In a previous article we compared the iPad fourth genetation with its main competitor in the market Google Nexus 10. Now it’s time to assess the competitiveness of the second “apple” iPad mini novelty compared with a 7-inch Google Nexus 7.
Processor and camera
In iPad mini uses a 2-core A5 processor with 1 GHz, and Google Nexus 7 – 4-core chip Nvidia Tegra 3 (1.3 GHz). But first with a 5-megapixel main camera and a front-resolution 1.2-megapixel for video calls. It also boasts the ability to record 1080p video. Nexus 7 has only a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front panel.
iPad mini display with a diagonal of 7.9-inch, a few losing competitor – despite the technology IPS, its resolution is 1024 × 768 pixels and a pixel density per inch – 163. In the tablet Google 7-inch screen – 1280 × 800 pixels, which provides a measure 216 ppi.
Nexus 7 is equipped with support for NFC module and Bluetooth 3.0. Also, the tablet from Google has pre-installed games Tegra Games and the version to access the Internet on 3G. In turn, the mini Apple tablet has a 4G/ LTE modules and Bluetooth 4.0, as well as access to an ecosystem of 275,000 apps in the App Store. In terms of connectivity Nexus 7 has an advantage because it has a universal connector Micro-USB. In iPad mini uses a proprietary port Apple Lightning.
iPad mini is more compact and lightweight compared to the competitor. The thickness of the “apple” gadget is at 7.1 mm, which is much less than the Nexus 7 to 10.4 mm. The mini iPad wins and weight – 308 grams, compared to 340 from Google.
The standard version of the mini iPad with 16 GB of memory will facilitate purse buyer for $329, which is much more than $199, which will cost 16 gigabyte version of the Nexus 7. Apple offers iPad mini in black and white versions, while the Nexus 7 is only available in black casing.
As with all products sold by Apple, the new mini iPad is a premium device in the segment of the 7-inch tablet. High quality design, reliability and mature ecosystem – the main advantages of new items. iPad mini is ahead in terms of design, not only Nexus 7, but other models are compact.” That’s why Apple is confident that users will buy the iPad mini, because of this quality can not be found in any cheaper tablet on Android.