Google Nexus 7 II  vs Apple iPad mini 

Released July, 2013

Google Nexus 7 II

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Google Nexus 7 II
8.9 Out of 10
The 1,280x800-pixel resolution packed into a 7-inch display gives visuals like text and graphics a sharper look than what I'm typically used to seeing on most 7-inchers.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad mini

  • 7.8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad mini
8.5 Out of 10
Before the first iPad made its debut we wondered how Apple would increase the size of the interface to make use of all the space on the screen.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Nexus 7 II vs iPad mini


Processing power and speed

Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Google Nexus 7 II 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 7 II  based on its performance and graphics.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nexus 7 II vs iPad mini

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Nexus 7 II
iPad mini

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 7 II
1,177.1 ms
iPad mini
1,426 ms

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7 II
14.6 fps
iPad mini
3.4 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7 II
40 fps
iPad mini
14.9 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Google Nexus 7 II

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7 II

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Much faster graphics 40 fps vs 14.9 fps Around 2.8x better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Faster javascript execution 1,177.1 ms vs 1,426 ms More than 15% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much sharper screen 323 ppi vs 163 ppi Around 2x 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
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.5 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1024 x 768 Around 3x higher resolution
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 8 months later
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Significantly longer battery life 12.75 hour vs 7.25 hour More than 75% 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
Bigger screen 7.8" vs 7" More than 10% bigger screen
Thinner 7.2 mm vs 8 mm Around 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 7 II  vs iPad mini 

The $270 32GB Wi-Fi model and $350 4G LTE version are even better values, especially compared with similar configurations of the iPad Mini.
Nexus 7 II

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nexus 7 II  vs
iPad mini 
Size 7" 7.8"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1024 x 768
PPI 323 ppi 163 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Dual 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 Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Nexus 7 II  vs
iPad mini 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP


USB support 1 Micro USB None
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 308 g
Size 200 x 114 x 8 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 8 mm 7.2 mm
Battery life 7.25 hour 12.75 hour
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Showing 8 comments.
N7II is best for screen and versatility!!!
Agreed that screen size is a personal choice and bigger is not always better. But it is certainly a factor in a lot of people's choice of a phone, and in line with the focus of the site, we wanted to highlight what the difference was and let the user decide. Just to be clear, screen size is not factored into our overall recommendation of one phone over another.
And screen size is not that relevant. It is a personal thing. Not necessary a Galaxy Mega is better than Galaxy S4 in screen size.
I see what you're saying about surface area and you raise a good point but we're highlighting the difference in the screen size, which is measured diagonally. We're just saying that 7.9 inches is a little more than 10% bigger than 7 inches.
Why 16 GB Nexus 7 vs. 32 GB Wifi + 3G iPad Mini?
Nope. The diagonal is 13% longer, the actual SIZE of the display is 35% larger.
For the first point, looks like an oversight Thomas. You can actually compare any size/connectivity you like. As to the screen size difference, I believe it's around 12-13% - we've rounded to keep the data simplified.
Why do you compare 16GB WIFI to 32GB WIFI/3G? Also, '7.9" vs 7" - More than 10% bigger screen'. Eh, no. This is not how math work. While this is technically correct, the screen is way larger than "10% more".
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