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Google Nexus 7 Review


If you are looking to buy the best tablet on the market, you are certainly considering the Google Nexus 7. The question is whether it is the right option for you given the heavy competition from Apple and Samsung devices.

Design

Google Nexus 7 measures 20 by 11.4 by 0.865 cm and weighs 290 grams. It’s very compact and thin. You can hold it in your hand comfortably and firmly. It is fairly lightweight as well. The back provides good grip and the solid construction is a major advantage. The lines of the device are not as soft as those of its predecessor, but the design is still quite elegant overall.

Display

The device’s 7.02-inch LCD display has resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels. You will enjoy videos, movies and games in Full HD. You can expect a picture with perfect sharpness, contrast, brightness, colors and dynamics. Many experts suggest this tablet beats all of its competitors in terms of picture quality. In addition, the touch screen functionality works perfectly.

Hardware

Google Nexus 7 comes equipped with quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro APQ8064 processor. It is a super powerful unit running at 1.5GHz. It gives you one of the fastest performances that you can find in a tablet today. You will get 2GB of RAM which is very impressive for a portable device.

OS and Software

The device features the latest version of Android which is 4.3. You can expect intuitive interface which is easy to use and to navigate through. There have been some complaints that not all of the popular apps are fully compatible with this operating system, but hopefully such issues will be resolved by the developers soon. One of the most valuable software features of the device is the OpenGL ES 3.0 support. It improves polygonal graphics for better gaming experience.

Connectivity

You will get a maximum of 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity with Google Nexus 7, but not 802.11ac. Still, this is a drawback of most tablets including the top ones. Generally, you will get Wi-Fi at faster bands than with the device’s predecessor and this is certainly a good thing. One of the best things about this model is that it comes with a huge range of LTE and HSPA bands.

Camera

With this tablet, you will get a 5MP rear facing camera with autofocus and a 1.2MP front facing camera with fixed focus. The cameras are quite good and produce pictures of great quality, but they are not as technologically advanced as their counterparts in the competitors devices.

Battery Life

You will get batter life of around 9 hours. This is on par with what most of this tablet’s rivals have to offer. Still, you can always want more especially if you are a dedicated gamer or a movie fan.

Overall, this Google Nexus 7 review finds the device to be a good choice for the average tablet user. It’s compact, perfectly portable and a powerful performer. It has a range of features which offer great entertainment.