Apple and Google have been going head-to-head for a long time now. Their range of technological gadgets has always taken the market by storm. The present competitors in the market are iPad mini and Nexus 7. The apps and features offered by both are considered easy to understand and put to use. Learning about the features will help you understand that these two gadgets are far more superior to their predecessors.
iPad mini represents Apple Inc. whereas Nexus 7 represents Google with Asus being its manufacturer. Launched on November 2, 2012 and July 13, 2012 respectively, these two technological inventions are the most sought-after ones in the present day. Since these two have been fighting each other for gaining the dominant spot, this might not be a bad opportunity to compare their features and figure out which can be called the best investment.
iPad mini is a tablet computer that has been designed by Apple. Functioning on iOS 6.0.1, the latest version of the iOS, the device also acts as a hotspot with some networks such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. Some of the pre-installed applications include mail, photos, App Store, Phone Booth and contacts, to name a few. With a screen size of 7.9 inches, iPad mini is a tad bigger than its competitor Nexus 7.
Although Nexus 7 has a smaller screen size than iPad mini, it is slightly thicker and heavier in comparison. Another advantage of this tablet is that it is reasonably priced than most of its earlier versions, making it the best choice for people who fancy owning a small tablet. As the manufacturers of the device say, users can always encounter a pure Android experience with Nexus 7. It runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean), and it is the first device shipped with this version of Android.
With the goal of creating the smallest possible iPad that deliver the full iPad experience, Apple succeeded in creating iPad mini. As the manufacturers claim it to be, the carrier is 23% thinner and 53% lighter. When it comes to display, no other iPad comes close to this one. It has the perfect screen size of 7.9 inches for enhancing the viewing experience. On the other hand, Nexus 7 is designed with more focus on portability, with its 7-inch display screen and up to 10 hours of battery life. If you are a constant commuter, Nexus 7 can be your perfect companion. People who have tried this device agree with Google in its claim that Nexus 7 is more powerful and portable than ever.
When it comes to display, iPad mini has an advantage over Nexus 7, as it offers 7.9 inches of screen viewing in comparison to 7 inches by its competitor. The GPU performance seems to have advanced and is said to deliver the best possible advantage over other tablets. Nexus 7 on the other hand has the advantage of Tegra’a GeForce GPU installed in it. This makes it the perfect choice for playing games with high-quality graphics. Also, Nexus 7 can go the distance with its 9 hours of high definition video playback, 10 hours of web browsing and approximately about 300 hours of standby time.
CPU and GPU
The iPad mini is powered by 1 GHz A5 dual-core processor, and features a 512 MB RAM and 64 GB storage space. Its competitor Nexus 7 has a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex A-9 processor and ULP GeForce GPU. It goes without saying that it is much more powerful than iPad mini in terms of processing functionalities.
iPad mini is shipped with iOS 6.0.1 whereas Nexus 7 comes with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. The former offers a hard disk space of 16 GB as well as 32 GB, based on customer preference. Nexus 7, on the other hand, offers hard disk space of 8 GB and 16 GB. So, when it comes to storage space, iPad mini is the clear winner and holds a great advantage over its Google competitor.
The iPad mini has a front-facing camera of 1.2MP and rear-facing camera of 5MP. Nexus 7 offers a 1.2MP front-facing camera with 720p HD resolution.
If you have kept a tag on the features of iPad mini, you will find people complaining that Apple has greatly reduced the battery life even though the device often goes unused on several occasions. This is a downside, and experts claim that it is a result of Apple trying to fix its bug related to Wi-Fi. The case with Nexus 7 is a tad similar as its owners have reported it as having a terrible battery life after installing the recent update. Conversely, some users claim that they get a battery life of 8-9 hours while using their Nexus 7 normally, and a little less than that while using it a few minutes every hour throughout the day. Even though its battery life is said to be disappointing, there are users who say Nexus 7 has an advantage over iPad mini when it comes to battery life.
Although Apple is a major brand in the world of technology, Google clearly defies the odds with its recent venture, the Nexus 7. Reasonably priced in comparison with iPad mini, Nexus 7 also holds an advantage when it comes to performance. Its high resolution display makes it an ideal option for people who wish to have a smaller tablet delivering high quality at a rational cost.