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Holte139
Apr 14, 2013, 12:32 PM
Hi everyone. I have a 32gb iPad 2 which is great for helping me with my studying and iCloud is a great help with my Mac and iPhone 5 too.

The only problem is that I feel I can't really justify spending nearly 500 on another 32gb iPad which will be out of date in a year. I've always said that as soon as the iPad 2 stops supporting the iOS updates I'll upgrade to the latest iPad at that time, but I've been really interested in Android tablets lately given the rave reviews some have been getting, particularly the Nexus 7.

If I'm going to spend money on something that is going to be out of date within a year, I'd rather spend just 200 on it instead of nearly 500. Plus, I'm thinking that if I get an Android tablet I can have a 'foot in both camps' so to speak, to make it easier to switch between Apple and Android phones and tablets in future. Oh and I should also just quickly mention that I've never owned an Android device before.

So, what do you guys think? Is the Nexus 7 a worthwhile upgrade on the iPad 2? I would sell the iPad to put some money towards it. Is the availability of apps on Android still bad compared to Apple?



rocknblogger
Apr 14, 2013, 12:41 PM
Hi everyone. I have a 32gb iPad 2 which is great for helping me with my studying and iCloud is a great help with my Mac and iPhone 5 too.

The only problem is that I feel I can't really justify spending nearly 500 on another 32gb iPad which will be out of date in a year. I've always said that as soon as the iPad 2 stops supporting the iOS updates I'll upgrade to the latest iPad at that time, but I've been really interested in Android tablets lately given the rave reviews some have been getting, particularly the Nexus 7.

If I'm going to spend money on something that is going to be out of date within a year, I'd rather spend just 200 on it instead of nearly 500. Plus, I'm thinking that if I get an Android tablet I can have a 'foot in both camps' so to speak, to make it easier to switch between Apple and Android phones and tablets in future. Oh and I should also just quickly mention that I've never owned an Android device before.

So, what do you guys think? Is the Nexus 7 a worthwhile upgrade on the iPad 2? I would sell the iPad to put some money towards it. Is the availability of apps on Android still bad compared to Apple?

I don't understand your logic. You have an iPad 2 which still works fine (That's what I still have too) but you say that a new iPad will be outdated within a year. How do you come to that conclusion? My wife still uses the original iPad and it still works well.

I have a Nexus 7 and while I like it I don't think it's a replacement for my iPad. There are certain apps that I use that are not available on android and having iCloud sync is a pretty important part of the whole Apple experience for me. We have iPhones iPads and Macs, so syncing everything is a big deal to me.

You can try it but I honestly don't think you'll be satisfied, unless all the apps that you use are available on Android. That's something you need to research before making your decision.

blackhand1001
Apr 14, 2013, 12:47 PM
Hi everyone. I have a 32gb iPad 2 which is great for helping me with my studying and iCloud is a great help with my Mac and iPhone 5 too.

The only problem is that I feel I can't really justify spending nearly 500 on another 32gb iPad which will be out of date in a year. I've always said that as soon as the iPad 2 stops supporting the iOS updates I'll upgrade to the latest iPad at that time, but I've been really interested in Android tablets lately given the rave reviews some have been getting, particularly the Nexus 7.

If I'm going to spend money on something that is going to be out of date within a year, I'd rather spend just 200 on it instead of nearly 500. Plus, I'm thinking that if I get an Android tablet I can have a 'foot in both camps' so to speak, to make it easier to switch between Apple and Android phones and tablets in future. Oh and I should also just quickly mention that I've never owned an Android device before.

So, what do you guys think? Is the Nexus 7 a worthwhile upgrade on the iPad 2? I would sell the iPad to put some money towards it. Is the availability of apps on Android still bad compared to Apple?

I would wait for the refreshed nexus 7 to come out in a few months from now. The current one is great but the new one will be much faster.

