Google Nexus 7 vs. Apple iPad 3
|September 7, 2012||Posted by carrey under Business, Entertainment, Technology|
The Apple iPad is undisputed leader in the industry, but the just-released Google Nexus 7 proves to be a force to reckon with.
I’ve been tinkering with my Nexus 7 for the last 5 days now. And it. is. awesome!
How awesome is it? I’m thinking of selling my iPad 3 now— That’s how awesome it is.
But that doesn’t mean Google Nexus is better than the iPad, it just means Nexus 7 is perfect for me.
Can’t decide whether which one to buy? Then read on! This article should clear up some indecisiveness.
With the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system to back it up, Google Nexus 7 can give the Apple iPad a serious run for its money. If you are considering what gadget to purchase, then here’s a head-to-head comparison on the industry’s most famous tablets.
Dimensions and display
iPad has a 9.7-inch LED widescreen with a resolution of 2048 by 1536, while Google Nexus 7 only has a 7-inch screen with a 1280 by 800 resolution. Because of this (alongside its smart cover) iPad is heavier at 662 grams, while Nexus 7 only weighs 320 grams.
Software and operating system
As it has been said, Nexus 7 runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1, which gives you a unique user experience if you are used to the iPad. With Nexus 7, the highlight is focused on media. It boasts of a Google Play Store (just like the App store,) where users can purchase videos, music, books, and games. As for the iPad, it runs on iOS 5, which can be synched with Apple gadgets and other devices.
iPad is backed up by the dual-core A5X chip, while the quad-core Tegra 3 processor powers Google’s Nexus 7. Google recently added ‘Project Butter’ to Nexus 7, giving users an efficient web browsing and video streaming experience. Although both enable the tablets to run smoothly, iPad makes use of less power, resulting in a longer battery life despite constant usage.
iPad offers three storage variations: 16GB, 32GB, and 64 GB. Nexus 7, on the other hand, only offers 8GB and 16GB models. Both models don’t have slots for additional memory and storage.
iPad trounces Nexus 7 in this category as it offers the rear camera otherwise known as 5MP iSight. The latter only has a 1.2MP front-facing camera, and has no rear camera like that of the iPad.
The Nexus 7 starts at $199 to $250, while the iPad clocks in at around $600.
iPad and Nexus 7 have different specs, features, properties, and prices. So what’s the best tablet to pick? It depends on you. If you want a handy tablet on the go, pick the Nexus 7. If you want a better camera and longer battery life, stick with the iPad. Hopefully, this article can help you decide on which gadget to purchase.
Tell us what you think!
Which do you think rocks better? The expensive but loaded iPad, or the cool, lighter Google Nexus 7?