Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013) comparison

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Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)
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iPad Mini (with Retina Display)

iPad Mini (with Retina Display)
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Price $6 to $249 at 6 stores $379 to $379 at 3 stores $457 to $499 at 4 stores $497 to $518 at 6 stores $349 to $399 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews
Release date May 10, 2013 November 08, 2013 November 01, 2013 September 03, 2013 November 12, 2013
The Bottom Line Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get. With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet. Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market. The improved S Pen goes a long way to making this high-end tablet worth the extra cost, but if you're not sold on the stylus, it's easy to find a better deal. The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.

Basic specs

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Weight 0.64 lbs
13.2 oz
1 lbs
18.9 oz
0.73 lbs
Height 7.9 in
6.2 in
9.4 in
7.9 mm
7.87 in
RAM installed size 16 GB
Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 GB
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OS provided Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
Apple iOS
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Apple iOS
Clock speed Info unavailable 2.2 GHz
Info unavailable 1.9 GHz
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Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
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