What is the Nexus 7?
A 7-inch tablet costing just £200, the Nexus 7 features the latest version of the Android operating system – Jelly Bean – and some hardware features normally found on more expensive tablets such as a quad-core processor.
You can read how the tablet performed in our labs in our full Nexus 7 review, but what is it like to use day in and day out?
The customer views page in each review lets Which? members share their thoughts and experiences – the things they love, hate and wish they’d known before they’d parted with their cash. To let other people know how you feel about your Nexus 7 or any other tablet, find your model in the tablet reviews and add your own comments and rating under the ‘customer views’ tab.
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One user has been commuting with the Nexus 7 and finds it better than the iPad
I commute for over 2 hours every day in public transport and have used an iPad and Kindle in the past. I soon gave up on the iPad, mainly because it is significantly heavier and almost impossible to hold in one hand over long periods. I travel in very busy trains and unfortunately getting a seat isn’t always possible, which is the main reason I bought the Nexus 7. However, now that I own it, I would say my lucky chance has proven to be absolutely brilliant. I find myself using it all the time, whether outside or at home, while my iPad is no longer used.
The Nexus 7 does have some drawbacks such as a fairly small internal memory storage and lack of microSD slot. It also doesn’t support Flash by default and is missing a rear facing camera – but this doesn’t seem to bother most people.
TerFar found a way to get Flash working on the Nexus 7
Download the free Firefox beta mobile browser and install it. Then download the Flash .apk and install it. Switch off and restart your Nexus: and use Firefox as your browser with full Flash support.
They were also impressed with the tablet itself
The Nexus is a delight to hold one-handed, you don’t look silly using a 10″ tablet on the train or tube and it has a good battery life. If email, web browsing, tweeting, FBing, navigating is insufficient for you, there are many thousands of apps to do virtually everything.If you’ve never had a tablet, get this one and you’ll see that the Tablet is the future (for now).
Lots of members were also keen to point out what great value the Nexus 7 is, offering top features in a tablet costing just £200.
Johnny5 thinks it will be the best £200 you’ll ever spend
The price of the Nexus 7 was the deciding factor in my purchase as you get a lot for the asking price. The play store is not as bad as many have made out and when you purchase the tablet Google give you £15 of credit to use. The build quality is surprisingly good for a device of this nature and its actually only bettered by the iPad in my opinion. I think if you want to risk getting a tablet then I’d recommend this over the iPad because the usage would be the same only this represents greater value for money.