We have talked many things about smartphone’s this time let’s get things bigger. I am here to give u an in-depth review of recently released tablet the Nexus 7 2013 or also known as the Nexus 7 2. Google has always taken innovative steps in the world of technology. In 2012 Google and Asus worked together to bring up their highly loved devices the Nexus 10, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4. Based on the huge success of the Nexus 7 Google came up with the second version of the nexus 7 with some physical as well as hardware improvement. So, let’s talk about the device itself it is a remapped of the nexus 7 which was released in 2012 made again by Asus and Google.
Some of the Key features of the device are as follow:
- 7 Inches 1920 x 1200 IPS screen
- Snapdragon S4 Pro processor at 1.5GHz
- 2GB RAM
- 5MP rear camera
- Available in 16GB and 32GB model
- LTE model available depending on the market
Details of the Nexus 7 2013
The Display of the New Nexus is just brilliant. It has a 7 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920p x 1200p which is just amazing for a 7inch tablet. It has a pixel density of 323 ppi which is the highest pixel per inch till now for a tablet and it is also twice as of the Ipad mini. The Display of the device is very crisp and bright helping user to read very comfortably in the direct sun as well as during night. The resolution is perfect for playing games, watching movies as well as reading documents. Texts are extremely crisp you won’t be able to find any pixilation out there. The Viewing angles are just great thanks to the IPS display technology.
The Body of the Nexus 7 2 is well crafted it has a plastic body and a soft touch back panel as compared to the rubber back panel of the nexus 7 2012.The device is just 8.65mm thick comparing to its predecessor which is 10.45mm in thickness. The device doesn’t feel cheap because of the soft the back and the premium plastic used by Asus. The power on/off and the volume rocker are located at the right, the left is completely plain. At the back we have a 5MP camera at the top left on the middle we have a nicely crafted nexus logo and at the bottom we have the ASUS branding and some legal information.
Talking about the Sound the speaker of the nexus 7 were a major let down the sound quality was not at all up to the mark but thanks to the nexus 7 2 which has surround sound powered by Fraunhofer also known as the MP3 inventors. The sound is very loud and clear. The Nexus 7 2 has Stereo output, speakers are located at the top as well as at the bottom.
The 2013 Google Nexus 7 packs a 5 megapixel Snapper, producing still shots with a highest resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The shots taken from the 5 Megapixel camera of the nexus 7 2 was just a disappointment there were lots of high voice level in the images. The low light images were not good at all. The camera of Nexus 7 2 is able to take 1080p videos at 30fps and at a bit rate of 12 Mbps. The front camera is of 1.2MP. The camera application is the basic with features like still imaging, video recording, panorama and 360 panorama. The camera lacks features like Flash, HDR and ISO settings.
Processor, Battery and Software:
The new Nexus 7 2 is powered by a Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processer which is clocked a 1.5GHz. Adreno 320 GPU at 400 MHz for some high-end gaming experience and a 2 GB of DDR3 Ram. The nexus 7 is available in 16GB and 32GB variant. The device is slim port enabled for better connectivity to external displays. It is occupied with Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n and common connectivity option such as NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, wireless charging and much more. The Display of the device is protected by Corning Gorilla glass. The Nexus 7 2 runs on Android v4.3 (jellybean) out of the box and which is upgradable to Android v4.4 (Kitkat). Like any other nexus device the Nexus 7 2 lack expandability through micro SD.
The New nexus 7 is backed with a Non-removable Li-Ion 3950 mAh battery which will give u 9hrs of multimedia playback.
Comparison between Nexus 7 2012 and Nexus 7 2013
|Specification||Nexus 7 2012||Nexus 7 2013|
|Body||Plastic + Rubber back||Plastic + Soft Touch back|
|Display||7-inches 1280×800 IPS||7 inches 1920×1200 IPS|
|Weight||340 g|| 290 grams (Wi-Fi),|
299 grams (LTE)
1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3
|1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4|
|Memory||1 GB Ram||2 GB Ram|
|Storage||8 GB / 16 GB||16 GB / 32 GB|
|Wi-Fi/Connectivity||802.11b/g/n, BT, NFC||Dual band 802.11a/b/g/n, BT 4.0, NFC|
|Camera||1.2MP Front Facing||5.0 MP Rear Facing w/AF|
1.2MP Front Facing
|Wireless Charging||–||Yes (Qi Compatible)|
|Price||$199/$249|| $229(Wi-Fi 16GB)|
$269 (Wi-Fi 32GB)
The New Nexus 7 2013 is available for a price of $229 for a 16GB Wi-Fi variant and $269 for a 32GB of Wi-Fi model and the LTE model is available for $349 the pricing of the Nexus 7 2 is comparatively very low as to it rival the Ipad Mini. The Device is available of play store as well as many online sellers depending upon the market. So my final verdict for the device, a 7inch beast with high performing hardware’s and latest version of android giving user a true experience of stock android which is priced effectively low as compared to its rivals the Ipad mini, Samsung tab and others.
A big thumbs up for the New Nexus 7 2013.
Dhruvin is our gaming expert. His expertise and understanding in the gaming world and technology is a class apart and hence writes for the Games section of Above Android. He is hooked on to android games when not writing.