As described as the tablet bargain of the year on our Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast Google’s ground-breaking 7” tablet is back with a refresh. What was already a pretty tidy package for the money now has even more under the hood for casual user alongside the hardcore Android devotee.
Whilst the Nexus 7 2013 version has been around since July of this year we figured you would be best having a look at it before the new Retina iPad Mini debuts in that all important run up to Christmas. With a price tag ranging from £199 for the 16GB, to £299 for the 32GB LTE variant the Nexus 7 packs some serious horsepower and offers great value for money when you consider the specification you get.
Here we are with Matt’s Nexus 7 unboxing video to start us off and then I’ll be doing a full review, and a comparison to other 7″ tablets, shortly after.
Asus Google Nexus 7 Specification:
- 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
- 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: LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1200 x 1920 pixels, 7.0 inches, Multitouch up to 10 fingers
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- 3.5mm jack
- Internal Memory: 16/32 GB
- RAM: 2 GB
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
- Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE
- MicroUSB (SlimPort) v2.0
- Camera: 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus. Supports Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection. Video 1080p@30fps
- Secondary Camera: 1.2 MP
- OS: Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.3.1 (Jelly Bean)
- CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
- Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3950 mAh battery
Nexus 7 comes loaded with your favorite Google apps – like Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Hangouts and Google Now – so you can browse, watch, share and stay connected wherever you go. And because Google apps are designed for the cloud, everything is simple and works seamlessly across your phone, tablet and computer. Now you have all the stuff you need, when you need it.
Nexus 7 is the first tablet to ship with Android 4.3, the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system so it’s fast, fun and easy to make your own. Share your tablet with friends and family – each person has a separate customizable space, including personal homescreen, wallpaper, apps, storage, and more. You can also manage access to apps and content to create an experience that’s appropriate for each member of the family.