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

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Review

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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Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
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The Nexus 7 is a great device and on top of that it is also a great buy starting...read more
90
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This products costs $100 less than an iPad mini even though is has a faster...read more
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Previously I reviewed the HTC One. It was my first Android mobile and given...read more
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Model
16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
722
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

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

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

NFC
Yes
Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
324 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
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, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Hardware

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

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
722
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

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

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Wifi loc, Compass)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Other features

NFC
Yes
Screen size
7.02 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
323 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
External accessory support
Wifi, Bluetooth, External keyboard
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (Yes)
Maximum battery life
Up to 9

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, A2dp, Avrcp, Dun, Pan)

Hardware

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

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
722
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

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

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

NFC
Yes
Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
324 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
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