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Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini

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Tablets are not the first things we’d normal think of using to snap photos, so it doesn’t shock us that their respective camera apps are light with manual controls and settings. Taking a quick look at the two, it’s recognizable that they have clean and uncluttered interfaces, but it’s the Nexus 7 that has a slight advantage when it comes to features set, as it offers us exposure control, panoramic mode, and Photospheres.

Camera interface of the Google Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
Camera interface of the Google Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
Camera interface of the Google Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
Camera interface of the Google Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
Camera interface of the Google Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
Camera interface of the Google Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
Camera interface of the Google Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
Camera interface of the Google Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini

Camera interface of the Google Nexus 7


The camera interface of Apple iPad mini - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
The camera interface of Apple iPad mini - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
The camera interface of Apple iPad mini - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini

The camera interface of Apple iPad mini


Like we said, we wouldn’t be inclined to use tablets for snapping those candid shots, but if we’re put into a situation when nothing else is present, either tablet is suited for the occasion. Quite frankly, we can’t complain about using either, seeing that their image qualities are likeable enough for 4” x 6” printouts. Meticulously looking at their shots, we can agree that they’re modestly sharp and boast accurate colors under conditions when lighting is sufficient. Indoors under low lighting, however, their qualities become more grainy and noisy in tone.


Furthermore, we also can’t complain about recording 1080p videos with them, since the same qualities are evident with their recording.

Google Nexus 7 Sample Video:



Apple iPad mini Sample Video:




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They might not have the most ornate interfaces, but their respective music players function in the same manner. Placing them at their loudest volumes, their internal speakers are undeniably potent and commanding. For those wondering, they both feature dual speakers, but seeing that the Nexus 7’s set are placed on opposite sides, we’re given that prominent stereo effect with its output, which is better at dispersing audio than the iPad mini’s speakers.

The Google Play Music app of the Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
The Google Play Music app of the Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
The Google Play Music app of the Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
The Google Play Music app of the Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini

The Google Play Music app of the Nexus 7


The music player interface of the Apple iPad mini - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
The music player interface of the Apple iPad mini - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
The music player interface of the Apple iPad mini - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini

The music player interface of the Apple iPad mini


More than equipped at playing high-definition videos, we actually don’t find one to be any better than the other with the experience. Indeed, the Nexus 7 has a higher resolution display, but that’s hardly something that’s prominent as we’re watching videos from a far distance away. Regardless, we’ll mention that Google’s tablet offers more video codec support out of the box – whereas with the iPad mini, we’re required to convert some videos to properly load and run.

Video playback on the Google Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
Video playback on the Google Nexus 7 - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini

Video playback on the Google Nexus 7


The video player of the Apple iPad mini - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini
The video player of the Apple iPad mini - Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs Apple iPad mini

The video player of the Apple iPad mini



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posted on 07 Aug 2013, 09:29 12

1. mas11 (Posts: 1031; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Good to see PA picking a winner instead of saying iOS is easier to use and Android has many more features.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 09:39 12

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 893; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Well thats two cool tablets
but
its not comparison of specs since both spot different OS
but display is much better on nexus 7 bcuz higher resolution and ppi
android vs iOS is personal preferance
price is an other main factor so thats goes to nexus because its more cheaper with pure android and its tons of features and
iOS for those people who invested in iTunes and other app offerings and those prefer simplicity

I personally prefer nexus 7 beacause its suits me better
one of the great in my opinion

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 10:28

4. jove39 (Posts: 1315; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I get confused when people say invested in apple ecosystem or "iTunes"...what kind of investment we are talking here...please answer honestly!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:49 3

10. techguyone (Posts: 113; Member since: 18 May 2013)


It means people have paid money for apps or content that isn't transferable to another platform.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 09:53 4

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3015; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I don't have to think about this one... Nexus 7 all the way.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 10:47 3

5. amiaq (Posts: 494; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


IPad mini is available everywhere, Apple store is top notch, their web store and customer support aka "consultant" in well trained American accent put any India source tech support to shame. Now...where the hell on earth apart from the USA can I find the new nexus 7?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:24 2

6. Donbenie (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


You can't find it anywhere apart from USA because it just got released..moron...

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:53 3

7. hawkeye7 (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Mind your language dude. He has rightly pointed out that Google is poor in rolling out global launch. Samsung and apple are way ahead. If google truly wants to topple apple in tablet space (which is very difficult) then at the least they have to make it available globally and let the people choose it. And FYI @Donbenie the nexus7 2012 version with cellular is still not available on play store India. And other wifi versions just came couple of months back. So before calling someone moron get your facts right.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 14:21 1

13. whysoserious (Posts: 317; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Agreed. I'd love to get one of these N7-2 without second heartbeat but the problem is play store here in my country is only limited to apps. So, with the limited supply coming in to our country, what retail stores, who gets a hold of these items first hand, does is they go on ultra asshole mode, crank up the prices way too high due to high demands and low supply. In short, there's no use of creating an awesome device if it's not gonna reach your consumers at all.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 14:39 2

14. amiaq (Posts: 494; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Mind you even other country that playstore sells devices, there is no announcement when it will be released. I suppose the rest of the world doesn't contribute a cent in their planning to dominate tablet market. It's painful ..very painful, excruciatingly painful, and then the price differences. That's another story.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:05

15. TBomb (Posts: 160; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I wouldn't say Google is "behind" in the rolling out global launches part of things.. I would just say it's a different approach. Instead of just going and dropping them in every country at once, they literally roll it out area by area. This allows for less complaints/bugs about the same exact problem that may exist. instead of 1000000 users complaining of the same bug, they only get 1000 and they can fix it before the next area of the world can get it... making Google's support team's headache and the headaches of users smaller.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 01:59 1

17. whysoserious (Posts: 317; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


The question to that is if Apple can do it, why not for Google? Even the other features of google like google music, books and movies on google play are still not available.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:07

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 12326; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


N7 shoulda won this one.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:14 2

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8794; Member since: 14 May 2012)


And it did. Hardware puts iPad Mini to shame at $100-200 cheaper.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:42

16. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


It did win!!! Clearly is the better tablet, BY FAR!! But P.A. was very low key about it. They moan about how good Apple's top tech is, but when they compare there low tech stuff with the best, they brush over it like its almost OK. That screen on the Apple sucks SH!T today, just like it did three years ago!!!!!! Like they didn't want to piss off Apple and there crappy chinese low spec, three years ago tech, tablet. Heck, even the Chinese no-name companies are making way better tablets than the iPad mini!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:52 2

11. fay99 (Posts: 53; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


It's not really fair to compare a new tablet just released with one from many months ago, but well the 1st generation of nexus 7 is already better than the iPad mini. So of course the new nexus 7 is a lot better.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 13:08 1

12. anugakarthik (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)


Hi guys i have purchased a google nexus 7 from mydeals 247.com,at low price try it now,good service by them

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 13:36

18. suyash1629 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


apple is just a dumb

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 16:30

19. kalloud (Posts: 117; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Waiting for old nexus 7 (2012) vs new nexus 7 (2013)

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