Google Nexus 7 Vs Kindle Fire HD Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Comparing The Giants in The Tab World

Comparing The Giants in The Tab World:

With so much out there for grabs, which tab suits you the best depends upon usage and features you look out for. Read on to compare the specifications of few giants in the tab world.

Specifications Google Nexus 7 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Google Nexus 10 Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Display size 7-inch 8.9-inch 10.055-inch 9-inch 8-inch
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels 1920 x 1280 pixels 1280 x 800 pixels
Features Scratch-resistance surface, Corning Gorilla glass Anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Full HD display S Pen
Operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Android OS  4.0.3 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.0.3 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1300MHz quad-core OMAP4470, 1.5GHz dual-core A15 dual-core Texas Instruments, OMAP4470, 1.5GHz dual-core 1.6GHz
Connectivity NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Wi-Fi, Bluetooth NFC, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wireless 802.11g/b/n WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct,  AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB2.0
Battery 4325mAh 6000mAh 9000mAh Rechargeable battery offering up to 10 hours of reading and 9 hours of video watching 4600mAh
W x D x H 7.8 x 0.4 x 4.7 inches 6.4 x 0.35 x 9.4 inches 263.9 x 8.9 x 177.6 mm 6.4 x 0.45 x 9.45 inches 210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95 mm
Weight 12 oz 20 oz 603 grams 1.13 lbs 0.74 lbs
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camera 1.2-megapixel front 5-megapixel rear, 1.9-megapixel front No 5-megapixel rear, 1.3-megapixel front
Memory 16GB integrated, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM 16GB integrated 2GB RAM, 16GB integrated 16GB integrated, 1GB RAM, 13GB total memory, 32GB max supported memory, microSD, microSDHC 16GB flash memory, 2GB RAM

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Nook HD vs. Kindle Fire HD: Who Rules The World Of 7 Inch Tablets?





Just when you thought the tablet consumer was spoilt for choice, Barnes & Noble announced their entry into the world of tablets with the Nook HD and Nook HD+. Close on the heels of Amazon’s announcement of the new lineup of tablets under Kindle Fire HD, Barnes & Noble has brought out two variants of their Nook HD tablets. Let’s take a look at how the Nook compares with Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD tabs.

External looks: Both these tablets have a 7 inch HD screen. However, the B&N Nook HD has a slightly better resolution of 1440X900 pixels and 243 ppi, in comparison with the Kindle Fire HD’s 1280X800 pixel resolution and 216 ppi. Roughly the same size at first look, another advantage of the Nook HD is that it’s lighter than the Kindle Fire HD tab. Unfortunately, a big drawback of the Nook HD is the absence of a front-facing camera, which we think is quite essential in a tablet to be able to make video calls.

On the inside: The Nook HD has a slightly better 1.3GHz dual-core processor against Kindle Fire HD’s 1.2GHz dual-core version. Both tablets are capable of WiFi connectivity, but the cool thing about the Nook HD is that B&N is offering free WiFi in all their stores through their tab. Both the tablets run customized versions of Android 4.0, which hopefully can be upgraded to the Jelly Bean version shortly.

On the spec side, for $199, we’d say that front-facing camera notwithstanding, the Nook HD sure looks like it has a lot more to offer than Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD. But on the apps side, Amazon’s Appstore has over 50k apps on offer, while the B&N Appstore has just over 6k apps. The number of apps can gradually grow for sure, but we do wonder just how bad will users miss the front-facing camera in the Nook HD tab.… Read the rest

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