Nexus 7 VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, When Two 7-inch Pros Meet

Nexus 7 VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, When Two 7 inch Pros Meet Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Hits Indian Market Available For Users at Rs 26499 300x168The tablet market is growing at a surprisingly high rate and currently the ASUS built Google Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 are the big boys or the pros of the 7.0 inch tablet market, and we could not help but wonder where these two marvelous tabs will stand when compared with each other?

Physical Features

The Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 both are more or less of the same size but just for the sake of formality, here is how the digits roll.

The latest addition to Nexus series measures at 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm which means that it is a little taller and a little less wide than the Galaxy Tab 2 which measures at 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5mm. The weight of both of these tablets is also almost the same with the former weighing at 340g and the latter at 345g.


As guessed by their names, both the tablets feature a 7 inch display. However, they do differ in the technological aspect.

The Google Nexus 7 uses the IPS technology in its display while the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 features the PLS technology. The basic difference in these technology is that the first one could be considered like an upgraded version of the regular LCD TV screen and strives to provide good viewing angles while on the other hand, the second one is designed to provide better brightness without compromising on the power consumption. The Nexus 7 sports a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels while the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has 1,024 x 600 pixels.


The Nexus 7 marks a clear win in this category, thanks to the quad-core 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor which is almost 3 times more than the clock speed which Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has to offer with its 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor.

The Nexus 7′s Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC also comes with a 12-core GeForce GPU for rendering games, graphics and Flash-based content. As for Samsung, it chose the quad-core ARM Mali-400 GPU.

Nexus 7 VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, When Two 7 inch Pros Meet nexus7 tablet 300x200Other Tech Specs

The Google Nexus 7 comes with 8/16 GB storage(can’t be expanded further), 1GB RAM, 1.2MP primary camera and no secondary camera, Li-Ion battery of 4325 mAh which is capable of providing 8 hours of use, and since it is a WiFi only tablet there is no question of 3G or 4G connectivity.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on the other hand comes with 8/16/32 GB storage(further expandable up to 32 GB), 1GB RAM, 3.15 MP primary and a VGA secondary camera, Li-Ion battery of 4000 mAh capable of providing around 8.5 hours of use and finally 3G connectivity.

As for the OS, the Nexus 7 features the latest Android v4.1 Jelly Bean, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has to compromise with the Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.


Lets keep the verdict short, with the $200 price tag and quad core processor of Nexus 7 we just don’t see any point in wasting your hard earned money on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

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  1. John Doe

    The nexus 7 is clocked at 1.3 not 1.2

  2. Sleeper

    The nexus 7 is a 1.3ghz not 1.2ghz

  3. lubalubb

    If only the nexus 7 had 3G.

  4. ICHIkatakuri

    Providing you have a mobile on you which has bluetooth then you can just use your mobile phones internet. My nexus is connected to my SGS 2 for mobile internet. Though my SGS 2 (not the nexus 7) is rooted and I wouldn’t be able to comment on if this works out of the box for everyones mobile phone.

  5. nilesh

    can these tab2.7.0 student edition has 3G & GPRS ?
    CAN we get these tablet in india with free shipping?
    also as mentioned free keyboard & other access.?
    PLEASE check the same & conformed me?

  6. Michael

    I tried nexus 7 with Jelly Bean. I’ll pass. not user friendly. I was not able to redeem my $25 play credit, and google tech support was of no use. I was not able to use my old apps on new platform. New apps were not compatible with this device, and Droid is still not compatible with Microsoft office. You cannot upgrade the memory and there is no 3G/4G. So I disagree with the review. I took my “hard earned money spent on devie” and promptly got a refund thank god.

  7. ken

    I have both tabs. I perfer the Samsung. It’s more user friendly.
    Expandable to 32gbs.Although cheesey I do use the rear camera,why not?

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