by February 26, 2014 0 comments

Just like the Nexus 5 smartphone, the latest Nexus 7 tablet branded with 2013 came to India earlier than its predecessor. Packed with set of top class hardware, powerful display and latest Android version, the Nexus 7 2013 can be viewed as the rightful heir to the first generation Nexus 7 version.

What is it all about?
The Nexus 7 2013 is another 7 inch form factor device sporting full HD display that delivers high class picture detail, color reproduction thereby offering excellent viewing experience. Moving away from its association with Nvidia, this Nexus tablet is packed with a quad-core chipset from Qualcomm that does not bear many differences with the Nvidia Tegra CPU but something that is worth looking at for consumers.

The tablet comes in a matte body which makes it prone to finger smudges. There is a Nexus branding right at the middle embossed on the back panel. The unit we received was a 32 GB SIM model and the SIM slot has been neatly built into the device on the right side top of the tablet which can be plucked out with the SIM key that comes in-the-box.

The better upgrade?
The most common thing about having upgraded device models is the obvious urge to compare the two and figure out if the upgrade is worth the buy. Firstly, the display becomes extremely effective with 1920×1080 pixels display offering chance to watch movies, play games at its optimum, which was not possible with the 1280×800 display on the first Nexus 7 tablet. We’ve already talked about the hardware part above but the 2013 model comes with a 5 MP rear camera which was missing on the first variant but the front camera remains the same.

Not much to talk about either of the cameras and simply put they offer images on the both the fronts without being exceptional. The 32 GB model offers close to 26 GB usage storage space which is more than sufficient. The dual Dolby speakers come in handy and encourage you to watch movies without headphones when on your own. The device is slimmer and lighter at 290 grams that makes one hand use more comfortable than with the previous version. In terms of benchmark scores, the Nexus 7 2013 (scores of 2012 model in bracket) scored the following: AnTuTu: 20174 (12018), Quadrant: 5286 (3648), 3DMark 11: 7630 Vellamo HTML5: 1338 (1414)

Coming to the battery life of the tablet, you get a bigger 4325 mAh built compared to 3950 mAh on the previous model and this addition helped the tablet run through our battery test (HD movie at full brightness on Wi-Fi) for over 6 hours on single charge and this should result in a better over-the-day life on the Nexus 7 2013.

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