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Should i trade my N7 for an iPad?

by shonboy / April 15, 2013 9:33 PM PDT

Hey guys, until a week ago i never used any apple product while having many android devices: galaxy nexus, s3 and nexus 7 (still have) and now that my s3 broke i switched to iPhone 4s and i love it for it's speed, smoothes of the browser and all the apps and it generally feels much faster than any of my previous android devices. My question is should i trade my nexus 7 for an iPad now with some extra cash, because i decided i really like ios mostly because of it's constant smoothness and speed but i've never used an iPad so i'm after some tips. My nexus 7 has been performing generally well but recently, especially when comparing it to the 4s i see it's underperforming regardless of theoretically superior hardware. I found that i stopped doing all those things that made android my choice some time ago, like customization, LWPs and such. Also i need to know is it worth getting the iPad 4 over iPad 3 considering that i live i'll probably go for wifi only model and i live in a 3g only country so 4g isn't really an option. Tnx in advance Happy

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Clarification Request
My opinion....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / April 15, 2013 10:11 PM PDT

I own both an iPad and a Nexus 7. I like the Nexus better, but I do like my iPad. I find the Nexus is more flexible and open (for installation of apps) than the iPad. Don't get me wrong, I am not poor mouthing the iPad. It is a very good device and suits many people's needs. I use my Nexus for professional reasons and the browser operates much much more like a PC than on the iPad.

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What's the primary difference?
by shonboy / April 15, 2013 11:51 PM PDT
In reply to: My opinion....

Which android are you running on your N7? I have latest 4.2.2 on mine and as i said in the post i see noticeable difference in general performance between iPhone 4s and the N7 which has occasional stuttering, crashes sometimes etc. These are not huge problems but i can get the iPad 3 by adding about 100$ and exchanging my N7 and bigger size, more fluid system and more optimized apps are the factors that weigh on buying the iPad, which would you pick as a more consumer oriented device seeing you have them both. Using them for net, movies, music, books and occasionally some games...

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My Nexus 7
by birdmantd Forum moderator / April 16, 2013 12:13 AM PDT

....is running the same version of Android as yours. For the types of applications you mention, the iPad may be a better choice. Keep in mind that while I do use my Nexus for recreational uses as well, the primary use is professional which the Nexus does excel in over my iPad. The iPad is an excellent product and I don't question that.

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Go with either the iPad 3 or iPad 4
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 15, 2013 9:42 PM PDT

both are good devices and you will not be disappointed with their performance


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But which one :/
by shonboy / April 15, 2013 10:09 PM PDT

Yeah i'm planning to take one of them but idk is iPad 4 worth the 100-120$ extra that it costs here seeing that i can't get 4g lte anyway :/

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Go with the iPad 3
by birdmantd Forum moderator / April 15, 2013 10:13 PM PDT
In reply to: But which one :/

Save the extra $$ since the differences between the 3 an 4 are minimal.

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Thought so...
by shonboy / April 15, 2013 11:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Go with the iPad 3

Yeah i was thinking the same. I've never used any iPad and i know the newer one is faster but if the 3rd gen is fast as the 4s or even little faster than it's enough for me. If someone upgraded from 3 to 4 recently i'd love his opinion..

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Go to the Apple site and loook at refurbs
by Pepe7 / April 23, 2013 12:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Thought so...

They have a great price on the 3rd generation iPad (also w/ Retina display) w/LTE. One year warranty on this vs the typical 90 days for other manufacturers refurbished stock.

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Good suggestion...
by birdmantd Forum moderator / April 23, 2013 4:25 AM PDT

.....and I agree with the idea of a refurbished device directly from Apple to save $$. Refurbished has a warranty and you can buy the Apple Care options.

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just my opinion
by richroberts972 / April 16, 2013 5:26 PM PDT

I like android better, so for me one vote for n7, but both are god, really

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