Great Device. VFM. Your true companion for fun and learning
By Mukul Mehta | 13 May 2014
Sleek and Powerful. Two Words to describe the Nexus 7 FHD 2013. Google made all of the right improvements to the product, and the result is a significantly improved product for a marginally higher cost.The new screen is absolutely stunning. It is not that the resolution of 323 ppi is necessary, but you can really see the difference when you use it in person. Text is significantly sharper and a little easier on the eye to read. Using the tablet to watch videos and see pictures produces a stunning result. The processor runs fast and there is no lag in using and switching apps. The tab can be used to run atleast 4-5 applications simultaneously smoothly and the apps rarely crash. Enough Memory to run as smoothly as a netbook. The rear Camera is great for stills and the Lens Blur feature is great for close-ups. The camera is not as great as a DigiCam but works perfectly both indoors and outdoors. The Secondary Camera is average but works fine for Skype and other Face- to - Face chatting. Also is good enough for selfies!. The true Android experience is truly thrilling and Google has a preloaded app for every necessary utility that a tab is expected to perform. Android 4.3 feels ultra-smooth so far, and I am hoping that Google and Asus learned from their original mistakes.
1. Amazing screen.The nexus 7 has a 323 ppi (pixels per inch), which means the Nexus has a sharp screen and you could tell once you play HD videos.
2. Great build quality. I think Asus is truly a good brand and they made some really great tablets and what they have done with the Nexus 7 is rather impressive. It is light and easy to hold, and I don’t see any place flimsy or bendable. The overall build quality is just top notch.
3. Running Android 4.4 KitKat. This is a nice addition if you purchase a google device, I know that the mainstream Android devices would get the 4.4 eventually but google device is no doubt where you get it first and fast.
1. Battery life is unimpressive. To be fair, the battery life on Nexus 7 is good enough but not excellent. I understand that due to the size factor it can only pack a small size battery than an iPad does. Average 7-8 hours is still something that bothers me because after I play some none hi-spec demand games for a straight hour the battery would significant drops 18-22 percent (ex. Happy Store). However, if you only use it for reading news or jumping around some lifestyle apps (ex. Facebook) it would last longer than 8 hrs. And the good thing is if you put it in sleep mode it won’t make you lose too many drains (5% battery drops after a night without plug in outlet).
2. No SD card expansion. This is a huge disappoint since I have several SD card which hold my files that I need to access. And the 32 GB internal story is not that big you will soon find you are in a shortage after you download several high quality films and some big title games
Summary: A great tab for gaming and movies and a true friend of yours. Loving it!!