Google Nexus 7





Market status: Released

Release date: 15 Jul 2012



Pros

  • Quad core processor
  • Very fast processor (1200 MHz)
  • Lots of RAM (1024 MB RAM)
  • NFC

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

Description

The Google Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus, is an Android slate with 7-inch 1280×800 screen and a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The tablet runs Android 4.1 Jellybean.

Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 inches (198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 11.99 oz (340 g)
      the average is 16.8 oz (479 g)

Display Popup

  • Physical size:
    • 7.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 216 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes.

    Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed.

    Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Battery

  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 13 days (320 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 4325 mAh

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L
  • Processor:

    Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • Graphics processor:
      • ULP GeForce @ 416MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB

Camera

  • Camcorder:
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Chrome
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa

Technology

  • Positioning:

    Positioning – This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS.

    GPS – This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather.

    A-GPS – A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    GLONASS – GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes


Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator
  • E-mail:
    • Popup
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB Host
  • Other:
    • NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Jun 2012

By Phonearena Staff