Google Nexus 7  vs Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet 

Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
7.3 Out of 10
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)
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Released November, 2011

Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet

  • 7"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.3
Front view of Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet
7.2 Out of 10
More than sufficient, it’s nice that battery life isn’t compromised with its modernized hardware.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2011)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Nexus 7 vs Nook Tablet

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Nexus 7
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, androidpolice.com, reviews.cnet.com and 3 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nexus 7 vs Nook Tablet

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Nexus 7
2,282
Nook Tablet
1,276

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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More processing power 2,282 vs 1,276 Around 80% better passmark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Somewhat common; Detects movement for interactive apps
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.1) vs No (Android 2.3) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
More storage capacity 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Significantly thinner 8.9 mm vs 12 mm More than 25% thinner
Sharper screen 215 ppi vs 169 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 600 More than 65% higher resolution
Newer Jul, 2012 vs Nov, 2011 Release date 7 months later
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Longer battery life 11.5 hour vs 7.5 hour Around 55% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDSC, microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 2.3) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Significantly newer operating system Android 2.3 vs Android 4.1 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 2.3) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Smaller 127 x 206 x 12 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm Around 25% smaller

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 7  vs Nook Tablet 

8.0
7.3
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.
Nexus 7

9.0
7.0
Performance: Amazingly, there’s a ton of juice provided by the 4,325 mAh battery it’s packing inside of its body.
Nexus 7

8.8
7.1
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.
Nexus 7

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
7.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Nexus 7  vs
Nook Tablet 
Size 7" 7"
Technology IPS LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 600
PPI 215 ppi 169 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Supports 3G No No

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 1 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Nexus 7  vs
Nook Tablet 
Internal storage 16 GB 8 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDHC
SDSC
SD
Maximum capacity N/A 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes

ports

Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes

form factor

Weight 340 g 400 g
Size 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 127 x 206 x 12 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 12 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 11.5 hour
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