Holte139
Apr 14, 2013, 12:54 PM
Thanks for your input rocknblogger. It's mainly just about the cost for me. I think a lot of the 'iPad experience' is in having the latest one, and it's quite galling shelling out so much for something that will be superseded so quickly. Obviously I know about that when I buy things, but I'll be graduating in the summer and hopefully working soon, so I've been thinking about costs a lot lately!

So I can sell off my old iPad 2, which may or may not support iOS 7, and get a newer, more up-to-date tablet for a very small price considering the money I'll have made on the iPad 2. Not only that, but if I want to upgrade again in the future I can do so for much cheaper.

Hail Caesar
Apr 14, 2013, 01:31 PM
Heck no, i use an ipad 2 and it still works brilliantly. Nexus 7 is downgrade from an iPad anyway. :apple:

chagla
Apr 14, 2013, 01:42 PM
Hi everyone. I have a 32gb iPad 2 which is great for helping me with my studying and iCloud is a great help with my Mac and iPhone 5 too.

The only problem is that I feel I can't really justify spending nearly 500 on another 32gb iPad which will be out of date in a year. I've always said that as soon as the iPad 2 stops supporting the iOS updates I'll upgrade to the latest iPad at that time, but I've been really interested in Android tablets lately given the rave reviews some have been getting, particularly the Nexus 7.

If I'm going to spend money on something that is going to be out of date within a year, I'd rather spend just 200 on it instead of nearly 500. Plus, I'm thinking that if I get an Android tablet I can have a 'foot in both camps' so to speak, to make it easier to switch between Apple and Android phones and tablets in future. Oh and I should also just quickly mention that I've never owned an Android device before.

So, what do you guys think? Is the Nexus 7 a worthwhile upgrade on the iPad 2? I would sell the iPad to put some money towards it. Is the availability of apps on Android still bad compared to Apple?

Nexus 7 is great, but like another poster has pointed out they will release a new version soon.

There's also Galaxy Note 8, and Asus FonePad (179 quids).

Try Android with an open mind. I think you will be astonished. You can use the device AS-IT-IS but you can also fine tune pretty much every aspect. :)

jamojamo
Apr 14, 2013, 03:12 PM
I have a Nexus 7 and enjoy using it. I also have an iPad 3 and use it as well.

I don't get the whole, "there is a new version out so mine is obsolete" - especially for someone in college/university.

All in all though, it's your money and only your opinion on worth will matter anyway. You did get some good advice up above though on checking for all your required apps, etc.

mattopotamus
Apr 14, 2013, 06:16 PM
Depends on what products you use in your house. Do you have apple tvs and airports? Do you have an iPhone? I currently have a nexus 4 but a lot of apple products in my house that function a lot better with an ipad.

fredaroony
Apr 14, 2013, 06:48 PM
Heck no, i use an ipad 2 and it still works brilliantly. Nexus 7 is downgrade from an iPad anyway. :apple:

How is it a downgrade?

Holte139
Apr 14, 2013, 07:15 PM
Depends on what products you use in your house. Do you have apple tvs and airports? Do you have an iPhone? I currently have a nexus 4 but a lot of apple products in my house that function a lot better with an ipad.

I have a Mac and an iPhone 5. I use the iPhone 5 more than the iPad though, so regarding iCloud and syncing and those types of things I think I'd miss the iPhone a lot more than the iPad.

Jessica Lares
Apr 14, 2013, 07:18 PM
Heck no. Keep the iPad 2. Don't spend money when you don't have to. A Nexus 7 isn't an upgrade, like others are saying. You're going to regret it. It's cheap because it's cheap.The iPad 1 is even miles ahead of it. :rolleyes:

Lindsford
Apr 14, 2013, 07:26 PM
I wouldn't go from iPad 2 to a Nexus 7. The 16:9 Ratio is meh, for anything other then watching 16:9 content on.

blackhand1001
Apr 14, 2013, 09:05 PM
I wouldn't go from iPad 2 to a Nexus 7. The 16:9 Ratio is meh, for anything other then watching 16:9 content on.

Its not 16x9, its 16x10.

