New Nexus 7 2: Is It Better Than The Old Nexus 7?

Are you a Nexus 7 Tablet user? Or Are you a Nexus 7 fan? Do you heard about the rolling out of the New Nexus 7 2? Then this will be an interesting article for your day. Through this article you will get to know why the New Nexus 7 tablet is better than the old one. Also if you are planning to buy either of the tablet, this will be a nice resource to look into. After reading this article you will come to know the additional features that makes Nexus 7 2 a better tablet than the old Nexus 7.

Nexus 7 2 VS Nexus 7

The new Nexus 7 2 from Google was firstly announced on July 24 2013. It is the second model of the Nexus 7 tablet brought by ASUS and Google. Although there is no change in the design or screen size, there are many additional features that has been added to make the device far better than the older model. Read on this article to see what Google had added in this tablet that will force you to upgrade from the older one. We also include some features that Google miss in this new tablet when compared to the old one.

Features Of Nexus 7 2 Over The Old Nexus 7

  • Better Display: Even though both the devices features a 7-inch screen, the new model comes with a full HD display with a brilliant screen resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels along with far better pixel density of 323ppi than the 2012 model. In this field, Google has made the device much more better clearing all the missing display features in its older model.
Nexus 7 2 VS Nexus 7

  • Latest Operating System: When the previous model from Google has been packed with Android Jelly Bean 4.1, the new model comes out of the box with the latest available version of Android Jelly Bean v4.3. Even though the latter is upgradable to 4.3 Jelly Bean, people looks for tablets that are already been pre-installed with the latest operating system available.

  • Dual Camera: Even though some consumers doesn’t mind about tablet coming with quality camera, this feature makes the 2013 model more superior than the older model having only a front facing camera. Not only the primary camera of new Nexus 7 is 5 MP, but also it is capable for full HD video recording.

  • Faster Processor: As we know the previous model comes with an impressive quad-core processor powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3, it clocks slightly lower speed @ 1.2 GHz than the new tablet coming with a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor running at 1.5 GHz.

Nexus 7 2 VS Nexus 7

  • Higher RAM: As usually it is the RAM that mostly determines the performance level of a tablet, the 2013 model has been blessed with a 2GB of RAM than the 1GB RAM of 2012 device. This shows how efficient the new tablet is in handling multi-tasking.

  • More Storage: Both the older as well as the new version comes with two different variants without any support for microSD cards. But compared to the old model the new Nexus 7 provides more storage of 32 GB.

Cons of Nexus 7 2 over Old Nexus 7

Don’t think that Google had released a device without letting anyone spot out its demerits. There are one or two cons for this latest tablet too. They are given as below:

  • Low GPU: In the field of gaming, unlike the old version, it has got no NVIDIA GeForce GPU. Rather it has only the standard Adreno 320. Even though the gaming experience will not be that great as compared to the 2012 model, still almost any games can support in this device.

  • Less Battery Backup: Another field where the latest model got behind is the battery powered within it. It has got slightly less backup with a Li-Ion 3950 mAh battery when its previous model got an impressive Li-Ion 4325 mAh battery.


As you seen the pros and cons of the new Nexus 7 2 tablet, now it is up to you to choose your device that seems to be perfect for you. Even though the new model is not meant for gaming like the older model, it is better in every other fields. Keeping a slightly lower battery backup, which do not seems to be a very big issue, the new 2013 model is wonderful performing tablet. If you are looking for a better performing tablet with quality display, 2GB of RAM and more storage then buying the new Nexus 7 2 will be your better option.

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