Both are different products, and are aimed at different markets. But notwithstanding the fact Google Nexus 7 tablet and Galaxy Note may have to fight a war of equals. Here is a specs comparison
Google Nexus 7 is set to flood the market mid-July and there are reasons to believe that it will be a great success in the market. The search giant’s seven inch tablet is going to be pitted against Amazon’s Kindle Fire. But it may also affect the sales of several other gadgets including Samsung’s phablet, Galaxy Note, the huge 5.3 inch smartphone.
Notwithstanding the fact that Galaxy Note is a smartphone, it is used mostly as a tablet by users who want to get the best of both worlds. They enjoy to talk with the smartphone and use it for reading books and magazines besides of course accessing internet and sending and receiving emails. In fact its screen is optimised for reading and given its right size, the phablet comfortably finds a place in our pockets. Its portability is a plus point for its users.
Google Nexus 7 is a tablet that comes in a bit larger size than the Galaxy Note and is already being called Amazon Kindle Fire killer. Though both the gadgets don’t really compete against each other, but we are comparing it as both are actually small tablets, with Note having the advantage of making telephonic calls as well.
When it comes to form factor, both come with different sizes. Galaxy Note comes with a very large (to be true largest display) 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 800×1280 pixels at 285 ppi. Google Nexus 7 that comes almost a year after the launch of Glaxy Note has 7-inch back-lit IPS HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels at 216 ppi. Despite being a bit older, Galaxy Note outshines Nexus 7 when it comes to ppi and pixel resolution
When it comes to processor both perform exceedingly well. Samsung Galaxy Note comes loaded with a 1.4GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM. Google Nexus 7, on the other hand is powered by a very powerful Nvidia quad-core Tegra 3 processor. In its size, it is the best processor and no one can beat it. To be true it is the first 7-inch tablet to come with a quad core processor. It also comes with 1GB of RAM.
Google’s first tablet comes with two internal storage options of 8GB and 16GB. Samsung’s Galaxy Note on the other hand comes with 16 gigabytes of memory that can be expanded 32 GB using a microSD card.
Galaxy Note has a huge advantage over its bigger and very powerful peer when it comes to camera. Galaxy Note sports 8-megapixel rear camera. The camera in Galaxy Note has the ability of autofocus, capturing still photography and captures high definition video. Besides, there is also a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats. Nexus 7, on the other hand, comes with 1.2-megapixel front camera for making video calls. It will not have any rear camera.
But Google Nexus 7 tab comes with the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It will be the first gadget to come with the latest firmware. Samsung Galaxy Note came with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. In some places Ice Cream Sandwich update has been provided while in the US it is being done slowly.