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My Google Nexus 7 Review: Pro's and Con's
Google Nexus 7
Member Name: MegaDan
Google Nexus 7
Advantages: Fast, HD Screen, Excellent Graphics, perfect for Youtube, Web browsing, E-reading, Relatively cheap
Disadvantages: No expandable memory, no Flash Support, Poor Camera
I purchased my Nexus 7 (16gb) 3 months ago, and it was my first venture into tablet computing, I read so many excellent reviews about this product, and was looking to get a tablet for quite a while, so decided to choose the nexus 7, below I will list the Pro's and Con's of this device from my experience using it
Firstly, it is very light at just 340g, and extremely sleek, the thickness of the Tablet is a mere 10.5mm, the back has a very nice to touch Rubbery plastic which feels excellent in the hand, making it perfect for one handed use such as E-reading, Browsing, watching youtube, it really is the perfect size.
The Screen is HD and it has no problem streaming HD content from the Google play store, Youtube and similar services, you are able to view your Nexus on your TV Screen (Using Miracast) which is now supported in Jelly Bean 4.2.
The Graphics are really quite stunning, i've tried a few games to really test the capabilities of this device, namely Dead Trigger, Riptide and Asphalt 6/7, it does not disappoint, the picture is crisp, there is no lag, probably due to its Quad Core Tegra 3 processor which is far ahead of every app on the Play Store at present.
It's super fast, from web browsing to opening apps, to downloading and Swiping from screen to screen, everything is just Smooth and fast, i very rarely experience any kind of lag, and with its 1gb of RAM (Double the Ram of the Ipad mini) it can handle multiple apps/tasks with ease.
It does have a few flaws i admit, i will list them below:
The Camera is very poor, even when being used for Video Chatting via Skype or Gtalk, the Picture is very poor, very Laggy and Blurry, and i wouldn't suggest taking Pictures or Videos with this device as the quality is just so poor, in comparison to the camera on the Samsung Galaxy 7" Tab, the Nexus really falls short here.
No Flash Support - Flash can still be installed, but it is not supported, it can't be downloaded from the Play store onto this device, and must be sideloaded, although this isn't a huge problem, i still feel slighly annoyed by the decision to discontinue flash support when the Internet still uses Flash on nearly every website i visit, i think they should of phased it out gradually and not like a light-switch which is effectively what they have done here.
No SD/Micro SD card support - Again, this is a major flaw, I am all for Cloud storage, i believe that is the future, but just like my problem with Flash being unsupported, we live in the present, i don't want to buy devices such as this for the future, i am buying them for the present, and would of liked some kind of expandable memory, something which the Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy both have.
I should also add, depending on which model you buy, some come with 3G Support, some do not, mine unfortunately does not, i bought it one month before 3G was added so i feel slightly hard done by as i would of really liked 3G on my device.
My Overall rating would be 7.5/10, it has an excellent HD Screen, the touch screen is faultless, it feels nice in the hand and is perfect for Youtube, Web Browsing, Listening to Music, Playing Games and E-reading, but it does have some niggling flaws which i have listed above.
Thank you for reading my review.
Summary: 7.5/10 - I'm happy with my purchase, but it could be so much better.
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