Oct 30, 2012
TnT Editor

iPad Mini vs Google Nexus 7 Comparison

In bid to fight for a slice of cake for ever-growing slate tablet market, Apple has finally launched its long-awaited 7.9-inch iPad mini tablet. With no doubt, one of its strong rivals is Google Nexus 7 that topped the best-selling tablet lists in 2012. If you’re in consideration of choosing either one of them and would like to know more details of both, then you can view the following side by side comparative table between iPad mini and Nexus 7.

Apple iPad Mini


Google Nexus 7
1GHz Dual-core A5 processor


1.3GHz Quad-core Nvidia   Tegra 3 processor
7.9-inch LED backlit IPS display 1024 x 768 pixels resolution at 163 ppi

Screen Display

7.0-inch LED backlit IPS display with 1280 × 800 pixels resolution at 216 ppi
16GB, 32GB, or 64GB; 512MB RAM, 5GB iCloud storage


8GB, 16GB, or 32GB; 1GB RAM, 5GB Google Drive cloud storage
5-megapixel rear-facing, 1080p HD video; 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 720 HD video


No rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing
Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Lightning, 4G LTE (cellular model only)


2.4GHz Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB, magnetic docking pin, NFC
4G LTE versions available


Tegra games
Lightning connector


7.9 x 5.3 x 0.28 inches


7.8 x 4.7 x 0.41 inches
308 grams


340 grams
“16.3-watt-hour”; 10 hours battery life

Rechargeable Battery And Usage Time

4,325 mAh; 10 hours battery life
Wi-Fi: $329 (16GB), $429 (32GB), $529 (64GB). Cellular: $459 (16GB), $559 (32GB), $659 (64GB)


$199 (16GB), $249 (32GB)
iOS 6

Operating System

Android OS
Black/Slate and White/Silver



Both of them have pros and cons, iPad Mini offers faster wireless connectivity, premium and sleek design, and a legitimate option for decent picture and video capture, and people who liked to enjoy better visual experience with raw processing power normally will go for Nexus 7.

The price difference is significant main factor, however, both tablet will provide a solid Web-browsing and app-running experience.

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