Asus Google Nexus 7 vis-à-vis Kindle Fire HD- comparison between 2 Tablet Computers

Google have recently launched the 32 GB 3G and WiFi model of Asus Google Nexus 7 and creating hue and cry in the market with its amazing features and specifications. It has beaten all the records set by various tablets like Apple iPad mini, Galaxy Tab 2, Kindle Fire HD etc. In this article, I am going to compare the Google Nexus 7 with the Kindle Fire HD based on their features, specifications and prices in India. So, go through this article to know more about these two amazing tablets.


Google has just amazed everyone by launching the Asus Google Nexus 7, 32GB 3G WiFi model. This tablet cum PC has beaten each and every competitor like Apple iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Amazon Kindle Fire HD etc. Before this model, Google had launched the predecessor of it i.e. the simple Google nexus 7 which wasn't able to compete with its tough rivals regarding connectivity, storage etc. But, this time the 32 GB 3G and WiFi model of Google Nexus 7 has made it possible to withstand the tough competition of the modern era and it has emerged as the topper in the list of the best tablet PC's.

The best thing about this tablet is that it has been titled as the world's lightest tablet PC as it weighs just 340 grams which is much lesser than other tablets and even the smartphones, hence, making it easy to handle and carry. There is much more about the unique features of this tablet which, when compared to other tablets, always appear to be in the stronger side. Comparing the Google Nexus 7 with Kindle Fire HD is really a tough job as both the tablets are worth catching attention of the audience by their salient and unique features and specifications. So, let us start the comparison of Kindle Fire HD with the newly launched Google Nexus 7 32GB 3G model.

Asus Google Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD

Display and Dimensions

Both the tablets ie Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 have a 7 inch IPS LCD touchscreen to offer a better touch experience than other tablets of this range. However, the dimensions of both the tablets vary i.e. Kindle Fire HD has the dimensions of 193 mm x 137 mm x 10.3 mm while as the Google Nexus 7 has the dimensions of 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm thus making the Kindle Fire HD 2cm wider than Google Nexus in girth. Also, it has been noticed that the screen of Google Nexus is brighter than that of Kindle Fire HD.

Winner: The winner of the war in the field of better display and dimensions is clearly the one and only Google Nexus 7 because of its brighter screen and less width than the Kindle HD.

Operating system

The operating system of both the devices is based on the Android platform. Google Nexus runs on Android 4.1 (Jellybean) while the Kindle Fire has OS of the customized Android version which is not as efficient as that of the Jellybean. In case of the availability of apps and games in the Google play store, Kindle Fire is left behind by the Nexus 7 and hence, leads in the front in this field also.

Winner: The winning position in this field has also been captured by the newly launched Nexus 7 because of the presence of higher version of Android operating system and the higher availability of apps and games from the Google android market.


Google Nexus 7 is powered by the 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor while as the Kindle Fire HD comes with 1.2 GHz Dual core processor. Now the question is which one is better? For instance, if we launch a poll on which one is better; NVIDIA Tegra 3 or Dual core processor. I bet that we will get the results in favour of the NVIDIA Tegra as it is the most recent processor with high efficiency and accuracy than the dual core processor. So, NVIDIA Tegra 3 has boosted the processing speed of Nexus 7 leaving far behind the Kindle Fire HD which runs on a dual core processor.

Winner: Also, in this field, the Nexus 7 has held the stronger side by the introduction of NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. So, the clear cut winner is Nexus 7.

Memory and Storage

This field of the war between the two tablets hold a tie as both the tablets come with a RAM of 1GB and an internal storage of 16/32 GB and hence both the tablets are equally featured regarding the memory and storage capacity. The two variants i.e. 16 GB and 32 GB are available at different prices which we will come to know later.

Winner: No one has emerged as a clear cut winner in this field. So, the result is none other than a tie.


The connectivity features of both the smart tablets include WiFi, Bluetooth, USB mini, GPS etc. The Bluetooth version is also same in both the tablets i.e. version 3.0. So, this field has also ended up with a tie as both the tablets have same features and specifications regarding the connectivity whether wired or wireless.

Winner: No one has emerged as a winner. So, this field also ends up with a tie.


The biggest difference between the two tablets lies in the feature of weight. Google Nexus 7 has been honored as the world's lightest tablet computer so far as it weighs just 340 grams while the Kindle Fire HD is 55 grams heavier than it i.e. it weighs about 395 grams. The weight of the devices creates a huge difference and while comparing these two tablets, this point has become a great point of discussion and always the Nexus 7 has proved to be on the stronger side than any other tablet PC in the world as its weight makes it very easy to use, carry and handle.

Winner: Clearly, the winner of the battle in this field is the one and only Google Nexus 7 with its light weight and the property of easy to handle/carry.

Battery backup

The battery backup of both the tablets is worth comparing as they differ in just about half an hour. Google Nexus 7 provides a battery backup of about 8.15 hours while as Kindle Fire HD has a battery backup of about 7.5 hours. So, we can say that the battery backup of both the devices is worth to be appreciated but the winner is only one.

Winner: From the above information regarding the battery backup, one can easily judge the winner which is the Google Nexus 7.

Price of both the tablets

The price of Kindle Fire HD in the Indian market is about Rs 19,000 only while Google Nexus 7 comes with a price tag of about Rs 21,999 in the Indian market. The price of Kindle Fire is low because of its lower features than Nexus 7 but after a continuous defeat, Kindle fire has emerged as a winner in this field overlooking its features and specifications for a while.

Winner: Clearly, the winner in this field is Kindle Fire HD as it is priced at a lower tag than that of Nexus 7 in the market.

Asus Google Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD comparison chart

Winning summary of the comparison

The winning summary of the above comparison is as follows:
Display and Dimensions - Google Nexus 7
Operating system- Do
Processor- Do
Memory and Storage- Tie
Connectivity- Tie
Weight- Nexus 7
Battery backup- Nexus 7
Price of both the tablets- Kindle Fire HD


For the above given data, Google nexus 7 has emerged as a clear cut winner with a final score of 5-1 (with two ties) and the 1 field, where it has been defeated by Kindle Fire is the field of Price. Other fields are either dominated by Google Nexus 7 or end up with a tie. So, we can say that Google Nexus 7 is far better than the Kindle Fire HD and if one wants to buy a tablet at this range, he/she should definitely go for the one and only Google Nexus 7. But we must not underestimate the Kindle Fire HD as it is really a tough competitor for Nexus 7 but ultimate winner is the one and only Nexus 7.

Read Review of Google Nexus 7 (2013) – Joining Superiority with Affordability

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