Tablets and smartphones have taken the world by storm in the present world. 

Among the various tablets in the market, the Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 are listed in the top rated tablets. These tablets have some interesting specs that are worth a comparison. A study of the features of the tablets can help you get a good deal and true value for your money. With both the tablets functioning on the Android operating system, the Nexus 7 tablet powered by Google was launched way ahead of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 tablet is priced higher than the Nexus 7. Also, while the Samsung tablet is available in two color options of black and white, the Nexus tablet is available only in black.

Size and Weight

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is undoubtedly bigger than the Nexus 7 tablet. Needless to say this makes the Nexus 7 tablet much less bulkier than the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and easier to handle. The Nexus 7 is also more compact when held in the hand. However, this tablet is thicker than the Galaxy tablet by slightly more than an inch.

Verdict: The Nexus 7 rules over the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 in this regard with its better grip on hand when the tablet is being used.

Screen Display

Although both tablets use LCD displays, their display technologies are different. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 uses a super clear LCD display as against the IPS LCD display of Nexus 7. Also, the Samsung tablet has a screen size of 10 inches while the Nexus tablet has a screen of only 7 inches size. The pixel resolution is greater in Samsung than its counterpart value in Nexus. However, the Nexus 7 sports a remarkably higher pixel density than the Samsung tablet.

Verdict: Once again with an excellent pixel density of 323 ppi in contrast to the 299 ppi pixel density of Samsung, the winner without any dispute is Nexus 7. This tablet is definitely the right choice if you want the colors to be depicted as really bright displays.

CPU, RAM and Software

Both the tablets feature Krait processor. While the standard Tab Pro 10.1 relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the Nexus 7 works using the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The Samsung processor has a clock frequency of 2.3GHz as against the 1.5GHz clocking frequency of Nexus. Also, the Samsung tablet features the Adreno 330 graphics processor that is more advanced than the Adreno 320 graphics processor of the Nexus tablet. The tablets have the same 2GB of RAM and operate on KitKat, Android’s latest operating system.

Verdict: While both Samsung and Nexus tablets render good and decent performances, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 scores very slightly ahead of the Nexus 7 with its better clocking frequency. However, this does not drastically affect the performance of Nexus 7, and it functions are almost at par with the Samsung tablet.

Storage and Memory

Another common feature of Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Nexus 7 is that they are available in both 16GB and 32GB internal memory variants. However, a key variation is that the Samsung tablet comes equipped with a card slot for expanding memory up to 64GB. The card slot can accommodate microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC types of memory cards. On the other hand, much like its predecessor models, the Nexus 7 tablet does not feature a memory card slot.

Verdict: Undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 wins over the Nexus 7 in terms of storage, and is a better choice if you wish to store a lot of media files on your tablet. Saving your files on your memory   card can reduce the slowing down of your tablet.

Camera

Both Samsung and Nexus tablets have dual cameras – one front facing and the other rear facing. The Samsung rear facing camera is an 8MP LED flash camera with features such as autofocus, geo-tagging, video calling, digital zoom and panorama. The front facing camera is a 2MP camera. It also encompasses a back-illuminated sensor. In contrast, the Nexus 7 features a 5MP rear facing primary camera with f/2.4 aperture and autofocus feature. The secondary camera comprises 1.2MP. However, the camcorders of both the tablets have the same pixel density and pixel resolution.

Verdict: Indisputably, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 emerges victorious over the Nexus 7 with respect to the camera. The numerous features available allow you to present your favorite shot in various ways.

Connectivity Options

The Nexus and Samsung tablets support the standard Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, TV-Out, HDMI, USB 2.0, and microUSB connectivity options. Apart from these modes, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 offers the choice of mobile hotspot connection.

Verdict: Although the Samsung tablet provides an extra connectivity option, it does not make this tablet superior to the Nexus. Both tablets can be considered to be at par as far as the connectivity feature is concerned.

Battery Life

The batteries of both tablets are irremovable. However, owing to the larger size of the Samsung tablet, it features a more powerful battery than the Nexus 7. The Samsung tablet encompasses a Li-ion battery with a capacity of 8,220 mAh as against the 3,950 mAh capacity battery of the Nexus 7 tablet. On full charge, the Samsung tablet renders about 43 hours of talk time, 217 hours of music playback, and 11 hours of video playback. On the other hand, the fully charged Nexus 7 tablet provides just around 9 hours of video playback.

Verdict:  Given the difference in the size of the tablets, neither of them scores remarkably more than the other with respect to the battery life aspect. However if you still would like to know which would be an ideal choice to save you the hassle of having to charge your tablet frequently, your best option would be the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1.

In summary, both Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Nexus 7 have their own share of notable features that you must analyze before you choose the tablet that fulfills your needs completely.

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