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New Google Nexus 7 compared to previous Google Nexus 7 version

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New Google Nexus 7 compared to previous Google Nexus 7 version Android VIP Club
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New Nexus 7 is your best choice on 7 inches right now.
User Rating: 4.5 (2 votes)

Google announced the new Google Nexus which is a fast, tiny, low price tablet with the latest Android version, the brand new Android 4.3.

It has a great screen with big pixel density, a fast processor and is one of the best choices on Android tablets right now.

But let’s see what changed over the previous Nexus 7 and how the new Nexus 7 is going compared to other Android tablets.

Comparing new Nexus 7 to old Nexus 7

Body: The new version of Nexus 7 is lighter and slimmer than the previous model. The width is 1.8mm smaller, a difference you will definitely notice. It is also 50g lighter, that means -14.71% lighter. Not bad. It can fit on every bag and even on your big pockets.

Screen: The inches remain the same but the pixels are many more in the newer version compared to the older Nexus 7. Older Nexus 7 has 216 PPI compared to the 323 PPI of the newer version. The pixel density of the newer Nexus 7 is on the top compared to all other tablets.

Cameras: The new Nexus 7 has two cameras compared to the older version. Now you can video chat with your friends with a 1.2MP camera on the front and take some photos with the camera on the back of 5MP. The older Nexus 7 had only one 1.2 camera so here we have doubled the camera power and that’s good.

Speed: The older version of Nexus 7 was fast but this new Nexus 7 is even faster. It has a quad core processor too but at 1.5GHz compared to the 1.2GHz of the older version and it has doubled the RAM memory. RAM is crucial for tablets as we open a lot of apps at the same time. The 2GB of RAM of the new Nexus 7 are much better than the 1GB of RAM of the previous model.

Battery: The battery of the new Nexus 7 is smaller than the battery of the previous model. The new Nexus 7 has a 3950mAh battery compared to the 4325mAh battery of the older Nexus 7. The difference is big and maybe Google decided to choose a smaller battery over a thinner design. The new Google Nexus 7 has the latest Android version so the battery consumption is improved. But we would like a bigger battery even if this one lasts for 10 hours. But it’s not game changing technology.

Android version: The new Nexus 7 has the newer version of Android. Android 4.3 will let you add profiles and manage access to apps and games. Perfect for kids and each member of the family. You can set personal homescreens, wallpaper, apps, storage, and more.

Final verdict: The new version of Nexus 7 is much better than the older one. It is lighter, thinner, faster, with better screen and better camera. It’s a real upgrade and the price is a buy now factor. So this is your best choice on 7 inches right now with the best rating compared to older version of Nexus 7 and other Android tablets at 7 inches.

Specs rating of new Nexus 7

SpecGoogle Nexus 7Compared to:with spec:ScoreBuy now:
AVC rating methodTotal Rating82.5%Best price
Screen323Google Nexus 7323100%
Camera5.0Sony Xperia Tablet Z8.162%
2nd camera1.2Sony Xperia Tablet Z2.255%
Processor4 * 1.5Samsung Galaxy Note 84 * 1.694%
RAM2000Samsung Galaxy Note 82000100%
Battery3950Google Nexus 10900044%
Thickness8.7Sony Xperia Tablet Z6.974%
Weight290Google Nexus 7290100%
Android4.3Google Nexus 74.3100%
Release Date2013-07-Today100%
Our view80%-100%80%

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  1. Roberto  /  August 21, 2013, 1:45 pm

    You gave the battery only *2* stars simply because it is not a game changer? If the battery really last for 10 hours of use, that’s pretty good, and in my opinion, better than many tablets. I would give at least 3 stars, perhaps 4.

    • Simon Koss  /  August 22, 2013, 5:33 am

      Yes 10 hours of battery is not bad by today’s standards, you are right! But we would like to see a huge battery on a new device like Nexus 7.

      Nexus 10 has a 9.000mAh battery and is the best battery right now on Android tablets so the small 3.950mAh battery of new Nexus 7 is not really impressive. This battery would be impressive if it was a phone’s battery (considering that the biggest battery on Android phones right now are ZTE Grand Memo and Samsung Mega’s 3.200mAh battery).

      If you compare Nexus 7 to other Android tablets, you can see that it has one of the smallest in capacity batteries of the market.

      New gadgets must be innovative, especially if they come from big companies like Google, Samsung, LG etc.

      And the battery issue is too important for me, I want a smartphone and a tablet that last for a week. They need to invest more money on batteries and we (as consumers), must ask for bigger batteries.

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