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Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire

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Connection and Battery:

Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire
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.

Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire:


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posted on 27 Jul 2012, 06:13 2

1. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)

I understand the reason for the comparison, and yes the fire is good in its own right. But talk about a landslide victory.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 06:56

2. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

They're Both Amazing Devices

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:07 9

3. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Nexus 7 is far beyond man...
Is not even a comparison, it's a slaughter !

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 23:13

24. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

i totally agree! but we all must bear in mind that kindle is built for E BOOK reading purposes. Games and browsing are just plus points but clearly NEXUS 7 can do all that with the help of GOOGLE PLAY STORE. still Kudos to both of them!

posted on 05 Aug 2012, 17:47

28. Santi_Santi (unregistered)

Nexus 7 Vs Kindle Fire... Round 1... FIGHT! 5468213584861384518 Combo attack! Fatality!!!!! Nexus 7 Wins... Flawless Victory!

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:07

4. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Total annihilation !!

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:14 2

5. MeoCao (unregistered)

It will be fair to compare N7 with next gen KF, but it will still be a blowout by N7 anyway.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 23:15

25. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

correct... unless new kindle device will have an access to google store then add a front and back camera

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:25

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

sadly the nexus 7 hadware wise KILLS the fire but the comparission had to be made due to the price nature of the 2.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:35 1

7. MeoCao (unregistered)

Why sad? That's great for customers. Well done Google.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:58 1

10. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Sad? Sounds like you own a fire and your upset that the Nexus is the new 7 inch king. Be happy that we have another quality choice.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:53

12. Aeires (unregistered)

Much credit needs to be given to Amazon for finally adjusting the pricing for mobile equipment. They opened a very important door and hopefully that standard sticks for a long time.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:41

8. pistolashtc (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)

Of course the Nexus is better, its obvious...

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:50

9. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

This comparison makes more sense than comparing it to the iPad or any other 10 inch Android tablet.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:11

11. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

many accepted N7 vs ipad comparison....bt not N7 vs fire..... wats power of N7.....

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:54

13. Aeires (unregistered)

It's basically hardware and OS vs. ecosystem. Amazon isn't dumb, their ecosystem is a draw for many customers. Google just overwhelmed them with everything else.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:34 2

14. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

I think we all knew how this would end

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 19:19

15. ap1989 (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

You cant even compare these two tablets capared to the Nexus 7 $199 price and its greater specs the Kindle Fire should fall under 100 bucks.

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 22:53

17. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Amazon should drop the Kindle down to 50 bucks because this was a freaking slaughter. Nexus 7 wins in every department without any effort.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 04:32

18. MoonlitTear (Posts: 43; Member since: 09 Jun 2008)

This comparison is meaningless. At 8 months on the market the Fire is just about EOL. I am not even gonna read this article. Just throw this comment in. And no I am not a Fire fan or a Nexus Fan. Just wondering why this article is relevant. Like comparing the Nexus One to the galaxy II. Moving on.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 06:59

19. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)

I haven't tried the Nexus 7, but have the Kindle Fire myself. The original firmware was just horribly slow after a while, so I put CM9 on it, which is a massive improvement. CM9-running Fires versus the Nexus 7 is probably a closer race, although I'm very convinced the Nexus 7 is a far better device.

That said, I'll never again get an Android tablet, I'm holding out for a Win8 slate next. Surface Pro, anyone? :)

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 11:53

20. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

i own the KF, and its totally waste of money!
seriosuly. Even with flashing Jelly bean rom. it still sucks!
the display is just a mirror :(

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 17:10

22. yooyoojohn (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

God, I hated the Kindle Fire. The Nexus 7 is a definite winner over the Kindle.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 22:59

23. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

wow, i heart this line - 'it’s going to try to extinguish the Amazon Kindle Fire’s luminous flame.' but wait amazon is cooking up 'the new kindle fire' soon....who knows what kind of specs it will posses to stop google nexus 7 from 'extinguishing its fire.. lets all wait and see.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 23:31

27. dman72 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)

it all depends on what you do with the fire. i have it rooted and have 4.0.4 running on it well. i had 4.1.1 but wasnt up to par yet

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 13:27

32. ahmedalkzaz (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

the future will bring more amazing tablets to the market so its a mater
of time only

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