Kobo Arc 7HD  vs Google Nexus 7 II 

Released October, 2013

Kobo Arc 7HD

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Kobo Arc 7HD
VS
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)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Arc 7HD vs Nexus 7 II

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Arc 7HD
7.2 fps
Nexus 7 II
14.6 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Arc 7HD
35.2 fps
Nexus 7 II
40 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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Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Back view of Google Nexus 7 II

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7 II

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Faster graphics 40 fps vs 35.2 fps Around 15% better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
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
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
Thinner 8 mm vs 9.6 mm More than 15% thinner

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

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

network

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

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.5 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 II 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera None 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 Micro USB 1 Micro USB
Hdmi support 1 Micro HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 341 g 290 g
Size 122 x 194 x 9.6 mm 200 x 114 x 8 mm
Thickness 9.6 mm 8 mm
Battery life 8 hour 7.25 hour
Kobo Arc 7HD
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