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Nexus 7 (2012) vs Nexus 7 (2013)

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Cory Streater #1

Cory Streater
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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 1:16 PM

The following table outlines the differences between the Nexus 7 (2012) & (2013) models. Let me know if I missed anything!


  • +107 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Bump from 720p to 1080p
  • 30% wider range of colors
  • +Rear camera
  • 2mm thinner
  • 3mm reduction in bezel size on each side
  • 50g (15%) lighter
  • Added 5Ghz WiFi frequency & a-band support
  • Double RAM
  • Stereo virtual surround sound
  • 1.8 x faster
  • 1 extra hour of battery life

Specification Nexus 7 2012 Nexus 7 2013
Screen Size 7" 7.02"
Resolution 1280x800 (216 ppi) 1920x1200 (323 ppi)
Screen Material Scratch resistant Corning Glass Scratch resistant Corning Glass
Front Camera 1.2MP 1.2MP fixed focus
Rear Camera N/A 5MP auto focus
Size 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm 200 x 114 x 8.65 mm
Weight 340g 290g
Wireless WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC Dual-band Wi-Fi(2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC
Speakers Mono Stereo Fraunhofer Cingo virtual surround sound
USB Micro USB Micro USB & SlimPort enabled
Wireless Charging NA Wireless Charging built-in (Qi compatible*)
Internal Storage 16GB or 32GB 16GB or 32GB
Battery 4,325 mAh (up to 8 hrs. active use) 3,950 mAh (up to 9 hrs. of active use)
CPU NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce, 416 MHz Adreno 320, 400MHz
Cellular T-Mobile or AT&T HSPA+ AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon LTE
Pricing No Longer For Sale $229 16GB
$269 32GB
Pricing for LTE models TBA

*Qi (pronounced "Chee") is an interface standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium for inductive electrical power transfer over distances of up to 4 cm (1.6 inches). The Qi system comprises a power transmission pad and a compatible receiver in a portable device. To use the system, the mobile device is placed on top of the power transmission pad, which charges it via electromagnetic induction.


Nexus 4 Qi Pad
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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 1:21 PM

BTW, can confirm integrity of Nexus 7 (2012) glass.  Have dropped it more times than I care to admit (usually when falling asleep lol).


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