After using the Nexus 7 (32GB Wi-Fi & Mobile Data) for a few weeks now, I have come to the conclusion that it is one of the Best Tablets that have come out so far. In this review I will be talking about a few main points:
- Internals and Performance
For a 7-Inch Tablet, the Build Quality is superb, there is a textured backing for extra grip which almost feels like leather but at the same time it isn’t. On the bottom of the device there is a MicroUSB Port for charging. On the left hand side there isn’t much except for a MicroSIM card slot and some pogo plugs so it can be connected to a dock (just like the Galaxy Nexus can). On the Right-Hand Side, there is the Lock/Power Button and the Volume Buttons. On the front of the device, there is a 1.2 Megapixel Camera and there is no rear-facing camera.
I have to say that Asus and Google did an excellent job making sure that this product is a well-designed and engineered product.
The Nexus 7 features a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Tegra 3 Processor that is capable of playing the most graphically enhanced games on the Google Play Store, such as Dead Trigger, GTA: Vice City .It has either 16GB or 32GB of storage for the Wi-Fi Only Versions and just 32GB of storage for the Wi-Fi & Mobile Data version. It also packs Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and has a GPS chip, NFC, gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer. One point to mention is that the device is HSPA+ Unlocked which means it will work on any GSM carrier just like the Galaxy Nexus did before it and the Nexus 4.
The display has a resolution of 1280 by 800 and that is of the LCD display type. Text and images look crisp and clear on the screen. The viewing angles are also very good.
The Nexus 7 has solid battery life, you can get about 6 to 7 hours of the device. However I did encounter some problem with my Nexus 7, and that is when the Nexus 7 isn’t in use the battery still seems to drain even though there is nothing running in the background and sometimes I use my Nexus 7 for an hour or two and then I put it aside for a couple of hours and when I want to use it again the battery is dead. I mean I have an iPad 2 as well and when I do the same thing the battery does not drain completely it usually only drains about 10-15%.
The Nexus 7 ships with the latest version of Android and that is of course Android 4.2. Now I’m not going to go into detail because I have already done an Android 4.2 Review. I will talk about some of the tablet only features such as Multiple User accounts. With Multiple user accounts, you can do exactly that, have multiple users on one device.
Each user has their own Apps, wallpapers, home screen, folders and it is all completely separate from the other user accounts on the device. This works well if you would like to just have your account and then a guest account, but if you have everyone in your family with their own user account then you won’t have much storage left.
Android 4.2 REVIEW
Google’s Nexus 7 isn’t just a awesome tablet for your money’s worth. It is an Awesome tablet, period. If you are deciding to get an Android tablet, then I strongly recommend getting a Nexus 7 no matter which version (but get one with lots of storage).