The Nexus 7 2 or the new Nexus 7 is the latest tablet built by Asus for Google. The success of first generation Nexus 7 led to the development of Nexus 7 2 as Google continues to trust the Taiwanese company for its 7-inch Nexus tablet. Well. We are going to put Nexus 7 2 against Asus Fonepad.
Both Nexus 7 2 and Asus Fonepad have same display size of 7-inch. But the resolutions are different. Nexus 7 2 has a 7-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution (with 323ppi) while Asus Fonepad has a 7-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution (with 216ppi).
For the processor, Nexus 7 2 is powered by 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core processor (it’s an old processor for me) while Asus Fonepad is powered by Intel Atom Z2420. One is Intel Inside and another one is Qualcomm Inside.
For the RAM and internal memory, Nexus 7 2 has 2GB of RAM and the internal memory of 16GB as well as 32GB. For Asus Fonepad, the internal memory is 8GB and 16GB with 1GB of RAM. Asus Fonepad supports MicroSD expansion but not for Nexus 7 2.
Let’s talk about the camera. The new Nexus 7 has a 5-megapixel camera on the back and the front camera is a 1.2-megapixel shooter. The Asus Fonepad has only a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Nexus 7 2 is preloaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean while the Asus Fonepad is preloaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It is expected that Asus will release Android 4.2.2 to the Asus Fonepad but no exact date yet.
The second generation Nexus 7 is measured at 201 x 114.3 x 7.9 mm while the Asus Fonepad measures at 196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm. This means the second generation Nexus 7 is longer slimmer and thinner that the Fonepad. The Nexus 7 2 is weighted at 317.5g while the Asus Fonepad is 340g. The Asus Fonepad is slightly heavier than the Nexus 7 2.
Last but not least are the connections. Both Nexus 7 2 and Asus Fonepad equipped with GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB port and etc. Asus Fonepad is a HSPA-enabled device while Nexus 7 2 has 4G LTE model in the American market.
The Nexus 7 2 is available for $229 (16GB) and $269 (32GB) while the LTE-enabled model is $349 (32GB). Asus Fonepad is available for $399. All prices are correct when we publish this post.
It will depend on yourself to choose either a Qualcomm processor or an Intel processor. The camera and MicroSD expansion are also important factors.
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