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Google Nexus 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (WiFi): Specs Fight!

The Google Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (WiFi), both tablets were among the top choices for those looking into owning their first basic 7-inch Android tablet due to their budget-friendly price. Aside from their looks, can you really tell the difference between the two? If not, let’s look at their specs side-by-side after the jump.

Google Nexus 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (WiFi)
Google Nexus 7 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (WiFi)
1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3
Quad-core processor, ARMv7
1GHz TI OMAP 4430
Dual-core processor, ARMv7
416MHz ULP GeForce GPU 304MHz PowerVR SGX540 GPU
Android 4.1
(Jelly Bean)
Android 4.0.3
(Ice Cream Sandwich)
Vanilla Android TouchWiz UX UI
7.0-inch (1280 x 800 pixels)
LED-backlit IPS LCD Display
 (216 ppi pixel density)
7.0-inch (1024 x 600 pixels)
PLS LCD Display
 (170 ppi pixel density)
8GB of internal storage 16GB of internal storage
None microSD up to 64GB
3.2MP auto-focus camera
1.2MP camera
VGA Camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth/ GPS Bluetooth/ GPS
microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 with
USB On-the-go support
NFC None
None Infrared
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Proximity, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Proximity, Compass
198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm
340 g 344 g
Li-Ion 4325 mAh battery Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
(Gray Market)
(Official SRP)

If you can see ASUS-manufactured Google Nexus 7, the first tablet to feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean edges the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (WiFi) with its quad-core processor, IPS display with a higher resolution (1280x800) and pixel density (216ppi), 1.3MP front-facing camera, bigger battery (4325mAh), NFC support and most importantly, its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS! While the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (WiFi), the successor of Samsung first Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab edges the Google's Nexus 7 with its bigger internal storage (16GB), microSD support (up to 64GB), a 3.2 mega-pixel auto-focus camera and its price (It's Php510 cheaper than the Nexus 7). The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 also comes with infrared and USB On-the-go support!

- Widget City is now selling the 16GB variant of the Nexus 7 for a price of just Php15,750 only.

- The Google Nexus 7 (8GB variant) is now being sold by Widget City, one of the trusted online gadget stores in the country for a price of just Php12,750 only. VillMan Computers is also selling the 16GB variant of the Nexus 7 for a priced of Php17,999.
- The Nexus 7 is not a GSM device, it will not work on any GSM network worldwide.
- The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 comes in two models, the WiFi-only and the WiFi+3G. For this specs fight, we’re going to take a look at the WiFi-only model which retails for Php12,990, while the WiFi+3G cost Php16,990.
- The WiFi+3G variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 also have the same specs with Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (WiFi) except for its quad-band (GPRS/EDGE) and tri-band HSPA connectivity.

Now, which tablet wins the fight?

If you own one of this tablet, please share some of your experiences and opinions about this tablet, so that others may be aware of it. Thanks!

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