x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Asus Transformer Book Trio vs Google Nexus 7 (2013)

phone

Asus Transformer Book Trio Remove phone

Posted: 05 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
phone

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Remove phone

Posted: 24 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.2), Windows (8)Android (5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions12 x 7.63 x 0.38 inches (304.9 x 193.8 x 9.7 mm)7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34 inches (200 x 114 x 8.65 mm) 
Weight24.69 oz (700 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
10.55 oz (299 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
ColorsBlack  
Tablet dockYes  
Dimensions with the dock12 x 7.64 x 0.51 inches (305 x 194 x 13 mm)  
Weight with the dock35.27 oz (1000 g)  
FeaturesKeyboard, Backlit keyboard, HDMI  
Display
Physical size11.6 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1920 x 1200 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.

190 ppi323 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio62.80 %62.32 % 
Peak brightness 300 cd/m2 (nit) 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.4 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Front-facing cameraYes1.2 megapixels 
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)  
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.

Intel AtomQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 
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.

Dual core, 1600 MHz, Z2560Quad core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 320 
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 (Dual-channel, 1066 MHz) / LPDDR22048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 533 MHz) 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC  
Battery
Video playback 9.00 hours 
Capacity 3950 mAh 
TypeLi - PolymerLi - Polymer 
Wireless charging Built-in 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3MP3 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker, Stereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1) MHz 
Data LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Global Roaming 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-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI Yes 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, SlimPort, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent modeFlight mode, Silent mode 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 24 Jul 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 350 

Latest stories