Google Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), Amazon Kindle Fire specs comparison

Google Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), Amazon Kindle Fire specs comparison
So, here we are, still all hyped up after the Google Nexus 7 announcement. It seems like a pretty neat, little slate, don't you think? With a modern, quad-core processor, display with decent resolution, and the latest Android version to date, it surely has what it takes to grab the attention of geeks throughout the globe, especially when you can get one for $199. 

But given the device's price point, there is a couple of contenders that we have to take into account. We are talking about the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the Amazon Kindle Fire - tablets of identical size that cost about $200 and $250 respectively.

Are they any better than the Google Nexus 7? Well, at least on paper they aren't too much of a threat to Google's tablet. That is, unless you absolutely need cellular connectivity - a feature that you can get on the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), or you have a soft spot for Amazon's content ecosystem. Of course, the hard truth will be known once we get our hands on a Google Nexus 7 and put it through its paces, but it will be a few weeks before that happens. Until then, let us take a look at its specs and see how they compare to those of the two aforementioned, similarly priced tablets.



1. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

another Nexus for the WIN!

17. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

What about MicroSD expansion??

19. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

i think 16GB is enough for most users out there and as for me i can really live with 8GB no problem with that

28. emptytrash

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

It's quadcore tegra 3! Most tegra games and HD games are 1gb or more. Videos are 1gb or more too. 8gb version isnt enough... 16gb should have been the minimum. SDCard slot would have made it PERFECT!

2. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I'm defenetl sold. At this price. This tablet is being given away. But I'm gone mg to wait and see how smooth JB is. REALLY EXITED :D

3. tanim

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

No rear camera!!!!!!!!

6. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

so... are you going to use it as a giant camera? Rear facing cameras on tablets are the most complained about and least used feature.

12. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I'm not too happy about it. I, for one, like being able to snap a quick picture at any given time, no matter what device I'm using. It's not too big of a deal-breaker, but it kinda sucks.

21. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

It still has a front camera.. They decided keep the camera for SKYPE. I Think that was a very prudent move, given its $199 and the Kindle Fire doesn't have one.

25. LiudvikasLTU

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

But there is one thing that we will need a rear camera. The upcode codes. If you would have a rear camera, you would't have to pump that apk (lets say from xda-developers), search for usb cable, connect it to pc and pump it to the tablet. The 3.2 camera with no autofocus costs only a few bucks.... it is perfect for upcode codes. But overall, I love this tablet. The 16Gb model is coming to my monster hands soon :D

4. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

got my 16gb n7

5. BuddyGlass

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Pre-ordered mine, 8gb, $232.69 after tax & shipping. "You will not be charged until your order has shipped. Will ship in 2-3 weeks"

20. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

2-3 weeks?? that is a long time.. but still is faster as you can experience Android Jellybean before any other device has that cuz every other manufacturer will take atleast a month for that

7. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

It sucks that it is not availible in my country :(. I would love to get my own nexus tablet :)

11. cityeighteen

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I'm sure that online retailers will help you import one.

8. ghostkilla1388

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Just bought a asus ft700 XD loving it but gonna get this one when it hits stores!!

13. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

:O Really? Did you pre-order or actually get it?

29. ghostkilla1388

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

pre order i must have been the lucky one to get it early i guess, compare it to my fathers tf300 the ft700 screen is amazing. i flew to texas and back watch 2 full 1080p movies on it(1 movie one way and the other the other way) i had 100% charge when i left texas and flew into atlanta it only dropped 27% with the movie and 10% more with angry birds. One the way back the guy next to me had a ipad 1 and was very interested in my tf700 :)

9. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

My phone does all the things a tab can do. Boring! I'm waiting on the surface tab with windows 8 with USB ports and more. If I wanted a bigger phone slash/tab I would get a samsung note. Lol but if anybody from Microsoft is reading this the price will hurt the surface because 80 of android users just play with tabs and buy them just to show off to friends. With windows its a chance of replacing your ultra book and laptop with decent battery time and have less to haul around.

14. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

7 inch tabs are sometimes a little pointless, I agree. 10.1 is where it's at. I still love the Nexus 7, but I like the T-Pad Infinity better, and it'll probably get updated to JB very soon. It also comes with the keyboard dock with a USB port. Baws.

10. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012


26. LiudvikasLTU

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

THERE IS LOTS OF HDMI ADAPTERS FOR MICRO USB PORT! And yeah, I would really like to access external hard drive ._. It's ashame that android doesn't support it. I would love if they would add that in the next version of android (android 5.0 Hot chocolate :D)

27. whiteninjazx6r

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

the next android will start with the letter "K" and wont be Hot goes in alphabetical order...

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Think I'll buy the 8GB. I already have a GOOGLE PHONE (Atrix) 2nd I have a GOOGLE Android mp3 player (SONY WALKMAN Z) with apps. and I'll buy the NEXUS TABLET it has a higher ppi than the GALAXY TAB or Kindle Fire

16. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

Why 'JB'? Don't 'JB' reminds you about that young singer? I hate that. Anyway, Nexus win.

22. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

JB=Johor Bahru

23. amish1512

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

only os and screen resolution doesn't make big difference The New iPad way better than this oh whats wrong with me wrong with me i shouldn't even compare it with this 7 inch tiny little s**t.

24. PhilTech

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 16, 2012

No MicroSD slot?? WTF! The Tab2 is better with rear camera,3G and expandable memory. Quadcore on a 7 inch is overkill. What are the chances that the average consumer will be doing stuff that will maximize all 4 cores? What can a quadcore do that a dual core cannot?

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