Zmanbaseball2
Apr 14, 2013, 09:14 PM
How about the galaxy tab 2 7 or 10.1" line up?
$280 at Costco or $320 on amazon for the 10.1"
$180 for 7"


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mantan
Apr 14, 2013, 10:50 PM
I vote no.

I bought an Ipad 2 for my wife shortly after it came out. I absolutely love it when I use it.

I had planned on buying a Mini when it came out, bought the N7 instead. I really wanted to love it..great reviews, great price.

But the lack of tablet apps, the increasing laginess, daily crashes, inaccurate touchscreen, wifi range etc. have sucked the fun out of it.

I bought a Mini for my mom last week. I played around with it after setting it up and on the trip down made me realize how much more polished the product is than the N7. I really wanted to love the N7...and it has some great features, but there is no way I'd dump it for an iPad. Heck, I'm about to dump my N7 to get me a Mini.

Booji
Apr 15, 2013, 02:38 AM
I vote no.

I bought an Ipad 2 for my wife shortly after it came out. I absolutely love it when I use it.

I had planned on buying a Mini when it came out, bought the N7 instead. I really wanted to love it..great reviews, great price.

But the lack of tablet apps, the increasing laginess, daily crashes, inaccurate touchscreen, wifi range etc. have sucked the fun out of it.

I bought a Mini for my mom last week. I played around with it after setting it up and on the trip down made me realize how much more polished the product is than the N7. I really wanted to love the N7...and it has some great features, but there is no way I'd dump it for an iPad. Heck, I'm about to dump my N7 to get me a Mini.

I've had an N7 for 5 months now and totally agree. Android is no comparison to iOS for usability. I really liked it at first, but after a while it was the Android ecosystem and lousy apps that are not optimized for a tablet make the difference.

I bought the N7 because it was cheaper and I was "Android curious". Now I know for myself.

AQUADock
Apr 15, 2013, 06:40 AM
Its not 16x9, its 16x10.

True, but the actual usable space for content is 16:9.

Gav2k
Apr 15, 2013, 06:44 AM
I'd base it on consumption.

Videos 16x9 nexus
Reading/web use ipad2

Personally I prefer iPads. The app quality is a lot better.

chagla
Apr 15, 2013, 02:45 PM
Heck no. Keep the iPad 2. Don't spend money when you don't have to. A Nexus 7 isn't an upgrade, like others are saying. You're going to regret it. It's cheap because it's cheap.The iPad 1 is even miles ahead of it. :rolleyes:

So if nexus 7 was priced $800, it would be a better product?

Ipad1 is "miles ahead" of Nexus 7? please enlighten us.

Jessica Lares
Apr 15, 2013, 05:03 PM
So if nexus 7 was priced $800, it would be a better product?

Ipad1 is "miles ahead" of Nexus 7? please enlighten us.

Please don't turn a blind eye on the iPad just because you like Android. I'm an Android user too, and even I know the difference between what the two can do.

The Nexus 7 is a consumption device. It is designed for people who browse the internet, watch movies, play music, and play games. For everything else, it's not a very good experience. It feels very cramped because of the screen ratio.

And yes, better than the iPad 1. Watch the keynote introduction from 2010. :rolleyes:

hovscorpion12
Apr 15, 2013, 05:07 PM
I would actually suggest the Samsung galaxy Tab 10.1 as it comes with samsung's touchwiz, Multi window up to 8 apps, Quad core 1.6ghz, 2GB RAM and i comes with the S Pen.

adnbek
Apr 15, 2013, 06:05 PM
I had a nexus 7 for a while. I found it to be more portable than my mini due to it being narrower and can be easily held in one hand, but it's screen ratio ain't the best for browsing and reading.

Also, one advantage with iPad is that apps are specifically built for it and take full advantage of the screen real estate. Since Android is resolution independent, some developers will take the easy route and just take their phone apps and stretch to fill the screen instead of creating a new UI specifically made for the larger screen.

Android is more customizable though so it does have that going for it and the screen ratio is perfect for watching movies.

