Size and Dimensions
The Nexus 7 is available in models of Wi-Fi and LTE, weighing 290 and 299 g. Both the devices are Android phones, with the Nexus 7 displaying a smaller screen of 7 inches, whereas the Tab 3 has a 8 inch screen.
The Tab 3 is bigger with dimensions of 8.26 x 4.877 x 0.29, with the Nexus 7 at 7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34. The Tab 3 is naturally heavier at 314 g. Nexus 7 also has a better resolution of 1900 x 1200 p, with the Tab 3 at 800 x 1200 p. The Nexus 7 has a HD display with 323 ppi, whereas that of the Tab 3 is 189 ppi, showing that Google’s Nexus offers a better display that can render both videos and images in a truly HD format. The protective Gorilla glass cover is another plus point in the Nexus 7.
Camera and Battery
Both the devices have two cameras, the front and the rear one, with the primary camera of 5 MP. The Tab 3 has a resolution of 2560 x 1920 in its primary camera, with the Nexus 7 a little better at 2592 x 1944p. Both the devices have all the other specs, such as autofocus, touch focus along with Geo tagging, and Face detection. The secondary camera of the Nexus 7 has a smaller resolution of 1.2 MP compared to the 1.3 MP of the Tab 3. The Tab 3 also has a better battery capacity with 4450 mAh, whereas that of the Nexus 7 is 3950 mAh.
The hardware in the Nexus 7 as well as the Tab 3 is impressive and both are capable of efficient multi tasking. The Tab 3 has a dual core processor at 1.5 GHz and a Mali 400 GPU manages graphics, whereas the Nexus 7 has a Snapdragon Pro CPU at 1.5 GHz with graphics processor of Adreno 320 and a 400 MHz clock speed. The RAM in case of the Tab 3 is 1.5 GB, whereas the Nexus 7 has a slightly bigger RAM of 2 GB. The two devices are offered in two versions of storage, 16 GB and 32 GB.
However, one advantage of the Tab 3 8.0 is that there is a micro SXHD card in it, with which you can expand the storage up to a maximum limit of 64 GB.
Why Nexus 7 is better?
The Nexus 7 has many superior features when compared with the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, with a better resolution and display. The Nexus 7 is also much lighter and has a more powerful processor, with wireless charging to boot. Nexus 7 enjoys the advantage of being supported by Google and can get all the updates from Android immediately on release. It also avoids the additional lag that is a result of using a third party user interface, as is the case in Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.
If you have about $300 dollars to spend on a tablet and would like to have an 8-inch Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is a good option, with crisp and bright display and a slim design, but the performance can be a little ‘glitchy’ at times. On the other hand, the Nexus 7 offers wireless charging and it also has a brilliant display of 1080p in its favor, offered at a very reasonable price. As for the price, the Nexus 7 for 16 GB Wi-Fi version is about $229 and for 32 GB version Wi-Fi about $269 and for LTE model 32 GB it is about $349, with the Tab 3 16 GB, Wi-Fi model available at $209.
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