Google Nexus 7 Tablet : A Costly Upgrade but Value for Money

Which is the best small tablet you can buy?. There are several options including Apple iPad mini, Galaxy tab 3 etc. The Google Nexus 7 is the one you must consider if you are ready to pay money for quality. The new tablet from Google gets a sharp 30$ increase in price but it’s worth because the device gets better than previous years model.  The main changes are visible in display and sound. Display is more sharp and vivid and sound has improved a lot.

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Google Nexus 7 – Quick review:

Design:

The tablet weighs only 290 grams making it the lightest tablet yet and fits perfect for single hand operation. The new Google Nexus 7 tablet has simple design but does not feel as impressive as 2012th model of nexus 7. The back side is not grippy and the corners are not well finished as its predecessor.

Hardware:

The new tablet sports a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro system  with a quad-core Krait CPU and a single-core Adreno 320 GPU for gaming performance. The 2 GB RAM is enough for most major games and apps WiFi and Bloutooth v4.0 (With Bluetooth Smart support) and common sensors are included. The tablet has a Slimport which can be used as HDMI port using a 30$ adapter.

Display:

The device has a 7 inch  LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution seems as the best part of the upgrade. The display gets higher pixel density colors are more attractive and overall the tablet display looks bright.

Software:

The 2013 version of google Nexus 7 is shipped with Android 4.3 Jelly bean not so much different than 4.2 . there are some unique new features like OpenGL ES 3.0 support- improves graphics performance, Multi-User Restricted Profiles, and bluetooth Smart – Bluetooth Low Energy.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: high resolution screen, smooth performance, low weight and affordable price
  • Cons: back side hasn’t a good grip texture, no microSD support, Android 4.3 does not has much changes from previous version

Price of Google Nexus 7, 2 (2013) :$230 (for 16GB), $270(for 32GB ), and $350(for 4G LTE version ).

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