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Asus Google Nexus 7 (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13523 reviews of Asus Google Nexus 7 (2012). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The screen and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the apps. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity and camera.

usability, performance, screen, price, size

storage, camera, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Google Nexus 7 (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Google Nexus 7 Android tablet


Google's Nexus 7 tablet provides excellent value for money

Hugely competitive price ; Excellent performance ; Good design and build

No removable storage ; Android tablet apps still need work ; Average battery life

When you combine the Nexus 7's low price with its excellent performance, it's easy to see why it represents such outstanding value. The Nexus 7 stacks up superbly against rival devices that command a price tag well above its $249-$299 asking price. The...

Jul, 2012

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Nexus 7


When you combine the Nexus 7's low price with its excellent performance, it's easy to see why it represents such outstanding value. The Nexus 7 stacks up superbly against rival devices that command a price tag well above its $249-$299 asking price. The...

Hugely competitive price Excellent performance Good design and build

No removable storage Android tablet apps still need work Average battery life

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Staff Writer (

The Nexus 7 reviewed: still the leading budget tablet


It's been almost a year since we proclaimed Google's Nexus 7 as the king of the compact tablets. Since then, high-performance compacts such as the Apple iPad mini with Retina display, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7in and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 have...

Despite its age, however, the Nexus 7 still provides the best balance between price, design, performance, features, screen quality and battery life. And with no word yet on when a successor might arrive, there’s scope for this excellent tablet to...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (

ASUS Nexus 7 tablet now available in 32GB version


The 32GB version of the ASUS Nexus 7 is now on sale in Australia with a screen resolution that's better than the iPad Mini and priced at $319.

Nov, 2012

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by : David Bayon (

Review: Nexus 7 tablet


Powerful, well built and sporting a better screen than you'd expect for its modest price. The Nexus 7 sets the new gold standard for budget tablets.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : CHOICE (

Updated Google Nexus 7 first look


Google's tiny tablet gets a boost with more storage and a new flavour of Jelly Bean - Android 4.2. Is this the Droid you're looking for?

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Review: Google Nexus 7


Google's first tablet reviewed and rated.

The Google Nexus 7 is an affordable and attractive looking tablet that ticks most (but not all) of the boxes on a casual user's shopping list. Boasting a HD LED screen, a Tegra 3 processor and the latest version of Android Jelly Bean for just $249, it...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Review: Google Nexus 7 tablet


Google's first tablet reviewed and rated.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Luke Hopewell (

Nexus 7: The Full Australian Review


When Asus demonstrated its ME370T at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it impressed a lot of people. $US249 for a 7-inch, Tegr...

The first thing you notice about the Nexus 7 is the clever design. Google said that they wanted to make something that had the portability of a paperback book with the intelligence of a great tablet. It wanted to give users the ability to get around...

I’ve got high praise for a high-resolution IPS screen on a cheap tablet. It was one of the better points of the Kogan Agora tablet I reviewed a few weeks ago, and the Nexus 7 is no exception: bravo to Google and Asus for putting it in there. The...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Brent Rose (

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review: The New Best Way To Spend $250


After months of leaks and hints about the Nexus 7, it was clear what we were to expect from Google's first tablet. The major question was: ̶...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:4325
Battery capacity (Watt hours):15 / 16
Battery life (max):10 / 9 / 9.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time:10 / 9.5
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 9.5
Continuous video playback time:9 / 9.5
Number of battery cells:1
Standby time:300
Talk time (3G):9


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 2
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 800
Rear camera:No / Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Video recording:No / Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Brown / Brown
Device Type:Mini tablet
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Black / Brown


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 4:3
Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:17.8 / 18
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Graphics adapter:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter family:nVidia

Media formats

Audio formats supported:3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR,eAAC+,MP3,PCM,WAV,WMA
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video compression formats:Y
Video formats supported:AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,VP6,VP8,WMV,XVID


Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1
Memory clock speed:1333


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): No


2G:Y / Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900,2100
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G / No
Ethernet LAN: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):120 x 10.4 x 198.5
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Miracast: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
SIM card support: No
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32
Video Playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Night Mode / Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA / Yes
Electronic compass:No / Y / Yes
Google applications:Gmail / Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, YouTube / Gmail, Google Play, Google+, YouTube / Gmail, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Motorola PowerPC750
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Video compression formats: Yes
Video formats supported:AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, VP6, VP8, WMV, XVID

Phone features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / No / Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.35
AC adapter output voltage:5 / 5.2
AC adapter power:10 / 7


Motherboard chipset:NVIDIA Tegra 3
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4 / 1.5
Processor Model:S4 / S4 Pro / TEGRA 3

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No


Operating system installed:Android / Android 4.1 / Android 4.3
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 / Android 4.1


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8
Storage Media:Flash

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No
Miracast: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.45 / 1 / 1.04 / 12 / 120 / 19.9 / 8.65
Height :1.04 / 1.06 / 10.4 / 12 / 19.9 / 20 / 200
Weight:290 / 299 / 340 / 350
Width:11.4 / 114 / 12 / 19.9 / 198.5