iPod Touch 5th Generation or Nexus 7 (2013 Edition)?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by TheHernanFR, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. TheHernanFR macrumors newbie

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    I'm having a tough situation on choosing which product I should get. Its either the iPod Touch 5th Generation, & the Nexus 7 2013 Edition. I have both ecosystems, iOS, & Android. The iPod Touch is great for portability, & the Nexus 7 is good for a to go device. Which one do you think is worth my bang for my buck?
     
  2. elensil macrumors regular

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    it depends what is the main use case. I use N7 for video watching and occasional gaming during my commute time. Having used a larger screen device I wouldn't go back to a 4" screen of an iPod Touch.

    N7 fits into the back pocket of my pants, its very portable.

    P.S. I own a 2012 N7, and unable to comment on 2013 device. Performance on 2012 model is far from stellar, but thats well known.
     
  3. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    What other devices do you have? Do you already have a tablet? How would either device fit into your existing set up.
     
  4. jedisaga macrumors 6502

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    I have both the N7 and the ipt5g. I love both devices, however, it's kinda like comparing apples to oranges (err... jellybeans). My ipt5g is my music player/portable gaming system whereas the N7 allows me to view movies on a larger screen, play HD games and even do productivity. Price-wise, the N7 is MUCH cheaper than an ipt5g, so that could be a determining factor. But, if you can afford both, I suggest doing so.

    J
     
  5. .Asa macrumors regular

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    I own both the iPod touch 5g and the 2013 Nexus 7, choosing between them definitely comes down to your purposes. My iPod touch is my go-to music device and pocket camera, while my Nexus 7 is my go-to device for just about everything else. Keep in mind that the iPod touch has 2011-era hardware and lags on intensive tasks, and iOS 7 certainly didn't help. The Nexus 7 on the other hand has flawlessly handled everything I can throw at it. If you're going to be gaming or doing productive stuff, go for the Nexus 7. If you want a great pocket sized media player, go for the iPod touch. In terms of bang for your buck, the Nexus 7 wins hands-down IMO. The iPod touch costs more and does less.
     
  6. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    with ios 7, apple certainly kill one of their very useful device.

    If it lacks on iphone 5, what do u think will happen to ipod touch.

    I was about to purchase one mainly for game but once i install ios 7 on my iphone 4, i decided to go with 3ds.
     
  7. DFZD macrumors regular

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    I use it on my iPod Touch 5, its solid. I have over 4 gigs of music, over 8 gb of games, like Fifa 13, Vice City etc. No lag at all. :)
    You just need to turn off Reduce Motion & Background App Refresh (Completely or Selectively)
     
  8. vanzantapple macrumors 6502

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    Personally, I'd go with the Nexus 5.

    IF the iPod Touch had the same size screen as the Nexus 5, I'd choose Apple:apple:
     

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