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Asus Google Nexus 7 Vs Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet Comparison

The much rumoured Google tablet is right here as it was announced by Google at I/O 2012. Google have partnered up with Asus to produce the best 7 inches Android tablet and they have probably done it. With Amazon Kindle Fire definitely setting the tablet market in to fire, has more than 70 % market share of all the Android tablet sold around the world. We are just comparing the Android tablet as because with other tablet comparison Apple iPad is still industries leading seller.

Taking the advantage of the Google branding is the Google Nexus 7 tablet launched by Google. Along with this tablet launch, Google also introduces the latest version of Android operating system, the Jelly Bean 4.1.

Here we go with the comparison of Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. Its just not a normal comparison but this is the fight for the best Android tablet. It was Amazon Kindle Fire until now but lets see what changes does the Google Nexus 7 brings.Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire

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Form Factor Comparison

Both Kindle Fire and Asus Google Nexus 7 tablets are with 7 inch as the display screen form factor. Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet weighs about 340 grams while the Kindle Fire weighs 414 grams clearly means that Google’s tablet is lighter. Both the tablets can be hold from any side and the screen adjusts itself using sensors.

Display Comparison

Amazon Kindle Fire – 7 inches IPS 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
Asus Google Nexus 7 – 7 inches 1280 x 800 LED backlit IPS HD display screen

The Nexus 7 is with 7 inches 1280 x 800 IPS HD display screen whereas Kindle Fire is with IPS display providing 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Both the tablets are with capacitive touch support and no question of resistive touch. The Kindle Fire is with 170 ppi pixel density which is quite lower than 216 ppi pixel density. Both the tablets are with scratch resistant Corning glass protecting it against the scratches and other wear and tears.

Winner : Asus Google Nexus 7

Processor Comparison

Amazon Kindle Fire – Dual core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 TI OMAP 4430 processor
Asus Google Nexus 7 – Quad core 1.3 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor

The battle of faster processing enters the tablet PCs arena as well. Since the quad core processor have made to the smart phones, its turns out to be the tablets PCs now with quad core. We have seen Asus tablet with quad core earlier and their association with Google to produce Nexus 7 tablet is powered with NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor which is a quad core one, clocked at 1.3 GHz.

The Amazon Kindle Fire when launched it was ideal processor speed. It comes with Cortex A9 processor from TI OMAP 4430 processor clocked at 1 GHz. But in the race of time, as the quad core has debut Kindle Fire is overlooked. But to pace up with the changes, Amazon is coming out with Kindle Fire 2 which would be launched very soon.

So its Asus Google Nexus 7 which clearly wins the race in terms of processor comparison.

Winner : Asus Google Nexus 7

Camera Comparison

Amazon Kindle Fire – No
Asus Google Nexus 7 – 1.2 mega pixel camera

Though tablets are not intended for pictures capturing, Google Nexus 7 is powered with 1.2 mega pixel camera while on the other side Amazon has completely ignored of adding camera to the tablet.

So certainly having a camera is quite advantage in your tablet but again you should check out the price of both the tablets when you are comparing it. Since both these tablets from the top manufacturer are priced at $ 199, Google Nexus 7 tablet easily wins the race here.

Winner : Asus Google Nexus 7

Operating System Comparison

Amazon Kindle Fire – Android OS, v2.3 (customized)
Asus Google Nexus 7 – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

The Amazon Kindle Fire is powered with Android 2.3 Gingerbread customized by Amazon particularly about more about tweaking it with the Amazon online store for purchasing ebooks and other reading application support. Moreover this extends the function of Kindle eBook reader to the present generation but with the #1 operating system. Nexus 7 with the newly introduced Jelly Bean improves the stability of the tablet, smart notifications, newly designed beautiful widgets and comes with home screen customization with easy drag and drop support.

Truely Google Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean wins the race in comparison here.

Winner : Asus Google Nexus 7

Memory Comparison

Amazon Kindle Fire – 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Asus Google Nexus 7 – 8 / 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM

Kindle Fire comes with 8 GB of inbuilt storage capacity along with 512 MB of RAM but Google Nexus 7 is with two options of 8 GB and 16 GB internal storage capacity along with 1 GB of RAM. Both of these tablets doesn’t come with a micro sd card slot.

Battery Comparison

Amazon Kindle Fire – Li-Ion 4400 mAh
Asus Google Nexus 7 – Li-Ion 4325 mAh

Amazon Kindle Fire is with Li-Ion 4400 mAh rechargeable battery whereas Asus Google Nexus 7 is with 4325 mAh Lithium ion battery. Both of them offer the same battery life for the tablet as the battery specifications are almost identical.


So we see Amazon Kindle Fire with dual core processor, no camera and with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS which is certainly not promising when compared to Google Nexus 7 which is with quad core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 1.2 mega pixel camera. Amazingly when you see the price both these tablets comes at $ 199.

So clearly Google Nexus 7 tablet is the winner is here.

What your take on these tablet comparison? Would you go with Google Nexus 7?



  1. Haimamamia Lee

    October 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

    really nice

  2. Tom Sobieski

    July 13, 2012 at 3:35 am

    It’s all going to boil down to price. Storage capacity, used to be a factor, but you have dropbox, drive, etc., cloud solutions to counter that

  3. BigDropz

    July 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    No need for 16GB. I’ll take the 8GB version and use DropBox for more storage!

  4. A. S. Bhasker Raj

    June 30, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Will definitely go for Nexus 7 and waiting for this tablet to be available in India.

  5. Arumuga Perumal

    June 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    does nexus have a sim card slot for gprs?

    • Tom Sobieski

      July 13, 2012 at 3:34 am

      ” does nexus have a sim card slot for gprs?”
      No slots, no way, no how.

  6. eastbay75

    June 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I would go for Google Nexus 7. Amazon screwed me up once, without doubt, it will screw me up again.

  7. Egor

    June 29, 2012 at 10:01 am

    does nexus have sim card slot?

  8. Hairat Patel

    June 29, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I would Definitely go with the Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet …………. I was Waiting for this tablet and it came out with the Specifications as Expected …………..

  9. Wasif

    June 29, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Asus Google Nexus 7 will be available in India………..

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