Nexus 7 3G Vs iPad Mini
Let’s see how the Nexus 7 3G stands when pitted against the recently announced iPad Mini
On October 23 Apple launched the smallest iPad ever, the iPad Mini featuring a 7.9-inch screen. The launch of the iPad Mini means that Apple is introducing a product to directly compete against the Nexus 7 and other premium tablets that fall within the 7-inch category.
The iPad Mini is relatively cheaper and lighter than the full-size iPads and it offers better specs than the iPad 2 and some goodies of the iPhone 5 as well. But will it manage to out-do the Nexus 7 which has equally impressive specs and at a far cheaper price as well.
So let’s see how the iPad Mini stands when pitted against the Nexus 7 3G.
Nexus 7 3G
|Screen size and resolution||7-inch (1280 x 800p)||7.9-inch (1024 x 768p)|
|Pixel density||216 PPI||163 PPI|
|OS||Android 4.1||iOS 6|
|Processor||1.3GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra 3||1GHz dual core A5|
|Storage||32GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB|
|Camera||1.2MP front camera||5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera|
|Connections||USB 2.0, Bluetooth, OTA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, 3G||USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, TV out, OTA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Battery||4325mAh upto 8 hours||Upto 10 hours|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack, microphone||3.5mm audio jack, mono speakers, built-in microphone|
|Weight||11.99 ounces||0.68 pounds|
|Price||$299 for the 3G 32GB model||$329 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model|
You have trade-offs on both side – no 3G on iPad Mini at the price-range in question, and no back camera on the Nexus 7 still. There are other feature trade-offs here and there. You also have to take the price into consideration.