The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (2014) was released in January of this year while the Google Nexus 7 was released in the mid of last year. Both the Nexus 7 and the Tab 10.1 are Android phones.
Typically, the Nexus 7 is a good choice because it enjoys the direct support from Google, and will receive all the Android updates much earlier than any other vendors' devices. Besides, there is no lag caused by the user interface of a third party using the Google's Android operating system. But the software and hardware specifications should be the deal breaker when deciding on tablets.
Readers who are planning on buying one of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (2014) or the Google Nexus 7, here is the specification and price comparison pertaining to Australia.
Display & Size
The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has a 10.1 inches screen with a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels whereas the Google Nexus 7 has a much smaller screen size of 7 inches with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. Even though the resolution of Tab Pro 10.1 is relatively higher than the Nexus 7, the pixel density from Nexus 7 is 323 ppi while the Tab pro offers only 299 ppi range. Additionally, the Nexus 7 display uses IPS LCD technology while the Tab Pro 10.1 uses a super clear LCD technology. Potential buyers who are very particular about brighter display should opt for Nexus 7.
The dimensions of the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 are (9.57 x 6.75 x 0.29) inches and it weighs 469 g, whereas the Nexus 7 has dimensions of (7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34) inches and it weighs a cool 299 g.
It is worth noting that, the Nexus 7 can be comfortably held or operated just by using one hand, but it is not quite easy with Tab Pro 10.1 owing to its size.
Hardware & Software
The Tab Pro 10.1 is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, quad core (2300 MHz), Krait processor while the Nexus 7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, quad core (1500 MHz), Krait processor. Both the tablets house 2GB of RAM. Thus, the processor of Nexus 7 is slightly weaker when compared to Tab Pro 10.1. Both the tablets run on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.
Both the phones have a built-in storage of 16/32 GB, but the Tab Pro 10.1 is expandable up to 64 GB with microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards support. On the other hand, the Nexus 7 does not offer a microSD card slot for expandable storage, much like other Nexus devices.
The Tab Pro 10.1 features an 8 MP (LED Flash) rear facing camera whereas the Nexus 7 sports a 5 MP (No Flash) primary camera. Also, the Tab Pro 10.1 houses a 2 MP front facing camera while the Nexus 7 houses a 1.2 MP front facing camera.
In addition, the Tab Pro 10.1 offers HDR, geo tagging, digital zoom, panorama and video calling.
The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 beats Nexus 7 hands-down with a whopping 8200 mAh battery unit (non-removable), whereas the Nexus 7 offers only a built-in 3950 mAh battery unit. The battery performance is dismal in Nexus 7 when compared to Tab Pro.
Both the tablets support Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n 5GHz), HDMI and TV-Out. They also have USB 2.0 & microUSB slots. In addition, the Tab Pro 10.1 supports mobile hotspot.
Both the tablets support micro-sim. In addition, certain models of Tab Pro 10.1 supports voice calls while Nexus 7 doesn't.
The Nexus 7 tablet comes in black color while the Tab Pro 10.1 comes in 2 shades i.e. black and white.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (2014) 16GB 4G LTE is priced at AU$669.95 while the Google Nexus 7 (2nd Gen) 16GB WiFi is priced at AU$289.95 in Australia. In addition, the 32 GB variant of Google Nexus 7 (2nd Gen) with 4G LTE is priced at AU$449.95.