HP Slate 8 Pro  vs Google Nexus 7 II 

Released November, 2013

HP Slate 8 Pro

  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Front view of HP Slate 8 Pro
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)
Released July, 2013

Google Nexus 7 II

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Google Nexus 7 II
For goodness sakes, the forthcoming 4G LTE variant (coming with 32GB), which will brandish a price point of $350 when it’s released, is also a pretty fine offering on its own.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HP Slate 8 Pro

Reasons to consider the
HP Slate 8 Pro

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Supported card formats SD, SDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
Latest and greatest OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean vs Android 4.3 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Bigger screen 8" vs 7" Around 15% bigger screen
Higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Marginally newer Nov, 2013 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 3 months later
Back view of Google Nexus 7 II

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Google Nexus 7 II

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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Lighter 290 g vs 451 g More than 35% lighter
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly sharper screen 323 ppi vs 250 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 8 mm vs 9.9 mm Around 20% thinner
Smaller 200 x 114 x 8 mm vs 141.5 x 220 x 9.9 mm More than 40% smaller
Higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1600 x 1200 20% higher resolution

Features Key features of the Slate 8 Pro  vs Nexus 7 II 

screen resolution

Slate 8 Pro
1600 x 1200
Nexus 7 II
1920 x 1200
Other than that, the display on the the S8P is actually pretty good.
Slate 8 Pro | by Android Police (Feb, 2014)


camera resolution

Slate 8 Pro
0.92 MP
Nexus 7 II
1.2 MP
In the right lighting, the S8P's camera is actually pretty decent (for a tablet cam, anyway).
Slate 8 Pro | by Android Police (Feb, 2014)

CPU Cores

Slate 8 Pro
Quad core
Nexus 7 II
Quad core
Processor and Memory: Some were quick to point out the Nexus 7’s not-so-cutting-edge quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, which has been eclipsed by more recent entrants, but it’s nonetheless still able to give the tablet that sense of speed and snappiness with its performance.
Nexus 7 II | by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

CPU Frequency

Slate 8 Pro
1.8 GHz
Nexus 7 II
1.5 GHz
What's Hot: Relatively affordable tablet with very good core specs including an excellent full HD IPS display, fast CPU, full wireless radios and dual cameras.
Nexus 7 II | by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Slate 8 Pro  vs
Nexus 7 II 
Size 8" 7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1600 x 1200 1920 x 1200
PPI 250 ppi 323 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz

form factor

Weight 451 g 290 g
Size 141.5 x 220 x 9.9 mm 200 x 114 x 8 mm
Thickness 9.9 mm 8 mm


Slate 8 Pro  vs
Nexus 7 II 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 0.92 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
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