Product Type: Google Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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A great value tablet
Google Nexus 7
Member Name: seeohbahn
Google Nexus 7
Date: 25/04/13, updated on 26/04/13 (14 review reads)
Advantages: Great value
Disadvantages: The camera quality is lacking
I treated myself to the Nexus 7 a few months ago after debating the pros and cons of various tablets and finally settled upon this one. The quality of the product looked great for the price I paid (around £155).
I am really pleased with this tablet. As it runs Android there are plenty of apps available for it. I travel long distances regularly and it is great to carry around with me - it is small and light. The interface is responsive and I find that apps load up quickly.
The screen quality is brilliant - bright and clear - films really do look good on it. Books and newspapers also look good on it (I use The Times app), although as it is a backlit screen rather than e-ink I struggle to read books for more than a few minutes before my eyes get tired.
I have found the battery life a bit short though - the tablet only lasts a few hours when playing on apps, listening to music and reading books and newspapers, etc. This might not be a problem for some, but if you are travelling a long distance with no access to power it can be a big problem.
The camera quality is not great - and I also had to install a special app to use the camera on it - there is no built in camera app. Using the camera when Skypeing friends and family is disappointing - I think I'll be sticking to my desktop for that.
Overall for the price you pay this is a great tablet to go for.
Summary: Overall a great tablet for the price bracket
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