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Apple iPad mini vs Google Nexus 7

0. phoneArena 09 Nov 2012, 06:25 posted on

Finally venturing off into a new size category, Apple now has a direct competitor to the renowned Google Nexus 7, which was recently updated slightly with more memory. Although it’s quite obvious that one is indeed smaller than the other, there’s no questioning that many consumers are going to keep the two into consideration when shopping around for compact sized tablets...

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posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:42 13

11. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ooooh.. aluminum vs plastic.

wait.. so because its made out of 10 cents worth of tinfoil over 5 cents worth of polycarb, its worth another 130??

Im sorry PA but that is a stretch beyond a stretch. The build QUALITY on the N7 is EXCELLENT. people need to get over this "ooh soft touch tin is "premium"" BS.

For 130 difference, get the N7 so you get the superior device in everything except battery, and then GO BUY A DIGI-CAM that puts both device's cameras to shame. You could still walk away with more money in your pocket than buying the ipad.

The ONLY reason you should chose the mini is if you are already integrated into iOS and have a lot of paid apps..otherwise, your a fool.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:07 6

13. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


android !!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:50 5

15. rizky_p (Posts: 19; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


They probably will make the Ipad Mini longer next year and call it Ipad Mini 2 :)

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 00:29 1

34. chronopc (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


They'll use left over parts from the New iPad to make an iPad mini 2 and call it revolutionary.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:51 2

16. DawsonLee (Posts: 26; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


I find it a bit hard to swallow because it's so hard for Android devices to notch a win against the Apple products no?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:21 5

18. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Nexus 7 wins because it has android on it and it has a great community in xda developers

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:43 5

19. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


When you consider the Nexus 7 came with $25 Google Play card, the Nexus 7 is almost half the price of the Mini.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:43 3

20. rabih_z (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


having an Ipad2 and a nexus 7 i have to say that nexus 7 became my tablet of choice since i bought it (1 month)
1. Portable more than the IPAD, especially for reading books.
2. business wise much better (USB connection, Bluetooth, emails...)
3. GPS works offline.
4. overall package & value for money.
5. a lot of free apps and games (ex: angry birds star wars.....)

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 15:25 1

48. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


1. Did you expect a 10 inch tablet to be portable?
2. Yea, the iPad can't read or write emails or bluetooth.
3. There are offline gps apps for iOS.
4. Did you see how much the iPad cost before you bought it?
5. Did iOS remove all their free apps and games?

You're like an iSheep, but a fandroid. Can't believe people actually thumbed up this ignorant post.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 13:39 1

53. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Thumbed down by fandroids for the truth. You people are worse than iSheep.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 06:19

69. rabih_z (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


if you cant handle a personal review from a guy have both tablets and you are the ignorant one

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:53 2

21. mydi.maus (unregistered)


ok ipad mini wins,nexus7 looose

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 00:30 3

35. chronopc (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


ok Nexus wins, iPad mini lose. See how easy it is to do that?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:54 3

22. miggymini (Posts: 15; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


I bought the nexus 7 a few days ago. I was holding off because I wanted to wait for the iPad mini. I decided on the nexus 7 over the price, the GPS functionality and the iPad mini felt cheap.

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 00:32 2

36. chronopc (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Enjoy the $130 you saved, also widgets. Am I the only one who notice that the IOS is just a grid of icons?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:04 1

24. bossmt_2 (Posts: 449; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Only difference you can come up with is "premium design" and rear facing camera? I have a Xoom and I've used my rear facing camera I think 10 times in the nearly 2 years I've owned the device. But fine, you're gonna pay 130 bucks more for an inferiors device because it has a rear facing camera, or you could reach into your pocket, grab your phone and snap a photo. OH THE HUMANITY!!!

Back to the "premium design" the iPad Mini doesn't even come with Gorilla Glass for how much more expensive it is than the Nexus 7. SquareTrade did damage tests on the iPad3, Mini, and Nexus 7 and watching it you see that the iPad Mini clearly crushes it's older bro but doesn't fair any better than the Nexus 7.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 18:32

27. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Nexus anyday because it doesn't come from a PATENT TROLL.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 20:01

29. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


sheep who like the mini also have miniature dongs. iphone sux balls.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 21:05 3

30. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


iPad Mini wins because I have a GNex with Jelly Bean and I don't see the point of getting a bigger GNex.

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 00:36

37. chronopc (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Your comment has absolutely no value. That's like me saying I already have a Nexus 10 so the iPad mini is better because there is no point in getting a smaller Nexus 10.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 16:53

55. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


You fandroids like to make fun of iSheep for having an iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad because they're all the same. So why can't I do the same thing with android.

You fandroids are the biggest hypocrites on PA.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 22:45

59. chronopc (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


My problem with your statement isn't that you are saying that it's stupid to buy a Nexus 7 because you already have a GNex. My problem is that you use that as a reason to say the iPad mini is better than the Nexus 7, which makes no sense. The comparison isn't just for your situation, it's for everyone's situations. So no one cares that you already have a GNex.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 22:26

31. smile4bil_2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Well i have been using ipad2 for a while and i love the size and feel and most of all steve was alive when ipad2 came out and i havnt jailbroken it because i am 34 and i dont need to explore too much my use is mailing and normal movie watching etc and i have seen and used 7inch products and i totally agree with steve jobs so if you are looking for a tablet and your blood is new then 7 inch and andriod is best but if your use is normal mailing and stuff then ipad 2 is the best option

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 07:31

42. Akfred (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


you are so old fashion.@ 34 you act like this, hmmmm i wonder what you will act like when you get to 43. nexus 7 is the best in this category. this article did not say anything concerning 9.7 inc ipad nor 10" nexus.

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 09:32

43. ikkuh (Posts: 37; Member since: 22 May 2011)


7.9" in 4:3 format is just to big to hold in one hand. The bevels are to small to use it with ur thumb on the screen.
Besides that the price is rediculous. I dont even mention the freedom of Android.

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 09:58

44. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


its not impossible to hold in the hand! coz of the thin bezel, it makes the 7.9" possible to hold!

and besides the size of the iPad mini is just a bit bigger than nexus 7 but its over all size is similar to kindle fire HD!!! icoz both of these tablets have thick bezels! its not about the size of the screen, its about the over all appearance!

but you are right! its price is not worthy! other android tablet is way better! and BlackBerry PlayBook is also an option... i mean only $149 for a 16GB tablet but will be updated to to BB10? its a sure win win for a bargain price!

thats why in my previous comment, i said that buying the first generation of apple devices is not that worthy, especially that they are overpriced! better wait for next year! im pretty sure apple will announce iPad mini with retina display and A6 processor! then that will be worth its price!

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 09:59

45. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


hey Joooooooooooohhhhnnnnnn vvvvvvvvveeeeeeeee.... where's the video review?

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 11:03

46. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Nexus 7 FTW !!!

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 16:30

54. andreaxx1o29 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Apple is surely in trouble with this.

Will definitely put a dent in their market share, no doubt.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 17:46

56. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Beauty and looks do matter .So does many other factors. People should just buy what they like or can find . I find Android easier to work with and love the Note2 .

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