I prefer my mini because of the quality of the apps and the screen ratio (for what I use it for) but nexus 7 is a pretty good device as well. But if you go for the mini, wait for the next gen because lack of retina does make the text fuzzy enough to annoy me.

Holte139
Apr 15, 2013, 06:10 PM
Also, one advantage with iPad is that apps are specifically built for it and take full advantage of the screen real estate. Since Android is resolution independent, some developers will take the easy route and just take their phone apps and stretch to fill the screen instead of creating a new UI specifically made for the larger screen.

That was one thing I forgot to mention in my opening post! I've had a look on Google Play and there aren't many apps I'd be missing out on, but it doesn't look like they've been optimised for the Nexus 7.

It definitely sounds like I'll be sticking with my iPad 2 for now!

Lindsford
Apr 15, 2013, 06:40 PM
Its not 16x9, its 16x10.

Ok, usable is 16:9, Point still remains. TERRIBLE aspect ratio for a tab.

Not to mention 7.9" 4:3 is much more surface area then the 7" 16:10....

Essenar
Apr 15, 2013, 06:41 PM
The N7 is not even remotely a replacement for a full sized iPad. I have a Mini which I consider to be significantly bigger than the N7 (since I've owned both) and reading books, viewing full sized web pages is much more rewarding with an 8" or larger screen.

The N7 to me is a great device to complement an iPad but not to replace it. If your'e going to straight up get rid of the iPad 2 for an N7, it's more of a move to newer technology without losing money because you can easily get $225-250 for your iPad 2 which would be enough money to get you a 32GB N7.

However, it's not a straight upgrade by far.

lbhskier37
Apr 16, 2013, 04:38 AM
2 people I know of got Nexus 7s when the iPad mini pricing came out. One has already bought an iPad mini to replace it and one is planning to.

0dev
Apr 16, 2013, 06:25 AM
I replaced my first gen iPad with a Nexus 7 and haven't regretted it once. Go for it.

sbddude
Apr 16, 2013, 06:59 PM
I vote no.

I bought an Ipad 2 for my wife shortly after it came out. I absolutely love it when I use it.

I had planned on buying a Mini when it came out, bought the N7 instead. I really wanted to love it..great reviews, great price.

But the lack of tablet apps, the increasing laginess, daily crashes, inaccurate touchscreen, wifi range etc. have sucked the fun out of it.

I bought a Mini for my mom last week. I played around with it after setting it up and on the trip down made me realize how much more polished the product is than the N7. I really wanted to love the N7...and it has some great features, but there is no way I'd dump it for an iPad. Heck, I'm about to dump my N7 to get me a Mini.

I had the exact same experience with the Nexus 7. Paid the extra for iPad mini and I'm much happier. I will definitely upgrade to mini retina when it's available.

ReanimationN
Apr 17, 2013, 01:59 AM
In its current iteration? No way. Wait for the refresh that will be revealed in the next few months. The current N7 is irritatingly laggy.

RetepNamenots
Apr 17, 2013, 03:02 AM
In its current iteration? No way. Wait for the refresh that will be revealed in the next few months. The current N7 is irritatingly laggy.



Yeah, and it's annoying because it was absolutely fine with 4.1.

sbddude
Apr 17, 2013, 09:17 AM
Agreed. Get a ipad mini or wait for the next nexus 7

b166er
Apr 17, 2013, 10:08 AM
I actually still have my iPad 2 and a Nexus 7. I use them both often for different things. But if I had to choose one, I'd choose the iPad.

The screen, battery life, and app selection are the biggest factors. Surprisingly the iPad 2 is still relevant with developers and Apple software releases. Probably not for long though.

Both cool devices with their own advantages/disadvantages.

mpayne2k
Apr 17, 2013, 01:15 PM
That was one thing I forgot to mention in my opening post! I've had a look on Google Play and there aren't many apps I'd be missing out on, but it doesn't look like they've been optimised for the Nexus 7.

It definitely sounds like I'll be sticking with my iPad 2 for now!

