iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 : Comparison

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Here is the comparison between iPad Mini vs Nexus 7. The introduction of tablet PCs has led the competition of various companies to tighten. This is very evident in the stiff rivalry between Apple’s iPad Mini and Google’s Galaxy Nexus 7 when it comes to functionality and offshore android app development.

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Although iPad is also set to compete with other slow-selling Android slates, still Nexus 7 is probably its tough contender. How do these two tablets differ from each other? Read the iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 comparison below.

iPad Mini vs Nexus 7

The Build

IPad Mini is made from glass and aluminum design. It weighs only 308 grams which, according to Apple, is lighter than a pad paper. It is 23 percent thinner than the bigger 9.7” new iPad as it only measure 7.2 mm. Nexus 7, on the other hand, has a rubberized dimple-like back and it weighs only 340 grams. It measures 10.6 mm thick. This means that it is not as slim as the iPad Mini.

Processor

This is where Nexus 7 is on top. It includes a quad core Tegra 3, whereas the iPad Mini has the old A5 chip, which iPad 2 also possesses.

Storage

Nexus 7 is now available in 16 GB and 32 GB, which can be purchased at $200 and $250, while Apple’s iPad is far more expensive with 64 GB.

Wireless

Nexus is able to receive cellular information and it can be bought with mobile data off-contract. But there is a limitation is that it does not work with LTE, but only HSPA+ and 3G; whereas iPad Mini works with LTE, although you need to pay for it.

Battery

IPad mini can last up to 10 hours for video and Wi-Fi use, while Nexus can go be last for up to 10 hours web use or 9 hours video use.

Price

The 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad Mini costs $329, $429 for 32GB, and $529 for 64GB. For those with cellular capability, an additional $130 will have to be paid. The starting price of $200 is way cheaper than the iPad Mini’s 16GB Wi-Fi only model, which is a big advantage for Nexus 7.

iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 : Verdict

So, will iPad Mini be better than Nexus 7, or vice versa? Well, everything can be answered according to one’s personal taste. But I will always select and go for Nexus 7 as it’s cheap and best in configuration as compare to iPad Mini. So which will you prefer in iPad Mini vs Nexus 7? Share your views with us via comments below.

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Vishal Gaikar

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