Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Top Specs and Price Comparison

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If you’ve been eyeing both Google’s Nexus 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, here’s a comparison between the two tablets to help you figure out which one is the better choice for you.

Display and Design

Asus equipped the Nexus 7 with a 7 inches display that is an IPS LCD LED-backlit model. This screen can render a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels. The tablet has 290 g and shows off the following dimensions: 200 x 114 x 8.7 mm.

Samsung equipped the Galaxy Note 8 with a larger 8 inches display that is a TFT model. The screen of this device renders a lesser resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. This tablet is heavier, weighing 338 g and it presents itself with the dimensions: 210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm.

Hardware and Operating System

The Nexus 7 is powered by a Krait processor (a quad core which is clocked at 1.5 GHz) that comes with a Snapdragon S4Pro chipset from Qualcomm. The device comes with 2GB of RAM and two options of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB (there is no microSD, hence the memory is not expandable). The operating system for the Google tablet is Android Jelly Bean.

The Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a Cortex A9 processor (a quad core working at 1.6 GHz) which is paired up with an Exynos 4412 model of chipset. This device also has 2GB of RAM and two options for internal memory: 16GB and 32GB (by using a microSD card, you can expand this memory by up to 64GB). The Samsung tablet also runs on Android Jelly Bean.


Regarding the rear-facing camera, we can see the same main features on both devices: a 5MP camera that has autofocus, touch focus, face detection and geo-tagging.

Regarding the front-facing camera, we can see that the Nexus has a 1.2MP camera, whil the Galaxy has a 1.3MP one.


Both devices have non-removable batteries: the Nexus 7 has a 3950 mAh Li-Ion battery unit, while the Galaxy Note 8 features a 4600 mAh Li-Ion battery unit.


Google Nexus 7 (16 GB): $183.99

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (16 GB): $319.00


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