Google Nexus 7 Review

8 GB     See other variants reviews Score: 6.23/10
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Google Nexus 7 is a mid-to-low level device launched some years ago, in 2012, featuring a 7" multi-touch screen, a 1.2 MP front camera and a 1300 megahertz Quad-Core processing unit.

The Google Nexus 7 is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L system chip, which holds a great performance 1.3 gigahertz Quad-Core processing unit and 1 GB of RAM memory. Handling graphic rendering, it also counts with a ULP GeForce graphic processing unit speeding at 416 MHz. A good advantage of the Google Nexus 7 is its 8 GB quite large internal storage memory and though it doesn't count with a slot for SD memory cards, it should be enough to install hundreds of games and apps, but it might not be enough if you are fan of the largest games currently available.

This tablet feels a bit heavy comparing to other devices , weighting 11.99 ounces. This tablet's thickness of 0.41 inches is a little far from today's standards, but it still feels in the user's hand.

The Google Nexus 7 is only equipped with a 1.2 mega-pixels front facing camera.

Google equipped this tablet with a interesting 7" display, and a 800 x 1280 resolution, which makes it hard to see the pixels in the display. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

The Google Nexus 7 includes Wi-Fi capability (but it can't provide it to other devices around, acting as a hotspot), HSPA+ 4G data connection, which is not so fast as LTE-A or LTE networks or the fastest 3G connection type, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Google Nexus 7 uses a SIM card for GSM carriers.

This tablet features a large 4325 mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery providing this tablet a great battery life. An issue to take into account is that the Google Nexus 7's battery isn't replaceable so you won't be able to replace it when it starts losing capacity, while with its 4325 mAh you will probably replace this tablet before that becomes an issue.

The Google Nexus 7 also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (3.0), GPS Navigation and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your device close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Google Nexus 7 is a decent device and it is priced around 120 dollars, quite close to other similar tablets. No matter if you need a tablet for work or will use it as a gaming device, this tablet is probably the right choice .

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 5.1, 5.0, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1
Variant:8 GB
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Also Known As:Google Nexus Tablet
Dimensions:7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 inchesMetric19.84 x 11.99 x 1.04 cmImperial
Weight:11.99 ouncesMetric339.91 gImperial
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2012-06-27
Price:$ 120.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:7 inchesMetric17.8 cmImperial
Resolution:1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:216 pixels per inchMetric85.04 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Quad-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (1333 MHz)
Graphics Processor:ULP GeForce (416 MHz)
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:4325 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes
Stand-by Time:300 hours


Front camera:1.2 megapixels


SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
Technologies:HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 3.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor