Reviews and Problems with Asus Google Nexus 7 - Gen 2 (2013) - FHD - 1900x1200
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24 August 2014
Conclusion: Last year's Google Nexus 7 was a wonderful device, combining a decent level of power with a low retail price. This upgrade does the same, but boasts a much better case design and an improved screen. With a starting price of £199 for the 16GB model, it's also insane good value for money - especially when compared to the expensive iPad mini . Google's making some serious progress in the tablet arena right now, and this new and improved Nexus 7 is leading the charge.
Pros: The original Google Nexus 7 was many things, but it wasn't all that sophisticated. The plastic casing felt cheap when compared to rival devices, and the screen was a little dull at times. The low cost meant that many people overlooked these issues, but thankfully the 2013 model addresses them - and then some. The full HD display is substantially sharper and brighter - make no mistake, it's best in class - and the casing design feels more robust and dependable. It's sl...
Cons: Like last year's model, there's no way to expand the amount of storage available on the 2013 Nexus 7, which could be a headache for seasoned downloaders. The new camera is also a bit pants, and takes photos which are merely good rather than amazing. We also found that the rubber-style coating on the back of the tablet picks up marks far too easily, so you may want to look into buying a case before you start chucking this into your bag.