HP vs Google Nexus 7 

Released November, 2013

HP 8

  • 7.8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of HP 8
The screen is large enough for easy reading and web surfing, but the overall size is still small enough to one-hand with ease.
by Android Police (Feb, 2014)
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Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
Its insanely high 2560x1600 resolution gives it an unprecedented 300 PPI, which is the most of any tablet currently on the market (for those wondering, the retina iPad has a 264 PPI).
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of HP 8 vs Nexus 7

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

HP 8
3,259
Nexus 7
4,080

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

HP 8
3,241
Nexus 7
2,716

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HP 8

Reasons to consider the
HP 8

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Significantly faster web browser 3,241 vs 2,716 Around 20% better BrowserMark score
Has a rear camera 8 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats SD, SDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
Bigger screen 7.8" vs 7" More than 10% bigger screen
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Jul, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Smaller 136.3 x 200.3 x 8 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm Around 50% smaller
Thinner 8 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 10% thinner
Back view of Google Nexus 7

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More processing power 4,080 vs 3,259 More than 25% better passmark score
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Sharper screen 215 ppi vs 164 ppi More than 30% 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
Higher resolution front camera 1.9 MP vs 0.92 MP More than 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

HP vs
Nexus 7 
Size 7.8" 7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768 1280 x 800
PPI 164 ppi 215 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No No

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 304 g 340 g
Size 136.3 x 200.3 x 8 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 8 mm 8.9 mm

storage

HP vs
Nexus 7 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 0.92 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera 8 MP None

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
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