Here is how much faster the 2013 Nexus 7 is, compared against last year's Nexus 7

Here is how much faster the 2013 Nexus 7 is, compared against last year's Nexus 7
The new Nexus 7 (officially listed as 2013 Nexus 7) brings a lot to the table. It is not just the first ‘Retina’ compact tablet, it also brings the sharp display and upgraded silicon at an extremely affordable price.

It’s a big upgrade over last year’s Nexus 7 which already was brilliant. The new Nexus 7-incher is thinner, lighter and has a narrower bezel, making it more comfortable to hold.

Most importantly for geeks, though, it is more powerful. The 2013 Nexus 7 swaps the Nvidia Tegra chip from last year with a shiny new Qualcomm Snapdragon, and the difference is massive. Android Police was the first to run the cross-platform Geekbench test o the Nexus 7 and compare the results against those of last year’s tablet. The difference is staggering. We’ll leave the images speak for themselves.

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh



1. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Wow... and I've read comments saying that this wasn't a significant update... twice as fast with twice the ram and so many new hardware features (full hd, stereo speakers, hdmi, wireless charge), still at an affordable price...

7. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Normal S4 pro quad-core has only about or a little bit over 2000 in Geekbench. Here is a problem about the Nexus 7 II running 4.3 while the Nexus 7 running 4.2.2

24. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

In Pic 1, the processor(Under System Info) says Tegra 3 for both Nexus 7 2012 & 2013 ??!! WTF

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I just noticed that too. This doesn't seem too legit.

28. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

remember that this S4 pro has krait 300 like the snapdragon 600 not krait 200 which you normally associate with the S4 pro

17. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

When the OEMs gives out spec's like a retina display, you need to think about battery life. If you are going to get a battery sucking display (at FULL BRIGHTNESS), you have to start thinking about the trade-offs. I hope the new device comes with better battery technology and a larger mAh battery.

21. pitchblack

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

What are you talking about? More pixels only put strain on the GPU. Who is talking about using full brightness on the new tablet? And how is this different from using any other device with simmilar screen size on full brightness?

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

With dat speed it should hit EU stores a lot faster for crying out loud.

18. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Hahaha, ur very funny guy!

3. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

What's it actually like to USE those? Is it enjoyable to use with consistantly smooth animations and touch responsiveness? These benchmarks just perpetuate the myth that these numbers are actually remotely relevent to the user experience!

15. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

User experience is about the same I guess. SInce JB came even dual-cores (and 1.4GHZ single cores) can do smooth UI navigation. BUT Need for speed lags on my Nexus 7. So does Dungeon Hunters. Even Little commander lags at some point (when there are a lot of anti-missiles). It's very playable yes, and it doesn't hamper my enjoyment. But a boost in performance is definitely welcome. Truth is these benchmarks ARE an indication of performance. Don't look at it as this-device-is-better-than-that-device but rather see the general trend of the benchmarks and use it for your own analysis. Like how a certain device is faster in loading pages while another one is faster in gaming (GPU vs CPU). In this article's case, see how the new nexus 7 is faster than the old one (in terms of performance). Definitely it has better GPU and CPU (faster computations and loading times) and that's something you'll notice in everyday use. It doesn't matter how much faster, the point is it's faster.

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009


5. dhmcop

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Am I reading the information wrong? It looks like both have the Nvidia Tegra 3.

6. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Image 5 on both pictures, 3rd model from the bottom........ ......just saying.....

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Its almost double in almost every department.

9. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I'm sure the old nexus 7 is running android 4.2.2 while the new one is running 4.3, IT'S NOT FAIR !! This test must be repeated after updating the older nexus 7 to android 4.3!

10. bigstrudel

Posts: 606; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

The memory score is higher than any mobile device I've seen tested with Geekbench. It's even better than the A6X on the memory score which is doubly impressive.

11. bigstrudel

Posts: 606; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

The memory score is higher than any mobile device I've seen tested with Geekbench. It's even better than the A6X on the memory score which is doubly impressive.

12. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Ama get it no matter what it takes, I have the old nexus 7 which I still find it a boss but the new one is hell yeeeehhhh.

13. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

In the picture 1&5 the new nexus 7 is listed having tegra 3 SoC!??

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Yep.. benchmarks are probably fudged and being PhoneArena I wouldn't expect the real facts here.... lol

20. dhmcop

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Read number five above. Wherever they identify the processor it lists the new Nexus 7 with the Tegra three.

14. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

The new Nexus 7 is probably not the first "compact tablet" with retina dsplay. People who have access to the internet can check out the tablet market I have been saying this for a long time, because android OS is "free", android devices are just commodities. If you have a few minutes to kill, you can check out all the Apple, Samsung and other name-branded OEM tablet knock-offs. Once Apple designs a new tablet, a "Chinese" knock-off is on the market within weeks (running on android no less) for a lot less. The speed at which these "Chinese" knockoffs hit the marketplace is just astounding. It's no that surprise if Apple used a 9.7" screen, the knockoffs have a 9.7" screen. If Apple came out with a 7.9" screen for the mini, the knockoffs with have a 7.9" screen as well.

19. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Retina display is just a marketing term, so that link is about worthless. Do any of those tablets have the ppi as high as the new N7? When you find one that does, then you'll have a point.

22. dhmcop

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Whatever happened to the "shiny new Qualcomm Snapdragon"?

23. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

Did anyone notice that its showing that the new Nexus 7 has a Tegra 3 @1.5ghz running inside ? o.O

26. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Shenanigans! I call shenanigans!

27. exxxius

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 21, 2013 I Found the cheapest price and also the most complete review of the new Google Nexus 7 FHD Tablet. Just click here to check it out :

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