24 October 2012

iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7: Which is better

Have a look at this a very fine post comparing apple  ipad mini and google's nexus 7 tablet devices ,
iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7: Don't sound the death gong yet .this post really stands out from the rest because it does not have any form of fanboyism over there just plain old comparison ...

iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7" Apple, for example, devoted ample energy to pointing out how its new iPad Mini has a larger screen than Google's Nexus 7 -- and yep, it sure does. The "7.9-inch" figure listed for the iPad Mini's screen can tell you that. You know what else has a larger screen than the Nexus 7? Every other tablet with a screen size greater than 7 inches. A larger screen on a smaller tablet is not inherently better; the whole point of the smaller tablet is that, you know, it's smaller. By design. " 

very good point if you think about it , i mean a larger screen is good for doing many things but a smaller device has to be small enough , and apple has done that by  keeping the bezel less , Personally i like that approach  it gives me more screen real estate to play with

Apple vs. Android"Nexus 7's screen has a higher resolution than the iPad Mini's -- 1280 x 800, 216 ppi, vs. the iPad Mini's 1024 x 768, 163 ppi "

Again a higher resolution screen , higher pixel density  means a lot better (read sharper )picture , and video playback , but well i think apple did that for a reason , now all the ipad apps can run without any modification or looking awkward because it has the same resolution as the ipad 2 never the less nexus 7 scores on that note .

- and that the Nexus 7 packs a cutting-edge quad-core processor while the iPad Mini is using last year's dual-core A5 model (essentially what was in the iPad 2).
true , but i have heard that ios is more efficient at managing resources so it may be fine for every day tasks  , but  for gaming i think nexus seven scores again ,except there aren't much tablet centred games ...

"Nexus 7 also has a standard micro-USB port while the iPad Mini supports only Apple's new proprietary "Lightning" connector. Does that matter? It certainly can: A standard micro-USB port means you can plug the tablet into any charger or any PC without needing an expensive proprietary adapter"
although , i believe ,it does not make that big a difference for someone already deep in the ecosystem , but this could be a barrier for scoring new customers for apple's ipad mini .

Do some Android apps still utilize smartphone-like designs on tablet-sized devices? Absolutely.How are the Maps, YouTube, and Gmail experiences looking on the iPad these days? And how's that giant grid of static icons -- a stretched-out version of the smartphone, one might say -- working as a home screen compared to the customizable array of resizable, interactive widgets that Android tablet users enjoy?

so basically it all comes down to no device is perfect , no device is a win win for all general public , what is a good choice for you might be a bad one for someone else ....