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iPad mini vs Nexus: Which one should you buy?

iPad mini is from Apple and Nexus is from Google and its partner Asus. Both are the dominating tablets and reviews are there to beat one another. In the technology market always cold war exists between the tablets. Let us see in detail.

In terms of hardware, Nexus has a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and IPS display is of a 7-inch at 1280x800 resolution. Additional features include NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS built-in. Recently HSPA+ option is added in high end model. Camera got 1.2 megapixel which is placed on front and it is easy to hold because on the back of camera is covered with plastic. Speaker has come up with 8 or 16 GB of storage and recently got 32 GB. Battery life is great that it has approximately withstand 9 hours for video.
The iPad mini is the mix of iPod and iPad in 4:3 screen ratio. It has 7.9-inch IPS display at 1024x768 resolution and the back side is aluminium. It has Apple A5 processor. Additional features are compatibility with GSM and CDMA as well as HSPA+, DC-HSPA+. Ipad mini is available in black or white, and in versions range from 16, 32, or 64GB. Battery life is for 10 hours and amazingly one can watch video.
In the hardware side iPad mini is the winner for its elegance design and manufacturing. On the other hand Nexus 7 is the winner on power and screen density.

The Nexus 7 possess Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and awaiting to get updated to Android 4.2. Jelly Bean is the best OS for phones and since Nexus is getting considered as tablet, it is not well suited for Nexus. Google has put steps to improve interface and performance but while compared to iPad Mini, still it does not win in it. Google is making the apps to communicate with each other.
Ios 6 is there in iPad mini and in terms of polish and consistency they are dominating the world. iOS 6 has elegant optimized tablet interface in which one can get multiple columns. Safari is the best mobile browser and even non technical users can handle that easily by its user friendly approach.
In terms of software, iPad Mini still dominates over Nexus. But at the same time, one's need is ready to use, iOS is the winner. If one prefers to configure and work the way out, Android is the winner.

Services wise Nexus dominates as Google is the dominating search engine and it is highly supported service provider but no feature is from Apple. At the same time iPad Mini has everything for Apple and also from Google.
Regarding customer service, iPad Mini is the best as even non technical user can get used up with it. But for Nexus, even technical users sometimes find difficult for it. But Google cloud users prefer to go to Nexus only.

Apple's content are vast and includes iTunes books, movies etc., and alternatively can go for Amazon, Netflix which are all compatible with iPhone.
Google Play is the content provider for Nexus and it is more preferable for US users and outside US users can prefer iPad Mini.

Nexus is an excellent choice in terms of price as for 16 GB it costs around $199 only. And for 32GB it costs $249 and for 32GB + HSPA+, it is $299
But iPad mini costs $329 only for 16GB itself and the rest ranges more. $429 for 32GB, and $529 for 64GB. Additional price of $130 for HSPA+/LTE.

Ultimately the hardware, software, price and services determine the best to buy either iPad Mini or Nexus. It is the user's choice and users who want slightly higher screen density in fewer prices that is $299, Nexus is the best choice. The iPad is similar with tablets and who want to buy in higher ranges definitely can go for it.

Author Bio:
Kelly is a writer/ blogger.  She contributes to Thea Miller. Check Here for more on Thea Miller


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