iPad Mini or Nexus 7/10?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by .macbookpro., Dec 22, 2012.

  1. .macbookpro. macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2012
    Thinking about getting a tablet, since my ipod touch 4th gen is too small and not powerful enough to make it a useable game player. I have enough money to buy any of the tablets.
    iPad Mini 64GB:

    • Most expensive to buy
      Cheapest apps
      Already invested in ios ecosystem
      Nice size- have one in the family
      Easiest to add content onto
      If jailbreak comes out, will be nearly as customisable as android
    Nexus 7:

    • cheapest to buy
      32gb only
      smallest and cheapest build
      android(not a positive or negative)
      More expensive apps
      Not invested in ecosystem
      Harder to add content to
    Nexus 10:

    • Biggest
      Ridiculous screen density
      Not much cheaper than iPad mini if i get the 32gb
      Still have to rebuy apps and more expensive.
      Still harder to add content to
    Is anyone in this or has done this situation?
  2. Xikum macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2011
    If it was me, I'd wait till next year before buying an iPad Mini. Although people will tell you they have had great experiences with it (and I'm sure they have), its still running 2 year old tech in an A5 chip and 1024x768 pixel density).

    For me, I'd wait to see what Apple brings out next year. Or, get a smaller capacity iPad 4.
  3. tensiondeadache macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    Southern California
    I've owned both and I'd say iPad mini, especially with all the great Google apps you can use on iOS now. Nexus 7 is no slouch, but I far prefer the mini.
  4. 0dev macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    If you have the money and are already invested in iOS, the iPad mini is a no-brainer really. But if you're on a smaller budget or you're just wanting to try a new OS, the Nexus 7 is a very nice device.
  5. map1978 macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    This is your answer...wait to the next gen mini
    In the meantime, go spend $200 on a Nexus 7
    Nice little tablet and does gaming just fine
  6. 0dev macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    I disagree. If you're always waiting for the next big thing you'll spend your whole life waiting. If you want an iPad mini get it now.
  7. flight macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2010
    If you don't have an iPad yet, then choose the mini. The 64GB is great and the aspect ratio is better for most content (not for 16:9 video). I find the Nexus 7's aspect ratio really limiting, especially in landscape mode. I haven't tried the Nexus 10 yet, but that would be my second choice for the larger screen size and the latest Jelly Bean. Until the apps catch up, however, the mini still has the advantage.

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