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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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by Danny.Torres.dc (Currently owns)

    great, im the kind of person that doesnt need a rear camera in a tablet, but i would like a better front camera, also a micro sd card will be perfect, besides that, everything is perfect, games, movies, music, books, magazines, battery, wifi, browsing, i just love my nexus 7, is just the perfect tablet for me

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by recursive (Currently owns)

    The Nexus 7 is the snappiest Android device I have used till date. The iPad pales in comparison to what this bad boy can do. And it can do it for less than half the price. Beat that, Apple!

    I also find that the 7" is the perfect size for casual browsing / reading. It is also great for playing games. Battery life is solid and easily lasts 3 days with moderate use.

    The only gripe I have against it is the lack of expandable storate, but the 16 gig version almost makes up for it. Now if only google would release one that has a more asthetically pleasing design (read unibody), for not more than a 100 dollars more...

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by J3R3MY_H (Currently owns)

    Great tablet all-around. It's amazing that it only costs $200. The only area where there could be some improvement for me is the speaker. I would love it got couple of clicks louder but other than that it's perfect. I expect this tablet to stay on the latest version of Android of at least the next 2 years and more than likely will be supported beyond then by either Google or the Cyanogen Team. This is a very easy recommend buy for anyone wanting a tablet.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by hxrookie (Currently owns)

    This is the perfect tablet for me. The size is great for being able to take notes and input data. I have added Swype to my tablet for sheer speed of input even though I enjoyed the stock Jelly Bean keyboard. The screen is great, but I could stand to have a little stronger speaker for the $250 16GB version. All in all, I could not be happier. The $500 tablets do not interest me at all for iOS or Android. Also, the OEM's should take notice and start offering Android on their devices in all its pure goodness because it is the best stock mobile operating system there is. Hands down.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Tarandon (Currently owns)

    If you've never owned a tablet before you might be wondering what you'd use it for. All I knew was that it had JellyBean and I wanted it. When you realise how much time you spend on a computer without typing you'll understand the primary niche of tablets. I love it

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by turing (Currently owns)

    Exceeding any and all expectations I had, even after reading all the stellar early reviews. It really redefines what a $200 product can be. As someone who has used a 2nd generation iPad extensively, I must say that I prefer the Nexus 7 in all metrics. A truly incredible product.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by MexTech (Currently owns)

    Love this Tablet. This is actually my first tablet. I purchased a iPad 2 for my gf. I played with it for a week or so and didnt really like it. I do own a iPhone but the tablet experience is not what I expected from Apple. Its a great tablet but its just too big and no customization.

    The Nexus 7 is not perfect. it does have some flaws that i Wish Google and Asus will address next time around. The only drawback i see that needs fixing from google is adding landscape mode to the home screen. And from Asus a rear camera will just make this tablet PERFECT. but for the price that you pay for the 8gb version which i own, I think its the best tablet out there at this size. And second best to the iPad.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Laschoni (Currently owns)

    An excellent small screen tablet. Light and easy to read, it handles tasks with aplomb. I had concern with the Android Phone UI scaling to this size over the tablet UI. I think the larger phone UI ends up being a positive for the N7.

    Pros
    -Plenty powerful
    -Clear and Clean UI and Display
    -Thin and light weight, nails the form factor
    -Fresh untainted Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Google Now is fantastic)
    -Battery Life

    Cons
    -Small storage makes it largely a streaming device
    -Lack of Expandable storage and ports

    (No Back Camera is fine for Tablets, front facing camera is adequate. I felt no need to rate it.)

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by josemedina1983 (Currently owns)

    Pros:
    Portable
    Great Price
    Solid Build
    Great Display
    Not heavy
    Jelly Bean is promising
    Tegra 3
    Battery life is great if you don't do lots of gaming

    Cons:
    Speakers are weak
    A lot of apps still don't support jelly bean
    Battery only last 4hrs of gaming
    No MicroSD
    No HDMI output
    Feel more like a phone than a tablet
    The Tegra 3 chip is not the same as the one included in the asus prime and Infinity

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by pespence (Currently owns)

    This is my first 7 inch tablet. I've previously owned an iPad and Asus Transformer. I used them all primarily as a media consumer and didn't do much work on them. That being said, I find the Nexus 7 to be head and shoulders above them both. I love the size, its fits nicely in my hand and it is easy to stash and carry. The screen is perfect for reading and browsing the web, and videos look fine on it as well.

    Honestly, if someone was looking for something for casual browsing and media viewing, this is the perfect option.

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