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Good: Jelly Bean, processor
Bad: Very poor build quality with loose screen (which seems to be a standard fault as all display models looked at have this problem too), lack of storage space
Comment: I got one of these with great excitement but this soon turned to dismay, as the build quality was appalling with loose screen. In the end I had to return it to Google and get a refund which took ages. I really can't see what all the fuss is about. I'd recommend spending a bit more a getting something like a Samsung Galaxy 7.7, which is very well made, has a fantastic screen and an SD card slot. OK no Jelly Bean yet but that will come. Or a Galaxy Note 2 (which does have Jelly Bean)
Good: Every thing for the price
Bad: Nothing for the price
Comment: No 3G: Try tethering it to your smart phone
No HDMI: Who needs it when you have DNLA
No SD card: use cloud storage
Its 200 bucks. This cant be beat.
Good: Everything for the price
Bad: Nothing, if you dont like it spend a little more on the Samsung or Asus.
No rear camera (If you want to take pictures use your , fabulous)
No 3G (Well tether it)
No SD card slot to expand memory (ever heard of sky drive, drop box etc?)
No HDMI output (Doubt if you heard of DNLA either)
For a tech magazine you guys are poor at your jobs!
Good: form factor and screen
Bad: storage (lack of)
Comment: it has rather scuppered other manufacturer's efforts at the 7" android form factor. This easily beats the others around at the moment (including the Samsung, which I considered, until I compared them side by side). Interesting to see how the amazon devices will compare. But this is easily the best android 7" tablet and an almost unbelievable bargain. If you have a DNLA device or TV you can install a DNA app on this to put content to your tv (occasional jitters and problems compared to using an apple tv and ipad to play music, video and games on your tv).
Good: screen quality and size, fluid response, apps continue to get better
Bad: speaker could be louder, occasion crashes and wifi connection issues
Comment: The more I use this the more I like it. The 7" form factor is great, using it as very much 'my personal' device for reading, emailing or whatever. Unlike my ipad which is for more serious work use (has totally replaced my laptop), and which is also a home family device- and as the centre of a home entertainment system.
The screen on the Nexus is excellent, and the responsiveness (a lot better than the Note 2 which I considered but the screen isn't good enough). A lot of the apps I use under IOS are now on android (though not all) and there are a couple that are on android that aren't on IOS that I use.
I do occasionally get wifi connection problems with this that I don;t get on any other device and the occasional app crash (but I presume that's the app not jellybean). The BBC iplayer not working properly (still) is the main bug bear I have with this. Why should I have to leave the programme displayed just to be able to listen to BBC radio programmes? It means I can't use it for other things at the same time. Hopefully, that will get sorted (a bit of an improvement recently but still very very poor compared to the iPlayer functionality on the iPad).
The lack of 3g isn't an issue as I've got into the habit of tethering this, and my ipad when I need to.
Battery life is very good too.
I'd suggest waiting for the larger storage versions that have been suggested (or have a go with the mini ipad). But overall based on how much I use it, this is one of the best gadgets I've bought ever (with the ipad and mifi!).
Comment: Not a bad piece of kit, still playing with it to work out the pro's and con's.
Good: Screen, jellybean
Bad: Meagre internal storage, no 3G
Comment: Brilliant device. Screen is excellent. A pleasure to use with slick jellybean. Ended up getting a one plan phone so I could tether this and use it on the go. 16gb isn't a lot of storage.
Good: Price, Jelly Bean, Google, Touch Screen, Almost Everything
Bad: No SD/Micro SD etc.
Comment: I love everything about my Nexus 7 except the limit on capacity. I went for the larger one but would have loved to have the option to expand memory myself via SD or similar. I find my Nexus the best piece of tech I've bought in years. Even just this year, as I own a latest generation iPad, my Nexus 7 is still the No. 1 purchase. Something my Mum doesn't let me live down as she read about it first and I was unsure, thinking "What another android tablet, so what!", I've since had to swallow my own share of crow that my technologically challenged parent thought it a sure fire winner while I overlooked it.
Good: Price, working well with Gmail & Chrome, speed, handy size
Bad: Not much, not even the lack of a forward facing camera, in my view.
Comment: Very good for the basics. Inevitably there is a lag in the availability of apps compared to I-pad but that will change as sales volumes grow and at the very competitive price it will open up the market to a raft of people that feel that the I-pad is way over priced.
Good: Small and cheap, good screen, great battery
Bad: no iplayer. App store chaotic. Screen sometimes seizes up. I pad will be better
Comment: This is a good product, but it is not a great one.
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