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Nexus 7 (2013)

Nexus 7 (2013)

Verdict

An extraordinary compact tablet that improves on the original in almost every way, once again showing rivals how it’s done

Review Date: 3 Sep 2013

Price when reviewed: £0

Full review

Overall Rating
6 stars out of 6

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Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176CX

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Comparison

Product

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina display

Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina display

Asus Nexus 7 (2013)

Nexus 7 (2013)

Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176CX

Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176CX
Detail
Part Code Kindle Fire HDX iPad Mini 2 with Retina display Nexus 7 (2013) Memo Pad 7 ME176CX
Review Date 4 Dec 2013 17 Jan 2014 4 Sep 2013 19 Jun 2014
Price ex VAT Wi-Fi: 16GB, £166 £266 £166 £100
Price inc VAT £199 inc VAT); 32GB, £191 (£229 inc VAT); 64GB, £216 (£259 inc VAT). Wi-Fi and 4G: 16GB, £224 (£269 inc VAT); 32GB, £249 (£299 inc VAT); 64GB, £274 (£329 £319 £199 £120
Warranty 1yr collect and return 1 yr return to base 1 yr return to base
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Features & Design 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Physical
Dimensions 185 x 9.4 x 128mm (WDH) 200 x 7.5 x 135mm (WDH) 114 x 8.5 x 200mm (WDH) 114 x 10.3 x 189mm (WDH)
Weight 303g 331.000kg 290g 326g
Display
Primary keyboard On-screen On-screen On-screen
Screen size 7.0in 7.9in 7.0in 7.0in
Resolution screen horizontal 1,200 1,536 1,200 800
Resolution screen vertical 1,920 2,048 1,920 1,280
Display type IPS IPS Multitouch, capacitive
Panel technology IPS IPS IPS IPS
Battery
Battery capacity 3,950mAh 3,950mAh
Core specifications
CPU frequency, MHz 2.2GHz 1.3GHz 2MHz 1MHz
Integrated memory 16/32/64GB 16.0GB 16.0GB 16.0GB
RAM capacity 2.00GB 1.00GB 2MB 1.00GB
Camera
Camera megapixel rating 1.3mp 5.0mp 5.0mp 2.0mp
Focus type Autofocus Autofocus autofocus Fixed
Built-in flash? no no no no
Built-in flash type N/A N/A
Front-facing camera? yes yes yes yes
Video capture? yes yes yes yes
Other
WiFi standard 802.11abgn 802.1abgn 802.11n
Bluetooth support yes yes yes
Integrated GPS yes yes yes
Accessories supplied USB charger
Upstream USB ports 0 1 1
HDMI output? no no yes no
Video/TV output? no no
Software
Mobile operating system Kindle Fire OS iOS 7.0.4 Android Android 4.4
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