I'd say stick with your iPad 2 for now...you've bought into the iOS ecosystem. If you jump ship entirely to android, you'll have to rebuy many apps in the Google Play store. Sure, some may be free, but that means they are ad supported and this can be jarring for someone coming from an iOS device.

Is there a reason you are looking at the Nexus 7? What about the Nexus 10? I've seen the 32gb version go for as low as $380/$400 on eBay recently. Sure its more than $100 more than the Nex7, but it has a retina beating screen though some complain it is not as accurate reproducing colors compared the much more expensive iPad 3/4.

At this point, I'd say just wait and see what the iPad 5 will offer. Then at least the 3 & 4 will have a reduced value and you could score a good deal if you still want the upgrade. Or if a smaller tab size is what you seek, then maybe an iPad Mini Retina will be available at a cheaper cost than a full sized iPad.

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I actually still have my iPad 2 and a Nexus 7. I use them both often for different things. But if I had to choose one, I'd choose the iPad.

The screen, battery life, and app selection are the biggest factors. Surprisingly the iPad 2 is still relevant with developers and Apple software releases. Probably not for long though.

Both cool devices with their own advantages/disadvantages.

I'm in a similar boat as you, though instead of an iPad 2 I have a Mini. I prefer the size and form factor of the Mini and the usability (still feels like a full size iPad, I guess I bought into the "every inch an iPad" sales pitch!). The Nexus 7 is nice to hold with one hand and is fun to use, but the app selection is not on par with what the iPad2/Mini has available. I can't stand that using the Nex7 in landscape and Chrome makes the view area so small it is really only good in portrait for web use. The iPad Mini however is great in landscape view for just about everything! Plus, apps are actually made for the mini, not just scaled up as with the Nex7. The Nexus apps that are scaled can look blurry or the text doesnt scale so you get allot of dead space which just doesn't look appealing.

I'm not fully saying the Nex7 is deadweight, just that the iPad Mini and all iPads in general just deliver a better experience in my opinion.

fredaroony
Apr 17, 2013, 03:25 PM
If you jump ship entirely to android, you'll have to rebuy many apps in the Google Play store. Sure, some may be free, but that means they are ad supported and this can be jarring for someone coming from an iOS device.



iOS has ad supported apps too though?

Partron22
Apr 17, 2013, 03:26 PM
I replaced my first gen iPad with a Nexus 7 and haven't regretted it once. Go for it.Likewise, then jailbroke that sucker too. It's so nice to have a real file system again instead of that synch through iTunes crap and sandboxing. The N7 is light enough to hold in one hand for prolonged periods too.
Still use iPad to watch movies w wife, and play Cat Piano (there is no decent android replacement), but for all else, I am highly pleased to have spent less money to get a more generally useful and user friendly product.
It's just so nice to be able to move photo files around without all that camera roll nonsense, and the imports from the SLR going wrong and adding multiple copies to the iPad and etc. etc.

linkgx1
Apr 17, 2013, 04:34 PM
No. Under the $500 pricepoint, the iPad is probaly the best definition of tablet at this moment.

linkgx1
Apr 17, 2013, 04:54 PM
I take that back.

It depends on what you do exactly. Nexus 7 is better for hacking and getting files. It's good for taking 80 mp3s and slapping via USB cord. iPad more or less App dependent. If you want to do something, there has to be an app for that.

It's really hard to say. As a college student I'd normally say the NEXUS 7 is better for college students. But my books lately have been more frequently using iOS apps.

Another example. I just got Uverse installed. There's an App where I can watch several shows and use it as a remote control. Yet, on my Nexus 7 the app doesn't let you download and watch shows. But the iOS app will...

Greg.
Apr 17, 2013, 05:05 PM
Wait for the new Nexus 7 I'd say.

Holte139
Apr 18, 2013, 08:13 AM
Is there a reason you are looking at the Nexus 7? What about the Nexus 10? I've seen the 32gb version go for as low as $380/$400 on eBay recently. Sure its more than $100 more than the Nex7, but it has a retina beating screen though some complain it is not as accurate reproducing colors compared the much more expensive iPad 3/4.

