With the refresh of the Nexus 7 tablet, Google has a solid offering that has a very good chance at taking the crown from the iPad mini as the best tablet on any platform. The newly announced Nexus 7 (2013) simply has the better screen, the better price and also the better processor and the bigger RAM compared to the iPad mini.
Specifically, the Nexus 7 (2013) has a sharper 1920×1200-pixel display (323ppi), which clearly blows away the Apple iPad mini’s 1024×768 resolution (163ppi) display. The New Nexus 7 is powered by 1.5-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 320 graphics card while the iPad mini has a dual-core Apple A5 processor with 512MB of RAM.
In terms of pricing, the new Nexus 7 is priced at a cheaper $229 compared to the more expensive $329 iPad mini. The two tablets have similar 8-megapixel rear cameras and 1.2-megapixel front facing shooters. The only advantage of the iPad mini over the new Nexus 7 is the screen size since it has a 7.9-inch display compared to the smaller 7-inch display on the latter.
Here are the specs comparison between the Nexus 7 (2013) and the iPad mini.
Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs. iPad mini: Specs and Price Comparison
|Google Nexus 7 (2013)||iPad mini|
|Resolution||1920 x 1200
|1024 x 768
Snapdragon S4 Pro
|1GHz dual-core A5 processor|
|GPU||Adreno 320||PowerVR SGX543MP2|
|Storage||16GB / 32GB||16GB / 32GB / 64GB|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, dual-antenna|
|Network||No||GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE|
|Weight||318 grams||308 grams|
|OS||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean||Apple iOS 7|
|Price||$229 / $269 (Wi-Fi)
$349 (32GB Cellular)
|$329 / $429 / $529$459 / $559 / $659 (Cellular)|
The Google Nexus 7 (2013) is clearly better than the iPad mini, in terms of hardware that is. The OS platform is a different matter altogether.