Tablets are the new age computing devices which combine performance and portability of notebooks and smartphones. And at 7 inch, these devices stand at lower end of tablet screen sizes, which come even handy than the larger sized tablets. This article seeks to compare some of the top 7 inch tablets in the market right now.
The rankings for top top 7 inch tablets on our website are based on the ReviewGist Score – which combines ratings from expert reviewers from around the web to give you a single quality score from 1 to 100. Further, we narrowed down the selection to some of the latest 7 inch tablets which have been top rated by many authentic review sources around the web.
Apple iPad Mini
Top 7 Inch Tablets
Apple iPad mini stands unique with Apple’ exclusive apps and lightweight design in a small package of just 7.9 inch. Apart from being an ultimate entertainment source, its IPS display with a resolution of 1024X768 pixels could be great for reading books, magazines and documents. Moreover, like 4th Generation iPad it also includes Bluetooth 4.0, dual cameras of 5 Megapixels and 1.2 Megapixels and optional LTE connectivity via Sprint, Verizon and AT&T.
According to CNET review, the iPad Mini’s ultrathin and light design, storage capacities, optional LTE antenna, and general functionality offer a full iPad experience. TechRadar praises iPad Mini for its 64GB capacity to accommodate all music and games and an optional 4G LTE through which you can just find your new favourite travel companion. Digital Trends finds Apple iPad Mini wider than the traditional 7 inch screen including more space.
Though Apple iPad Mini is expensive, it can be your best buy when you are getting 16GB to 64GB of storage capacity and topmost apps at your disposal. Apple iPad Mini occupies the first place in the top 7 inch tablets bagging a ReviewGist score of 98%.
Google Nexus 7
Top 7 Inch Tablets
The best Android tablet for budget conscious gadget users, this is what Google Nexus 7 can be termed as. Its powerful quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor running at 1.3GHz and HD IPS display with 1280X800 resolution adds to the overall experience in playing intensive games. Also, Google Nexus 7 comes with two storage variants of 16GB and 32GB to accommodate vast amount of apps and data from the tremendous Google Play store.
CNET advocates Nexus 7 for its sharp screen, comfortable design and battery life while Digital Trends is impressed by the power and amenities of Google Nexus 7 at such an affordable price. According to TechRadar, this tablet is a match for the expensive Apple’ offering.
Overall, we conclude that Google Nexus 7 can prove to be the best budget offering if you are looking for high performance in a relatively small tablet. Now you might have got an idea of why this tablet has a ReviewGist Score of 88%.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Top 7 Inch Tablets
Amazon Kindle Fire HD is in actual sense a media consumption tablet which runs on a highly customized Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Its hardware includes a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor running at 1.2 GHz. There are storage options of 16GB and 32GB capacities for all your movies, music, games and apps which you can get from the Amazon store. Featuring IPS LCD screen of 1280 X 800 pixels same as Google Nexus 7, this tablet gives great battery performance.
CNET appreciates the beautiful screen and refined interface of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Digital Trends finds the Kindle Fire HD to be a good device for consumption of Amazon content while TechRadar declares it to be highly capable and solidly built tablet providing a good value for money.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD achieves a ReviewGist Score of 83%, all credits to its easy to use interface and the enormous content from Amazon offered for buying and playing at a very affordable price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a mini-tablet offering from the manufacturer which focuses on providing performance with a better display. This Android tablet which runs the 3.2 Honeycomb OS version sports a Full HD Super AMOLED Plus display which is the most striking feature of this tablet. Also this small form factor tablet can perform all of your tasks with ease considering it has got a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor.
CNET review praises the gorgeous AMOLED screen and Samsung Exynos CPU which delivers fast game and UI navigation performance and summarizes the advantage of the devices as being the thinnest and small-form tablet yet which includes expandable memory, impressive games performance, and an IR sensor that turns the tablet into a smart remote control. TechRadar review too similarly rates this tablet for having an amazing screen and beautiful design. Digital Trends review gives a high about the tablet’s 5100 mAh battery capacity and 4G LTE connectivity but criticizes the device about having a crappy rear camera and being expensive.
Overall, Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a thin and light tablet with the power of Android and really good battery life. But considerings its mid-range features one may not avoid feeling that the device is overly priced. You can choose definitely choose Samsung Galaxy Tab if you need a super quality screen and a quite good performance tablet which has got a Reviewgist Score of 76%.
The list of 7 inch tablets in this article were chosen in July 2013 and for the latest list of the best tablets at ReviewGist, check out the link here. We regularly update our tablet listing as per their arrival into the market from the manufacturers, and then we match these products to their expert reviews from around the web to give you the most updated list of the best tablets to buy.
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