New Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire HD vs. iPad Mini

As we’ve informed earlier, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has launched the second generation of the popular Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday. The new Nexus 7 is now made a powerhouse, all thanks to the Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and best of all – the 1920 x 1200 resolution with 323 PPI. Apart from the exciting specs, Google is offering the tablet at an affordable price tag of $229.

Right now there are three big players in the tablet ecosystem – Google, Amazon and Apple. Amazon Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has released an upgraded version of the Kindle Fire last September which is known as the Kindle Fire HD, and the company has even become bold to compare their tablet with iPad Mini and Nexus 7 on their product page. In November, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) also launched the iPad Mini and finally entered the small tablet market.

New Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire HD vs. iPad Mini

Previously, we’ve compared the new Nexus 7 with the iPad Mini. But now in this comparison, let’s stack up the new Nexus 7 with the Kindle Fire HD and iPad Mini. For sure this is going to be an exciting comparison.

Comparison for Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, iPad Mini

Specs, New Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, iPad Mini
Processor, “Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5Ghz”, Dual-core 1.2 Ghz, Dual-core A5
RAM, 2GB, 1GB, 512MB
Screen size, 7.02-inch, 7-inch, 7.9-inch
Resolution & PPI, “1920×1200, 323PPI”, “1280×800, 215PPI”, “1024×768, 163PPI”
Camera, “5MP rear,1.2 front”, Front-facing HD camera, “5MP rear,1.2 front”
OS, Android 4.3, Forked version of Android ICS 4.0, iOS 6 (iOS 7 coming this fall)
Battery life, Up to 9 hours, Over 11 hours, Up to 10 hours
Storage space, 16/32GB, 16/32GB, 16/32/64GB
LTE, “Yes via Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T”, No, “Yes via AT&T, Verizon and Sprint”
Weight, 290 grams, 395 grams, 308 grams
NFC, Yes, No, No
Wireless charging, Yes, No, No

By looking at the specs, the new Nexus 7 is no doubt the winner. With its powerful specs as well as impressive price, the Nexus 7 sets a high bar for the small tablets. However, one should not only consider the specs, but also app ecosystem. The iPad Mini is currently leading other tablets with a number of tablet specific apps.

So which one is your preferred tablet? Is it the 2013 Nexus 7, iPad Mini or Kindle Fire HD? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.