We take two interesting gadgets for a comparison here; the Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note. The Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet from Google and it is set for release in mid-July 2012. The Galaxy Note is a world famous 5.3-inch phablet from Samsung. A phablet basically differs from a tablet in many aspects like a small display and a pocketable form factor. But when it comes to a battle between the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Note, it is exciting to see that the devices will pose serious challenge to each other, though they are from two genres. Here is a comparison between Nexus 7 and Galaxy Note.
Nexus 7 is comes with a 7-inch back-lit IPS HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels at 216 ppi. The Note, on the other hand, is up with a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that has the same 800 x 1280 pixels at 285 ppi. Yes, the screen size is not to be a matter of differentiation, because both the devices target two separate markets. But as far as the ppi and pixel resolution are convened, the Note has a clear edge over the Nexus 7.
Google’s official Android tablet will be powered by an Nvidia quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Of course, soon after its introduction, the tablet has been recognized for its quad core feature. Sporting Nvidia’s advanced Tegra 3 quad core processor Nexus 7 is going to be the first 7-inch tablet to feature a quad core processor. 1GB of RAM and 8GB and 16GB internal storage options make the tablet further powerful.
The Galaxy Note is equipped with a 1.4GHz (dual-core) ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Samsung’s Exynos chipset and Mali-400MP graphical processing unit. 1GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB storage strengthen the Note, which is rumored to get a second version with a quad core processor and a bit more large display by late this year.
The Nexus 7 is expected to hit the stores with Google’s new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The company announced the firmware at its 2012 I/O conference in which the tablet was also previewed. Well, the Nexus 7 is going to be the device to debut the Jelly Bean like Google’s Nexus smartphones. The Note, at the same time, arrived in market with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The firmware was updated to the new 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in many markets. But the U.S. is still to get the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Note.
For connectivity, Nexus 7 features Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC and microUSB port. The Note, in the meantime, has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, EDR, NFC and microUSB port.
Google has skipped a rear camera for its Nexus 7. The device, however, has a 1.2-megapixel front camera for making video calls. The Note touts an 8-megapixel rear camera with advanced features including 1080p video capture. And it also has a 2-megapixel front camera to let you make video calls.
You will have microphone, NFC (Android Beam), Google Now voice recognition service (a Jelly Bean feature), accelerometer, GPS, magnetometer and gyroscope with the Nexus 7 tablet. The Note is also known for many advanced features including an S Pen stylus, NFC support, TV-out, SNS integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration and much more.
Thanks to a 4325 mAh battery, the tablet offers nice battery life. You can enjoy nine hours of HD video playback and ten hours of web browsing on a single recharge. Note’s Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery offers up to 13 hours and 30 minutes talk time for the device.