In the summer of 2012 Google massivno жахнула on the market of tablets the Nexus 7 model. At properties of the best goods of that time, the device cost as an economical Chinese tablet. Moreover, the blow appeared is so strong that return достигнула even the Apple, seen potential of 7-inch tablets and their demand the market. iPad mini finally was born, which Phil Schiller angrily associated on presentation from the subjects Nexus 7. A year later the history repeated, and Google struck a preventive strike not only only to own main thing in the tablet market to the rival and on all other producers of that sort of devices. New Nexus appeared is really abrupt, but I will not change own iPad mini for it. In more detail about all this read below.
Prostenko, but with taste
Hardware products Google something are identical together. Are made without a special delicacy, but at all this do not cause negative emotions. Simply excellent pieces without claims for the highest design or a certain chic. New Nexus 7 is not beaten out from the general stream, but only in a certain degree. It looks routinely, as well as unique Nexus 7 though at a technological level the device while is unique that it was impossible to tell about a tablet Google of the first generation. To technical perfection we still will return, for now let’s look at packing and a delivery set.
By the way, packing of a device is basic, because often people order it from abroad, and on property of boxing depends, in what look it will reach the client — in integral or on pieces.
The box small-sized and in the sizes remembers boxing from iPad mini unless it is sensitive already. From above — a jacket with very nice registration:
On one of sides there is a detailed description of the device:
Well and under a jacket the snow-white box from very thick cardboard hides, respectively, to worry about safety of the device at post transfer it is not necessary. The more that else there is also a naruzhny cover from a traditional post cardboard of coffee color.
The set of delivery does not shine with wealth, though the same picture is observed and at iPad mini. In a box except the tablet micro-USB cable, the charger and some pieces of paper lie. All this takes place on a weak cardboard support, but direct attention to width of its sides — the most powerful lateral blow from postmen vandals hardly will manage to destroy a tablet or something from complete accessories:
The producer of a tablet is the ASUS company about what she intensively remembers inscriptions on a cable and the STORAGE:
On a tablet back the Taiwan logo got too, but against a healthy convex inscription of NEXUS it looks blankly.
The forward panel — this continuous Gorilla Glass glass, excessive here is not present anything.
And here if to get accustomed, it is possible to make out the forward chamber with permission of 1,2 megapixels, also the sensor of external illumination. The similar photomodule was established and in Nexus 7 of the first generation:
In the lower part of a tablet there was a new element — the light-emitting diode indicator, signaling a pomigivaniye about new messages and events.
From hardware buttons there is only a swing of volume control and the food button. Are pressed rather aggressively, but have a clear click. Near there is a microphone opening.
On the top side the socket for earphones settled down, under it on a back — a loudspeaker lattice, plus one more — is closer to the bottom side. Yes, stereoloudspeakers are integrated into Nexus 7 of the second generation. Also on the bottom side there is a lonely micro-USB socket.
The socket for a memory card? That in Nexus 7 отродясь was not, and it did not appear in the latest model too. Google continues троллить users, saving up «on matches» though in fact it purposely limits functionality that other companies could compete to a cheap and massive tablet somehow. In any case I recommend to take model from 32 GB of memory because in younger only about 12 GB will be available to you. About kinchik on the way with such volume of a disk place it is possible to forget.
On the back panel the next new element also was found, and is concrete — the 5-megapixel chamber:
By the way, very much and very good chamber, I will tell to you. The picture in almost faultless criteria of lighting at the brightest sun at Nexus 7 to me attracted more than at iPad mini in what too there is a 5-megapixel module.
Result from the iPad mini chamber:
Result from the Nexus 7 (2013) chamber:
You see the picture obviously желтит and on clearness concedes in the first case to the second option a little. Though, removed without a support, the hand could to tremble also.
The Nexus 7 case of the last generation is executed from opaque plastic which actually is not soiled, does not slide in a hand and is pleasant to the touch. By the way, the tablet became essentially thinner than own predecessor, it is more compact and easier (200х114х8,65 mm, 290 g against 198,5х120х10,45 mm, 340 g). iPad mini, naturally, is thinner (7,2 mm), but this moment is not especially felt:
At all this the Apple tablet much more slippery (in particular when is in hands sweating in a heat). I solved dely by means of a vinyl sticker on a back.
The exterior at a novelty appeared not striking and the same iPad mini on design and quality of materials is much more fascinating, on my moderate look. But it is impossible to tell that Nexus 7 looks cheap stuff, quicker, good-quality simplicity.
Very much the frame reduced on the parties attracted (designers obviously at Apple it spotted Google), however, big "ears" from above and from below a little upset. At one time люд задористо called iPhone 5 longish "sausage". Now the vtochnost same "sausage" can call new Nexus 7.
But, will suffice about design, let’s have a talk about more fascinating things. That are hidden under not striking exterior.
«Full HD» in 7 inches
Last year Google it did not begin to be exchanged for trifles and built in a small tablet the high-quality IPS display and the 4-nuclear microprocessor. However, finally it became clear that available and not so effective SoC NVIDIA Tegra 3 model was applied. This year the company absolutely incurred, and it equipped a novelty actually with best "iron" — with supplies, so to speak.
Permission of the 7-inch monitor on the basis of an IPS matrix makes 1920х1200 points, and it is density in 323 ppi. For comparison, in iPhone 5 this parameter makes 326 ppi, and in iPad 4Gen — 264 ppi. From its 163 ppi it is better not to remember iPad mini.
Except the highest permission at the Nexus 7 (2013) monitor big brightness in 590 нит and contrast — 1300:1 (in iPad mini 380 нит and 650:1). A picture the novelty gives out the tremendous. It is the best screen in the middle of small-sized tablets in the market.
