Resilience of Nexus 7 vs. iPad 3

By Daniel Chubb - Jul 21, 2012

The resilience of both Google’s Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad are being put to the test with a new video, which you can see below this article, and it shows how both tablets handle being knocked, dropped, and put in water. The video runs for almost 3-minutes and gives the potential buyer some insight into how tough these new tablets are, so you can make sure they handle minor accidents without much damage.

When it comes to the price of a Nexus 7 vs. the iPad it is not a fair fight, which is due to the iPad costing around double and including some better specs, so we wouldn’t normally see these two devices compared. The Nexus 7 is also 3 inches smaller with a 7-inch size, not sure if this affects the test results, but the interesting point is that the cheaper Nexus 7 seems to be the clear winner in the video.

Google’s Nexus 7 handled the drop test better, and when both tablets were dropped into water the iPad lost sound while the Nexus 7 could still play sound and video. It’s unlikely either the Nexus 7 or iPad could see drops on concrete like in the video, although it can happen, and even harder to imagine is a tablet being dropped into a bath of water.

Do you have a story to tell about a phone or tablet being damaged by water or from a big drop? Were you surprised how bad/well your gadget handled a drop in the past? Hit the comments if you have a story to tell, and also let us know what you think of this video putting the Nexus 7 and iPad through extreme pain. You can also see a recent review of the Nexus 7 in our earlier article.

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