Comparison: Nexus 7 (2013) vs Nexus 7(2012)

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Google hit the nail on the head last year with the original Nexus 7, it had the necessary hardware and software to take on all the other Android tablets and become king and the Nexus 7’s main attack was its price.

For £149 you could pick up an 8GB Nexus 7, which represented fantastic value and blew the competition out of the water. In the 12 or so months since the first generations launch, various other manufacturers have tried to steal the Nexus 7’s crown, so in response Google launched the Nexus 7 (2013).

Price

The new Nexus 7 is £199 for the base model (16GB) where as the basic original nexus 7 would have cost you £149, although that was for the 8GB mode, so you are getting more bang for you buck this time around and the increase in storage is far from the only place where you’ll notice an improvement

Design

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First of all is the all new design. We can hardly fault Asus for the design of the original Nexus. It had a pleasing simplistic look to it, but this year’s model has a much more elegant and mature design. Asus has reduced the side bezels, which makes the device much slimmer and easy to keep hold of in one hand. It’s also 41 grams lighter weighing in at 299g apposed to the original’s 340g. These improvements contribute to a much more sleek, and stylish design and a higher quality feel to the