Google Nexus 7 Review
After months of rumors, speculation, and nerd rage, the Nexus 7 is finally here.
Sure, you don't expect a lot when you don't pay a lot, but the Nexus7 is the exact opposite: Google crammed it with everything but the kitchen sink.
Pixel dense, and with the best color performance of any Android tablet.
Google gave its Nexus7 a 6 x 3.75-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, netting it a pixel density of 213 PPI (pixels per inch), which is better than the last generation of tablets, but not quite a "retina" display. However, the Google Nexus 7 has the best color gamut of all Android devices tested to date by a huge margin. While it does have the usual shifting of blues and reds, the color error is much, much lower than it is on 99% of all other Android tablets. If you're looking for an Android tablet with the best screen, here it is.
Even though the peak brightness of 340.8 cd/m2 isnâ€™t all that fantastic, it should be bright enough for most home use. Coupled with the fact that it has a black level of 0.42 cd/m2, the Google Nexus7 has a fairly good contrast ratio (811:1) in comparison to most tablets, meaning there should be a fair amount of detail preserved in different lighting environments in your media.
Like most tablets with an LCD screen, the Google Nexus 7 is highly reflective. Sending back 11.65% of all light back at the user, the Google Nexus 7 doesn't reflect as much light as other tablets, but the ill effects of bright light are worsened by a sharp reflection pattern, and the tablet's average peak brightness.
Holy moly! This is a fantastic battery.
We apologize for taking so long with the battery tests, but it happened that way because it takes a really long time for the battery to discharge even at full brightness. In our tests, the Google Nexus 7 was able to last 11 hours and 8 minutes playing a video on repeat, and it was able to read War and Peace for 8 hours, 15 minutes before dying.
As usual, we tested the tablet with all wireless turned off and the backlight cranked, so your mileage will probably vary if you keep Wi-Fi on, tether a device, or lower your backlight. However, should your battery run out, you'll be able to get a charge on there in no time, so it's not something catastrophic to worry about.
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