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Nexus 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Which Tablet Accounts for a Better Purchase

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The Google and Samsung war is yet another highlight of the smartphone arena.

Samsung has gained recognition in the electronic world, especially the smartphone segment. The Korean giant came out with an array of smartphones catering to the requirements and needs of the masses. The number one Korean smartphone manufacturer was quick to realize the demands and desires of the people and provided accordingly. However, the company lacked the same impetus in the tablet segment. However, the Note series from Samsung was relatively a successful venture for the company. After initial hiccups, Samsung made a place for itself in the tablet segment.

On the other hand, the Nexus 7 tablet from a joint venture of Google and LG proved its mettle in the market. The tablet could match the best of handsets available in the market easily. The Nexus 7 gives a tough competition to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 tablet in terms of specifications, hardware, design and prices.

Design and Display

For design and display, Nexus 7-inch display edges past 5.7-inch screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tablet. However, the difference is not much in terms of displays. In fact, the real difference lies in terms of pixel density. The Galaxy Note 3 handset incorporates a similar full HD resolution as equipped in the Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. As a result, the Galaxy Note 3 handset offers a tad more pixel density than the Nexus 7.

Regardless, the difference being very negligible, would be hardly noticed by the user. In addition, the user can make calls from the Note 3 handset like SIM card phones. On the other hand, Nexus 7 handset is equipped with 3G support.

Hardware

Both the tablets are equally powerful. The Android 4.4 operating system, equipped in the Galaxy Note 3 comes with TouchWiz user interface for smooth functioning of the tablet. A superior 3GB of RAM ensures that the handset offers a lag-free performance. Meanwhile, the Nexus 7 handset does not come equipped with a customized user interface, such as Samsung’s TouchWiz. However, the tablet incorporates an extremely quick, Vanilla Android version. Despite the handset coming equipped with a quad core processor, running at 1.5GHz speed, the Nexus 7 comes at par with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s quad core 2.3GHz processor.

Memory

Google Nexus 7 encompasses of two internal memory variants – 16GB and 32GB. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 offers the user with a massive 64GB internal memory variant. In addition, the Note 3 comes equipped with external memory card slot for memory expansion up to 64GB.

Camera and Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tablet offers a better 13MP camera than the 5MP snapper equipped with the Google Nexus 7 handset.

Both handsets offer similar battery life. The added battery capacity of the Nexus 7 handset, 3950 mAh to be precise, comes at par with the 3200 mAh battery unit of the Galaxy Note 3 tablet.

Price

The Korean giant released the Galaxy Note 3 handset at a price of $530. Meanwhile, the Google Nexus 7 tablet, 16GB variant can be availed for a price of $200.