Nexus 7 2013 vs Nexus 7 2012

Yesterday Google announced the successor of the best Android tablet on the market: a revised version of the Nexus 7. I own the current (old?) version, so I was curious to compare the specs of both trying to understand if it could worth the upgrade.

My Nexus 7 is the 32GB 3G version, for my needs a tablet should have it’s own independent internet connection, so I will compare the LTE-equipped one.

Nexus 7 2012 Nexus 7 2013
OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean(Can be upgraded to 4.3) Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
CPU nVidia Tegra 31.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro1.5GHz quad-core
Display 7″ 1280×800 7″ 1920×1200
Battery 4325mAh 3950 mAh
Connections 3G – HSPA+ 3G – HSPA+ – LTE
Weight 340 g 290 g (Wi-Fi), 299 g (LTE) (10.55 oz)
Dimensions 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm 200 x 114 x 8.7 mm


There are some interesting new features as well, like NFC technology, wireless charging, a rear-camera and HDMI port.

The real question is, do I need to upgrade my tablet? Could I surf web faster, play games better, read news more comfortable with this shiny new gadget?

Maybe yes, but do I need it? Maybe no.


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