Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 highlights


There are some amazing tablets available on the market but new ones are joining them all the time. The Google Nexus 7 2013 has been extremely popular but Samsung recently announced it’s upcoming Pro tablets, one of which is the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. Today we want to show a video comparison of the Nexus 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 that shows the highpoints of each device.

The Nexus 7 is made by Asus and released last summer while the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 will release at some point during this current quarter. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is the smallest Tab Pro tablet announced and so is the most likely competition for the Nexus 7 out of the new Samsung Pro tablets.

Both of these tablets have plenty to recommend them, although with the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 being newer it has higher specs. Of course it will also have a more expensive price tag. We’ll highlight just a few of the key specs of each before we move on to details of the video that shows the best points of each device.

The Nexus 7 has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 7-inch IPD LCD display with resolution of 1920 x 1200, 2GB of RAM, and either 16 or 32GB of internal storage (non-expandable). It also has a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 3950 mAh battery and launched on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, upgradable to 4.4.2 KitKat.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 has a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 8.4-inch Super Clear LCD display with resolution of 2560 x 1600, 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD to 64GB). It has an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and 4800 mAh battery, and when it releases it will be running Anrooid 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

One thing that we’ve often noticed is that when trying to choose between two devices readers often have very different requirements and some things are much more important to one buyer than another. The YouTube video that we’ve embedded below could help out if you are trying to choose between these two tablets as the plus points for each are displayed very clearly. (Although the video is labelled as the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.3 this is an error and the tablet is in fact the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4).

The first part of the video shows the superior points for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 over the Nexus 7. There are 15 aspects in total, just some of which are the larger battery, 60fps video, IR blaster, larger display, fast Wi-Fi ac, and microSD card slot. We won’t list them all here as you can check out the video for yourselves.

The second part of the video shows the plus points for the Google Nexus 7. There are 5 points highlighted here and they include a cheaper price tag, stock Android, and direct updates. At the end of the video we see the highpoints of each tablet listed alongside each other to give a clear idea of what these tablets have to offer.

After you’ve taken a look at the video below we’d be interested to receive your comments. Would you rather have the affordable Nexus 7 now, as the specs are more than adequate for you? Maybe you are prepared to pay more for the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 when it becomes available?


9 thoughts on “Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 highlights”

  1. californiajunkie says:

    The main thing in favor of samsung for me would definteoly be the the 2.3 GHz and the faster GPU. I have a nexus 2012, and it is by far the best tablet I have ever had. The stock android and fast updates is also a big deal for me. I suppose the deciding factor would be the price difference I know what the nexus costs and it is, in my opinion, a very good deal. If the galaxy tab pro was no more than 50$ more I would definitely spring for it. But knowing that I have yet to come across a game that my nexus(2012) can’t play perfectly, with the graphics set to max I might add. If there was more than a 50$ difference I’d stick with the nexus.

    1. Landon says:

      Most likely, the samsung 8.4 will cost atleast 320 usd looking at their past records. Furthermore, I couldn’t agree with you any more. I have had both the n7 2012 (digitizer broke) and now recently the n7 2013 and I have never found any lag in even games like asphalt 8. Why spend so much more on a tablet that is not stock android and preforms on par (not counting bencharmks, those are worthless) with a cheaper model. The current n7 has an underclocked snap 600 and adreno 320 that will not lag behind in any current apps. Lastly, the new magazine ui on the samsung tablet looks awlful, that in itself was enough to push me away. It looks like a crapped up cheap version of windows rt.

  2. robilarOCN says:

    Why compare this to the Nexus 7 2nd gen? That is a budget 7″ tablet…. Samsung is aiming straight at the only two competitors in the size class, the Mini Retina and the G Pad 8.3 from LG. If you were going to compare the Nexus and the Samsung then you would have to mention the fact that the Samsung comes with a Micro SD slot and an IR Blaster (incredibly handy for wireless streaming of video to properly equipped tv’s). The Micro SD speaks for itself, that is a key area the IPad Mini is lacking as well. Micro SD cards are so cheap (32GB is around $17, 64 GB around $40). The Samsung will likely come in slightly cheaper than the Mini Retina (probably $399). Higher res, bigger screen, Micro SD slot, IR Blaster, drag and drop (no ITunes!!!), higher res front and rear cameras, micro USB (instead of a proprietary lightning connector), it will be a strong contender. The only area it will likely not be able to keep up is in battery life.

  3. Randy Geyer says:

    I have been using a Nexus 7 for about 4 months. Not a single problem with it. The screen is super sharp and with 2 GB RAM it moves smooth. I bought it for $199. at Amazon (newest version). I don’t know how much larger the screen is on the Galaxy. Probably a 1/2″ or 1″. Hardly worth double the price. Until there is some kind of major upgrades to the 7″ tablets the Nexus 7 works just fine.

    1. McFresh says:

      Well the name implies the galaxy tabpro 8.4 has an 8.4 inch screen so it is about a 1.4 inch difference. I have the lg g pad 8.3 and i feel its screen real estate is much better for me than the nexus 7 yet a little more difficult to hold. You also have to remember the on-screen buttons on the nexus 7 take up space while there is none on the galaxy tabpro.


    Sold my iPad mini for a Nexus 7 2013.
    Told everyone how great it is. Freedom from Apple lock down was a no return moment. But.
    Asus has its problems. The BT stack is corrupting my wireless downloads by limiting it to 10Mb when enabled. And the BLE is way buggy with devices I know are fine.
    What pushed me to the brink was out of nowhere my touchscreen produced a deadline straight down the middle. No dead pixels just a dead line. Try to type letters y,h,b with a dead landscape line. Try to zoom/expand with a dead line or simply scroll. It is beyond frustrating when a touch device stops taking touch input.

    Calling Asus for help I discovered my 3 mth old, perfectly fine (except dead line and BT issues) had to be packaged, shipped (at my cost), and wait 2 weeks to see if I have to pay for labor/parts just to get an RMA unit in return. No way.

    Apple may be $$$ and a bunch of control freaks but I have heard way way more positive stories (obviously there are bad stories) about RMA right at the Apple store and not weeks of your time on your dime. I don’t care if this thing is only 200 smacks. I have better things to do than beg a company to honor their warranty while making me pay for their process.

    You get what you pay for.
    At least I did.

  5. Tuco Ramirez says:

    Looking forward to ditching my Nexus 7 2013 for this tablet. Don’t like the huge bezels on the Nexus 7, and look forward to the superior screen on the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 as well as the extra 1.4 inches of real estate.

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