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Is there a problem with the build quality of the new Nexus 7?

0. phoneArena 26 Jul 2013, 17:38 posted on

The new Google Nexus 7 has some welcomed changes such as a higher screen resolution to 1920 x 1200; that gives the tablet a pixel density of 323ppi, among the highest for a tablet. The Tegra 3 processor has been replaced by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro S4. The slate is thinner and lighter than the original, is 80% faster and has 4X the graphics performance...

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posted on 26 Jul 2013, 17:41 14

1. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Picked mine up from Best Buy today and been using it for a couple hours testing chromecast.
No such wear on the back of mine yet.
Hopefully it stays that way.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:11 2

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 22102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


How is it so far?

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 20:44 13

39. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Couple of hours here and I'm fully impressed. I have the old one as well and it's no comparison. Not only is the newer one amazingly fast, the screen is beautiful and the build quality is really solid. The battery was round 50% out of the box so I haven't charged it fully to test how 4.3 performs. Probably load the same Netflix movie on both tomorrow and do a side by side test to see how the battery holds up.

And 4.3 says Jelly Bean in the settings, it's not Key Lime Pie. And as for performance, if anyone says this thing lags, they are nothing but trolls, this is the smoothest I've seen Android yet.

First impression, impressed.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 21:50 2

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 22102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Cool enjoy your purchase bro. I checked a hands on on YouTube, and liked what I saw.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 19:21 3

29. blazee (Posts: 412; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


I bought mine just few hours ago and I don't have a such problem either

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 23:26 9

47. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1332; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


When the title of the article said "problem with build quality on the new Nexus 7" I thought it would be something like a gap between the glass and the rest of the device or the notification light not working properly or anything else but a sticker on the back of the device falling off. Ladies and gentlemen, it is a sticker on the back of the device that came off. I am sure Google and Asus are already sending out apology letters for not having stickers with a proper adhesive (sarcasm).

If you look closely, it looks as if the person took their fingernail and scratched it off. It probably happened when he was taking off the the plastic bag it was encased in like a child ripping open a Christmas gift.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 17:46 19

2. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Well maybe if you didn't watermark right over the spot. And what even is that? So there is one problem and it has issues? I forgot no company ever had any issues with products lol.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 03:44 1

52. TheOldOne (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


glad someone noticed as well, PhoneArena watermarks are the most stupid ones I've in the whole internet so far: big, right in the middle of the image and almost no alpha. Sometimes there is no way to see the image under :(

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 17:48 35

3. Hammerfest (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)


FAIL WATERMARK IS FAIL...

just saying...

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:36 2

17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


The tab might stop working because of this you know :P

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:49

21. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


LOL sad but true

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 20:30 3

37. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Oh god my eyes are hurting I just can see watermark oh god pls help my eyes.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:00 15

4. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Oh Man, that's going to really mess up the screen resolution (1920 x 1200) or knock down the pixel density (323ppi) .., and Alan F and I know they don't make cases for tablets anymore.

What a pity...smh

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:25

13. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


What's going to mess up the screen resolution or knock down the pixel density, I don't understand, can you explain?

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:31 11

15. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


He's being sarcastic. The title sort of implies a more serious issue than what appears in the picture.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 21:27 2

45. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


S**t, I didn't see that coming. I found it a very serious article, so I wasn't thinking about sarcasm. Thanks.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:02 2

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


The guy, whoever it is, really has restless fingers!
Tell him to take a superglue and stick it right back!

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:05 1

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is why you don't buy day 1 release. There's bound to be problems...

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:07 15

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Amazing! One look at the title and I said to myself, "Ah, an Alan F. article." It's nice not being wrong about that prediction... ever.

Gonna have to call shenanigans on this "article" too. 10 min of use my ass. That either came out of the box with a production imperfection, which while not being good at all & should be exchanged, also should have been immediately noticeable. I mean, the paint on the letter insert already appears to be chipping in multiple places. Why would the paint be chipping in so many spots? Why would the user have been in contact with the center of the tablet? (Considering how big the bezels are.)

So no... either the user was placing the tablet stupidly on some kind of abrasive/gritty surface for some reason, or hmmm, so many areas of paint chipping? Looks more like someone used something to pry the letter insert up and then took this photo.... Alan...

Also, who the hell does your watermarking? Atrocious.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 19:04 2

26. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Well said

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 20:41 1

60. JGuinan007 (Posts: 685; Member since: 19 May 2011)


So true PA has a lot of really good writers and good articles it is a shame we also get stuck reading Alan F. ones also I suggest he works more with Mike H. and learn how to write good articles.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:10 2

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 22102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The fanboy double standard has started.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:19 13

11. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Did you have anything pertinent to add... or were you just trying to incite trolling?

Next time, try commenting on the article itself, instead of the commenters. Otherwise, it's off-topic, and just a little bit of a pot meets kettle situation.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:44 2

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 22102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No it's not, it's what happens every time

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:55 9

24. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Oh... perhaps you two haven't met. Darkjedi meet internet, internet meet Darkjedi. I'll just let you two get acquainted.

;-p

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 20:20 1

33. iStabrak (banned) (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


You Troll! Stop Trolling Apple Fanboy! Causing flame ward!

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:13 16

10. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I don't see the problem here... Seriously, I really can't see it. There's a huge watermark covering everything.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 20:00

32. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


lol. good one.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:21 6

12. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Did anyone else notice the scuff marks on the letter "U"? Almost as if it were dropped or picked at until it came off. This seems a little fishy to me.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 18:34

16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Er...that's the subject the article is based on.
Who wouldn't notice the circled 'U'?
It's not a scuff mark, the 'U' came off, as if the adhesive weren't well applied over that area. Looks more like finger picking.

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