Asus Nexus 7

Verge Review

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is not exactly a surprise. Nor is the fact that I’m able to work on a review of the product just hours after the device was announced. For years now, Google has had the uncanny habit of not only making big announcements at its I/O events, but then immediately sharing what it has shown off with developers and members of the press. This year was over the top. Not only did Google hand out its new, 7-inch, $199 Nexus 7 tablet, but it also introduced a new version of...

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Basic Specs

Thickness .41 inches
Weight .75 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.1
Media streaming DLNA
CPU brand Nvidia
CPU family Tegra 3
RAM size 1 GB

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 7.82 inches
Width 4.72 inches
Thickness .41 inches
Weight .75 pounds
Color Black
Speakers Stereo

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 1280 px
Resolution (Y) 800 px
PPI 216
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

Software

Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.1
Media streaming DLNA

Processor

CPU brand Nvidia
CPU family Tegra 3
Clock speed 1.3 GHz
Cores 4

GPU

Brand Nvidia
Model GeForce

Memory

RAM size 1 GB

Storage

Internal size 16 GB, 8 GB, 32 GB

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 3.0
NFC Yes

Front Camera

Effective pixels 1.2 megapixels

Ports

Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 4326 mAh
Quoted use time 8 hr

Benchmarks

Quadrant 3605
Vellamo 1740
GLB 2.1 Egypt 720p 32 FPS
GLB 2.1 Egypt 1080p 17 FPS

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9.1

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  • Dock 9

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    Reviewed by HunterTheG (Currently owns)

    My Nexus 7 is such a universal device in terms of what it can do. It can do web browsing or email checking or complex gaming with endless hours of tweaking. I love mine because it does whatever I need or want it to do without any hesitation. I would definitely recommend a Nexus 7 to everyone.

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    Reviewed by jxcgunrunna (Currently owns)

    For $200, this tablet is an amazing deal. It is fast, has a good display, if not a little washed out, and feels great in the hand. The front facing camera is one of the best I have tried on a mobile device, and works great for video chatting

    The software on this device is fast. In some ways, it is a blown up version of a phone, but that does not make it bad. It actually lets apps scale well, even if they do not use the fragment API and new guild lines.

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    Reviewed by Craig0 (Currently owns)

    The Nexus 7 is still my favorite small tablet on the market. I briefly owned an iPad Mini, and despite having a worse tablet ecosystem, inferior build quality and no rear facing camera, the Nexus 7 is far more comfortable to hold (especially with one hand), has a much sharper screen, offers similar performance, has a superior OS and comes in at 60% cheaper.
    When I first got my Nexus 7 some months ago, the tablet ecosystem was really lacking. But upscaled phone apps were doing the job in most departments. Now, that ecosystem has undoubtedly grown, and I expect it to continue to do so. Some might not like to admit it, but the truth is there are plenty of tablet optimized apps for Android. The Nexus 7 is a solid investment now. It is "good enough" in every area, and beats its competitors in others, such as the OS. And for £159? You can't go wrong.

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    Reviewed by louiex01 (Currently owns)

    it's a awesome but the bummer is no back camera, and theres no micro sd slot. but for the price its great $269for a 32 gig in canada. the design is okay they could have made the screen wider and the back feels nice. the display has an okay screen. the speakers are on the back (that sucks). the quad core processor is awesome it runs smoothly but is slow sometimes but over all its great

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    Reviewed by TaylieTay (Currently owns)

    As I was setting up my tablet, it began ghost typing and wouldn't let me set it up. It wouldn't even let me press the 'next' or 'back' buttons! I finally held the power button until it restarted and it fixed itself but still tends to add random letters/numbers when typing. The first one I bought did the same thing, but upon restarting it, the situation did not change. I am VERY displeased with this Asus product.

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    Reviewed by ncsvtl (Currently owns)

    It's a great tablet, with a great IPS 7" 1280x800 display, very legible and appreciable.
    The pricing is really aggressive, but it's not advertised enough, at least in Europe.
    It's light and portable, the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor is great for gaming.
    The experience is satisfying; the only bad note is the ecosystem, there aren't a lot tablet-optimized android apps.

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    Reviewed by AnkyHere (Currently owns)

    There is no doubt that Google Nexus 7 is great. However,Google Nexus 7 also has a few drawbacks,like the storage space is not expandable and only one camera. Why not try Ainol Novo 7 Venus? Ainol Novo 7 Venus is a great alternative in my opinion. It is also powered by Quad Core CPU ACT-ATM7029 based on Cortex A9 that runs up to 1.5GHz,it has dual cameras,features the same 7 inch 1280X800 IPS screen as Google Nexus 7. One drawback of Ainol Novo 7 Venus is that it has 8GB Nand Flash,but expandable to 32GB - this is very important and matters,I like this.It's sold at $149.99 only from JSXL Technology. I share this just because I think the more choices of Tablet PCs,the better for us.

    http://www.jsxltech.com/products/ainol-novo-7-venus-quad-core-cpu-act-atm7029-7-inch-5-point-touch1280x800-ips-screen-mali400-quad-core-gpu-1gb-ddr3-8gb-nand-flash-hdmi-bluetooth-2-1-gps

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    Reviewed by Shankerton (Currently owns)

    It's a great device. It's smooth and responsive, and the best Android tablet for cheap you can buy. The speakers sound crummy with high bass audio, and on occasion the OS chugs briefly after installing apps and unlocking the screen.

    The design is simply fantastic to hold. The curvature of the device makes holding it one handed feel as natural - if not moreso than some smartphones.

    It's also the only tablet I've dropped off a table and not had any major issues with it afterwards. It handles everything I've thrown at it with ease - though again, Android still isn't as smooth as iOS (and I don't even own an iOS product, but I can't say it's lag free).

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    Reviewed by andrewfreib (Currently owns)

    I love my Nexus 7 ! Bought the 32GB Wi-fi model by accident on Ebay thinking I was sniping a 3G model. Played around with it anyway for a few days and absolutely loved it - but decided that as much as I travel, Mobile Data is a must. But otherwise: form factor, screen, battery life etc. all perfect for a road warrior like me. So then bought two 3G models (one as a gift for my partner) as soon as they became available on the UK Play Store after a nearly two weeks of SOLD OUT. Next day, the Play Store was showing SOLD OUT again for the 3G model... People are SNAPPING THESE UP in the UK for Xmas! This is my first Android device after four years of idevices

    Now just need to convince myself that I DO NOT need a Galaxy Note 2 as well just for some more geeky Jelly Bean fun! Fat chance, bring it ON! :-)

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    Reviewed by bcoop8 (Currently owns)

    Amazing tablet. Only possible downside is no rear camera but I never use that anyways. If you are looking for a tablet, this is a great place to either start or to upgrade to. I got this tablet after having the Xoom and very much prefer having the light weight portability of the Nexus 7 compared to a heavier 10 inch tablet. Battery life is beyond excellent. If you get one, you will not be disappointed.

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