Nexus 7 (2013) vs iPad Mini: by the numbers

July 29, 2013
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iPad Mini pictured on the left with the Nexus 7 (2012) shown on the right.

The Nexus 7 (2013) was just recently announced, and it already blows away some of the competition in the 7-inch market. Just how well does it stack up against what is still a fierce competitor, the iPad Mini, though? Find out as these two giants go head to head in our “by the numbers” comparison.

0.9-inches

That’s how much larger the iPad Mini’s display is than the Nexus 7’s (2013). Coming in at 7.9-inches, some say it’s the perfect size, but screen size isn’t all that matters when it comes to making a beautiful display. Sure, it might be bigger, but that doesn’t mean it’s better.

161ppi

Speaking of beautiful displays, at 323ppi, the Nexus 7 (2013) has 161 more pixels per inch than the iPad Mini. It’s quite a big difference, especially considering that the Nexus 7 (2013) also has a beautiful full HD 1,920 x 1,200 LCD IPS display, compared to the iPad Mini’s 768 x 1,024 display.

500MHz

This is how much faster the Nexus 7’s (2013) Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core CPU, rated at 1.5GHz, is than the iPad Mini’s less performing, A5 dual-core processor, clocked at 1GHz. While both devices are pretty speedy, the processor alone doesn’t determine how fast a device is. RAM has a lot to contribute to that, as well.

1.5GB

When it comes to RAM, the Nexus 7 (2013) crushes the iPad Mini’s 512MB of RAM with a whopping 2GB of memory. That’s a 1.5GB difference, which makes things really speedy for the Nexus 7 (2013). Things are pretty fast on the iPad Mini, but it doesn’t even come close to how much of a breeze, multitasking, switching between apps, work, and play is on the Nexus 7 (2013).

540mAh

That’s how many more milliamp hours the iPad Mini has over the Nexus 7 (2013). In the iPad Mini, we have a 4,490 mAh unit, which is a lot more than the Nexus 7’s (2013) 3,950 mAh battery. Battery capacity alone doesn’t tell the whole story, though. Chances are, there’s a lot more power optimization going on in the Nexus 7 (2013) than the iPad Mini, especially considering the Nexus 7’s (2013) 3,950 mAh battery is a downgrade from last year’s Nexus 7 (2012), which sported a 4,325 mAh unit.

0-megapixels

When it comes to camera optics, there’s no difference in megapixels. Both the Nexus 7 (2013) and iPad Mini feature a 5MP rear facing camera along with a 1.2-megapixel front facing shooter. Of course, you’ll notice differences in picture quality, simply because of the different software on either device.

32GB

You can find the Nexus 7 (2013) in 16GB and 32GB models, but if you’re looking for even larger storage options, the iPad Mini can get you an addition 32GB of storage space with the 64GB model, though there’s a huge price difference.

$100

This is where things get really different. You can get a 16GB iPad Mini for $329, which is $100 more than the 16GB Nexus 7’s (2013) $229 price tag. When it comes to 32GB models, things get even crazier. Coming in at $429, the 32GB iPad Mini is a whopping $160 more than the $269 price tag on the 32GB Nexus 7 (2013).

Are you planning on getting a Nexus 7 (2013) or are you holding out to see what news Apple has for a possible iPad Mini refresh?

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