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Asus Google Nexus 7 (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13523 reviews of Asus Google Nexus 7 (2012). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The screen and performance also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and camera, and there are some mixed reviews about the apps.

usability, performance, screen, price, size

storage, camera, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Google Nexus 7 (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Pierce (

Google Nexus Player review


The story of the Google Nexus Player isn't really about a set-top box. It's about Google, about the fact that no tech company has yet figured out the perfect way to insert itself into the four-plus...

Pretty, intuitive interface ; Voice search can be really powerful ; It's a Chromecast

Not nearly enough apps or games yet ; Best features only work with Google apps for now ; Some quirky software bugs

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (

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...

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

Nov, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (

Google Nexus 7 (32GB, HSPA+) review


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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Nathan Olivarez-Giles (

Lucky Number 7


If you've been on the fence about Android, or tablets in general, this is the tablet you've been waiting for.

This is the Android tablet you’ve been waiting for. Beautiful, detailed display. Handsome design and fantastic build quality. Jelly Bean feels like it was built for the Nexus 7. The first 7-inch quad core tablet, it has Porsche-like speed and agility

Android still doesn’t have enough tablet-optimized apps. No rear camera

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review: Solid, but Not Revolutionary


The Google Nexus 7 tablet resets expectations of what an inexpensive tablet can and should be. Starting at $199, the Nexus 7 clearly guns for Amazon's same-priced but lesser-quality Kindle Fire, which runs Amazon's limited flavor of Android.

Solid design ; Optically bonded display minimizes glare

Lacks a MicroSD card slot ; 8GB model has just 5.62GB of user-accessible space

The best 7-inch Android tablet you can buy today, the Nexus 7 delivers solid performance and usability at a value price; but it also has at-times funky text rendering and its lack of a MicroSD card slot makes the 16GB model the better option.

Jul, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Google Nexus 7


Google and Asus smack it out of the park with the Nexus 7, a terrific small-screen tablet that's an incredible value at $200.

Fast. Well-built. Well worth the money

Very limited storage. Google Play media store doesn't quite work. No HDMI or MHL to connect the tablet to HDTVs

Google's Nexus 7 ($199 for 8GB, $249 for 16GB) is a game-changer. The first tablet with Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean," it's the most bang for the buck you can get in the market right now. It's versatile, well-built, fast, and a lot of fun to use. It...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (

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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Nexus 7 review


Google's Nexus 7 tablet is not exactly a surprise. Nor is the fact that I'm able to work on a review of the product just hours after the device was announced. For years now, Google has had the uncanny habit of not only making...

Incredible price ; Jelly Bean is a big improvement ; Solid design that feels great in your hand

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

This isn’t just an excellent tablet for $200, It’s an excellent tablet, period

Expert review by : Brian Klug, Anand Lal Shimpi (

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...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:15 / 16 / 4325
Battery capacity (Watt hours):15 / 16
Battery life (max):10 / 9 / 9.5
Battery performance:4325
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time:10 / 9.5
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 9.5
Continuous video playback time:9 / 9.5
Number of battery cells:1
Standby Time:300
Talk time (3G):9


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 2
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 800
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Video recording:No / Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Brown
Device type:Mini tablet
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black / Brown


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 4:3
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:No / Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.35
AC adapter output voltage:5 / 5.2
AC adapter power:10 / 7


Graphics:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR,eAAC+,MP3,PCM,WAV,WMA
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video compression formats:Y
Video formats supported:AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,VP6,VP8,WMV,XVID


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 32
Memory clock speed:1333


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): No


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900,2100
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G / No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.72 x 0.411 x 7.81
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Intel visual technologies: No
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
SIM card support: No
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Night mode / Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA / Yes
Electronic compass:No / Y / Yes
Google applications:Gmail / Gmail, Google Books, Google Calendar, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Places, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, YouTube / Gmail, Google Play, Google+, YouTube / Gmail, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / Y
Video compression format:AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, VP6, VP8, WMV, XVID
Video compression formats: Yes
Video formats supported:AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,VP6,VP8,WMV,XVID

Phone Features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.35
AC adapter output voltage:5 / 5.2
AC adapter power:10 / 7


Chipset:NVIDIA Tegra 3
Motherboard chipset:NVIDIA Tegra 3
Processor:S4 / Tegra 3
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cores:4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4 / 1.5
Processor model:S4 / S4 Pro / Tegra 3

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N


Operating system installed:Android / Android 4.1 / Android 4.3
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 / Android 4.1


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8
Storage media:Flash

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.0177 / 0.341 / 0.409 / 1 / 4.72 / 7.83 / 8.65
Height:0.409 / 0.411 / 0.417 / 4.72 / 5 / 7.83 / 7.87 / 8
Weight:10.2 / 11 / 12 / 12.2 / 12.3
Width:4 / 4.49 / 4.72 / 7.81 / 7.83 / 8