Apple’s first contender in the 7-inch tablet arena was announced earlier today in the form of the iPad Mini. Now let’s find out how it fares by doing a head-to-head spec comparison with a different 7-inch beast, the Google Nexus 7.
It is evident that both tablets have different strengths. The iPad Mini has a larger screen within 7-inch but the Nexus 7 has a higher resolution at 216 ppi, plus Gorilla Glass. For processing power, the Nexus 7 has a quad-core processor while the iPad Mini uses its older sibling’s dual-core A5 processor. The iPad Mini has a 5 megapixel rear camera while the Nexus 7 doesn’t one. Then there’s the RAM, physical and wireless connectivity and of course, the price. The iPad Mini starts with a $329 price tag for a 16GB WiFi-only model while the Nexus 7 has an 8GB and 16GB models with a price tag of $199 and $249, respectively. Not to mention that Google’s about to release a 32GB model soon and perhaps one with LTE connectivity.
Like most comparisons made between Apple and Android devices, it’s actually difficult to conclude which one is better. Both are different devices that use different platforms and ecosystems. Not to mention that we’re looking at hardware specs. For now, I’ll leave it up to you guys. iPad Mini or Nexus 7?