Nexus 7 (2013) vs. iPad Mini

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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
Display 7.0-inch
Resolution 1920 x 1200
(323 ppi)
1024 x 768
(163 ppi)
Processor 1.5GHz quad-core
Snapdragon S4 Pro
1GHz dual-core A5 processor
GPU Adreno 320 PowerVR SGX543MP2
RAM 2GB 512 MB
Storage 16GB / 32GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Rear camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
Front camera 1.2-megapixel 1.2-megapixel
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, dual-antenna
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Network No GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE
NFC Yes No
Speakers Stereo Mono
201 mm
114 mm
8 mm
200 mm
134.7 mm
7.2 mm
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. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.


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  2. mitchie boo Reply

    Nexus 7 for me, really great value for money with clearly better specs than the ipad mini!

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