I had my first mini for several days when it fell and the screen shattered. I now have my second mini gotten free from credit card points and have compared the sharpness of the screen to my N7. There's no comparison. The n7 screen is much sharper, actually gorgeous. The mini tho gives more real estate on websites. Android in a number of ways is superior to IOS. If one cant afford a mini, the N7 is a fantastic little tablet. Btw, All of the apps i regularly use on my mini (and ipad 3) are available in android. Just my two cents if anyones considering a mini vs n7 for xmas or beyond.