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88
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

Google's first Nexus tablet is a home run, besting the Kindle Fire and handily securing the position of the best budget 7-inch tablet.

Pros
  • Quality look and feel
  • Great display
  • Solid performance
  • Killer price
Cons
  • Limited storage
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Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

90
intesar2001
"Its a must buy for such a price".PROS:RESPONSIVE TOUCHBATTERY LIFEANDROID 4.1...read more
90
tcc8
Best tablet i've used! (used galaxy tab and iPads)
80
michaelkeating
The 7 is a super useful, portable, fast, and simple device. I got one at Google...read more
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Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
722
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 820
Model
8GB

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Wifi loc)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (8 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 8 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Hardware

CPU
1.3 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Pixel density
216 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
NFC
Yes
Model
16GB

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 8 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Connections

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

Hardware

CPU
1.3 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Pixel density
216 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
32GB

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

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)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (1.2 megapixels)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 8 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

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

Hardware

CPU
1.3 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Pixel density
216 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
32GB HSPA+

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

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 (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 8 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Connections

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

Hardware

CPU
1.3 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Pixel density
216 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes