Google and Apple have been going head to head for a while now, and the competition is only getting better. Even users who’re new to the digital age can make the switch from one operating system to the next without any major difficulties. Now that the new Apple iPad Mini has Retina display, will it take away from the popularity of the Nexus 7?
PCAdvisor correctly pointed out the huge disparity between the prices of the two devices. When Google unveiled its immensely popular Nexus 7 at just $299.99 at the Office Depot earlier this year, people really took notice because you really get your money’s worth. At the mere price of $299, you get a full-HD display, quad-core processing power, Nvidia-powered 3D graphics, as well as, 16GB of internal storage in the most basic model.
The new Apple iPad Mini, on the other hand, is $170 more expensive than the Nexus 7. The 7.9 inch display paired with 2048×1536 pixels of resolution is identical to what the iPad Air has, except for the fact that it’s in a smaller size. The Nexus 7 is just as sharp at 1920×1200 pixels of resolution on a 7 inch screen. After adding the numbers up, the pixel density is almost identical at 323ppi for the Nexus 7 and 326ppi for the iPad Mini. The difference is negligible and impossible to detect with the naked eye. Both the tablets, in terms of text and graphics, will give you the crispest displays.
Not only are they similar when it comes to their displays, the camera resolution is identical as well. Both of them feature a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera.
The biggest difference between the two phones is when you look at application availability. Apple has over 475,000 applications that are specifically optimized for the iPad whereas Google only has a tiny fraction of that available for Android tablets. They counter this criticism by stating that all the regular Android applications still look just as good when expanded to fit the Nexus 7 display. All in all, it varies from application to application.
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By G+ Author: Dennis Tablott.