The Apple event is now far behind us, but we are still getting over some of the great announcements made, with the new iPad Air being one of them. We would have to say this is the biggest change made to the iPad since the 1st generation to the second-generation.
Not only has there been a performance increase, but also a reduction in size and weight, which is always hard to balance. The current iPad 4 will soon be gone, and so we have already given you a specs comparison to see how the two compare. However, there are some of you who would like to know how it compares to the 2013 Nexus 7, even if they are not in direct competition with each other.
iPad Air vs. 2013 Nexus 7 2 — First up we thought we would look at processors. The iPad Air comes with the A7 chip with its 64-bit architecture compared to the new Nexus 7 with its Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz. We would go out on a limb to say Apple’s newest full-size tablet will outperform in terms of performance.
We cannot offer you details in regard to the iPad Air RAM because Apple is so secretive, but the Nexus 7 has 2GB of RAM. Having said that, the way iOS devices manages its software it does not need a huge amount of memory.
As for the iPad Air camera, you get a 5-megapixel iSight Camera to the rear and 1.2-megapixel at the front. While the camera technology is not the same for the Nexus 7, the megapixels are.
The iPad Air battery life is said to be around 10 hours, compared to 9 hours for the Nexus 7. There is a pattern showing that the iPad Air is a much better device to go for, but then again they cater for different markets, and their prices show this.