So you’re one of those people who like to look at a spec sheet to compare devices, huh? And now that the new Nexus 7 has been announced, you’d like to see how it officially stacks up against the current generation. Huzzah! We’ve got a chart for you that breaks down the differences in the two versions of the popular Android tablet.
|Nexus 7 (2012)||Nexus 7 (2013)|
|Display||7″ 1280×800 (216ppi)||7.02″ 1920×1200 (323ppi)|
|Android||4.2 Jelly Bean*||4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.2GHz Tegra 3||Quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro|
|Memory||1GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|Size||198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm||114 x 200 x 8.65mm|
|Weight||340 grams||290 grams|
|Battery||4325 mAh (8 hours)||3950 mAh (9 hours)|
|Ports||micro USB||micro USB, SlimPort (HDMI)|
|Sensors||microphone, NFC, accelerometer, GPS,
|microphone, NFC, accelerometer, GPS,
magnetometer, gyroscope, compass, ambient light, Bluetooth 4.0
|WiFi||802.11 b/g/n||Dual-band WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11 b/g/n|
|32GB 4G LTE ($349)**|
*Denotes will receive software update to 4.3 Jelly Bean
**Connects to Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile 4G LTE networks
Suffice it to say, the new model packs quite a punch for not much more retail cost. We’re excited over the 4G LTE connectivity as it allows for support by three of the top four U.S. carriers.
Look for the Nexus 7 WiFi models to arrive on July 30 followed in the coming weeks by the 4G LTE variant.