The folks of Pocketnow have done a comparison video between the Nexus 7 tablet and the very discussed iPad Mini. Those are possibly the best 7 (7+) inch tablets on the market, unless you also want to include the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD in the top as well. Since the Nexus 7 has already been reviewed by us, in very much detail, the iPad Mini is the real point of interest here.
We’re waiting for the 7.9 inch iPad to arrive to us for testing purposes, but that will happen next week. Anyway, the two tablets analyzed here have one thing in common: they’re very easy to use with one hand, highly portable and great for video playback and e-reading. The iPad Mini is said to be excellent for one hand use, in spite of being so wide. But then there’s the price… The iPad Mini starts at $329, while the Nexus 7 is selling for $199 and even got a brand new 32 GB 3G version.
The advantage of build quality, better material and thickness is clearly on the iPad Mini side, while the Nexus 7 is all plastic and glass, keeping the weight and costs down. And there’s the screen, with the Nexus 7 offering a 7 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display, while the iPad Mini uses a 7.9 inch 1024 x 768 pixel screen, with great brightness and great sunlight behaviour. The iPad Mini is 3 mm thinner than the Nexus 7 and 30 grams lighter. On the hardware side, Nexus 7 offers a quad core CPU versus the iPad Mini’s dual core Apple A5 1 GHz processor.
A more detailed view of what we’re dealing with here is in the video below: