New Nexus 7: here's all there is to know
0. phoneArena 23 Jul 2013, 05:36 posted on
With the clock ticking, and with you having shown a considerable interest in the various exploits of the upcoming tablet, now seems like a perfect time for a recap on what we think we know. Luckily for all involved, it won't be long until we have an official confirmation (or refutation) of those...
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1. dapsta (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
If those are the specs and that is the price, then sign me up!!!
2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2148; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
We can't have everything, but I would've preferred the more energy efficient Snapdragon 600 over the S4 Pro. I'm still buying haha!
4. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
google is using S4 pro in nexus 7 and moto X. i hope there is some good reason. price? similarly optimized source code?
8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2148; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Definitely makes sense from the optimization standpoint. Just that Google never shied away from top HW at low price and with more pixel there's more rendering, I would've preferred 2013 specs. Can't complain too much though.
9. yowanvista (Posts: 339; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
S4 Pro & S600 are basically the same chip, the latter is just a rebranded slightly improved version at the silicon level. Else nothing new.
10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2148; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
'Slightly improved' actually means significant in low-energy tasks and standby. The Nexus 4 does 32hr endurance the S4 LTE 69hr. The Xperia Z, Find 5 and S4 Pro Nokias also drain and heat fast. The key is in the new manufacturing method. Simply put, SD600 is THAT much efficient.
15. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
Are you semi or fully retarded? Have you seen benchmarks? The "A15" Quadcore chips destroy the likes of the Nexus 4.
16. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Real life performance is identical between the two of them and they have the same GPU. CPU power has huge diminishing returns when the hardest thing your device is doing is loading web pages.
17. yowanvista (Posts: 339; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Benchmark scores mean nothing, they're just an indicative of how the SoCs handled the battery of tests thrown at them. One must be stupid to make assumptions from such things. The experience on any modern high end SoC is the same across all devices, it doesn't make any difference to the end user.
18. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
Ever thought about future-proofing? Think about it.
7. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
What about the next version of the Nexus 10? Have had one since January and my only complaint is lack of a SD card slot.
12. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
Nexus tablets and phones are following the footstep of Apple for not providing sd slot, the good for Apple they have 64 gig variant unlike nexus is limited to 32 gig max capacity.
13. jonartpop (Posts: 167; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
I'm so jealous with people in America. It will probably cost $400 in my country.
14. rallyguy (Posts: 614; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Perfect timing for back to school. Assuming they can keep them in stock.