Comparison: Google Asus Nexus 7 with Sony Xperia Z tablet

Google Asus Nexus 7 tablet is going to be launched soon in the market. Before you buy it, let's have a comparison of its features, specifications and price with upcoming Sony Xperia Z Tablet which is one the most hyped gadget yet to release with their water proof technology. So read the below article to see the comparison of Sony Xpria Z tablet with Asus Nexus 7.

Sony Xperia Z by the prestigious Sony Corporation and Nexus 7 by Google designed in collaboration with Asus are two eminent handsets with their own unique features and specs. Sony Xperia Z was launched in 2013 while Nexus made its debut in July 2012 itself. Let's compare the two handsets to find out the best one in all aspects.

Comparison: Sony Xperia Z with Google Asus Nexus 7

Sony Xperia Z constitutes a 10.1 inch TFT capacitive multi touch screen display along with a QWERTY keyboard while the Nexus 7 is featured by a 7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen which was capable of providing 16M colors. The display resolution of Sony was higher at 1200X1920 pixels while that of Nexus was 1280X800 pixels. In addition to these, there is Sony Bravia Engine enabled in Sony which makes it perform still better. With the 10 inch screen and higher resolution and bravia engine Sony clearly defeats Google Nexus 7 with a consistent display screen and QWERTY keyboard.

The Xperia Tablet weighs 495 grams and is much heavier. While the Nexus weighs just 340 grams and is lighter.

The processor in Xperia Z is a quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait type and the chipset is Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064+MDM9215M. On the other hand, the Nexus 7 has a Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor and the chipset is of Nvidia Tegra 3 type. The GPU processor in Sony is Adreno 320 while that in Nexus 7 is ULP GeForce. The Xperia processor is more powerful at a clock speed of 1.5 GHz.

Xperia Z runs on Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned for a upgrade to v4.2 while the Google Nexus 7 tablet also runs on the same OS, Jelly Bean of different version v4.1.1 upgradable to v4.2.1. The Operating System of Nexus 7 is much advanced and powerful and is the best.

User Interface
The UI of Xperia is the Sony and the UI of Nexus 7 is Pure Android which is much effective.

Sony Xperia constitutes for protection features like Water-resistant & Dust-proof, anti-shatter film coating whereas the Nexus Tablet offers only the Corning Glass protection feature. Xperia Z has multiple features but the Corning Glass feature is much effective and protects the handset from any kind of damage. So, Nexus Tablet wins in terms of protection feature.

Sony Xperia sponsors a 1 GB RAM while Google Nexus 7 offers a efficient 2 GB RAM. However the internal memory storage ranges from 16-32 GB in both the handsets, which is equalized. But differences exist in the expandable memory slot of the handsets. Sony allows for a expandable memory up to 64 GB, which is thoroughly absent in Nexus 7(no expandable memory slot). In terms of RAM, Nexus wins and in terms of expandable micro SD slot Sony wins.

The sensors available in Sony handset are the usual ones like Accelerometer, Gyro, compass. The sensors in Nexus 7 Tablet are of wide varieties like G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, GPS, NFC, Hall Sensor. Thus, Nexus 7 wins with more no. of sensors and variety.

Sony Xperia has the 3D Sound surround enhancement quality inbuilt in the handset. There are no such enhanced features in Nexus 7. Thus, Sony wins with a versatile sound enhancement system.

Sony has the Stereo FM Radio with RDS in its handset and this is absent in Nexus 7. So, Xperia Z wins with an effective radio system.

There is a JAVA MDP emulator in the Sony handset whereas no such emulator present in the Nexus smartphone.

The Sony Xperia handsets are always known for their extraordinary camera. In that line, the camera of Xperia Z is not an exception. The primary camera of Xperia Z handset is a 8.1 MP camera with Exmor R autofocus technology enabled in it. While the primary camera of Nexus is of poor quality at 1.2 MP. Secondly, the secondary camera offered by Sony is a 2.2 MP Exmor R camera which is capable of recording videos of resolution 1080p@30fps. Comparatively, there is no secondary camera present in the Google Nexus Tablet. The video recording capability of Sony is 1080p while that of Nexus is much lower at 720p. Other quality features of Xperia camera are 16x Digital zoom, Superior Auto, Geo-tagging, Exmor R for mobile image sensor, HDR for both picture/ film, Continue Burst Mode, Scene recognition, Sweep Panorama, Smile detection, Face detection, Touch focus whereas there is only one feature contributed by the Nexus 7, being the Video Calling.

With the above listed quality features, its crystal clear that Sony Xperia Z camera stands out of the crowd and is the best one when compared to Nexus.

Sony Xperia Z provides limited connectivity features to HDMI via MHL support, Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, DLNA Certified, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB. On the other hand, the connectivity features of Google Nexus are completely enthralling. The supported connectivity features are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g/ n, Bluetooth, NFC (Android Beam), Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+, GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), HSPA+ 21 Mbps. Google Nexus Tablet has more enhanced features and henceforth wins the game with relation to connectivity.

The battery of Sony is a Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh type whereas that of Nexus is a Non-removable Li-Ion 4325 mAh battery. The battery standby and withstanding time of Sony are not known while that of Nexus 7 is available. Nexus 7 provides a standby time of 9 hours for calling and standby time of 300 hours during no calls. However, the battery of Sony Xperia is the best with good capacity of 6000 mAh.

Launch Date & Price

The Google Nexus was launched much earlier to Sony handset in July 2012 and the next version is expected to launch in May 2013 while Sony Xperia Z was launched recently on April 14, 2013. The price of Sony Xperia Z in India is 34000 INR and that of Nexus 7 is just around 15000. Google Nexus is the cost effective Tablet among the two.

So before we conclude on which is best and worth to buy, we should consider all the featues, specifications and price and then decide which is best to buy. So if you check the features and specifications, I would say Sony Xperia Z is best and worth to buy and if you look at cost, Sony Xperia is bit costlier and it is better to go for Asus Nexus 7. So depending on your needs and budget choose the best tablet.

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