New Generation Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire vs iPad Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3


Similar to Smartphones, there is an increase in the number of tablets out in the market – ranging with a multitude of options and pricing. With the recently announced iterated version of the Google Nexus 7, there is one more gizmo for you to contemplate on the list along with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, iPad mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0. We’re here to help you decide the best fit for you by explaining the different features for each of them below.

  1. Processor – When comparing the processor in each of them, we find that excluding the new Nexus 7, all three have the Dual Core Processor (iPad Mini has the A5 chip) with an average speed of about 1.2 GHz. The Nexus 7, on the other hand, has a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with the speed of 1.5 GHz – which is quite fast!
  2. Camera – The iPad mini and the new Nexus both have the same Camera specifications – their front camera is 1.2 MP and their rear camera is 5.0 MP. The  Kindle Fire HD has a front facing camera only and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 has a 1.3 MP front camera and a 3.0 MP rear camera.
  3. OS – Now as for the OS – the ultimate backbone of any Tablet. Among the Android tablets – Kindle Fire HD, Galaxy Tab 3 and New Generation Nexus –  the Nexus 7 has the latest versioned OS i.e. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy tab has the 4.1 Jelly Bean and the Kindle Fire has the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The iPad mini comes with an iOS 6 which will be getting an update to iOS 7 (arriving this fall).
  4. Screen Size and Pixel Density – The Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Galaxy Tab 3 have a screen size of 7 inches (though Nexus has 7.02) and the iPad mini has 7.9 inches screen making it the largest of the four. The pixel density of Nexus 7 is 323ppi – the best out of Kindle Fire HD, iPad mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 which only have 215ppi, 163ppi and 169ppi respectively.
  5.  LTE option – Only the new Nexus 7 and iPad mini come with this option.
  6. Price – Last but not the least, one of the most important factors is the tablet’s price. The Galaxy Tab comes in the 8GB option and costs $199. The Kindle Fire HD comes in two options of 16 GB and 32 GB costing $199 and $229 respectively. The new Nexus 7 comes in 16GB, 32 GB and 32 GB LTE options which cost $229, $269 and $349. The iPad mini costs $329 and $459, $429 and $559 and $529 and $659 for 16GB, 32 GB and 64 GB – with Wi-Fi and LTE included.

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