I hate to say it but Apple iPad is surely the top selling tablet around since the dawn of tablets. However, the recent launch of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has changed the scenario to a certain extent. Nexus 7 has sports high-end specs at a very reasonable price making it a high-end budget device. It certainly has an edge over the iPad both in terms of specs and price. Below are the top 6 reasons why Nexus 7 is a much better choice than an iPad.
1 – Form Factor
Nexus 7 sports a 7-inch display making it ideal for one-hand use and more people tend to carry a 7-inch tablet with them opposed to a 10-inch tablet (iPad). The weight of the tablet also plays an important role as people want the tablet to be as light as it can be and Nexus 7 weighs almost half the weight of the iPad. Although, it’s a choice of preference if you like smaller or larger displays but according to certain reports 7-inch tablets are perfect for daily usage as browsing, movies, gaming, etc
2 – No Restrictions
Android is an open source OS and allows developers to tweak it as much s they like to suit their needs. When it comes to app restrictions Android doesn’t really restrict any apps that you can’t use on your device on the contrary Apple has always been a pain in the a** by having banned certain apps in the past like apps related to WikiLeaks. Apple has also banned countries from downloading certain apps like Chinese can’t download apps that mention their spiritual leader, Dalai Lama. Android is open and you can download anything (given that it is available in your country0 from Google Play or you can literally download anything from the web and install it on your android device (in this case Nexus 7).
3 – Openly Customizable
Nexus 7’s Jelly Bean OS is fully customizable just like the earlier versions of Android. You can customize it completely to suit your needs and tweak it to your likeness. However, Apple’s iOS is very limited when it comes to tweaks and customization. So, Android as always has an upper-hand over iOS when it comes to customization.
4 – Better Pre-Installed Apps
Nexus 7 comes with best built-in apps like Google Now, Chrome, Gmail and other Google apps.So it is much convenient for users as most of the people are regular users of Google’s services. iPad comes with built-in apps that only cater to existing Apple users totally neglecting the newcomers who have no idea about those services and apps.
5 – Powerful CPU and Smoother Experience
Nexus 7 sports a Tegra 3 quad core processor that beats the processing power of the iPad. Also, Jelly Bean is buttery smooth and faster than any of the previous alterations of Android. Jelly Bean combined with Tegra 3 delivers a smooth experience and faster multitasking than any other tablet out there.
6 – Price
Who doesn’t love saving money? Well, I definitely do and choosing Nexus 7 over the iPad saves you a hefty amount of $300. The cheapest iPad will cost you nearly $499 while the Nexus 7 comes with a price tag of $199 so that’s a huge difference of $300. People in today’s world tend to choose tablets that deliver the best user experience in a budget.
These are some of the reasons that give the Nexus 7 an edge over the iPad. So, next time you’re out there buying a new tablet for yourself make sure to keep these points in mind before making a final decision.