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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mehta23, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Android Expert
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    I have about £100 in Xmas money and a £100 reserve to get myself a present.

    I was thinking of getting the new Kindle. But as I don't read, I thought it might be better to get a tablet that will be more versatile.

    Question is, will a Nexus 7 still be 'useful' if I'm getting a new phone in Easter ( Mabye Nexus 4) or will it just be a bigger phone, if you see what I mean....?

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  2. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    If your really into Mobile gaming and such i highly recommend the nexus 7 i got mine last week and bought asphalt 7 and modern combat 4 and just got my new moga bluetooth controller and im blown by the performance and the experience im getting with it. Im not sure whats the specs on a kindle fire hd im sure its pretty decent but i know its not a quad core ;). Anyways if you were looking for recommendation you got mine, you wont be disappointed:D oh also we have a huge live development community so root,roms,mods,tweaks are always being made for this tablet. thats a plus :D
  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    I've the 3g Nexus 7 and a One X and if you want my advice, spend your money on the nexus 7. As n4zty says, you won't be disappointed. :)
  4. whs37

    whs37 Android Enthusiast

    I think it would be hard to compare a 7" tablet with a 4" phone. The screen real estate is 3 times bigger than that on the phone.

    I bought the N7 because it is the best value for money (in the US). Although I was kind of baffled by the Curtis Klu which I bought as a Christmas present for a friend. It cost me $59 and does a really beautiful job.
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  5. dave1812

    dave1812 Android Enthusiast

    i have a Note 2 and N7. i use both. every day.

    I don't consider the Nexus4 a "big screen phone". Do you?? It's only 4.7
  6. animal47

    animal47 Well-Known Member

    I also have a note 2 and have bought an n7 today which I am looking forward to playing with once the damned battery has finished charging.
  7. stevej2k

    stevej2k Lurker

    I have a Galaxy S3 and a Nexus 7.
    The S3 is a great phone and is great for texting, but a little too small for gaming or reading for my old eyes.:D
    I use both constantly. I don't think any 7" tablet comes close to the quality and value of the Nexus 7.
  8. ChadShaft

    ChadShaft Member

    I rock the Note 2 and the Nexus 7. I thought once I got the Note 2 I wouldn't need a tablet, but it's just a little too small. So I use the Nexus 7 at work and around the house and the Note fills in when I'm out somewhere.
  9. animal47

    animal47 Well-Known Member

    I am not as pleased with this n7 as I was expecting to be if I'm honest.
    After the stunning screen on the note 2, this n7 just seems a bit lifeless and dull. I had a play with the galaxy 7" tab in the store and much preferred the screen and feel of that and it was cheaper but it was the specs and reviews that swung me towards the n7 but I feel that I should have spent a bit more time playing with them before I made a decision.
  10. dddougal

    dddougal Lurker

    There's no competition really the nexus 7 is awesome. I've always had android phones with big screens and none have given me the same experience as the nexus. They are fantastic.
  11. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    Really to see the full potential of the nexus 7 I highly recommend playing games with high end graphics like modern combat 4 or asphalt 7 if your going to play free games like angry birds or such games your not going to see any true performance. Dare yourself to push the nexus 7 to the next level. I watched YouTube vids for the best games for android there are maybe two more games I'm gonna buy just to see how they perform on my tablet.
  12. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Android Expert
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    Wow, so everyone says the Nexus!!!

    I have a DHD atm, so 4.7 (I think) is quite a bit bigger, I dunno. I'd probably get used to it quickly.

    Also wanted to ask if anyone thought that 7 inch is small? If a nex 10 is a lot better?

    I like the portability of the N7 as well as actually.

    Depends on what I'm doing. I've got £200 roughly to spend so a Nexus 7 sounds pretty good, get a case and some accessories

    Thanks guys
  13. GirlFriday

    GirlFriday Member

    I have a Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 7. Love them both!
  14. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    7 inch is perfect in my opinion. Any bigger, and I might as well use my laptop, which is 12 inch (same resolution btw).
  15. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Android Expert
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    I think I might just get a Nexus 7. I only have the £100 from my parents, but I'm practically £300 up (don't ask :p) so I can afford it.

    Unless anything amazing is rumoured to come out in Easter...
  16. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    See what's announced at CES in a couple of weeks if you're not in a huge rush.

    You wouldn't be disappointed with the N7 though :)
  17. dave1812

    dave1812 Android Enthusiast

    with the possible exceptions being color saturation and BT audio skipping...
  18. andruoid

    andruoid Android Expert

    Being on a budget I was debating keeping my One V and buying a Nexus 7 or selling the One V and buying a hybrid phone/tablet. I went with the latter and got a Note II. Mainly because its everything in 1 device and it will always be where I go.
  19. ChadShaft

    ChadShaft Member

    Agreed on the screen. I love my Nexus 7 but this screen compared to the screen on my Note 2 is rather underwhelming. Then again my not 2 cost me almost $500.00
  20. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Android Expert
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    Is the screen that bad?

    I don't really know what's gonna happen when I can get a new phone, but if i cant get a Nexus, I would've gone for a Sammy of some sort. Seeing comments that say the N7 screen is dull is confusing me on what to get :p unless it's comparatively....
  21. El Presidente

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    There's nothing wrong with the screen IMO.
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  22. ChadShaft

    ChadShaft Member

    There's nothing wrong with the screen per say, the Note 2 just has a better screen, so when you switch between the two you definitely notice a difference.
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  23. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Android Expert
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    Does it make a difference to how you see it or is it just initially, if you see what I mean...

    Like my Tv is much brighter than my PC monitor, but i only notice when i switch. Then after a bit i dont see the difference anymore.
  24. paxham

    paxham Lurker

    if I had to get 1 I'd buy the biggest 4g phone I could get my hands on. Having both just means 1 extra thing to carry around.
  25. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Android Expert
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    4G is still infeasible here.

    I'd probably use a tablet more at home, so carrying 2 things doesn't really apply.

    Also, I wanna go back on a previous comment, I think I might get a S3 not a note, unless 5.5 is manageable in my hands..

    You know what I mean

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