Asus Google Nexus 7 II Review



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Tablets are getting better and better and since the release of Google’s own Nexus 7 I by Asus, the whole tablet market revenue and shares have changed drastically. The sales of Android has since then increased exponentially. And now in 2013 their front runner Android tablet gets a makeover and it has come out strong in every possible way in every front. The Asus Nexus 7II has a full HD display on a 7inch display! Yet, the tablet does not cost you a fortune. It is just $30 more than the previous version. The processor is much faster the built is more amazing than ever. 4G LTE support has also been given to this new tablet by Google and Asus.
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Design

Basic structure of the phone has remained more or less the same with very minute changes. The curves around the edges are slightly more curved and the body grilled speakers have been placed. With collaboration with Fraunhofer, they have been able to create the surround sound effect and even better if you have headphones. The placements of speakers are really good for flat surfaces as they won’t really get curbed. Nexus 7 has that brilliant finish to its built. It has a real good matte kind of feel to it. The body is really very solid. Engineering team has worked and reduced the bezel on each side by about 2.7 mm so that it fits perfectly in your hands and you can grab it just with that one hand. Nexus 7 is kind of heavy with its overall weight being about 300 grams. Though the tablet is really thin and feels really great in the hands. What is more fascinating is that all of this for such a reasonable price.

Display

Nexus 7 by Asus and Google has the best 7 inch display there is on the market on any tablet. It carries a full HD display with a resolution of 1200×1920 pixels. It also has a pretty high pixel density of 323ppi. You get an idea on how dense it is for a 7 inch display just from the numbers and yeah they do stand true in person also. When you look at it, it instantly catches your eye. The display has really wonderful colours and every detail is sharp and visible on this 7 inch display. Thanks to Google, for the first time from now Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will allow the tablets and phones to have APIs that allows actual full HD content to stream online and also in games and other entertainment. If you thought your Netflix app showed full HD content before, wait for the update and you will witness the stunning difference. Viewing angles are really good. Black levels are dense as well. Overall a brilliant display to have not just because the tablet is fairly lower priced but this is actually brilliant.

Camera

Let’s face it, it is not going to be your primary device that you go to everytime to capture a photo that looks good and that can make it to your printed albums. Nexus 7 has a decent 5 MP camera that takes average shots. It is far better than most 7 inch tablets that do the same because it is the only tablet that you can say the photos had good colour tone. Video recording on the device is great too with the camera supporting full HD 1080p capturing. Front camera is more crucial on a tablet because you are more likely to use it for video chats. The 1.2 MP secondary camera has a real wide angle camera ideal for video calls. The lens produces really less noise during chats or simply taking still images when compared to most 7 inch tablets.

Software

The release of Nexus 7 saw the coming of the latest Android v4.3 Jelly Bean as well. It introduces profile control to the world of mobile operating software. You get to control what goes with what profile, you can control the seeds if you are the bearer. As mentioned earlier the new APIs will allow you to witness full HD streaming videos. There is just so much more you can do with Jelly Bean 4.3. the basic outlook and design on the operating system and UI has stayed more or less the same with no major change at all. Hopefully we will see more and more apps inculcating the new APIs and we will again see a jump in the quality and ability of Android applications.

Performance and Memory

Google Asus Nexus 7 II has a 1.5 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 2GB of RAM which is more than the speed required for the apps currently on the Play Store. More RAM means more apps open for multitasking and ability to switch while working is faster and better. The touch of the device is really great without a doubt. The storage models available are the 16 GB Wi-Fi model, 16 GB Cellular and the 32 GB 4G LTE model. The tablet has the latest Bluetooth v4.0, NFC and microUSB slot.

Final Thoughts

Nexus 7 is the best 7 inch tablet in the market right now there are no second thoughts before saying that. The features it offers along with the hardware and the new Android v4.3 this tablet has just reached a whole new level of insane. There is really nothing more to say, if it is available in your country go ahead and buy it. It is not costly and it gives you much more than it takes.

Google Asus Nexus 7 comes for Rs. 15,600

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ENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all versions
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
LTE 700 / 750 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
SIM Micro-SIM
Announced 2013, July
Status Available. Released 2013, July
BODY Dimensions 200 x 114 x 8.7 mm (7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34 in)
Weight 290 g (Wi-Fi), 299 g (LTE) (10.55 oz)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1200 x 1920 pixels, 7.0 inches (~323 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
SOUND Alert types N/A
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSPA+, LTE
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
NFC Yes
USB Yes, microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary Yes, 1.2 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 320
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Messaging Email, Push Email, IM, RSS
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java No
Colors Black
– Wireless charging
– HDMI port
– Google Wallet
– SNS integration
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3950 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time Up to 9 h (multimedia)

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