looking to by 6"or 7" tablet which one is best

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by msarway, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. msarway macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2007
    New York City
    Hi all i want a small tablet to read and do minor internet surfing i don't want iPad mini what do you suggest i get i am open to anything.
  2. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    I'd suggest the nexus 7, great specs for a great price with direct updates from Google.
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    ^ agreed, best bang for buck.

    And if your surfing the web 7" is much better than 6" comfort wise.
  4. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Nexus 7 and maybe the Dell Venue 7. You can find those pretty cheap on Amazon. Wrt the Nexus 7, i'd hold off on that as that was released in July and it's quite possible we'll see an announcement regarding the Nexus tablets in the next 2 months.
  5. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    If that is your criteria I say go with the Nook HD tablet. Cheap thrills and you will have access to Google's Play Store.
  6. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    The best device between 6" and 7" is the Sony Xperia Z Ultra 6.4" WI-FI model. Sony released a wi-fi only version of their massive tablet and I can say its AMAZING!!!. There are no differences between the two other then the ability to make calls and send and receive text messages. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
  7. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    Where can you buy this? Has it been released in the US yet?

    I'm also interested in a small super light tablet for ereading. (I do have a Kindle and a Nexus 7 already).
  8. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    And it's presently available only available in Japan with a price equivalent to $500 US.

    I think I'd save about $240 and just get a 32GB Nexus 7. ;)
  9. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    As others have said, for the price and what you get, nothing beats the Nexus 7. The Dell Venue 7 or even 8 are good alternatives, but don't match the Nexus 7 in terms of screen, CPU, GPU, rooting capability, accessory add-ons like PS3 controllers, and so forth.
  10. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    The LG Gpad 8.3 is almost the same size as an iPad mini, plus it isn't as long and narrow as most Android Tablets because its 16:10, not 16:9.

    Plus its made out of Aluminium etc if you care about that etc. Nice sharp screen.
  11. tbayrgs, Mar 14, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2014

    tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    The G Pad is about the same size as the Mini, but feels different in your hand because of that 16:10 display ratio--longer and narrower.

    Also have to disagree when comparing to other Android tablets--the G Pad, Nexus 7, and new Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 all have 16:10 display ratios so their proportions are all very similar, differing only with bezel sizes.

    Don't get me wrong, not knocking the G Pad as I own one and prefer it very much over the Nexus 7 because of the expandable memory and larger display size.
  12. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I also suggest either a Nexus 7 or a Gpad 8.3 GPE. Anything smaller (6") and you may as well be using a phone.

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