Nexus 7 vs iPad mini 2 vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 display comparison puts Apple's tablet last
The iPad mini with Retina Display unfortunately comes in with a distant 3rd place finish behind the innovative displays on the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and new Nexus 7 because it still has the same small 63 percent Color Gamut as the original iPad mini and even older iPad 2. That is inexcusable for a current generation premium Tablet.
1. Kishin (Posts: 635; Member since: 30 May 2013)
The Nexus 7 beats both but When I hear the word tablet iPad and M$ surface is all that comes to mind
2. jove39 (Posts: 1320; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Nexus 7 is very well built device...good job Asus and Google.
6. robocopvn (Posts: 199; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
you forget the touchscreen bug, I'm mad with it
7. DaHarder (Posts: 174; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
The Nexus 7 is quite easily the best small-from-factor tablet currently available with it's combination of display quality, performance, ecosystem, durability, Google Service integration, and value for the money being unmatched by ANY tablet - PERIOD.
It really is quite appalling that Apple chose to price the iPad Mini 2 so ridiculously high as it's just too ergonomically flawed (far too wide for a smaller tablet), lacks built-in GPS on WiFi models, dents/scratches far too easily due to its rather soft aluminum outer shell, uses a 4:3 display ratio that's completely unsuitable for video/movie viewing, cost some US 100.00 just to go from 16gb to 32gb, cost US 129.00 just to add LTE connectivity, and utilizes a display proven inferior to other small-form tablets save being 1 (ONE) ppi better in density.
Nexus 7 32gb/LTE = US 349.00 vs iPad Mini 2 32gb+LTE = US 628.00 = WTH?
I'll definitely be skipping this generation of iPad Mini... and hopefully Apple will see fit to price the thing much more realistically next time around.
(though I certainly won't be holding my breath on that)
12. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Except it has poor battery life. Expect 6.5 hours under continuous and heavy usage with your Nexus 7. Not only does Apple offer a display that is about 30% larger than the N7, the mini has about 10 hours of run time.
Remember, you can't enjoy your tablet if it runs out of juice.
16. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 659; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Nexus 5 has poor battery life..It last 1 day with moderate-heavy usage.
Nexus 7 has amazing battery life.. It last 2.5 days with moderate-heavy usage.
Dont juz blabber anything...
5. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Credit where credit is due. Sadly, not everybody will swallow their pride and like that last sentence: "...Apple chose to continue gambling on IGZO, which has resulted in both production shortages and inferior products."
9. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Not really in the same category of tablet, these are samller 7-7.9, the 2520 is a 10 incher.
10. Rikkirik (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)
I got the chance to play with the Nexus 7 at a Dixon's store in the Netherlands, compared to a Samsung tablet. The Nexus tablet was really lagging and jittery. I am sorry to say, but it was crap. The Samsung worked smoothly.
18. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
It seems that you played with the previous Nexus 7 not with the latest Nexus 7 2013! no doubt it's the best Android tablets around and i'm saying that even though i'm not a fan of Android tablets. I own the Nexus 7 2013 and it's a great tablet specially after KitKat 4.4 update that improved the graphics and games performance a lot, you mentioned that Samsung tablet worked smoothly! since when even galaxy 10.1 with all that massive hardware that can beat every single tablet in the market including IPad Air still lagging and jittery with 3GB RAM Lol.
11. darkkjedii (Posts: 12395; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
All these tabs are great, but I'll stick with my 64 gig retina mini. It works just fine.
14. Taters (Posts: 3525; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I was playing with an ipad mini with retina today and to my surprise it actually was pretty washed out.
17. jarnts (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)
All three are good tablets; the price conscious buyers will always look toward Amazon or Nexus; which yield great products for a cheap price. Apple products will always be a premium and they will always market the name instead of the specs (retina vs PPI). I am glad a site dove into other factors other than just PPI and resolution.
What is, however, inexcusable is the price increases to add LTE and/or more storage. In the 3-4 years tablets have been out, Apple has not increased the storage and continues a massive premium increase for it. They are not the only ones, but I am glad Amazon/Google has much cheaper storage increase prices. Other manufacturers had better follow suit as well; it is highway robbery for the consumer who doesnt know and then tries to load a few movies on the iPad just to run out of space.
For full disclosure; I own a nexus 7 and nexus 5, so of course I like the article, however I will give credit to apple for creating a product people are willing to overpay for. However the storage cost increases are evil.
19. keekimaru (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Compares iPad mini, Kindle Fire And Nexus 7
The iPad Mini 2
The iPad Mini 2 is a substantial upgrade over the original iPad Mini. Apple's new tablet is powered by a 64-bit A7 dual-core chip that rivals the processing power of the best mobile quad-core CPUs on the market. The iPad Mini 2 also gains a 2048x1536 resolution display
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
Amazon ignited the 7-inch tablet war with the original Kindle Fire, and the Kindle Fire HDX certainly takes it up a notch. Amazon's newest tablet is powered by a 2.2 Ghz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM for apps, which gives it plenty of power to run any Android app and enough elbow room to comfortably multitask.
The Google Nexus 7 (2013)
Google's 2013 version of the Nexus 7 is a technological match for the Kindle Fire HDX. The newest Nexus 7 is powered by a 1.51 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2 GB of RAM. And like the Kindle Fire HDX, it has a 1900x1200 resolution display. But don't let the numbers fool you, while the Kindle Fire HDX has a 2.2 Ghz quad-core processor compared to the Nexus 7's 1.51 Ghz, both tablets are very competitive in terms of processing power.
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