Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD vs Nook HD tablet comparison review
The Google Nexus 7, Barnes & Noble Nook HD and Amazon Kindle Fire HD are some popular tablets due to not only the affordability, they offer, but also their incredible value. The fact behind such an enormous popularity is that each tablet has designed in order to either encourage uptake of the Android platform or content sales in their manufacturer's independent app and media stores.
All three tablets are Android-based, but whereas the Nexus 7 runs the very latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software, both Nook HD and Kindle Fire HD run heavily customized versions of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Clear differences among three lies in processing power and the resulting performance. The Nexus 7 offers fastest hardware, with a 1.3GHz quad-core nVidia Tegra 3 chip and quad-core ULP GeForce graphics. While Amazon Kindle Fire HD has the slowest hardware, with a 1.2GHz dual-core TI Omap 4460 processor and dual-core PowerVR SGX540 graphics. The Nook HD sits in the middle, with a 1.3GHz dual-core TI Omap 4470 processor and dual-core PowerVR SGX544 graphics.
Comparison of NEXUS 7 VS KINDLE FIRE HD VS NOOK HD tabletFollowing is a comparison of NEXUS 7, KINDLE FIRE HD and NOOK HD tablet in terms of price, dimensions, specs and battery.
PriceAll three tablets are really affordable in terms of price. Each one of them cost around £159. With this amount of money, you will get a 16GB Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD, but with the same price, Nook HD offers just 8GB of storage. Amazon and Google also offer 32GB models at £199, while the 16GB Nook HD, you will get at cost of £189. A 32GB version of the Nexus 7 is also available for £239. With all this, Nook HD may appear to offer less value, but it's the only tablet , which accept microSDXC memory cards, in turn enabling you to add an extra 64GB.
DisplayAll three tablets contain multi-touch displays, with 7in in-plane switching (IPS). The only difference lies in their resolution as Nook HD takes the lead with 1440x900 pixels over the 1280x800 of the Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. This means it has a tighter-packed pixel pitch of 243ppi, versus the 216ppi panels of its two rivals.
StorageAs mentioned earlier, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 are available with larger storage capacities out of the box, i.e. offering 16- and 32GB against the Nook HD's 8- and 16GB. However, with microSDXC expansion slot, make Nook HD superior to all as it can then hold the most content, potentially up to 80GB.
By having a detailed look, it can be concluded that Amazon's tablet offers 5GB of web space for your documents including photos and media. On the other hand , the Nexus 7 has access to all manner of cloud-storage apps. But obviously, you'll be able to access content stored in the cloud only when you have an active internet connection.
DimensionsAll three tablets have 7in screens, as a result, all three are similar in terms of size and weight. The Nook HD is the lightest also thickest, at 127x194x11mm and 315g. The Kindle Fire is the widest, the heaviest, but thinnest among three, at 137x193x10.3mm and 395g, and the Nexus 7 is the tallest, at 120x199x10.6mm and 336g.
CameraFor the users, for those camera is important, the Nook HD is a no way, because it has no camera at all. Meanwhile, the Kindle Fire HD's offers 1.3Mp webcam, which is rated slightly higher than the Nexus 7's 1.2Mp snapper, but both can record HD (720p) video.
ConnectivityAs mentioned above that Nook HD's is the only tablet that offers microSDXC card slot and users obviously love it. Meanwhile it has single-band 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and with a proprietary dock connector, it don’t comes even in to compition with the other two. Amazon and Google charge over Micro USB, latest Bluetooth 4.0, and the Kindle Fire's wireless support is dual-band. The Nexus 7 also boasts GPS and NFC, and 3G connectivity is an option, while the Kindle Fire sports Micro HDMI. All three offer a 3.5mm headphone jack.
BatteryGoogle's tablet offer around nine hours, while the Kindle Fire HD's slightly larger-capacity battery lasted a shorter i.e. seven hours . The Nook HD going only for five hours 25 minutes.
Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD vs Nook HD tablet comparison review Reviewed by Saira Awan on 3:42 AM Rating: