The Nexus 7 (2013) was just recently announced, and it already blows away some of the competition in the 7-inch market. Just how well does it stack up against what is still a fierce competitor, the iPad Mini, though? Find out as these two giants go head to head.
The Google Nexus 7 is now thinner,lighter and faster. The big change has made its upmark with new new Nexus over the older versions.
Apple opted to follow suit by bringing to market a smaller and more inexpensive version of its beloved tablet – the aptly named iPad mini.
Design: Google Nexus 7: 7/10 Apple iPad mini: 9/10
Well, the Nexus has no surprises over the older versions, and continues with the blush,modest and humble design that made the original likeable in the first place. The Nexus is more easy to handle than the iPad mini, as its not wide as the mini. The premium element in the Apple stock is just great with the metal chases. Comparing the two Google could have gone a step further.
Interface: Google Nexus 7: 8/10 Apple iPad mini: 8.5/10
What will the new Android 4.3 show off with the Nexus 7? No doubt the Android the market is evolving everyday. The only plus point we see is the Android 4.3 restricted profile approach. The iPad mini is currently on the iOS 6.0. Common, stop nagging about android or iOS now.the iOS driven iPad mini is going for a slightly different approach, such as giving users a simplified and uncomplicated experience, but as a whole, it’s showing its age.
The primary and the secondary functions remain the same for both the platforms. Comparatively the iOS keypad is more spacious and layout is just neat. All told, they’re both wonderful to use, but we’d be more inclined to use the iPad mini when it comes to their landscape options.
Display: Google Nexus 7: 10/10 Apple iPad mini: 8/10
There’s a clear victor in this particular department, seeing that the Nexus 7 stands out immensely for its super sharp 7-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS-LCD panel – delivering a crazy pixel density of 323 ppi. By now, the iPad mini’s larger 7.9-inch 1024 x 768 IPS-LCD display looks remarkably dated, seeing that it lacks the clarity and meticulous detail of its rival. Seeing that the two share the same display technologies, they both benefit from the panels’ neutral color reproduction, good viewing angles, and strong brightness output – though, it looks as though the Nexus 7’s display is a smidgen brighter. Once the dust settles, there’s no arguing that the Nexus 7 is the clear champ!
Processor: Google Nexus 7: 8/10 Apple iPad mini: 8/10
The Nexus 7 sports a 1.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM and the Adreno 320 GPU. The Apple iPad has its old dual-core 1GHz Apple A5 processor with 512MB of RAM and the PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU in the iPad mini is still equipped enough to match the Nexus 7’s performance. But both the Giant makers fail to make some space for the expandable storage facility. Performance is top notch with both the devices.
Internet and Connectivity: Google Nexus: 8/10 Apple iPad mini: 8/10
Not surprisingly, the web browsing experience is fantastic with these two tablets! In fact, they have everything we come to expect with quality devices – such as speedy page loads, instant rendering on the fly, and fluid navigation control. It’s rather difficult to take notice at first, but there’s a bit more finesse with the Nexus 7’s pinch zooming and kinetic scrolling.
Camera: Google Nexus 7: 6/10 Apple iPad mini: 6/10
We don’t think more when it comes to camera’s on a tablet. Taking shots on both the tablets they seem clean and uncluttered.
The Nexus 7 has more of pro’s when it comes to Panaromic mode and exposure controls. A little grainy pictures are pleasantly excepted by both the tabs. The video recording capability on both the devices look almost similar.