For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 or the Nexus 7, 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 4 comes with a 7-inch TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 800 x 1280 pixels resolution. The Nexus 7 comes with a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution.
The Nexus 7 is the clear winner in this category with 323 ppi pixel display density compared to the 216 ppi pixel display density on the TAB 4.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 comes with 186.9 x 107.9 x 9 mm dimensions and weighs 276 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 4 is equipped with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and Marvell PXA1088 chipset. It comes in 8 GB and 16 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 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 4 runs on the Android KitKat operating system and has 1.5 GB of RAM. The Nexus 7 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system, which can be upgraded to the KitKat version. The device has 2 GB of RAM. In terms of the computing power the Nexus 7 has a slight edge over the Samsung device.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 sports a 3.15 MP primary camera and a 1.3 MP secondary camera. The Nexus 7 sports a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh 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 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8 GB Wi-Fi variant is priced at around AU $269.95. The Nexus 7 16 GB Wi-Fi variant is priced at around AU $269.95 and the 32 GB Wi-Fi variant is priced at around AU $339.95 in Australia.
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