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Nvidia SHIELD

Posted
Jul 29, 2014
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Mini HDMI (Type C))
  • Supports special active stylus for input

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

The SHIELD Tablet features a 2.2GHz Tegra K1 chipset with a 192-core Kepler GPU. The powerful CPU and GPU are complemented by 2GB of RAM, an 8-inch display with 1200 x 1920 pixels, stereo speakers, NVIDIA DirectStylus 2, 5MP rear and front-facing cameras, and Android KitKat.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android
  • Dimensions:
    • 8.8 x 5 x 0.36 inches (223.5 x 127 x 9.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 13.76 oz (390 g)
      the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 8.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 283 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 65.37 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • NVIDIA Tegra K1
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15
  • Graphics processor:
      • GK20A
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • Mini HDMI (Type C), 1.4
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 399

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Nvidia SHIELD

(Wi-Fi only)
Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Nvidia SHIELD

(for North America)
Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 2600 (band 7) MHz

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