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What Does Nexus 7 Have That Kindle Fire Doesn’t – A Comparison

Google has really taken the tablet market by a storm by launching its newly made Nexus 7 with some enthralling features and taking the attack to the other tablet manufacturers, but especially to overcome its own product. It is true that Google launched its Nexus 7 to take over the market of [easyazon-link asin=”B0051VVOB2″ locale=”us”]Kindle Fire[/easyazon-link] and [easyazon-link asin=”1400501776″ locale=”us”]NOOK Tablet[/easyazon-link]. How well Google is going to do so in this regard depends entirely on what they are offering in the shape of Nexus 7. Here is a comparison of Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire features and we will let you be the judge of which one is the best.


Nexus 7

Display and Resolution

Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire both have a 7 inch display. However, the resolution of Nexus 7 is 1280 x 800 pixels display whereas the Kindle Fire has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.


Nexus 7 weighs just 12 ounces. Kindle Fire on the other hand weighs 14.6 oz. Nexus 7 when compared with iPad for this matter, would weigh almost half the weight of an iPad. Nexus 7 has a significant weight advantage over other 7 inch tablets available in the markets these days.

Front-Facing Camera

Nexus 7 comes with a 1.2 MP front facing camera. Kindle Fire does not have a front facing camera. However, that is not a surprise because other 7 inch tablets also do not have a front facing camera. Nexus 7 is the only 7 inch tablet that wins this category with flying colours, even if the colours are just 1.2 Megapixels.


By now, we should not be surprised if Google has packed Nexus 7 with a massive Quad Core. Just so you know, other 7-inch tablets like Kindle Fire have a dual core CPU. The Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU in Nexus 7 promises its users better multitasking, better browsing experience, and better video streaming as compared to its competitors. However, the fun does not end here because the Nvidia Tegra 3 also features a ‘fifth core’ that takes care of low power activities such as active standby in order to save battery.



Nexus 7 has made a very clear statement that gaming on the go is the new thing on tablets. Nexus 7 features a 12-core GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) that not only ensures richly detailed graphics, but it also ensures immersive       gaming experience for its users as well. As compared to Nexus 7, Kindle Fire does not have a GPU.

Operating System

Nexus 7 runs on the latest version of Android, which is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Although, Kindle Fire also runs on Android, but Amazon had it customized.

Web Browser

Google Chrome is the standard web browser for the Nexus 7 tablet whereas the Kindle Fire features Amazon Silk as its standard web browser. Both of them have their advantages, but Chrome is better because you can easily synchronize your opened tabs on your tablet or your PC.


Nexus 7 has a 16Wh Li-polymer battery that gives 9.5 hours of backup, whereas the Kindle Fire battery only gives 7.5 hours of video playback and that too with the wireless off.


Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 both cost $199 and it is not a coincidence, just so you know.

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