I've just had a quick look on eBay and over here there doesn't seem to be that much difference between the price of a Nexus brand-new and the price of one second-hand. There's only about 80 difference between the 16gb versions of both brand new so if I'm looking at that pricepoint I may as well just buy the new iPad! That's why I was looking at the Nexus 7 really, of all the budget 7-inch tablets, that seems to be the best, or it did before I started this thread!

cynics
Apr 18, 2013, 11:14 AM
Ok, usable is 16:9, Point still remains. TERRIBLE aspect ratio for a tab.

Not to mention 7.9" 4:3 is much more surface area then the 7" 16:10....

I disagree. Only thing I prefer the aspect ratio on my iPad for is reading PDF files in landscape.

My iPhone and iPad are the only devices I have in my house that aren't 16x9. Except an old CRT TV in my basement.

Aspect depends on the content too. Videos will push the top and bottom status bars off the screen.

Don't get me wrong I still enjoy my iPad too. So I guess it's a matter of opinion but I don't think it's "terrible". I think many people don't realize the iPad is designed for mostly portrait while an Android tab is designed for mostly landscape. Even the first Android tablet had stereo speakers right and left so its obvious the direction it should be used. Meanwhile the home button on the iPad is on the bottom which is the obvious direction it should be used.

Bacong
Apr 18, 2013, 11:18 AM
imo, yes.

I have hiccups on it time to time, but it's a beautiful device, way cheaper, and the open-ness of Android is better suited to a tablet, imo.

The iPad 2 is musty old hardware. The Nexus 4 has a quad core, 1 GB of ram, and really nice graphics performance. Higher screen resolution in a smaller package, too.

There is no better 7 inch tablet in the world.

Lindsford
Apr 18, 2013, 08:10 PM
I disagree. Only thing I prefer the aspect ratio on my iPad for is reading PDF files in landscape.

My iPhone and iPad are the only devices I have in my house that aren't 16x9. Except an old CRT TV in my basement.

Aspect depends on the content too. Videos will push the top and bottom status bars off the screen.

Don't get me wrong I still enjoy my iPad too. So I guess it's a matter of opinion but I don't think it's "terrible". I think many people don't realize the iPad is designed for mostly portrait while an Android tab is designed for mostly landscape. Even the first Android tablet had stereo speakers right and left so its obvious the direction it should be used. Meanwhile the home button on the iPad is on the bottom which is the obvious direction it should be used.

To each their own, i don't mind a 16:9 phone however after using a droid tablet and iPad I prefer the iPad's aspect ratio for everything other then watching movies which annoy me on the iPad because of the thick black bars :)

sbddude
Apr 18, 2013, 09:42 PM
imo, yes.

I have hiccups on it time to time, but it's a beautiful device, way cheaper, and the open-ness of Android is better suited to a tablet, imo.

The iPad 2 is musty old hardware. The Nexus 4 has a quad core, 1 GB of ram, and really nice graphics performance. Higher screen resolution in a smaller package, too.

There is no better 7 inch tablet in the world.

The nexus may have better hardware and specs on paper but in real life usage I found it to be far slower and laggier than an ipad mini. Don't get me wrong, I love android, and my Galaxy S3 is perfect. But for some reason the Nexus just lags way too much for everyday usage. I do miss the sharper screen for sure.

Bacong
Apr 19, 2013, 12:55 PM
The nexus may have better hardware and specs on paper but in real life usage I found it to be far slower and laggier than an ipad mini. Don't get me wrong, I love android, and my Galaxy S3 is perfect. But for some reason the Nexus just lags way too much for everyday usage. I do miss the sharper screen for sure.

I found the 7 to be laggy when waking from sleep, but after that initial lag it's pretty fast. Sure, it lags from time to time (which iOS never does, really) but I really dislike iOS on iPad. I can do a lot more cool things on an Android tablet than I can do with an iPad, especially when I already have an iPhone 5.

Kashsystems
Apr 19, 2013, 12:59 PM
Surprisingly the iPad 2 is still relevant with developers and Apple software releases. Probably not for long though.


