Comparison Between The iPad Mini and The Nexus 7

Apple can boast of competing in the market for tablets 7 inches with your new iPad Mini . With this new device, the apple will try to gain a foothold in a market where the current tablet competitor is the eternal rival: the Google Nexus 7 .Obviously we are talking about different operating systems, which have always had a close relationship with controversy fueled by detractors of one system or another. It is obvious that each user is free to choose and considering the variety of smartphones and tablets that can be found today, though without diminishing the progress of Windows Phone and BlackBerry with your future BB10 , we must be realistic and only Android and iOS have always got to stay on top of mobile OS.

iPad Mini vs Nexus 7

Leaving aside the rivalries, we will check on “paper” specifications of current fashion tablets, the iPad Mini and the Nexus 7.

Comparison iPad Mini vs Nexus 7

Being the iPad Mini the last to leave the scene, surprised that Apple continues to rely on its A5 dual core processor , the same that can be found in the iPad 2 , when on the other hand, the iPhone 5 has been implemented faster processor as the A6 , also taking into account the developments that are taking different vendors in the development of such powerful processors and future Samsung Exynos 5 or NVIDIA Tegra 4 . It is clear that each chip has its benchmark, however, Apple still does not take into account future handsets coming from the hand of its competitors and, gradually supplanting Iran gaining popularity of its devices. A clear example available today: the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Nexus 7.


Nexus7 and iPad mini screen

Apple has been neglected here. The theme of the Retina display is one of the features that Apple can boast less the iPad Mini. On the one hand it makes sense that Apple does not implement the Retina display on this model, as it would increase the cost of this, therefore it would be more difficult to reach users and compete in the market. Nexus 7 point takes more screen resolution: 1280 x 800 versus 1024 x 768 iPad Mini .


At this point Apple ever gets to cash. Like the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini is part aluminum rear giving a very elegant and sturdy feel. The front retains the same design as the other versions of iPad, but the framework has been scaled to give the impression of greater space for playing videos, images, etc.. Perhaps the theme of slimmer frame it a point that many users do not see it as an advantage, because unless frame is easier to maintain control of display options, however, according to Apple, the framework is scheduled to detecting when our fingers are at rest and not interacting with the display.

Nexus 7 is not far apart in design. The back is basically plastic with dotted texture Nexus stamped with the word at the top and at the bottom of ASUS. The device is quite how to handle and transport time. It is true that in terms of thickness, the iPad Mini has nothing to envy the Nexus 7, but taking into account the curvature of the Nexus 7 this factor could be ignored.

The weight and size of both, without still access the iPad Mini, we could it quits, but according to table the Nexus 7 is 30 grams heavier than the iPad Mini, usually do not give much importance as we can say that gives greater sense of resistance. We will see later if we have access to an iPad Mini to see first hand what is cooked in “lands enemy . “


Little can be done here the Nexus 7. We could have a debate with users in favor and against rear cameras in tablets. True, thanks to apps like Instagram , the use of the camera can be enhanced, however, most smartphones , whether low, medium or high category have cameras at least 5 megapixels, not all, but the vast majority, so the camera would tablet into the background, simply for convenience. Here is the winner the iPad Mini with its 5-megapixel front nonexistent in the Nexus 7. However, the front camera for video calls theme is present in both devices with 1.2 megapixels .

iPad mini camera


A part of the common connections in almost all devices like WiFi and Bluetooth , both devices have GPS and their connections for data transfer: microUSB for Nexus 7 and the new Lightning connector of the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini has a version with 3G connectivity (LTE supported places), option one part missing in the Nexus 7, but we can also use the option to share Internet with your smartphone. For the system NFC , still future expectations, the Nexus 7 takes the prize, the iPad Mini lacks this type of connection. Is it a problem the lack of NFC in the iPad Mini?, Could be, not yet exploited the functions that can be performed with this system, but here at X time, this type of connectivity can be very useful in a field of our lives.


Both devices are equipped with batteries with a range of about 9/10 hours. This, as always, depends on what we give to the device. As a general rule, autonomy is measured in hours of browsing and video playback. But also influence games, notifications, screen brightness, etc.. Mini iPad battery has 4490 mAh and Nexus 7 4325 mAh .


Waiting for the next Nexus 7 32 GB and the supposed price drop Version 8 GB and 16 GB, today, the Nexus 7 is one of the best Android tablets that combine two aspects: quality and price. With versions 8 and 16 GB the Nexus 7 is priced at 199 € and € 249 respectively. Rumors point to a Nexus 32GB for 249 € , leaving the option of 16 GB and 199 €  8GB version.

Meanwhile, the iPad Mini with versions 16, 32 and 64 GB WiFi version hits the market with somewhat high prices compared to the tablet from Google:  329/429/529 € . The version with 3G connectivity :  459/559/659 € . We can deduce without being too hurtful conclusion for Cupertino, with these prices, may have failed to listen to the users and have not understood the move made ​​by Google, which has managed to excel in a market dominated tablets low cost with less features but really striking to users.


We can not discuss Apple’s hegemony in the world of tablets with different versions of iPad. What we can say is that Android came stomping into your day with tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and slowly, rapidly, has stolen a piece of cake Apple and its iPad. Manufacturers like ASUS, Samsung, Motorola, ACER … are responsible for this development, also merit to the management of Android on their devices. Nevertheless, focusing on the famous term ” innovation “that has preceded (for better and for worse) always at Apple, we find an iPad 2 screen 7.8 inch rear polished aluminum … innovation?, I think not . Still, Apple will remain a lofty benchmark for users and secure your iPad Mini will have a great reception from the public. However, returning back to Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3, ASUS Padfone 2 , Google Nexus 7 and so endless models, have managed to draw the attention of users with more powerful processors, practical ideas (ASUS Padfone 2 ) competitive prices (Nexus 7 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 ) different sizes and screen resolution (J Butterfly HTC , Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ) … yes no innovation here, at least so it seems. Finally, I think Apple is still in the same line, which will build the next Google with the presentation of LG Nexus 4 .

In no time we focus on operating systems, it is clear that iOS and Android have nothing to do, and that each has its audience.

We stayed with the Nexus 7 , What about you?, what do you think Apple Motion and iPad Mini? . Put your opinion in the comments or on our social networks.

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