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

Nexus 7 II
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

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Much better overall performance 2,670 vs 457 More than 5.8x better geekbench score
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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