01 Dec

Googles Nexus 7 Tablet Reviewed!

Us here at opClarity realize that you can buy a tablet from pretty much anywhere. So, in reality the main impetus to do it online will be convienience. We realize that which is why we will be give you this next review with Amazon or another spot of your choice in mind.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

INTRODUCTION:

I’m here with my review of the Google Nexus 7 Tablet. This tablet is actually made by Asus but they combined together with Google to give it the Nexus brand name. It’s running Android 4.1 Jellybean, the latest version of the Android operating system. All this comes in a 7 inch form factor. I’m going to take a look to see why this tablet ranks among the best tablets out there on the market right now. But first I’m going to start with the design and the hardware.

Now, looking at the Nexus 7 it’s not going to jump out at you – it’s not one of these devices that’s designed to catch your eye. But it is designed to really allow for one handed function of a tablet. It only weighs around 340 grams. You can really use this thing with one single hand. On the back is a very nice rubber type of feel which allows you to get a really nice firm grip on the tablet itself. And on down the backside you’ll find the speaker grill, and also on the very bottom a headphone jack, and also a microUSB port. Now on the right hand side you will find the volume rocker and right above that the power button. Then on the front at the very top you will find the 1.2 megapixel front facing camera. This tablet does not feature so if you’re going to be taking and pictures of videos you’re going to need to use the front facing camera. Now this screen is a seven inch screen with a resolution of 1280 by 800. It also has 216 pixels per inch (ppi). Now compare with the current Ipad’s ppi which is 264, you will definitely see that this display isn’t the best display out there on the tablet market. I didn’t have any glaring problems with it. It was just fine for gaming, reading books, or anything like that. I really had no problems with the screen at all.

SUMMARY:

Hardware:
Quad-core Tegra 3 CPU

12 core GPU

1 GB RAM

8 or 16 GB Memory

4325 mAh Battery (9 hours of video playback, 10 hours of reading, 10 hours of web browsing and 300 hours of stand by time. Personal experience: several days without giving it a full charge)

Software:

Android 4.1 Jellybean

New Google Voice Asssistant

Gaming play without problems. No frame breaks or stutter.

Evaluation:

For the money, a very good value. Compares well with tablets in its price range and even a couple hundred dollar higher. Plus, the one-handed use. Only negative: improve camera, a rear-facing camera would be nice.