Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8″ vs New Google Nexus 7″ 2

Jul 30, 13 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8″ vs New Google Nexus 7″ 2

The Korean manufacturer “Samsung” is locked head on head against the search engine giant Google with the launch of  Asus Nexus 7 2 – second generation.

Since the roll out of Google’s model – it is Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8″ vs New Google Nexus 7″ 2 in the global arena.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8”

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8” was announced in the month of June 2013.

As the name suggests the display measures 8inch diagonal with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and 180ppi (pixel per inch). The device is released under a price tag of RS. 28,815.

The tablet is powered by 1.5GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 4212 paired to 1.5GB RAM. It accepts micro-SIM and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which also includes the Samsung’s TouchWiz UI skin.

For connectivity, it has 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and microUSB 2.0. There are two variants 16 GB and 32 GB available for an user. It arrives packed with 4450 mAh Lithium – Ion battery offering up to 11 hours of uninterrupted talktime.

The design of the device falls in sync with the Galaxy class which is easy to make out. The dimensions measure 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm and weighs 314 gm.

The rear shooter camera on the tablet is a 5MP that is capable of recording videos at 720p@30fps (frames per second), the front is fitted with a 1.3 MP.

Other features on the tablet include geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection.

Google Nexus 7″ 2

The Google Nexus 7” 2 was announced in the month of July 2013.

The display measures 7inch diagonal with 1200 x 1920 pixels and 323ppi.  The device is released under a price tag of Rs. Rs. 21,398.

The tablet is powered by 1.5GHz quald-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 coupled to 2GB of RAM. It has a internal storage option of 16GB and 32GB which is fixed. People who look for further expansions, it might hurt a bit – the Google Nexus 7″ 2 misses the microSD card slot!

Similar to Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8”, the Asus  Google Nexus 7” 2 runs on  Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system however, it will be the first to get an update when the  Android 4.3 Jelly Bean releases in the market.

The Nexus packs a heavy weight 3950 mAh battery for power and offers an user the talktime up-to 9 hours undisturbed.

The tablet is fitted with 5MP shooter camera in the rear which capable of recording videos at 1080p@30fps. The secondary camera is of 1.2MP to support self-portraits. Other features include geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection.

The connectivity feature on the device include 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. The dimensions of the device measure 200 x 114 x 8.7mm and weighs 290gm.

Parameter Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8″ New Google Nexus 7″
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm 200 x 114 x 8.7 mm
Weight 314 g 290gm
Display 8inch 7inch
Technology TFT LED-backlit IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels 1200 x 1920 pixels
Processor 1.5 GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
RAM 1.5GB 2GB
On-board Storage 16GB/32GB 16GB/32GB
Expandable Storage Upto 64GB NO
Rear – Camera 5MP 5MP
Front – Camera 1.3MP 1.2 MP
Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and microUSB 2.0 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC.
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Battery 4450 mAh Lithium – Ion Li-Ion 3950 mAh battery

Wrap Up

So which one to choose? Honestly, it is too early to declare the winner!

Both the international brands well match against each-other with their specifications however, the pricing difference can play a crucial role to influence buyers to pick the wallet-friendly model over the higher priced one.

There’s still a lot we don’t know about both the devices. Mysteries will start to unfold once we start to receiving genuine user reviews. We will definitely keep posted on the same!

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