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Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini

0. phoneArena 25 Sep 2013, 09:13 posted on

For years now, each new entrant into the mobile arena has had to go through a sort of a rite of passage ritual, regardless of whether its creators believe it deserves a chance by virtue of the brand it represents...

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posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:19 3

1. PunyPoop (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


iPad mini ALL DAY!

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:07 4

16. 1113douglas (Posts: 191; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


why in the world would u choose the ipad mini over the nexus 7 2

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 05:53 1

20. PunyPoop (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


apps optimization.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 19:34 1

23. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Can you name me one major app that runs better on the Mini than an Android?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:22

2. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Q. Is it a 10 inch tablet?
A. No

Any argument is invalid.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:30 8

4. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Thank you, Mr. Jobs.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:26

3. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


This is actually a pretty relevant comparison for me. I'm in the market for a small tablet for a 70 year old OG Kindle owner. He's likely to use it to read books, magazines, newspapers, websites, and e-mail. I'm caught between the new Fire HD, HDX, and Nexus.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:39

5. Chris.P (Posts: 273; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Sounds like the Fire HD 2013 to me.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:46

6. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


That's what I'm thinking, too. It's amazing how much tablet you can get for $150. The Android in me wants to get him a Nexus, but it's probably more than he needs, especially since he's an Amazon (not Google) user.

That's what it really comes down to in my eyes - are you a Google/ Android user or do you just want a multimedia experience?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:38

8. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You've basically answered your own question. HDX seems to be the overall winner considering you can take advantage of the Amazon ecosystem.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 11:26

11. Slammer (Posts: 1016; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I'd put my money on the Kindle. It really is a great all around tablet for the price point. I purchased one for my dad and one my wife last Christmas. Neither one has been able to put them down. While Apps are limited to the Amazon library, they are quality and abundant. He will find it fairly easy to navigate through and the screen is bright enough(in case of eyesight degradation).

Good Luck!

John B.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 21:05 1

17. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Fire HD, I'd say. It isn't worth the extra $90 for the Nexus 7 for him. The Nexus has better hardware, but it seems like he wouldn't gain much from it. The only gain is having the option to buy from Google Play as well as Amazon, but from what I've seen, Google's prices aren't much better than Amazon's, if they are at all.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:00 3

7. PootisMan (Posts: 203; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


New nexus 7 for me.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:48

9. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I'd pick the nexus now but if the new kindle had full aosp now i would get that instead. What's an ipad mini?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 11:01 1

10. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


In my experience, it's a portable entertainment system for toddlers.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:16

14. blingblingthing (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


IPad mini or iPad Vtech. Either name is fitting.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 14:07

12. picassimo (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)


Your icon for RESOLUTION and SYSTEM MEMORY are deceiving, as if other tablets have lower resolution and system memory than the iPad Mini.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:12

13. Hmong_Xiong (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


you ok?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:46

15. sckortyman (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


If the kindles get good developer support, then there it isnt even a contest. The fire HDX's would win by far. But Fire OS IMO is stupid and super restricting (if I wanted that i would be buying apple products). If I cant install stock android through a custom rom, then i probably will just get a nexus.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 21:06 1

18. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Anandtech says the n7 brightness is over 500 nits

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 04:25 1

19. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I just want to make few points Chris -

Design
"it's probably worth nothing that the iPad mini is the clear winner in our eyes"

Ok .. maybe it has the best materials but its probably not the best designed - its heavy, its not quite sure what tablet category it should be in but still claims its easy to hold with one hand, but lets face it, its not easy for 95% of people.... so all your really saying is the best material means the best design.... wrong.

Lets recap on this comment

"it's probably worth nothing that the iPad mini is the clear winner in our eyes"

OK in other categories the android tablets are the clear winners - YET you make no strong claim to state this like you have with the ipad mini's design. Infact you still try to justify the ipad when its clearly evident its not up to par - at all.

Its inferior in every aspect apart from materials. Ok OS is subjective to preference, ecosystem is hardly an issue anymore.

Just from reading your review I get a sense that you trying to stick up for the ipad mini, which my friend, is not good reviewing and why no one takes anything serious on this website.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 06:23 3

21. Chris.P (Posts: 273; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Thanks for the feedback, though I disagree full-heartedly with the conclusions you've reached.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 10:29 1

22. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


fair enough you disagree, I would be surpised if you did agree.

Can you say why you disagree with my comment?

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 14:21

24. aldesajetafunit (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


Attention to Phonearena
New Nexus 7 specs are: Peak Brightness 570 cd/m² (nit) and the WiFi model weights 290 gr.And I love it!

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