The ipad mini and iPad 2 is basically the same specs underneath so I would expect it to be support for at least another couple more years.

cynics
Apr 19, 2013, 01:36 PM
The ipad mini and iPad 2 is basically the same specs underneath so I would expect it to be support for at least another couple more years.

Yep. This is a double edge sword. While the iPad mini will keep the iPad 2 somewhat up to date, don't expect iOS to do much more for a while. Unless they just start dropping support of devices.

mantan
Apr 19, 2013, 03:18 PM
I finally gave up on my N7 and bought a Mini last night.

Wow! I should have bought it in the first place. I REALLY wanted to love the N7. It was cheaper, I loved the durability and the tech specs seemed great.

But the bottom line is iOS is a MUCH more polished experience. No lag, tablet apps, accurate touch screen - it's just better. Maybe the new N7 will be better, but right now it's no contest.

b166er
Apr 19, 2013, 04:16 PM
I kind of like having a full sized iPad because there are a lot of times where I have to type on it- a lot. It's been a life saver with school on many occasions. I like the N7 for reading before bed and the occasional other tasks, but I really bought it to get familiar with Android.

Now I'm at this point where I think I should just get a kindle paperwhite for the reading in bed thing and a full sized iPad with cellular for everything else. I do really love the size of the mini and the N7, but I do a lot of serious typing on the iPad and the mini is a little too small for that.

Either way- they are both awesome devices. I don't think you can do much better than the N7 for the price. And if you want to get familiar with Android it's a great, no contract way to go about it. The N7 helped expand my horizons a little, and I'm pretty sure my next phone will be an Android (using WP8 right now).

Brittany246
Apr 23, 2013, 01:33 PM
heeeeeell no. I honestly don't like my Nexus 7 at all. I've been waiting for the next gen full sized iPad to come out just so that I can get rid of my N7. I don't like the 16:10 aspect ratio at all. It reminds me of an oversized phone, and the lack of tablet optimized apps really isn't helping. It lags when I wake it up and unlock it and when I go back to the home screen. It lags when I look at my recent apps, and sometimes my recent apps don't show up unless I press the button twice. Occasionally all of my apps will be missing on my home screen for a few seconds... i have no clue why that happens. Yesterday I had to restart it in order for my apps to come back... It will also lag when you're playing games. After my mom and brother got the iPad mini, I realized how much the N7 sucks in comparison. I like the tablet optimized apps way better than the phone apps on the Nexus 7. The lag wasn't a big deal for me at first, but after a while it gets really irritating. The build quality... well let's just say that I had to get 2 replacements because of the speaker and the mics, and the 3rd one still doesn't work perfectly. I honestly think it's a downgrade from an iPad, and I wish I didn't buy it back in the summer when it was released. It's completely overrated, imo. It was a waste of nearly 300 bucks including accessories.

tech4all
Apr 23, 2013, 06:11 PM
I finally gave up on my N7 and bought a Mini last night.

Wow! I should have bought it in the first place. I REALLY wanted to love the N7. It was cheaper, I loved the durability and the tech specs seemed great.

But the bottom line is iOS is a MUCH more polished experience. No lag, tablet apps, accurate touch screen - it's just better. Maybe the new N7 will be better, but right now it's no contest.

My N7 has no lag, apps are great, touch screen is great...guess you got a bad one. And no I'm not trolling.

sbddude
Apr 23, 2013, 06:40 PM
My N7 has no lag, apps are great, touch screen is great...guess you got a bad one. And no I'm not trolling.

I thought I had a bad N7 too, but i exchanged it and the 2nd one was just as laggy. My iPad mini by comparison flies.

Apollo 13
Apr 23, 2013, 06:46 PM
you're defiantly trolling if you say N7 has no lag.

fredaroony
Apr 27, 2013, 06:31 AM
you're defiantly trolling if you say N7 has no lag.

My Nexus 7 does lag for sure but so does my Retina iPad sometimes, although not as much.