Apple has remained a show stopper over a period of years and unfortunately despite several years of Google entering into the World of Android it has never given a fitting reply to the built quality which Apple products come up with. On the similar lines when Apple unveiled its first ever 7.9 inched iPad variant dubbed as iPad mini, it has compared with Google’s Nexus 7 which clearly mentioned that the materials used give a very plastic feel and are not comparable to Apple’s iPad mini in any manner. Though Apple might just have an edge when compared with Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, let’s check it out in this article on where exactly both of these devices stand head on head with a tabular comparison.
For your convenience, just not a tabular comparison but we have also summed up a detailed description comparison which will give you a broader view on which one wins in which category.
Apple iPad mini Vs Google Nexus 7
With mere 7.8 inched display size, Google’s Nexus 7 tablet hits a backseat as iPad mini though comes with a “mini” name, it comes with a slightly bigger size of around 7.87inches which also includes the bezel space. Apple has considerably reduced the bezel space and that’s why it comes with much wider and much thinner design. You can find all the dimensions as mentioned in the above illustrative image.
Despite making use of plastic like components Google failed to bring down the weight of its Nexus 7 tablet as it weighs 340gms and iPad mini just weighs 308 gms which is a difference of 32gms. Apple iPad mini takes away the point when talked about the weight factor.
IPS display is the common thing which both of these devices share but the only difference is that the iPad mini comes with the 7.9 inches of screen size while the Google nexus 7 comes with a mere 7 inches of screen size. Here, Apple has actually stunned us by coming out with a 7.9 inched IPS panel. The only thing which needs to be noted here is that iPad mini comes with a resolution of 1024 x 768 and 163 pixels per inch while Google’s Nexus comes with a brilliant 1280 x 800 resolution and an increased 216 pixels per inch.
Processor is an integral part and is the most important thing as after all it’s the heart of the device for performing any tasks. Apple iPad mini comes with the Apple A5 dual core processor of 1GHz processing power while Google employs NVIDIA’s latest Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor which is way powerful when talked about the performance handling capability. Though Apple has just come up with the A6 processor, it couldn’t place the same in the iPad mini.
Nexus 7 takes on iPad mini over here too as Nexus 7 comes with the 1GB RAM while iPad mini comes with the 512 MB of RAM which is directly ½ times that of the former. Ideally there shouldn’t be any lag on iPad mini all thanks to the rigorous refinement of apps and software which is loaded in iPad mini device. The reason behind the lower RAM is that Apple has gone ahead and replicated the mini version of iPad 2 in terms of processing power and RAM.
As of now Google Nexus 7 comes with just 2 variants which are 8GB and 16GB. Apple iPad mini straightaway comes with three storage variants which are 16GB, 32GB and in 64GB variant. Google is expected to come up with the new storage options of 32GB and 64GB in an event which is scheduled to happen later this month.
Apple seems to have learnt a lesson in terms of beating Google in various aspects as Apple rolled out both the Wi Fi and Wi Fi + 3G/LTE variant of iPad mini. Google has just come up with the Wi Fi only model, though it’s expected to bump this up and is rumored to come up with a new variant of Wi Fi + 3G /LTE variant very soon. But as of now it’s just Apple who has won this spec too.
While Apple iPad mini comes with both front and rear cameras of 1.2MP and 5MP respectively, Nexus 7 just comes with a front facing camera of 1.2MP.
Last but not the least, when we talk of battery we all are aware that Android is a battery hungry platform and devices are not still the best in battery management. iPad mini can last long for 10 hours of continuous Web of Wi Fi or can stay wide awake to play 10hrs of videos. Google Nexus 7 can last long for 10hrs of Web surfing / 9 hours of HD Video playback.
Tabular Comparison of Google Nexus:
While it won’t be a fair thing if you compare Apple with Android though as both of these are special and are unique in their own ways. We can only say that it will be better to leave it on a personal taste so as to choose on which one is appropriate for you.