 16GB model. If you are looking for a budget tablet, this product should fall into your potential buy list.
  2. Processor’s Core. Nexus 7 is the only tablet out in the market that sports a quad-core processor while the rest of the tablet only contains a dual-core processor. With a quad core processor, application can run concurrently with each other.
  3. Processor’s Speed. Nexus 7 is the fastest processor among all tablet running at a speed of 1.3GHz while the rest of the tablets runs between 1.0GHz and 1.2Ghz. Some online over-clockers were able to clock the Nexus 7 up to 2.0 Ghz.
  4. Display Size. All tablets has a 7 inch display monitor.
  5. Display Type. Apple IPad has the best display 2048×1536 resolution followed by Nexus 7 with a 1280×800 resolutionThe higher the resolution means higher details are packed into the display per inch. Kindle Fire,Nook and Samsung Tab all has the same display type which is 1024×600.
  6. OS. Both the Samsung  and Nexus 7 runs on Androids which at the moment has a great variety of software applications that can rival Apple OS Apps Store. Apples runs on Apple OS. Kindle and Nook on their own OS.
  7. Camera. The best camera category goes to Apple Ipad that features a 5MP forward facing camera that is able to shoot Full HD video. Compared that to Nexus 7, it has only a 1.2MP front facing and no forward facing camera.
  8. Battery Size. Nexus 7 has a built in battery of  4,325 mAh and it is rated to last 9 hours of DVD playback and 10 hours of web browsing. Other tablet’s lifespan can last between 8 to 10 hours and comparable with Nexus 7.
  9. Glass. Only Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire uses the Corning Incorporated Gorrila scratch resistant glass. The rest of the tablet would require a screen protector to protect it from accidental scratches.
  10. Memory. All tablets except Kindle Fire comes with 1GB of memory.



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