Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 – Top Specs and Price Comparison

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If you have been eyeing Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 but also LG’s Nexus 7, here’s a comparison between the two devices to help you make a calculated choice between the two.

Display and Design

The display we see featured on the Galaxy Tab 2 is a 7 inches PLS LCD touch screen which renders a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels. The dimensions of this device are 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, and the weight is of 345 g.

The touch screen on the Nexus 7 is an IPS LCD LED-backlit one, which has a higher resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels. This device is lighter, weighing 290 g and it comes with the following dimensions: 200 x 114 x 8.7 mm.

Hardware and Operating System

The processor that powers Samsung’s device is a dual core which is clocked at 1 GHz. The chipset that comes along is the TI OMAP 4430. This device supports 1 GB of RAM and has multiple options of internal memory: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). The operating system is the Android Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradable to Android Jelly Bean).

On the other hand, Nexus 7 is powered by a quad core processor (Krait) which works at 1.5 GHz. The chipset seen featured on this device is the Snapdragon S4Pro from Qualcomm. The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and two variants of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB (this memory is not expandable by microSD card). The Nexus 7 runs on Android Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android KitKat).


The winner in this category is the Nexus 7, since it sports a superior primary camera, as well as a secondary one. The rear camera on this device has 5MP (autofocus), while the front-facing one has 1.2MP.

The rear-facing camera on the Galaxy Tab 2 is a 3.15MP one, while the front camera is a VGA camera.


Both devices come with a non-removable battery unit. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 has a Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery, while the LG Nexus 7 has a Li-Ion 3950 mAh battery.


You will find the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (8 GB) at the price of $198.99, while the Nexus 7(16 GB) will cost somewhere around $159.99.


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