iPad 3 vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD

iPad3 vs. Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire (Presented by APCodes)

With the market growing every day and new contenders regularly bursting onto the scene, the competition for
the tablet market is now fiercer than ever. Although we all love choice, consumers are finding themselves increasingly confused on the benefits of one particular tablet over another.

So to help you figure out which tablet is right for you, brings you the following infographic,comparing the top three tablets available on the current market.


iPad3: 9.7 inch LED backlit IPS retina display
Nexus 7: 7 inch LED backlit TruVivid display
Kindle Fire: 7 inch IPS Anti-Reflective LCD

According to display testing from DisplayMate, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is good enough to challenge the Retina iPad's display and decesively beats Google's Nexus 7

Processor and RAM:

iPad3: Apple A5X 1GB RAM
Nexus 7: NVIDVIA Tegra 3 1GB RAM
Kindle Fire: TI OMAP 4430 1GB RAM

Although the Nexus7 fell behind in terms of display, it takes the edge when it comes to processing power. All have 1GB RAM, but where the Kindle Fire HD and iPad3 have 1.2GHz and 1.0GHz dual-core processors, the Nexus7 boasts a 1.3GHz quad-core processor


iPad3: 16GB/32GB/64GB models available
Nexus 7: 8GB/16GB models available
Kindle Fire: 16GB/32GB models available

The iPad wins its second round when it comes to storage, with different versions ranging up to 64GB. The Nexus7 has a maximum of 16GB and the Kindle Fire HD has a maximum of 32GB

How much does 1GB hold?

approx 120 pictures
approx 1.5 hours* of video
approx 250 MP3* music files

*Exact numbers depend on the file size, file format and compression. Numbers used are examples of high quality files and formats.

Operating System:

iPad3: iOS 6
Nexus 7: Jelly Bean Android
Kindle Fire: Android

It's a matter of personal opinion and preference as to which operating system is superior, but we'd have to give the nod to Apple's iOS6, which boasts a higher level of security, less in the way of malware and improved application integration.

Battery Life:

iPad3: 10 Hours
Nexus 7: 10 Hours
Kindle Fire: 11 Hours

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD gets its first clear victory when it comes to battery life, lasting a full hour longer (on average) than the iPad3 and Nexus7


iPad3: iTunes/App Store
Nexus 7: Google Play
Kindle Fire: Amazon Appstore for Android, Kindle

This one is again down to personal preference, but Apple's iTunes and App Store are certainly more popular. According to Flurry Analytics, in March 2012 the Amazon Appstore had 89% of sales compared to iTunes/App Store, whilst Google Play had only 23%

iPad3: Front: VGA Rear: 5 MP/1080 Video
Nexus 7: Front: 1.2MP Rear: None
Kindle Fire: Front: HD Camera Rear: None

When it comes to built-in cameras the iPad3 is head and shoulders above the competition. Featuring a VGA front camera and a 5 megapixel rear camera with the ability to take 1080p HD videos, the iPad3 is the clear choice for those concerned about photo quality

What's a megapixel?

A megapixel is a measurement of the number of pixels present in any given photo taken by a camera. One megapixel is one thousand pixels- the higher the number, the higher the quality of photo. An average digital camera is usually between 4-8 megapixels, so any phone or tablet camera over 4 megapixels will produce photos of roughly equal quality as a modern digital camera


iPad3: Safari OS X, Webkit
Nexus 7: Google Chrome
Kindle Fire: Amazon Silk

Google Chrome is certainly the most popular of the three browsers on offer, with a 32% share of the browser market according to StatCounter. However, both SILK and Safari have unique features and benefits- this one is all down to personal preference.

Dimensions and Weight:

iPad3: 7.31" x 9.5" x 0.37" 23 ounces
Nexus 7: 7.8" x 4.72" x 0.41" 12 ounces
Kindle Fire: 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" 14.6 ounces

The winner here all depends on what you're looking for, be it screen size, portability, weight or how thin the tablet is. The iPad3 is the largest and heaviest, and also the thinnest. The lightest is Google's Nexus7 while the overall smallest is Amazon's Kindle Fire HD


iPad3: $499-$829
Nexus 7: $199,$249
Kindle Fire: $199,$249

The iPad3 is by the far the most expensive of the three tablets, with the lowest spec version costing double the highest spec versions of the Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus7. At the same time however, the iPad3 boasts a higher spec in nearly every category

Other Specs:

Cloud support: iCloud
GPS: 3G Models only
USB Connectivity:: None
Wi-Fi: Yes
Bluetooth: 4.0

Nexus 7:
Cloud support: Google Play cloud support
GPS: Yes
USB Connectivity: MicroUSB
Wi-Fi: Yes
Bluetooth: 4.0
NFC: Yes

Kindle Fire:
Cloud support: Google Play cloud support
USB Connectivity: MicroUSB
Wi-Fi: Yes
Bluetooth: No

Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference, choice and budget. With that said, each tablet is designed to serve a fundamentally different market.....

The Elitist

The Elitist wants the most expensive option with the highest spec camera, biggest screen and the most recognizable brand name so everyone knows how it much it cost.

The Tech Freak

The Tech Freak likes the newest tech with the most powerful processors. He wants NFC and Bluetooth and always opts for the lightest option so he can have it with him at all times.

The Mom
(Kindle Fire HD)

The Mom isn't too bothered about the brand name she just wants something that works, keep the kids amused and is small enough to carry around with her.

iPad 3 vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD

shared by apcodes on Oct 27, 2012 in Technology


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In the market for a tablet but can't decide which one is right for you? Check out this tablet comparison of the iPad 3, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD.
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