Google Nexus 7 II  vs Apple iPad 1 

Released July, 2013

Google Nexus 7 II

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Google Nexus 7 II
8.6 Out of 10
Simply, it has all the qualities we want to find in a successive device, as it’s both thinner (0.34”) in frame and lighter (10.55 oz) in weight to make it even easier to grasp with a single hand.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
Released May, 2010

Apple iPad 1

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 4
Front view of Apple iPad 1
8.1 Out of 10
In terms of basic hardware, the iPad isn't overly impressive, although the 1,024 x 768, 9.7-inch diagonal screen is absolutely gorgeous.
by TechRadar (May, 2010)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Nexus 7 II vs 1


Processing power and speed

Nexus 7 II
iPad 1
Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

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iPad 1
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

iPad 1
Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nexus 7 II vs iPad 1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Nexus 7 II
iPad 1

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 7 II
1,177.1 ms
iPad 1
3,484 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Google Nexus 7 II

Reasons to consider the
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Much faster javascript execution 1,177.1 ms vs 3,484 ms 3x better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
More cores Quad core vs Single core 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Has a webcam 1.2 MP vs None Most tablets have a webcam; Video chat with other people
Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Significantly lighter 290 g vs 730 g 2.5x lighter
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Much sharper screen 323 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 2.5x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Significantly more RAM 2 GB vs 0.25 GB 8x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much thinner 8 mm vs 13.5 mm More than 40% thinner
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1024 x 768 Around 3x higher resolution
Newer Jul, 2013 vs May, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR) 8x faster Bluetooth
Significantly smaller 200 x 114 x 8 mm vs 243.8 x 190.5 x 13.5 mm 3.4x smaller
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Front view of Apple iPad 1

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Significantly bigger screen 9.7" vs 7" Around 40% bigger screen
Longer battery life 9.5 hour vs 7.25 hour More than 30% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 7 II  vs iPad 1 

The iPad's Bluetooth capabilities also allow peer-to-peer networking for gaming and wireless keyboard support for compatible writing applications.
iPad 1

Display quality is good, with a sharp image and commendable (if not searing) top brightness.
Nexus 7 II


8.4 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nexus 7 II  vs
iPad 1 
Size 7" 9.7"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1024 x 768
PPI 323 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Single core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1 GHz


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Nexus 7 II  vs
iPad 1 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 0.25 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.2 MP None
Rear camera 5 MP None


USB support 1 Micro USB USB 2.0
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 290 g 730 g
Size 200 x 114 x 8 mm 243.8 x 190.5 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 8 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 7.25 hour 9.5 hour
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