Nexus 7 vs iPad Mini 2 – Comparison of Features and Specifications

The Apple Inc. has released the new and updated iPad Mini 2 in the market recently.

The iPad Mini 2 is also known as the iPad Mini with Retina Display. The much-awaited Retina display incorporated in this little tablet ensures that the tablet would perform better than its predecessors. However, purchasing the iPad Mini 2 would definitely burn a hole in your pocket. Nevertheless, the tablet packs a punch, especially when compared to the Google Nexus 7.

Google Nexus 7 vs Apple iPad Mini 2 – Display and Dimensions

The numeric ‘7’ in the Google Nexus 7 denotes the screen size of the tablet. The Nexus 7 boasts of a 1920×1200-display touchscreen, with a pixel density of 323 ppi. The screen offers high quality picture viewing experience, especially considering its price. In comparison to the Nexus 7, do not let the term ‘mini’ in the iPad Mini 2 deceive you. The device incorporates a tad larger display screen than its counterpart. The iPad Mini 2 has a 7.9 inches display touchscreen. The picture quality is also better than the Google Nexus 7 as the iPad Mini 2 has a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. However, there is negligible difference in the ppi arena. The Apple iPad Mini 2 has a pixel density of 326ppi.

The Google Nexus 7 costs less and weighs less than its counterpart. The Nexus 7 model with Wi-Fi facility weighs approximately 290 grams. The 32GB + mobile data model of the Nexus 7 weighs 9 grams more than the Wi-Fi connectivity model. In comparison, the Apple iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi model weighs approximately 331 grams whereas the Wi-Fi + cellular model weighs approximately 341 grams.

The Nexus 7 comes measuring 200mm x 114mm x 8.7mm in height, width and thickness. In comparison, the Apple iPad Mini 2 measures 200mm x 134.7mm x 7.5mm in height, width and thickness.

Google Nexus 7 vs Apple iPad Mini 2 – Operating System and Processor

The Google Nexus 7 is easy to use and performs all functions quickly. The device is powered with quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU along with 2GB of RAM.

In comparison, the Apple iPad Mini 2 definitely has the better processor than its counterpart. It is powered with an A7 chip, similar to that of the latest iPad Air. The iPad Mini 2 has an M7 motion co-processor.

It is obvious that the two devices run on different operating systems. This would lead to a difference in personal experience between the operating systems developed by Google and Apple.

Both the Google Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad Mini 2 are great tablets. However, if you were looking for a high-end tablet with comparatively low price, the Google Nexus 7 would serve you best. The Apple iPad Mini 2 also gives other tablets a run for their money. If you can afford to spend a little more cash, the Apple iPad Mini 2 would be the ideal tablet for your requirements. The more money you spend, the better device you would get.

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