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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Google Nexus 7

Buyers looking for a tablet device are spoilt for choice, but unfortunately this is more of a hindrance than a benefit. It can be hard trying to decide which tablet offers the best value for money and which device is more suitable for the buyers needs.

The following guide shall examine and compare two of the most popular tablets currently on the market, theSamsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the Google Nexus 7. This guide will also explain how to find both devices on eBay.

Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Nexus 7

Both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the Google Nexus 7 are praised for their performance and the quality of applications and features that can be used on the devices. Both tablets constantly feature on "best of" lists so either way buyers will be getting a top quality device. The other good news is both the Galaxy Tab 2 and the Nexus 7 are very reasonably priced, especially when compared to the Apple iPad range.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Google Nexus 7

Design

The Galaxy Tab 2 is made from a glossy plastic similar in design to other recent products made by Galaxy like the GS4. The dimensions of the device are 111 x 9.9 x 188mm, and it weighs 302g. The Galaxy Tab 2 has a 7" display, with 169 pixels per inch. The device has a home button below the display, and menu keys along the side.

The Nexus 7 is also made from plastic but has a matte finish. The dimensions of the device are 114 x 8.7 x 200mm, and it weighs 290g. The Nexus 7 has a 7" screen display with 323 pixels per inch. Unlike the Galaxy Tab 2, all menu buttons for the Nexus 7 are found onscreen.

Specs

The device runs on the Google Android 4.1 operating system, and uses a PXA986 processor at speeds of 1.2GHz. The Galaxy Tab 2 has 1GB of RAM, and 8GB or 16GB of storage. The device is also equipped with a microSD slot allowing for additional memory. The battery will last 4000mAh

The Nexus 7 runs on the Android 4.3 OS and utilises a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core. The processor runs at 1.5GHz. The device has 2GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage, but no microSD slot. The battery should last for 3950mAh.

Camera

The Galaxy Tab 2 possesses a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera.

The Nexus 7 is equipped with 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel camera.

Which is Best?

On paper both devices are quite similar, but the Nexus 7 is slighter better in a number of areas. As the device and the operating system it utilises are both designed by Google, Internet connectivity and response is faster than that on the Galaxy Tab 7.

The Nexus 7 is also available with larger memory storage, although the Galaxy Tab 2 combats this problem through use of microSD cards. The processor used by the Nexus 7 is considerably more powerful and slightly faster than the one used by the Tab 2.

Also, the Nexus 7 possesses a better rear camera, but an equal front camera. The Nexus 7 is the better of the two, but that's not to say there's anything wrong with the Galaxy Tab 2. It is an excellent device with a superb interface, and buyers who choose this device rather than the Nexus 7 will find it easy to use and very responsive.

Buying Tablets on eBay

Regardless of preference of tablet, all buyers should shop for their desired device on eBay. The website has a very large selection of tablets from all over the world and buyers will find that products sold here are generally less expensive than those sold in retailers or on specialist websites. To start a search for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 or a Google Nexus 7, head to eBay.com.au and take the following simple steps.

· On the listings page, click on the Android filter found under the Operating System heading in the Categories table. Next, type the name of the chosen tablet into the search bar and press enter e.g. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Buyers interested in searching for used models can do so by clicking on the Used filter under the Condition heading.

  • All buyers should visit eBay Deals before making a purchase as they may find their desired tablet here for sale at a reduced price. To access the relevant page, click on the Deals link followed by the Computers link in the Electronics drop down menu. Tablets can be found at the top of the page.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the Google Nexus 7 both offer users excellent value for money. The devices are filled with features and applications, and the hardware of both devices is very impressive. The Google Nexus 7 can be seen to be the better of the two, but buyers will be very happy with either one of these tablets.

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