Google Inc. has made some serious dents in the smartphones and tablets industry with their Nexus 5 smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet over past few years.
In fact, Nexus 5 is arguably the best smartphone available today and Nexus 7 is the best tablet in the market according to some gadget geeks. Even though there are many similarities between the two, there are some distinct differences in the two devices. Here is a sneak peak into the similarities as well as the differences between the two devices.
Calling Feature only in Nexus 5
You may find many differences between the two devices but before you move ahead, it would be important to state the obvious. Nexus 7 does not have a calling feature and this might be disappointing for some people as there is a surge in demand for phablets in the market today. While a special version of Nexus 7 does allow the user to insert a micro-SIM, this is only for internet connections. You cannot make voice calls from this tablet.
Difference in the Outside
One pointed difference that you may note when comparing both the devices is the display and dimension of both the devices. Nexus 7 provides a 7.02-inch of HD-screen to the user with a resolution of 1920X1200 pixels that translates into 323ppi. This can be touted as the best in the tablet niche. Nexus 5 on the other hand being a smartphone has a 5-inch screen giving a resolution of 1080X1920 pixels that translates into 445ppi, making it better than any other smartphone in its class as of now. Therefore, the major difference is in the size of both the devices but that is understandable because one is a smartphone, while other is a tablet.
Differences in the Inside
Both these devices come in two major variants that offer 32GB and 16GB internal memory. These devices do not offer any expandable memory and are powered by a 2GB RAM. The real difference is in the system chip. Nexus 5 is powered by a Snapdragon-800 chipset that clocks a frequency of 2.3GHz, while Nexus 7 uses the Snapdragon-S4 chipset making it slightly slower than the Nexus 5 because of its previous generation 1.3 GHz processor. The graphics of Nexus 5 is slightly better too owing to its powerful Adreno-330 processor in comparison to Nexus 7’s more advanced Adreno-320. However, it will be difficult for you to notice the difference in the graphics of both the devices.
Differences in the Add-ons
The major difference here is in the camera of both the devices. Nexus 5 is packed with an 8MP camera that comes with a useful HDR mode. However, Nexus 7 has a 5MP camera. Even though Nexus 7 has upgraded its previous model by fitting a camera this time at the rear, the absence of flash makes it difficult to use it in low-light conditions. Both Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 have similar front camera of 1.3MP and 1.2MP respectively.
While both the devices are the best in their space, there are some areas where Nexus 5 scores a little more than the Nexus 7. However, Nexus 5 is priced about 2-2.5 times its price. Therefore, the decision between the two largely depends on the budget and requirements of the consumer.
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