After many trials and tribulations (well, not really) the Nexus 7 2013 tablet and the Nexus 5 smartphone are finally available in India through the Google Play Store. While the Nexus 5 has been priced at Rs. 28,999 and Rs. 32,999 for the 16GB and 32GB variants respectively, the Nexus 7 tablet is available in three prices for the three variants- the 16GB Wi-Fi only tablet for Rs. 20,999, the 32GB Wi-Fi only tablet for Rs. 23,999 and the 32GB LTE tablet for Rs. 27,999.
Now, while those prices are nothing to scoff at, especially considering how there are quite a few 7-inch tablets available in the market with lighter price-tags, we still firmly believe that the Nexus 7 2013 tablet is the one that should be at the top of your shopping list.
1. The Nexus 7 2013 clearly has the better hardware
If there’s one thing that Google doesn’t shirk away from, it’s ensuring that the Nexus devices come with the right specs for their price. The new Nexus 7 may not sport the top of the line Snapdragon processor, but the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor still remains a mean customer. Couple that with the 2GB of RAM, Adreno 320 GPU and 3950mAh battery and it’s clear that the Nexus 7 2013 tablet will be the one to beat at around the Rs. 20,000 price-point.
2. The Nexus 7 2013 has one of the best displays around
Now, even if the processor may not the best overall, there’s no doubt about the fact that the new Nexus 7 tablet has one of the (if not the) best displays in its segment. Of course, there’s a lot of specs we can spout; for instance, the 1920×1200 pixels resolution that grants the screen a pixel density of 323 ppi and the IPS LCD panel. However, what the specs won’t tell you is that the quality of the panel will be exceptional, and as a result, the overall experience will be one of the best you’ll get from a 7-inch tablet.
3. The Nexus 7 2013 beats Apple at its own game
There are a couple of things you can take for granted in life: death, taxes and that when a new Google device hits the market, it will, inevitably, be compared to Apple products. The Nexus 7 2013 is clearly better than the two Apple tablets that are priced similarly (provided you’re okay with a smaller display). Not only does the new Nexus tablet have better hardware powering it, it is also clearly a better value for money proposition considering that the 16GB iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) only costs Rs. 21,900 and the 16GB iPad 2 (Wi-Fi only) is going for around Rs. 24,500.