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iPad Mini with Retina Display Vs. Nexus 7 (2013) Tech Spec Shootout

iPad mini with Retina Display vs Nexus 7 2013

How does the iPad mini with Retina stand up against the most popular 7-inch Android tablet, the Nexus 7 (2013)? We’re about to find out.

While there are tons of 7-inch tablets out on the market these days, the two you most commonly here discussed are the first generation iPad mini, and the two versions of the Nexus 7. With the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 only being a few months old it makes sense to match it up against Apple’s latest diminutive tablet. Who comes out on top? That’s for all of you to decide as you compare their specs. Take a look at the table below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

iPad mini with Retina

Nexus 7 (2013) Gallery

iPad mini with Retina Display Nexus 7 (2013)
Display Specs 7.9-inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display (324 ppi) 7.02-inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display (323 ppi)
Operating System iOS 7 Android 4.3 (at launch
Processor A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 5MP iSight Camera 5MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 1.2MP FaceTime HD Camera 2 Megapixel, Full HD Recording
Network
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)3
  • Data only4
  • LTE: 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100 MHz
  • HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100/AWS (1700/2100) MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Wi-Fi i-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Battery Built-in 23.8-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery 3950 mAh
NFC No Yes
Connectivity
  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • HDMI Out
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS (Cellular models)
  • Cellular (Cellular models)
  • Digital compass
  • GPS
Height 7.87 inches (19.99 cm) 7.87 inches (19.99 cm)
Width 5.3 inches (13.46 cm) 4.49 inches (11.4 cm)
Depth 0.29 inches (7.5 mm) 0.34 inches (8.65 mm)
Weight 0.73 pound (331 g) 10.23 oz (290 g)
Colors Space Grey, Silver Black

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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