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Google Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), Amazon Kindle Fire specs comparison

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Google Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), Amazon Kindle Fire specs comparison
So, here we are, still all hyped up after the Google Nexus 7 announcement. It seems like a pretty neat, little slate, don't you think? With a modern, quad-core processor, display with decent resolution, and the latest Android version to date, it surely has what it takes to grab the attention of geeks throughout the globe, especially when you can get one for $199. 

But given the device's price point, there is a couple of contenders that we have to take into account. We are talking about the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the Amazon Kindle Fire - tablets of identical size that cost about $200 and $250 respectively.

Are they any better than the Google Nexus 7? Well, at least on paper they aren't too much of a threat to Google's tablet. That is, unless you absolutely need cellular connectivity - a feature that you can get on the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), or you have a soft spot for Amazon's content ecosystem. Of course, the hard truth will be known once we get our hands on a Google Nexus 7 and put it through its paces, but it will be a few weeks before that happens. Until then, let us take a look at its specs and see how they compare to those of the two aforementioned, similarly priced tablets.

Google Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), Amazon Kindle Fire specs comparison

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:38 13

1. Alantef (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


another Nexus for the WIN!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:49

17. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


What about MicroSD expansion??

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 01:57 3

19. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


i think 16GB is enough for most users out there and as for me i can really live with 8GB no problem with that

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 00:14

28. emptytrash (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


It's quadcore tegra 3! Most tegra games and HD games are 1gb or more. Videos are 1gb or more too. 8gb version isnt enough... 16gb should have been the minimum.

SDCard slot would have made it PERFECT!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:40 6

2. Carlitos (Posts: 295; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I'm defenetl sold. At this price. This tablet is being given away. But I'm gone mg to wait and see how smooth JB is. REALLY EXITED :D

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:40 2

3. tanim (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


No rear camera!!!!!!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:03 6

6. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


so... are you going to use it as a giant camera?
Rear facing cameras on tablets are the most complained about and least used feature.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:37 4

12. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I'm not too happy about it. I, for one, like being able to snap a quick picture at any given time, no matter what device I'm using. It's not too big of a deal-breaker, but it kinda sucks.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:28

21. cdgoin (Posts: 363; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


It still has a front camera.. They decided keep the camera for SKYPE. I Think that was a very prudent move, given its $199 and the Kindle Fire doesn't have one.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 15:50 1

25. LiudvikasLTU (Posts: 15; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


But there is one thing that we will need a rear camera. The upcode codes. If you would have a rear camera, you would't have to pump that apk (lets say from xda-developers), search for usb cable, connect it to pc and pump it to the tablet.
The 3.2 camera with no autofocus costs only a few bucks.... it is perfect for upcode codes.
But overall, I love this tablet. The 16Gb model is coming to my monster hands soon :D

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:46 3

4. taz89 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 03 May 2011)


got my 16gb n7

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:01 2

5. BuddyGlass (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Pre-ordered mine, 8gb, $232.69 after tax & shipping. "You will not be charged until your order has shipped. Will ship in 2-3 weeks"

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 01:59

20. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


2-3 weeks??
that is a long time.. but still is faster as you can experience Android Jellybean before any other device has that cuz every other manufacturer will take atleast a month for that

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:10

7. skaar18 (Posts: 31; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


It sucks that it is not availible in my country :(. I would love to get my own nexus tablet :)

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 18:12

11. cityeighteen (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I'm sure that online retailers will help you import one.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:14

8. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Just bought a asus ft700 XD loving it but gonna get this one when it hits stores!!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:38

13. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


:O Really? Did you pre-order or actually get it?

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 12:03

29. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


pre order i must have been the lucky one to get it early i guess, compare it to my fathers tf300 the ft700 screen is amazing. i flew to texas and back watch 2 full 1080p movies on it(1 movie one way and the other the other way) i had 100% charge when i left texas and flew into atlanta it only dropped 27% with the movie and 10% more with angry birds. One the way back the guy next to me had a ipad 1 and was very interested in my tf700 :)

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:49 2

9. darkvadervip (Posts: 289; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


My phone does all the things a tab can do. Boring! I'm waiting on the surface tab with windows 8 with USB ports and more. If I wanted a bigger phone slash/tab I would get a samsung note. Lol but if anybody from Microsoft is reading this the price will hurt the surface because 80 of android users just play with tabs and buy them just to show off to friends. With windows its a chance of replacing your ultra book and laptop with decent battery time and have less to haul around.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:57

14. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


7 inch tabs are sometimes a little pointless, I agree. 10.1 is where it's at. I still love the Nexus 7, but I like the T-Pad Infinity better, and it'll probably get updated to JB very soon. It also comes with the keyboard dock with a USB port. Baws.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:30

10. Yankchef (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


WHAT ABOUT HDMI OUT AND USB TO ACCESS EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE. such a key factor imho

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 15:55

26. LiudvikasLTU (Posts: 15; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


THERE IS LOTS OF HDMI ADAPTERS FOR MICRO USB PORT!
And yeah, I would really like to access external hard drive ._. It's ashame that android doesn't support it. I would love if they would add that in the next version of android (android 5.0 Hot chocolate :D)

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 20:17

27. whiteninjazx6r (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


the next android will start with the letter "K" and wont be Hot Chocolate...it goes in alphabetical order...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:11

15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6129; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Think I'll buy the 8GB. I already have a GOOGLE PHONE (Atrix) 2nd I have a GOOGLE Android mp3 player (SONY WALKMAN Z) with apps. and I'll buy the NEXUS TABLET it has a higher ppi than the GALAXY TAB or Kindle Fire

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:25

16. lonestrider (Posts: 85; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


Why 'JB'?
Don't 'JB' reminds you about that young singer? I hate that.
Anyway, Nexus win.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:29

22. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


JB=Johor Bahru

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 10:07

23. amish1512 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


only os and screen resolution doesn't make big difference The New iPad way better than this oh whats wrong with me wrong with me i shouldn't even compare it with this 7 inch tiny little s**t.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:06

24. PhilTech (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)


No MicroSD slot?? WTF! The Tab2 is better with rear camera,3G and expandable memory. Quadcore on a 7 inch is overkill. What are the chances that the average consumer will be doing stuff that will maximize all 4 cores? What can a quadcore do that a dual core cannot?

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