Originally Posted by bob60626
I purposely bought a (used) 4g 7.0 plus over the nexus for several reasons-
-data enabled (moot, now)
-front camera, though mine isn't that great
Hdmi was the big one, really. I do dislike the proprietary charger, though.
Well, as you said, data enabled is moot so I'll skip over that.
HDMI/MHL: nexus loses there. No way to argue that.
SD card:Nexus devices haven't had sd card slots for a while, but this impact can be greatly reduced by rooting the tablet, an otg usb cable, and a usb thumb drive. It's not perfect because you won't be able to charge the device while you use it, but it's better than nothing.
Front camera: The nexus has a front facing camera, but it doesn't have a rear facing camera. Every user will be different, but I consider this to be a small negative compared to all the positives. Positives such as a huge developer community, virtually unbrickable because it's a nexus, and always being kept up to date software wise.
Originally Posted by shelliewnj
oh, the samsung has HDMI and the nexus doesn't? that might be a deal breaker. Hmmm. Why is this so hard? why can't they make a $200 tablet with a front camera, sd slot, hdmi, standard charger, and high functionality? Gosh, it's not like i'm asking for everything! LOL
If you want a quality featured filled tablet, you will need to pay for it. These "budget" tablets will always have to make sacrifices in order to keep the cost low. As it is, there's no markup on the Nexus 7. This means you are basically paying for the hardware and Google/ASUS makes no profit on it.
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