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Nexus 7 vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact – Price and Specs Comparison

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Google entered the tablet market by introducing Nexus series of tablets.

Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet manufactured by Asus. It is considered to be one of the best 7 inch tablets in the market. Sony, a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics has also introduced Xperia range of tablets. The Xperia series have always been compared with Nexus lineup of tablets. By launching Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony has tried to explore a different path. The Xperia Z1 Compact has all characteristics of an Xperia tablet but the compact form makes it’s a smartphone. Let’s compare Nexus 7 with Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and know the technology and features each device has.

Nexus 7

This 7-inch tablet is powered by a Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm having clock speed of 1.5 GHz. The processing power of the device is greatly enhanced by the addition of an Adreno 320 GPU running at a clock speed of 300 MHz. Asus has tried to take performance of Nexus 7 to next level by providing ample RAM (2GB) and internal storage of 16GB/32GB.

The tablet has an array of connectivity features such as dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. If that is not enough, you can also use the device on GSM, HSPA+ and LTE networks by inserting a SIM provided by telecom service provider. The 7.2 inch HD Display in Nexus is packed with 323 pixels per inch allowing you to watch HD content at resolution of 1920 X 1200.

Nexus 7 has two in-built cameras, one 5 MP Rear camera and 1.2 MP camera at front of the device. The 3950 mAh battery can be charged wirelessly and a single recharge gives you talk time of 9 hours. Asus has also provided speakers with surround sound feature in Nexus 7. The price of Nexus mainly depends on the storage capacity of the device. The 16GB model is priced at $199 while you can purchase 32 GB model for $249.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Xperia Z1 Compact is considered to a new breed of device that brings features of tablet, camera in form of compact Smartphone. The 20.7 MP camera is the most talked about feature of Xperia Z1 Compact. The camera’s photo clicking capabilities are further enhanced by G–Lens and BIONZ image processing engine. You can click stunning photos even in low light conditions using Xperia Z1.

The Xperia Z1 Compact 4.3 inch screen is protected from scratches and it has a shatter proof resistant glass. The 4.3 inch display packs 342 pixels per inch. Sony has powered this device with quad core processor from Qualcomm. The performance of the device is greatly improved by a discrete Adreno GPU and 2GB RAM. Sony has tried to improve the device location capability by providing GLONASS and A-GPS support. Despite the small factor, the Xperia Z1 Compact weighs around 137g.

The Smartphone works on wide range of networks such as 2G, 3G and 4G. The phone is loaded with Jelly Bean OS and the company plans to upgrade it to latest KitKat OS. Sony has loaded Xperia Z1 with all latest connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, Wi-Direct, Bluetooth, and NFC. The Xperia Z1 Compact retails at approximately $822.