For readers who are considering buying the Apple iPad Mini 2 or the Google Nexus 7 2013, 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 iPad Mini 2 comes with a 7.9 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution. The Nexus 7 comes with a 7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution.
The iPad Mini 2 comes with 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm dimensions and weighs 331 grams. The Nexus 7 comes with 200 x 114 x 8.7 mm dimensions and is comparatively lighter, weighing 209 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The iPad Mini 2 is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor and Apple A7 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
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 S slot for additional memory.
The iPad Mini 2 runs on the iOS 7 operating system and has 1 GB of RAM. The Nexus 7 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system, which can be upgrade to the KitKat version. The device has 2 GB of RAM.
The iPad Mini 2 sports a 5 MP primary camera with features like auto focus, geo tagging, touch focus and face detection. The Nexus 7 also sports a 5 MP primary camera with similar features. Both the devices have a 1.2 MP secondary camera.
The iPad Mini 2 comes with a non-removable Li-Po battery, which allows for a multimedia play time of about 10 hours. The Nexus 7 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3950 mAh battery, which allows for a multimedia play time of about 9 hours.
Price in Australia
The Apple iPad Mini 2 32 GB variant with retina display is priced at around AU $629.95 and the Google Nexus 7 2 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $359.95 in Australia.
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