Connection and Battery:

No worries with Wi-Fi connectivity with either device, since both maintain a sufficient connection to a wireless hotspot that’s over 30 feet away in another room. Furthermore, we didn’t experience any major discrepancies with signal strength or dropped connections.

Power users don’t need to worry at all about running low on juice, considering that both offer exceptional battery life. Even with heavy usage, we’re able to get by through a solid one day with some juice leftover before the night is over. However, we do notice that the Nexus 7 is giving just a smidgen more out of its battery – maybe because there’s no automatic brightness setting with the Kindle Fire.


It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize the obvious with this comparison, even more when one device is sporting newer and better hardware and software to make its $200 price point more valuable than its rival. Of course, we still have to give the Amazon Kindle Fire for popularizing the budget tablet category, but now that the Google Nexus 7 is finally up for grabs, it redefines what we expect out of the category nowadays. In addition, the experience is totally one-sided as well, as the Nexus 7 has the full fidelity of having access to a wealth of tablet-optimized apps – while enhancing the core experience.

Indeed, you can still obtain good experience on the Kindle Fire (especially if you hack it to add the Play Store), but you better invest your hard-earned money into the Nexus 7 and settle with the latest and greatest right now.

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