Google Nexus 7 (2013): The Best Android Tablet Yet - HotHardware

Google Nexus 7 (2013): The Best Android Tablet Yet

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In the following tests, we take a look at how the 2013 Nexus 7 compares to other tablets by running a few common benchmarks that are currently available in the Google Play Store. Since it was available, we also upgraded the original Nexus 7 to Android 4.3 Jelly, the same OS that's on the current model, and re-ran those benchmarks for a more accurate comparison between the two.

CPU Performance testing
Android CPU testing

Right out of the gate, Google's updated Nexus 7 shows a vast improvement in performance over the original model. The 2013 Nexus 7 also runs circles around the competition, which is a testament to the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM. It also works in the Nexus 7's favor that it doesn't have to waste any resources on third-party overlays like TouchWiz.

Web Browser Performance testing
Android Browser Testing

 

Here again, the 2013 Nexus 7 put a fair amount of distance between it and its predecessor, though it wasn't quite able to dip below the 1,000ms mark like the Surface RT, Galaxy Note 8.0, or Transformer Pad Infinity. Subjectively, browsing the web on the Nexus 7 is silky smooth. We didn't experience any hiccups or lag, nor did we expect to with 2GB of RAM at our disposable and the most mature version of Android to date.

Web Browser Performance testing
Android Browser Testing

 

In Browsermark, the 2013 Nexus 7 didn't put any significant distance between and the 2012 model, but it did run at the front of the pack trailing only the iPhone 5.

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Picking one up on Friday when i get paid. Already sold my last years nexus 7, cant wait to see that 7" 1200p screen.

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Its awesome, I'm typing this from it now !

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Can You make calls over GSM with it?

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Nice, an EC! I think I might hold off for the third-gen since nothing is holding me back that much on the original-gen, but it IS tempting the heck out of me. The performance-boost is intense.

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I have one and it is a nice device. Big step up from last year's model, which I sold on eBay.

My main issue is that the GPS function works poorly. No way to use GPS in the car while tethered (why does my iPad work and my Nexus 7 doesn't!)

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No micro SD card slot so I hope USB OTG works well.

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For a device that has all the bells and whistles, great looks and a massive appeal to the tech-savvy, why, why, WHY leave out a microSd Card slot?? Someone please give me ONE good reason.

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No reason except for maybe cost but that's a pretty weak reason.

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Can you play Facebook games on it like The Price Is Right slots?

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Check out Swipe Slate Tab. Loved the new look. Swipe Slate Tablet is Marvelous!. Swipe Team definitely comes up with new Innovative Tabs which are just breath taking . Will definitely go for one 

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