The Nexus 7 HD specifications has been jumping around for the past few months. Most of them seem to be true and most of seems just like assumptions about how the future product will be launching. We have not yet received any launch dates or quick-peep into the Nexus device yet from any Google executives or Android developers.
The Nexus 7 2nd generation will be battling against some tablets already in the market from Samsung, Asus, HP and Apple. Although the quality and price comes a bit different with Nexus and the full Android support provided by Google exclusively for Nexus devices.
Today we are going to compare the Nexus 7 2 with the Galaxy Note 8 N5100
Galaxy Note 8 - Samsung Exynos Quad 4412
Nexus 7 2 - Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
The best site for comparing the processors will be CPUBoss. The site gives better rating for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (9.5/10) compared to the Samsung Exynos Quad 4412 (8.2/10) . But the CPUBoss gives a better rating for the Exynos Quad based GPU, features, performance and browsing experience. The Exynos has the Mali 400 GPU and the Snapdragon 600 has the Adreno 320 GPU. The gaming experience for both of them finds to be same. But the Adreno 320 which was the same GPU in the Nexus 7 has given a better gaming experience compared to Galaxy Note 2 and Note 10.1 So we can expect a better gaming experience in Nexus 7 2 compared to Note 8.
Winner- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Galaxy Note 8 - 23Wh
Nexus 7 2 - 15Wh
We have got a clear winner for battery power - Galaxy Note 8
The Nexus 7 2 is going to feature a HD display compared to the Galaxy Note 8. Nexus 7 2 compared to its predecessor will have a pixel density of 323 pixels per inch(ppi) compared to its predecessor which has 216 ppi. While the Galaxy Note 8 has a pixel density of 189 ppi.
The differences in the pixel density would have not been a great matter of fact if both were of different form factors and sizes, instead they would have been of no significance. But both the Nexus 7 2 and the Galaxy Note 8 are of the same size, so the ppi is really a judgmental factor, which also gives Nexus 7 2 a upper hand. We think that the Nexus 7 2 will be having a better display compared to the Note 8 and the Snapdragon 600 with Adreno GPU will be able to give the display more life and speed.
Winner - Nexus 7 2
Internal Memory / RAM
Both the Nexus 7 2 and the Galaxy Note 8 has a 2GB RAM. They both house the best processors in the market so the memory requirement will also be a minimum of 2GB for them to perform as they are expected to.
Winner - Tied
Pros and Cons of Nexus 7 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor - Best processor for a tablet which gives you performance and power optimization
Adreno 320 GPU - Best GPU on tablets, fast and high performing.
Front and rear cameras
LTE Support on cellular models
High quality display with 323 ppi, highest among all the 7 and 10 inch tablets.
Thinner bezel which might give less space for holding without touching the screen. Less battery power.
Pros and cons of Galaxy Note 8
Has a stylus which helps in writing and drawing figures Better battery power Has calling facility.
Too large sized for a tablet with calling facility.
Each tablet , Nexus 7 2 and Galaxy Note 2 seems too have its own wonderful and bad features. Both seems to be good buy. But in the case of price the Nexus 7 will be very cheap with all its great features of a Hi-Fi tablet. The only good think in Galaxy Note 8 is , it has calling facility and as we know, calling someone with your tablet makes you feel like this
So I think the winner is - Nexus 7 2
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