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Google Nexus 7 year existence has won the title of most popular tablet in its class. For the market, it was a real event, not so long ago cheap tablet from a famous brand with high quality filling and regular updates to buy was simply impossible. With the advent of economical Nexus 7 with the latest version of Android and modern filling many have been able to try this platform as a media assistant: reading, games, internet, or video easily given tablet.
It was the first serious competitor to the Apple iPad mini, which appeared a few months after the start of sales of compact 7-inch tablet that was created in cooperation with ASUS and Google. According to the statistics of sales, Nexus 7 has taken about 10% of the market of Android-plates that can be called a significant indicator for the same model.
It is logical that as a producer was again chosen a Taiwanese firm that has extensive experience in the field of tablets. The new model will retain the same proportions, but it has become even more compact, and features dramatically improved. First of all buyers will please the new screen, which at the same diagonal received higher resolution. The new processor, increased to twice the amount of RAM, improved endurance, as well as the appearance of the main chamber in addition to the front – a list of innovations is impressive. Among other things, along with the announcement of a new tablet and Google revealed the latest version of Android, so there is soft under the number 4.3, which received the other models series Nexus.
novelty will be the next argument in the struggle between Google and Apple, the tablet runs on sale at a very attractive price, while it passes on the qualities of all the competitors: the work, performance, size, weight, screen quality – all at a very high level.
Operating system: Android 4.3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 4 core, 1.5 GHz
Video: Adreno 320
RAM: 2 GB
Internal Memory: 16/32 GB, no slot for memory card
screen: capacitive 10-point multi-touch 7-inch, Gorilla Glass, IPS, 1920 x 1200
Communications: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB (MTP), 3,5 mm audio port, 3G/4G, NFC
Camera: 1.2 megapixel camera for video calling, a 5 megapixel for photos and video in 1920 x 1080
Battery: 3950 mAh, up to 9 hours of video, 10 hours internet, wireless charging
Dimensions: 200 x 114 x 8.65 mm
Weight: 290 g
Equipment: cable, AC adapter, warranty card
official price in the U.S.: 16 GB – $ 229, 32GB – $ 269, 32GB +4 G – $ 349
In Moscow, the tablet can be bought in the store iCult.ru, where a 16 GB version costs 12,970 rubles, and a model with 32 GB – 14 970 rubles.
design and assembly
significant changes in the design of the tablet does not, look recognizable, but without some additions still not done. Of course, that’s a plus, when the new generation is not like the old is in every detail. From the concept of the elongated device with smooth contours on the corners and beveled side faces one did not give up. Something like a model tablet Amazon Kindle Fire, while talking about the full similarity between them is not necessary.
New Nexus 7 has become thinner and narrower, weight decreased by 50 grams.
Now it is more convenient to take with you, you can put in a jacket pocket or jacket. As before, the rear part is made of plastic softtach. The surface of the black, as usual, it is easy to get dirty and collect the traces. From the original drawings created by a special relief on the surface, abandoned, and now it is smooth, except for the name of the series vyshtampovka Nexus.
is a pity that the original surface prefer a more utilitarian smooth plane. I like the look of the old Nexus 7, he was not like the others due to such an interesting design finds.
front surface of black, idle frame merges with the display, and it turns monochromatic plane. Compared with its predecessor tablet stretched upwards, but at the same time reduce its width. The difference is not that big, but it had a positive impact on ergonomics, now the gadget has become more comfortable to hold in hand. Of course, given its size, there is no question about the fact that they could use the device with one hand, but forget about the positive changes still do not.
assembly as a whole is good, but our test sample to emit sounds when pressure is applied to the screen at the bottom. This behavior is different and Nexus 7 of the previous generation, there are flaws in the assembly. Although if you do not press a specially vulnerable place, it is likely that this effect does not manifest itself. Cost is pressed several times on this site, and then clicking of unpleasant passed themselves. Nevertheless, the issue of marriage and the build quality of the Nexus 7 is devoted many pages to the Internet, and while it is impossible to say exactly how at this part of the show itself a new model.
resource Android Authority recently held a crash-test new items, which showed that the housing of the tablet is fragile and requires careful treatment. After the fall of the first device refused to work, with significant external injuries he received. A similar test of the Nexus 7 last model year moved normally, it was damaged, but no failures followed.
buttons and connectors
controls are located as follows. On the left side of the allocated space for the volume buttons and the screen lock. The buttons are comfortable, they can easily push blindly pick a good spot.
headphone jack put to the upper end and a microUSB slot is located at the bottom.
same time you can see what it looks like old Nexus 7 on the background of the new model, compare their sizes.
Last year, small plates get a screen with HD-resolution. This is what we saw in the case and the Nexus 7 and Apple iPad mini, and many other devices. But now the smallest model has a very high-quality screen that sets new standards in the class.
In the tablet 7-inch display with IPS-matrix and a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels.
point density of 323 ppi, which is comparable to top-level smartphones. And on the density of the pixels, this model outperforms all the tablets, including both small and large devices. For example, in the popular Apple iPad mini dot density of only 162 ppi, so the new product from Google offers a much better image than a small tablet from Cupertino.
Large stock for brightness, good backlight adjustment on automatic, convenient and sensitive sensor – the tablet is very easy to use. Not everyone may like the wide border around the screen, this is especially noticeable when the screen is active. Indents on the sides are not the biggest, while the top and bottom borders are located at a considerable distance. However, if you hold the tablet in landscape mode, playing or watching video, claims the device will not be. The glass should protect the display from damage, use a practical coating Gorilla Glass.
Despite the relatively small size, the tablet is more convenient to use two hands. But it is worth noting that holding it with one hand became more comfortable, affecting work on the width of the body. Detailed comment on the quality of the screen will be added in the near future.
tests and software
refused chipset NVIDIA, opting for a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, which runs at 1.5 GHz. By the way, according to experts iFixit model has a processor APQ8064-1AA. This suggests that it is not S4 Pro, and Simplified Snapdragon 600. Responsible for the graphics Adreno 320, RAM is 2 GB. His memory may be 16 or 32 GB card slots for is not here, so everyone who plans often watch videos, it is better to pay attention to the model with the maximum amount of internal memory.