"Worth The Upgrade From Original Nexus 7"4.5 starson by GeneRiley
Pros: Amazing screen, colors are rich and vibrant, and blacks are black
2GB ram for multi-tasking and general snappiness
4G data available (LTE)
Stereo, loud speakers
Very thin and light
Cons: No expandable memory
Average front and rear cameras
Summary: I had the original Nexus 7 prior to this updated model. I love the 7" size for many reasons but bottom line is it's perfect for portable consumption. The downsides to the original were standby battery life, washed out colors (although very crisp resolution), and slow charging.Edit:
I received my tablet today and have been playing with it all day. First impressions:
- Amazing Screen!! It's literally like eye candy from the high resolution wall papers, to icons, to video. Watch something beautifully shot like Planet Earth, and be prepared to be in awe. Colors are rich and vibrant, and blacks are black, as they should be.
- Faster so far. Even with multiple updates running in the background, it ran 1080p video flawlessly and easily rotated from portrait to landscape and back. Boot time seems faster too.
- WiFi and Downloads at blistering speeds; Updates to apps over same N router I had before are literally 5X faster.
- Stereo, loud speakers. The original Nexus 7 had decent audio but it didn't have enough power and was mono. Now the amp has been upped and it's pumping two very good sounding speakers out of such a thin package.
- Thinner and lighter. Reading the specs, I kind of laughed when early reviewers gave the stats. But upon holding it, I can really tell the difference and it feels perfectly balanced. Build quality is on par with prior model, which in my opinion was very good.
- Battery Life - It's early, but so far after two system updates, something like 40 apps downloaded and installed, one hour of HD video watched, and four hours of playing around with the screen on, it still has 68% battery left. Overnight in standby, the charge only went down by 1%, so it's pretty clear battery life has improved substantially. I think the more efficient processor coupled with faster processing times (less CPU cycles) has helped a lot.
- Android 4.3. The biggest feature for me is the restricted account mode. For my young children, I can give them a sub-account to mine, with only limited app access. It's perfect since I've already paid for apps on my Android phone for their use and don't want to repurchase for a 2nd account. Also, since they are young, I feel more comfortable with them only having access to approved apps. You can even turn off the browser and Google search so they don't get into trouble.
I'll do a second update on standby battery time (supposed to have improved considerably) and charge time, as well other findings over the coming days. Also, while I would not trash my old one and drop around $270 on this one, considering you can sell your original on Ebay or elsewhere for probably 70% of what you paid, in my opinion it is definitely worth the upgrade, you will not be disappointed, and buy best price check this: tabletgreatdeals.blogspot.com/p/google-nexus-7-fhd.html
Updated on Dec 29, 2013
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