"A tablet amazing"on by yiannigr
It weights as much as air
Cons Nothing really, because I knew what I was buying, before I bought it.
Summary If you are in the market for a 7" tablet, I think you cannot go wrong with the Nexus 7.
I also think that the "ifruit" people make some great products.
I do not own one, but I have played with them.
That said, consider the cost then.
A 32gb "ifruit" mini will set you back about $429.
That is $180 more, and for me that's too much money.
The Nexus 7 is fast, it has a very nice screen, and it weights as much as air.
Some may say that it is too small too watch movies, but I beg to differ.
It is big enough to watch them without strain.
Some complain that it does not come with a memory expansion slot.
Cry babies I tell you.
You can't really fill up a 32GB tablet with apps. It's hard.
Unless you decide to download everything on Google play.
Some others say that it does not have a rear facing camera.
I ask them, "Does your camera have a rear facing tablet"?
No you say?
You can use your cell phone for that, and since most everything is on the cloud, you can get it on your tablet instantly. I have skydrive. Don't yell at me, that's what I use.
Some say that the sound is not loud enough.
Two questions for you.
One, are you deaf?
Two, are you trying to use it to entertain a wedding party of 200 people?
Yes it may disappoint you there.
The only thing that I wish it had, is an HDMI connector.
But I knew that before I bought it, so I don't complain, I just wish it had it.
Get a nice case for it, and you will love your new Nexus 7 tablet.
Pros Outstanding performance and build quality, extreme portability, can do almost anything you can imagine, way cheaper than an iPad
Cons Not so great battery life, no New Yorker app
Summary I had a first generation iPad that was barely being used mostly because the performance was so slow. I knew that I wanted a smaller device but balked at the high price of the iPad mini. Since I switched years ago to an Android phone I checked out the tablet space pretty in-depth and settled on the Nexus 7; I've been impressed with it since day one.
It's been about three months and I'm just continually amazed by how powerful it is. Processor speed is as fast as anything else on the market, multitasking is a breeze and the smaller size means it's much easier to type on. I recently got a bookcase-style cover (from Portenzo) as well which makes the Nexus 7 durable enough to take around in my work bag all day.
It's great to know that it has 32 gigs of memory but I barely even need it! Especially now considering that all my photos, files and music are stored in the cloud with Google, Dropbox, Amazon/Kindle, Evernote, Spotify... and just a few days ago I realized I could use a file explorer app to access our home media network and stream all of my favorite shows onto the device in nearly any format. I guess if you're using a mobile network it might be an issue to stream that much data but I think most users are on Wifi with their tablet the vast majority of the time anyway.
The only issue I have currently is that the battery life is not great, the device can probably go a full two days with medium-to-heavy use but that is definitely not as good as the iPad. This might be a software issue which will be resolved in the future but something to be aware of. I also used to have a New Yorker app for the iPad which was pretty nice and I can't seem to find a comparable product for Android.
I would absolutely recommend this device to anyone who is looking to get away from the Apple noose and save some money. Android is finally reaching a stage where all of the content and capability of Apple is now available in an open, flexible and stable environment. I couldn't be happier with the Nexus 7!
"Awesomesauce"on by XB42
Easy and intuitive
Good battery life
Cons Screen scrolling can be jerky at times
Summary For the $250 I paid, i didn't really expect much, but Google's nexus7 exceeded my expectations. I owned a full sized iPad and I was getting carpel tunnel just from holding that fat bastard in my hand while trying to read the paper.
The nexus7 fits me. It's super lightweight, the screen's got good resolution and the processor and Wi-Fi load time's super-fast. The sound is decent and the number of apps is impressive (as is Google's having automatically transferred over my 100s of existing apps) 32GB is nice, never feels wanting or overburdened.
Pros Very nice, vivid, HD screen. Right size. Premium look. 32GB of internal storage. Android 4.1 upgradable to 4.2 out of the box. Solid battery performance. Decent speakers for 7" configuration.
Cons Android still hasn't wowed me. No expandable storage option. Screen is not built for direct sunlight. Screen isn't very durable (scratches easily). Wasn't easy to find the 32GB internal-storage option.
Summary If you have no other tablets, the Nexus 7 is a delightful little portable device to suit your simple needs. Email, web browsing, apps, music, and video all do well. The problem still remains on Android as an OS. You can't do a lot of things you should be able to do: Flash, true productivity, real multitasking, approachable navigation, spam/spyware protection out of the box, expand the storage. When I get down to it, I realize I'm not happy with either the iPad or the Nexus tablet. Android has improved over the last year greatly, but that only means it runs a little better and looks a little nicer. I love the choice with Android, which is why I avoided the higher priced iPad Mini or iPad tablet. But when I got a Surface, I realized I didn't have any viable need for the Nexus, which is why I'm likely ditching it to get some money back. It's good, but not the best you can get. However, if price is the biggest dictator for where you money goes, the Nexus 7 does feel premium enough to warrant your cash. It felt better than the Galaxy Tab 2 7" that I had prior to it.
Pros Elegant look and design
Excellent speech synthesis software...I am talking to my tablet and getting answers from a female voice.
Quad core Nvidia processor with a fifth video dedicated core running at 1.3 GHz
High Definition LCD video screen
Cons Often the touchscreen software does not work as I would expect it to, especially on hyperlinks
The 1.2 MP camera could be a little higher res, say 2.0 MP
I would like to see a replaceable battery
Summary I am a retired electronics engineer who has worked with computers his whole career. My experience goes all the way back to the original IBM PC running DOS 1.0. This Nexus 7 is the nicest computer I have worked with. I am very impressed with Android 4.2.2 upgrade, but some of the touchscreen issues still persist. My N7 connects flawlessly with my CLEAR.NET 4G WiFi modem. When I go into Starbucks and connect to the AT&T network, no data transfer takes place at all. AT&T does not serve data to this Google device. I think this is a violation of US Government antitrust laws. This review was written on 02/17/2013.