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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

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

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.

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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 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

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

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


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