Nexus 7 vs iPad mini for Android user
December 19, 2012 7:36 AM Subscribe
Android phone user considering a tablet purchase. Considering iPad mini or Nexus 7 and trying to determine pros and cons of staying with android or having access to the Apple realm.
posted by sinical to computers & internet (34 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a happy android phone user. I currently have a Nexus S and if I were buying a new phone right now it would almost certainly be a Nexus 4.
I'm looking at tablets and like the 7" form factor versus 10" tablets so am caught between a Nexus 7 and iPad mini. I'd be doing normal tablet things, reading articles, watching some video, etc.
Initially the Nexus 7 seems like an obvious choice, especially considering the price. It would seem to make sense to have the apps I'm used to on my phone in the larger format.
Is there any advantage to the iPad mini in that I'd have access to some different apps? I'm occasionally annoyed when I hear about neat apps that are iOS only. That said, I have never owned any apple products, nor use itunes, etc.
My feeling is the Nexus 7 is the better option, but wondering if I'm missing something.