The Nexus 7 is a product that emerged as the result of the collaboration between Google and the Taiwan-based electronics company Asus. The original Nexus 7 tablet managed the spawn a great deal of success, therefore the two decided to collaborate on a successor for the device. This is how the Nexus 7 2 came to be. In this article, we will be comparing the aforementioned Google tablet with another Asus branded device, the MemoPad HD 7. Let’s see which one is better and why.
As you might have guessed from their names, the two tablets share a common characteristic, the screen size to be more specific. Both devices come with a 7 inch display, although they operate at different resolutions. The Nexus 7 2 is capable of offering a 1920 x 1080 resolution, with a pixel density of 323 ppi, while its competitor, the MemoPad HD 7 is only capable of a 1280×800 resolution and a lower pixel density as well, of only 216 ppi.
Both devices come bearing quad core processing units. The Nexus 7 2 uses a 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro, while the MemoPad comes with a MediaTek quad core processing unit, clocked at 1.2 GHz. Although both processors are a little far from what you might call market leaders, the category is most probably won by the Nexus 7 2, with the better S4 Pro processing unit.
Starting off with the RAM memory, the Nexus 7 2 takes the lead with its 2 GB of RAM, while the MemoPad HD 7 has only 1 GB of RAM available. The Nexus device also leads the way in terms of internal memory, as it comes in 16 and 32 GB variants for available storage space, while its competitor for today offers options one step back, 8 and 16 GB versions. The only downside for the Nexus in this category is the lack of support for microSD, which the MemoPad offers.
When it comes to the camera, both devices share the same specifications for their shooters, with 5 MP attributed to the rear camera, while the front facing lens features 1.2 MP in both cases. The only slight advantage the Nexus camera has over the MemoPad is the fact that its camera is able to shoot video in 1080p.
Not much to say here, other than the fact that both devices run Google’s Android operating system, and both come with support for Android JellyBean.
When it comes down to measurements, the Nexus 7 2 comes in a 201x 114.3 x 7.9 mm package, and weighs no more than 317grams. Meanwhile, the MemoPad HD 7 measures at .5 196.8 x 120.6 x 10.8 mm and weighs 302 grams. This means that the second device is lighter than its Nexus competitor, but the Nexus 7 manage to come out thinner .
This category is pretty straight-forward, as both devices feature the standard connectivity options that come with smart devices and tablet today, such as Bluetooth, WiFi,USB, GPS and more. The Nexus 7 2 also features support for 4G LTE in the US market, so if you live in the US, that’s a plus for the Nexus.
On Amazon.com, the MemoPad is available for about $140, while the Nexus 7 2 costs less than $250 on the same website
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