Google Nexus 7 vs iPad Mini (Apple)

nexus 7 vs ipad mini

Google Nexus 7 vs iPad Mini

In the world of smartphones, two names always come out on top while discussing the best mobile operating system: Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. These two have been at loggerheads for a long time and no one has yet become the clear winner as both of these two giants have their pros and cons. At first, they fought over the control of the smartphone markets and then the tablet markets. The competition has now been taken to the next level thanks to the launch of the Google Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini.

Build, Size and Display

While the Nexus 7 sports a matte finished plastic build, the iPad Mini goes for the traditional Apple choice which is anodized aluminum. The build does not matter as much as the display of the phone. The Nexus has a 7 inches display with a resolution of 1920×1200. The iPad mini is bigger than its rival with a 7.9 inches screen but a lower resolution of 1024×768. This lower resolution results in a poor display even though the screen size is huge. Despite their high price, one can choose from a range of Pepperfry discount coupons to get a deal on either product.

Processor, RAM and Storage

The processor and the RAM play a pivotal role in the smooth operation of any mobile device. Without a good processor and RAM at its core, a mobile cannot perform properly. Keeping this in mind, Google has used the latest quad core processors of Nvidia Tegra 3 which give processing speeds of around 1.2 GHz as well as a RAM of 2 GB. The iPad Mini loses out horribly in this department with a meager and outdated dual core processor which churns out 1 GHz and a RAM of only 512 MB. While the Nexus comes in varieties of 16 GB and 32 GB storage space, the iPad Mini has an extra 64 GB option available.

Camera and Battery

Both Google and Apple have opted for the same setup regarding the front and rear cameras. Both devices have a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.2 MP front camera.  In the battery department, iPad Mini wins with a 4400 mAh battery and the Nexus comes with a 3950 mAh one.


Ultimately, the main debate rests with the software these two tablets are shipped with. The Nexus range of devices always has the latest Android version installed in them and is always the first of the Android devices to get updates. In the case of the Nexus 7, it comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is upgradeable to version 4.3. The iPad Mini is shipped with iOS 6 and it can be upgraded to version 6.1.3. The iPad Mini can further be upgraded to iOS 7 later. Apple always ensures that its devices get their upgrades at the earliest. Both of these OS have their own exciting features as well as their own pitfalls.


There is still no clear cut winner between Google and Apple but in the case of these two tablets from these two giants, it is a whole different story. The Nexus 7, obviously, has a lot of plus points but only time can tell who the clear cut winner is.

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Sunil Khale is a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and has since devoted himself to blogging on technology. You can check out his site to get the latest coupons for online shopping.

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