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Asus Google Nexus 7 (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5948 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and responsiveness are overall positive. The usability and screen also get good feedback. Reviews about the connectivity and reliability are mixed, and many are less positive about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Asus Google Nexus 7 (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Google Nexus 7 Review


It's hard not to have high expectations of Google's new Nexus 7—the original was a standout product that offered a satisfying Android experience in a highly portable 7-inch form factor, for less than $200. Now we've got the new Nexus 7 (is it us, or is...

OS takes up 6GB; no SD slot; power and volume buttons are easily mixed up

OS takes up 6GB; no SD slot; power and volume buttons are easily mixed up

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Nexus 7 Review (2013)


Nexus 7 Review (2013) | The new Nexus 7 2013 doesn't disappoint. We knew that it was coming, and that a few things were going to get better (1920x1200 display), but it has exceeded our expectations.

Last year, the Nexus 7 was a great tablet because the experience was very good in relation with the price. The Nexus 7 2 has a very good user experience regardless of the price, and when you take the price into account, the new Nexus 7 is an absolute...

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Asus Nexus 7 3G Review


In its endeavour to expand products and services across the globe, Google began selling its highly anticipated Nexus 7 tablet in India towards the end of March. A few days later, Asus officially announced the availability of the 32GB and 3G variant of...

Overall, the Google Nexus 7 doesn’t have the most striking design like the iPad mini, but it’s well made and feels sturdy. Features Just like any other Nexus device, the Nexus 7 runs the latest version of Android, which is 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. You also...


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Review Google Nexus 7 Tablet 8GB


Entry price, high-end performance. The first Google tablet to spo

Smooth and consistent performance; Latest Android build; Fast CPU/GPU; High resolution IPS display; GPS/NFC/Bluetooth/WLAN/mic/camera functionality; Long battery life; Light weight

No WWAN or HDMI support; No card reader; Very plastic feel; Not as bright as many tablets; Mediocre speakers; Limited camera features

Tegra 3 SoC, 1 GB RAM, 7-inch 1280x800 resolution display, NFC, GPS, and Android Jelly Bean, all for under $200!

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Google Nexus 7 review (2013)


I make a lot of aspirational purchases. I constantly buy books I really ought to read, subscribe to magazines that are so good the one time a year I actually get around to opening them, and add movies like Schindler's List to my Netflix queue because...

Incredible display ; Thin and light ; Solid performance

Big, awkward bezels ; App ecosystem still lags iOS

My new default answer to "what tablet should I buy?"

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Google Nexus 7 (32GB, Unlocked)


The Google Nexus 7 ($299 for 32GB, unlocked), made by Asus, is the best small tablet available today. We've said that before in our Editors' Choice review of the original model. Now it has up to 32GB storage and 3G wireless with either AT&T or...

Plenty of storage. Solid performance. Latest version of Android. Inexpensive, for a cellular tablet

Cellular speeds are more 3G than 4G. Only compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile

The Nexus 7 is the best small tablet on the market, but we'd rather tether it to a 4G smartphone than use the built-in modem here.

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Google Nexus 7 with mobile data review


I've owned too many tablets over the last three years, and not a single one has had cellular connectivity. I've always bought the Wi-Fi model because I don't want to pay for extra data, I don't want to be beholden to yet another data plan or contract,...

Incredible price ; Jelly Bean is a big improvement ; Solid design that feels great in your hand ; Always-on connection is a nice change

Tablet app selection remains thin ; New Play stores still don't offer enough content ; Limited storage options

Unless price is the only consideration, you should always buy a data-enabled tablet

Editor's Choice!

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Google Nexus 7 (32GB, Wi-Fi only)


Several months after its debut, the Nexus 7 is still an excellent tablet. The 8GB version is gone and the tablet now starts at $199 for 16GB. Paying $249 nets you the 32GB version, and the 32GB version with HSPA+ is available for $299.

The Nexus 7 features a sharp screen, a comfortable design, and great battery life at a low starting price. Android 4.2 adds some welcome and useful features.

Android still needs more tablet-optimized apps, newer games have frame rate issues, and HSPA+ speeds seem particularly location-dependent.

With its excellent design, useful software features, and low starting price, the Nexus 7 is the cheapest way to experience the best that the Android OS has to offer.

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Google Nexus 7 review: Catching Fire


Google's Nexus line has welcomed its first tablet, the Nexus 7. With a promise of solid specs for a low price, the ASUS-made tablet is poised to storm the Android tablet market and maybe even steal a chunk of Apple iPad's market share.

7" 16M-color IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of WXGA resolution (1280 x 800 pixels), scratch-resistant Corning glass ; NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset: quad-core 1.2GHz (1.3GHz in single-core mode) ARM Cortex-A9 processor; 1GB of RAM; ULP GeForce GPU ; Android...

The screen is a bit washed out and has poor sunlight legibility ; Non-expandable memory ; No USB mass storage or TV-out ; No mobile data-enabled version ; Front-facing camera only ; Disappointing audio output

So that's that then - it's time we summed our experience with the Nexus 7. The short version is that Google and Asus have done a great job. If this is what Android slates looked like from the start, they wouldn't still be playing catch up with the iPad.

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The Google Nexus 7 Review


I viewed Google I/O, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and the first Nexus tablet as Google's last chance to deliver a knockout in the tablet space before the onslaught of Windows 8 and Windows RT devices later this year. While the show was undoubtedly a...

Product Specifications


Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight:Direct LED RGB / No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:10 POINT TOUCH / 10-Point Touch / Multi Touch / One-Point Touch

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean / Android 4.3 Jellybean


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Processor:Snapdragon S4 / TEGRA 3
Processor Brand:nVidia / QUALCOMM