Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Nexus 7 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | February 28, 2014 12:23 AM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 or the Nexus 7 2013 edition here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes with a 7 inch PLS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 600 x 1024 pixels resolution. The Nexus 7 comes with a LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes with 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm dimensions and weighs 345 grams. The Nexus 7 comes with 200 x 114 x 8.7 mm dimensions and weighs 290 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is equipped with a 1 GHz dual core processor and TI OMAP 4430 chipset. It comes in 8 GB, 32 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 32 GB using a Micro SD card.

The Nexus 7 is equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad core krait processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 runs on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, which can be upgraded to the Jelly Bean. The device has 1 GB of RAM. The Nexus 7 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system, which can be upgraded to the KitKat. The device has 2 GB of RAM.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 sports a 3.15 MP primary camera and the secondary camera on the device is a VGA camera. The Nexus 7 sports a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus and the secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery whereas the Nexus 7 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3950 mAh battery.

Price in Australia

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 8 GB variant is priced at around AU $329.95 and the 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $369.95 in Australia. The Nexus 7 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $309.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $379.95 in Australia.

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