Comparing the new and original Nexus 7 tablets

Now that Google finally has taken the wraps off its new Nexus 7 tablet, CNET takes a look at how it compares with last year's original model.


It's finally here. The new Nexus 7, Google's update to its flagship tablet, was officially revealed today during a San Francisco press conference.

While the name remains unchanged, the new Nexus 7 does have a few differences from its predecessor.

Namely, Google emphasizes its ultracrisp 1080p HD display, which boasts an impressive 323 pixels per inch. It's also equipped with a rear-facing camera, a slimmer profile, and 4G LTE capabilities.

Read on to see what other new features the Nexus 7 sports, and be sure to check out our hands-on of both the tablet and its updated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.

Nexus 7 (2013)Nexus 7 (2012)
Screen size7 inches7 inches
Screen resolution1,920x1,200 pixels with 323 ppi1,280x800 pixels with 216 ppi
Thickness0.34 inch0.41 inch
Weight0.64 pound0.76 pound
Processor1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU; 400MHz Adreno 320 GPU1.3GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU; 416MHz Nvidia GeForce ULP GPU
Battery3,950mAh with a reported 9 hours of active use4,325mAh with a reported 8 hours of active use
Android OS version       Android 4.3 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean*
ConnectivityWi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and optional 4G LTEWi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and optional HSPA+
Wireless chargingYesn/a
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 3.0
Storage16GB and 32GB16GB and 32GB
Rear camera5-megapixeln/a
Front camera1.2-megapixel1.2-megapixel
*Originally launched with Android 4.2
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