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The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Nexus 7 review (2013)

The Nexus 7 is definitely the best bang for your buck, and is still affordable enough for most budget-savvy shoppers.

Pros
  • Beautiful 1080p display
  • Improved performance
  • Incredibly loud sound
  • Wireless charging
Cons
  • Weirdly proportioned bezels
  • Battery life not as long as the original Nexus 7's
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Model
16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Other features

NFC
yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (yes)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
32GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to9

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, WiFi location, Compass)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Other features

External accessory support
WiFi attachment, Bluetooth attachment, External keyboard
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Ruggedized
no
TV out
yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))
NFC
yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to9
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (yes)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control], DUN [network sharing], PAN [ad hoc network])

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
4G LTE

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Other features

NFC
yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (yes)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB