Google saw its feature in the tablet with the release of the 7 inch Asus Google Nexus 7. It launched in the July of 2012. Google Asus Nexus 7 was built out of a real good almost matte like finish. it came out as a rather powerful tablet in front of its competitors. It has really pushed Apple in its sales of iPad Mini. Lets see how this one holds up.
The beautiful looking Google Asus Nexus 7 has a wonderful matte finish. The bezel size on either size is kind of not appropriate to allow the user to hold the tablet with just one hand. It does have pretty good design principles. The front glass casing of the display looks really nice and lovable. It just has striking edges very precise. Nexus 7 has all the usual functionality of a tablet. The speakers are really good, they are accurately grilled and give good sound. Nexus 7 is just available in one colour- Black.
Nexus 7 fancies a 7 inch display which is a LED backlit IPS LCD display. The IPS technology allows you to view the display with uniform lighting from any angles. The colours are really good and you can critically analyse the icon and see that it is very detailed as well. The display is multitouch enabled and can take 10 inputs. With a resolution of 800×1280 pixels the entertainment playback is pretty decent. In near future seeing a better display would be amazing, maybe a 1080p display. Reading on this tablet is not a problem so isn’t gaming.
Well the camera is not pretty good; actually there is nothing good about the camera. There is no front facing camera for your video calls and the primary one has a 1.2 MP lens. The images are really satisfactory, nothing great. Don’t even bother to share those pictures because the images are very noisy. There is actually nothing good about the camera.
Right now the Nexus 7 would come with Android v4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box but upgradable to Android v4.3 Jelly Bean. The new update brings security profiles to Android with different permissions. You can control the applications from the main profile and whole lot of features. Thought 4.3 will see APIs making use of full HD it won’t matter for the Nexus 7 non-full HD display. Play Store has a bunch of apps dedicated to tablet, make full use of it. It’s amazing.
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.2GHz processor is the heart of this amazing tablet. Its because of this the tablet responds really quickly but it does lag on some commands. Pulling up the camera app is always a pain on this tablet which is more of a software glitch though. It also has 1GB of RAM which means faster efficient multitasking. No external storage, internal options of 8GB and 16GB. It also allows you to use NFC for sharing or pairing. Bluetooth is also there.
Nexus 7 is easily in the top 5 of 7 inch tablets currently. It performs great and lags much less compared to other Android tablets thanks to good optimization and stock Android OS. Reading, gaming, video playback- everything is just so flawless on this device. A good choice if you do consider.
- Performance 8
- Value for Money8