Nexus 7 vs iPad Air – What Are You Taking Home?

With Nexus 7 out in the market since July 2013, it is not so old compared to the iPad Air released in October 2013.

The sleek new iPad Air is an inexplicable retina display while Google’s latest ASUS product, Nexus 7, is acclaimed for its compatibility option which is incredible and also for its price.

Comparison of the Devices

Display and Design

Dimensions

iPad Air: 9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches
Nexus 7: 7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34 inches
iPad Air is bigger in its dimension and weigh 478 g while Nexus 7 is smaller and weighs 299 g. iPad Air is compatible for iOS 7x, while Google’s Nexus 7 is compatible for Android 4.4.2, 4.4, and 4.3 platforms.

Display

iPad Air: 9.7 inches
Nexus 7: 7 inches
With both the devices making use of the IPS LCD over-the-edge technology, iPad Air has a display resolution of 2048 x 1536, with 264 ppi, while Nexus 7 lags behind in resolution with 1920 x 1200, though it has a higher ppi of 323. Nexus 7 also has a smaller display than iPad Air.

Camera

iPad Air: 5 MP
Nexus 7: 5 MP
Both the devices pretty much have the same quality of camera with HD 1080p resolution and both support a 1.2 MP front camera.

Processor

iPad Air: Dual Core 1.3 GHz Cyclone
Nexus 7: Quad Core 1.5 GHz Krait

iPad Air is enabled with Apple’s latest A7 system chip that provides 64-bit Dual Core capacity of 1.3 GHz Cyclone whereas the chipset used in Nexus 7 is the snapdragon S4 pro.

Memory

iPad Air has a memory of 1 GB whereas the memory of Nexus 7 is higher than iPad Air with 2 GB RAM.

Battery Capacity

iPad Air : 8820 mAh
Nexus 7 : 3950 mAh
iPad Air features a double fold higher battery capacity of 8820 mAh while Google’s Nexus 7 has a battery capacity as 3950 mAh.

Connectivity

iPad Air: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi
Nexus 7: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Both devices present similar connectivity options.

Prices

iPad Air : INR 31,489
Nexus 7 : INR 14,900

Verdict

Nexus 7 processor may not be the perfect option for gamers; on the other hand, iPad Air can deliver an exquisite experience to its gamers. iPad Air, as being part of the Apple ecosystem, provides its users with 475,000 applications on the App Store, exclusively for the specified device. If you are looking for a package to suit your budget and necessities, Nexus 7 is by far the best option having half the price, as compared to iPad Air. Choose the best device after due comparison.

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