Google Nexus 7

Released July, 2012
  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1
There's no sign of judder or slow down, just silky smooth transitions, which is impressive as even the quad core Google Nexus 7 has the occasional hiccup but in our time with the Nexus 10 it performed almost flawlessly.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)
7.5 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Google Nexus 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

Nexus 7
7.0
Nexus 10
8.6
Passmark, Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Nexus 7
6.8
Nexus 10
10.0
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Nexus 7
7.0
Nexus 10
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Nexus 7
9.3
Nexus 10
9.1
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, androidpolice.com, reviews.cnet.com and 3 more

7.5

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Nexus 7
7.5
Nexus 10
8.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Google Nexus 7

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Nexus 7
336
Nexus 7 II
2,670
Nexus 10
1,509

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Nexus 7
2,283
Venue 8
6,412

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 7
1,665.9 ms
Nexus 7 II
1,177.1 ms
Nexus 10
1,371 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Nexus 7
1,879

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7
2,874
Nexus 10
3,842

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7
3.3 fps
Nexus 7 II
14.6 fps
Nexus 10
12.5 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Google Nexus 7


8.8
General OS performance was excellent — helped undoubtedly by Android 4.1 and its "Project Butter" initiative which is said to vastly improve touch response and smoothness in Android.

8.0
It's bright and sharp and makes for very good quality video chat over Google video chat and Skype.

9.0
Display quality is good, with a sharp image and commendable (if not searing) top brightness.

9.0
Turn the Google Nexus 10 over and you'll find a big speaker at the top, along with the main 5 megapixel camera lens, which is also capable of shooting 1080p video at 30fps.

8.0
It also has 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, GPS, and support for Google's NFC-based technology, Android Beam.

9.0
Performance: Amazingly, there’s a ton of juice provided by the 4,325 mAh battery it’s packing inside of its body.

Overall

8.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Display: Again, it’s really hard to believe we’re looking at a $200 priced tablet because it’s sporting one pleasant looking 7” WXGA (1280 x 800) IPS display with Corning's Fit Glass to give it strength.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2012)
For those wondering, its resolution is actually better than 1080p – it’s at a mind blowing 2560 x 1600 resolution to be specific, which conjures up an amazing pixel density of 300 ppi!
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)
We found the keys to be more or less exactly the right size - a perfect balance between making it fast and accurate while not obscuring too much of the screen.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2013)

Apps

Indeed, it doesn’t offer Adobe Flash support, but that doesn’t detract from its worth – seeing that its performance is still top notch with smooth operations all around.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2012)
The one caveat to it being a good gaming device is that, while the selection is good, it's still pretty small compared to what you'll find on Apple's App Store, while the overall quality of games is often lower as well.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2013)
These are quick and easy to set up - in fact Gmail sets itself up, you can get push notifications for new emails and reading and composing emails in either of them is a breeze.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)

Operating system

For most, the iPad is still the tablet of choice, but for those looking for an alternative to Apple's much more constrained OS, Google has delivered one of the best yet.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)
That said, I'm on what is technically prerelease software, so some of these bumps could be ironed out by the time retail devices ship.
by Android Police (Jul, 2012)
Average non-techie consumers might feel a little lost since there's no extra software bundle to get you going with Office docs, alternative video players or third party utilities.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2012)

Operating System

Email, of course, is pretty much the same as it has always been with Android as whole – fantastic!
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2012)
Disclaimer: If you want a real deep-dive into Android 4.1, read some of Ron's "Getting to Know Jelly Bean" posts.
by Android Police (Jul, 2012)
Still, being graced with the “Nexus” moniker has its advantages – like being the first to feature a totally new Android experience.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2012)

Battery

Happily, battery life is actually excellent.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2012)
The battery life is good; it's surprisingly slick and powerful for the price, and in general it's just a well-packaged and impressively thought-out option in the tablet market.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2013)
As for battery life, Google says to expect 9 hours while playing HD video.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 215 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
  5. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats None

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 340 g
Size 198.5 x 120 x 10.4 mm
Thickness 10.4 mm
Battery life 9.8 hour
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