But to compel all these pixels perfectly the severe interior is necessary to "dance" and in this time the company did without compromises. A heart of a tablet is 4-nuclear SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, thus not absolutely ordinary, but the APQ8064 model constructed on the basis of computing kernels of Krait 300, instead of Krait 200. 300-ki also are used and in more productive system – on – the Snapdragon 600 chip. Actually, the decision in Nexus 7 differs from the last only lowered from 1,7 GHz to 1,5 GHz frequency. As the graphic accelerator Adreno 320 is used.
Photo source: AnandTech
What here to tell, not including «Bravo, Google!». Taking in attention the product price in the USA (from $240), the company played a huge a dirty trick on all the partners who are letting out tablets on the basis of Android OS.
Naturally, about any "brakes" in system of speech does not go. Though, when I after installation of own account loaded personal applications from Play Google in an automatic mode, the client seriously "thrashed", but it is obviously program discrepancy.
By the way, about software. To me the tablet got to hands with Android 4.2 OS onboard, but at once suggested to be updated after a choice of language and password input from the network caught by Wi-fi. «OK, be updated» — I said and pressed on the button «I Want!». The device was updated, forgot about my choice of language and the password from the Wi-fi network
, asked about it again after that again it suggested to be updated, now on Android 4.3. What version was established before — not clearly. Android of that Android.
Nevertheless, after updating of an adventure ended also system that is called rustled, to that promote and 2 GB of the integrated operativka (for comparison — 1 GB at Nexus 7 of the first generation and 512 MB at iPad mini) much.
In the middle of other hardware features of Nexus 7 of the second generation it is necessary to mention module existence Blyutuz 4.0, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n (2,4 and 5 GHz), NFC and an induction ring for a wireless charging (Qi standard is supported). The optional LTE module does not support Russian frequencies, but in our realities can work with the GSM and HSPA protocols.
Operating experience of mighty Nexus 7
Running forward, I will tell that Nexus 7 of the second generation — is the best Android-tablet in the market. Moreover, in certain situations it for me appeared even more convenient, than the beloved of iPad mini.
Namely, speech about the reduced width of a tablet in comparison to the Apple decision that is visually visible in the video review above. The novelty is much more convenient for holding in one hand, than iPad mini. Such makary, with Nexus 7 it appeared to me more convenient to read (AlReader drove in due time on Windows Mobile, now it drives on Android), it is more convenient to be engaged in web surfing and even to look through a tape in the Twitter (Robird — is that Tweetbot for "Robot").
I simply hold Nexus 7 in one hand and скролю a huge finger. Leaves practically as with smartshety. This moment to me very much attracted.
The 2nd positive moment — a sound. In a tablet Google is not enough of that two loudspeakers so they besides sound perfectly are established, задористо speak in a deep voice, цикают and, voobshchy, amused. To look video and to play games — continuous pleasure. Was afraid that YouTube on such permission will cock a snook and the smeared picture (than Retina iPad plays the fool), but actually everything appeared much better — the exact and smooth image, real dream of the fan «This is is good», ItestedIt and other interesting channels.
With игрищами troubles it was not observed too. Started very much Anomaly Korea angrily loading "iron", vigorously passed some missions and even during angry fights of brakes it was not seen. However, a tablet it is very perceived it was warmed up around the back chamber.
In respect of the highest permission of questions too did not appear — game perfectly seized 1920х1200 points and gave out a juicy picture. And here in Sprinkle image interpolation was obviously observed, but in eyes it not so rushed, and the effect of a razmytost appeared the least perceptible, than in iPad with the Retina-display at similar criteria of interpolation.
But not everything is so iridescent in a kingdom of «the Green Robot» and a referensny tablet Google. Aspects were found too.
For example, more than once caught myself that I can not press on the reference at web surfing. Does not work also all here, as if there is no there a reference. At first sinned on the touch panel and its sensitivity is say more awful, than at iPad, but finally presented that discrepancy nevertheless in the complete Chrome browser. Tested «тач» on the game Veggie Samurai (analog of Fruit Ninja, only it is necessary to cut vegetables, thus it is possible even on four parts) and did not find any troubles. The touch panel reacted truly and even better, than in Nexus 4 and in Galaxy Note II.
The 2nd not pleasant moment — it everywhere a sticking-out strip with screen keys and "eating off" a useful display place (in particular in a landscape mode). It can be cleaned, if «to dance with a tambourine», to organize for itself Root-access and to establish a kastomny insertion, but it would be desirable to have such possibility regularly.
From above a status line, from below — the block of screen buttons and finally 15 % of a display place left in anywhere
The 3rd puncture of Nexus 7 consists that it is not connected to Mac, absolutely. In the MTP mode, PTP (chamber):
I understand, what OS X not especially is on friendly terms with MTP, well so prevents to give up support of the old good Mass Storage protocol?
For the rest claims to the device are not present. As I mentioned above — it is the best 7-inch tablet in the market and if there is no special binding to a platform, it can become a beautiful veselitelny device and the assistant in work, the good reader and even the game console. But I nevertheless will wait for iPad mini of the second generation as better iPad can be only new iPad, имхо :). Though, Google struck to Apple rather rigid preventive strike and in naiblezhayshy months it will be obvious to reign in the market of small-sized tablets.
Update: As to me reminded in the Twitter, there is a method to connect Nexus 7 to Mac. For this purpose it is necessary to install the Android File Transfer application. Though in a past with its help I did not manage to connect one of the devices Samsung (I do not remember precisely, what specifically model). In any case attempt not torture. For a reminder and thanks aiming _dimkat and @dentudo.
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