iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 2 comparison video anthology


The new Nexus 7 tablet has just been officially introduced, and the second-generation of this tablet is bound to find plenty of buyers in various regions worldwide. Any new smaller tablet device will always be compared to the iPad mini, so today we want to share with you an iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 2 comparison video anthology.

Before we detail the comparisons we’ll give you a quick rundown on specs of each so that you have an idea before you view the videos. The iPad mini released last November and is powered by a 1GHz Apple A5 dual-core processor with a 7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display offering resolution of 1024 x 768 and 162 ppi.

It has 512MB of RAM, and comes in 16, 32 or 64GB storage options (non-expandable). The iPad mini also has a 5-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and runs iOS 6, upgradable to 6.1.3 with a planned upgrade to iOS 7.

Moving on to the Google Nexus 7 2 made by Asus, this has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, and 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display with resolution of 1920 x 1200 and 323 ppi. It has 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage (non-expandable). The Nexus 7 2 has a 5-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and it runs stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The cheapest iPad mini price is priced at $329 for the 16GB variety. The Nexus 7 will release at the end of this month in the US followed by other regions, and the 16GB version is $229.99 so there’s a substantial difference in pricing. Now we’ll move on to the selection of YouTube videos that we’ve embedded below this story.

The first is an 8-minute look at the Nexus 7 2 vs. iPad mini and gives a good roundup of details about these two tablets. It gives side-by-side specs and dimensions and weights as well, in a very clear comparison. The second video is a much briefer comparison of the new Nexus 7 2 vs iPad mini at just two-minutes long but power packs a lot into that time. It concludes with a look at the advantages of each tablet side-by-side and you can also vote on your preferred choice.

The third video is the Nexus 7 2nd Gen vs iPad mini and is basically a table of specs for easy comparison of one against the other. Specs of the new Nexus 7 tablet are clearly superior to the iPad mini, and at a far cheaper price it looks like a no-brainer. However, some people will choose depending on which operating system they prefer. We should also bear in mind that an iPad Mini 2 is expected to launch later this year that is likely to have improved specs at around the same price.

Please note that in the image below the new Nexus 7 is on the left with the iPad mini on the right. We’d really like to know what you think about the iPad mini vs. Nexus 7 2. Have you a clear choice of winner and if so, which one would you opt for? Let us know with your comments.


6 thoughts on “iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 2 comparison video anthology”

  1. Kev smith says:

    Looks a real nice machine …… But …….. What none of the videos really compare is the experience, the buzz factor nor how good Apple is at making there products work seamlessly together – buy one then buy them all.

    That said competition is good…… Long live the rivalry 🙂

    1. Jurassic says:

      It’s like comparing a 2013 Corvette to a 2012 BMW 5-series. Not only are you comparing a brand new Android tablet to an iPad from 2012 (which will be upgraded to a 2013 version soon), but like the cars the iPad is larger and roomier than the Nexus (about 40% larger display in a thinner and lighter package).

      Yes, the 2013 Nexus has a sharper display, but the 2013 iPad mini is likely to have a higher resolution Retina Display very soon (despite the conflicting rumors).

      And wise people don’t buy computers, tablets or phones based on specs alone. There are other very important factors, like variety and quality of software, the user experience, reliability, hardware quality, and energy efficiency.

      Comparing a brand new Nexus tablet to an almost one year old iPad based on specs alone is not only foolish, it is also somewhat disingenuous.

  2. Uzin says:

    If interested, Face-off between two most famous tablets – Apple iPadmini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. See who the winner is: BRAND COLLAGE

  3. Jurassic says:

    Everybody rush to compare a 2013 second-generation Nexus tablet to a 2012 first-generation iPad mini… because you may not want to do a fair comparison of the 2013 second-generation Nexus tablet to a 2013 second-generation iPad mini when it comes out in a couple of months. 😉

    1. Fanboikiller says:

      The mini’s specs aren’t even 2012-worthy. Instead it offers more like 2010 specs…. only 512 MB RAM? Pitiful. I can’t believe anyone in their right mind would pay more than $50 for what must be the leftover parts from the original iPad.

      So, yes, you’re right that it is not a fair fight but apple easily could have made the mini a way more compelling product but instead released a watered down ho hum device. Sub-$150 devices have better resolution for Christs sake!

      They did leave themselves plenty of room to improve though.

  4. PJ says:

    Nothing is ever what it seems in reality, but Nexus 7 appears to be a no brainer.
    Excellent, clear presentation.