Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 vs Google Nexus 7 – Top Specs and Price Comparison

If both Google’s Nexus 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 have been on your mind for a new tablet, you have here a comparison between the two to figure out which one you’re most fond of. Hopefully, this article will help you in your decision making.

Display and Design

Asus equipped the Nexus 7 with an IPS LCD display that is LED-backlit and that measures 7 inches. The device can render a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. As for size and weight, we can see that the tablet has the dimensions: 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm, and it weighs 340 g.

On the other hand, Samsung equipped the Galaxy Tab 3 with a same-sized (7 inches) TFT display that renders a lesser resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels. The device is lighter and smaller than the Nexus, weighing 306 g and presenting itself with the following dimensions: 188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm.

Hardware and Operating System

The Cortex A9 processor that powers the Nexus 7 is a quad core clocked at 1.2 GHz that comes paired up with the Nvidia Tegra 3 model of chipset. The device has 1GB of RAM and it can be purchased with two internal storage options: either 8GB or 16GB (there is no microSD slot, which means that you cannot expand the device’s given memory). The Nexus 7 runs on Android Jelly Bean.

The processor that powers the Galaxy Tab 3 is a dual core working at 1.2 GHz. This device also has 1GB of RAM but comes with only one internal memory variant, that being 16GB of storage space (gladly, this device does have a microSD slot, meaning that you can expand your memory by up to 64GB). The operating system for this Samsung device is also the Android Jelly Bean OS.


If you’re looking for your tablet to have nice camera features, the Galaxy Tab 3 is the tablet for you. Obviously, Asus focused on other specs when manufacturing this device, being that it only has a rear camera of 1.2 MP.

The Samsung device has a 3.15MP rear-facing camera and a front-facing camera of 1.3MP.


The Li-Ion 4325 mAh battery unit seen on the Nexus 7 is estimated to last around 10 hours of multimedia play time.

The Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery unit on the Galaxy Tab 3 is approximated to last around 8 hours of multimedia play time.


Google Nexus 7 (16 GB): $183.99

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (16 GB): $167.95


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