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New Nexus 7 (2013) Drop Test Shows its Poor Build Quality

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A drop test done by Android Authority shows how the new Nexus 7 (also called 2013 Nexus 7 or second-generation Nexus 7) handles unexpected drops.  The drop test consisted of four drops, simulating the most common drops done by users.   The drop test showed that the second-generation Nexus 7 proves to be more fragile than the first generation.  This may be because the device is thinner than the original or it could be a poor build quality.  After only the first drop, the new Nexus 7 failed to turn on, rendering it unusable, although there were no visible aesthetic damages on the tablet.

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Further drops only damaged the tablet more, showing ugly cracks on the display. The new Nexus 7 is a lovely device with a gorgeous 1080p screen but if this drop test is any indication, Google and Asus definitely cut a few corners to achieve the cheap $229 price point.  And it appears that the build quality is one of those areas where Google and Asus compromised. The other specs are still impressive, though, and that includes a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front camera.

Here is the drop test featuring the second generation Nexus 7 (2013).

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAe2FivpTYw

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