Kobo Arc 7HD  vs Google Nexus 7 

Released October, 2013

Kobo Arc 7HD

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Kobo Arc 7HD
VS
Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
The bezel is about 3/4 of an inch thick at its widest point, and it's much more subtle in person than in pictures.
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Arc 7HD vs Nexus 7

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Arc 7HD
7.2 fps
Nexus 7
12.5 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Arc 7HD
35.2 fps
Nexus 7
39.8 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Arc 7HD

Reasons to consider the
Kobo Arc 7HD

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Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Much sharper screen 323 ppi vs 215 ppi More than 50% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1280 x 800 2.2x higher resolution
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Jul, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Smaller 122 x 194 x 9.6 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm More than 45% smaller
Back view of Google Nexus 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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Much faster graphics 12.5 fps vs 7.2 fps Around 75% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
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
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 9.6 mm More than 5% thinner

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Arc 7HD  vs
Nexus 7 
Size 7" 7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1280 x 800
PPI 323 ppi 215 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.3 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Arc 7HD  vs
Nexus 7 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera None None

ports

USB support 1 Micro USB 1 USB
Hdmi support 1 Micro HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 341 g 340 g
Size 122 x 194 x 9.6 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 9.6 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 8 hour 7.5 hour
Kobo Arc 7HD
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