The Nexus 7 is an excellent tablet and it could be far above its competitors if it could support MicroSD cards to expand the internal memory. Google’s supremacy is “threatened” by Xolo, an Indian tech company that teamed up with Nvidia and created the Play Tegra Note, a very fast tablet. We decided to add Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 T211 in the equation, which seems a little baby compared to its rivals.
The Nexus 7 and the Xolo tablet have the same screen size – 7inches, but they support different resolutions and ppi: Nexus 7’s full HD display renders a resolution of 920x1080pixels and supports 323ppi, a lot higher compared to Play Tegra Note‘s display that supports only 1280x800pixels and 216ppi.
On the third position we find the Galaxy Tab 3 with a screen resolution of 1024x600pixels and 169ppi.
Hardware and OS
Asus and Google equipped the Nexus 7 2012 with Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The new model comes with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.
The Indian tech firm Xolo teamed up with Nvidia and made the Play Tegra Note, which is powered by 1.8GHz CPU on the Tegra 4 chipset.
The Galaxy Tablet 3 is slower compared to its rivals, because it has only a 1.2GHz Dual-core CPU.
The Nexus 7 2013 hosts 2GB of RAM and comes in two storage versions: 16GB and 32GB, which aren’t expandable.
The Play Tegra Note has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage – expandable up to 32GB.
The Galaxy Tab 3 (T211) has also 1GB of RAM, but only 8GB of internal memory, expandable also up to 32GB.
All of these three tablets run on the Android platform. The Nexus 7 and Xolo Play Tegra Note are stock Android devices. The Galaxy Tab 3 runs on the Android v4.1 Jelly bean with Samsung’s UI TouchWiz.
The Google Nexus 7 2013 takes pictures with a 5MP primary camera (full HD 1080p) and also has a 1.2MP for video calls.
The Xolo tablet has also a 5MP primary camera, but features such as HDR and autofocus. The secondary camera is VGA.
The Galaxy Tab 3 has only a 3MP primary camera and a 1.3MP front camera.
The Google Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB variant can be bought from amazon.com at the price of 200 dollars. The Xolo Play Tegra Note can be bought from welectronics.com at the price of 500 dollars. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T2118GB variant costs 245 dollars.
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