Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet Review | #WeHaveItAll4Christmas

We’re always on the look out for the next best gadget. Whether it’s the latest android, iPod, newest iPhone or tablet… we feel like we need it. In fact, in the last year or so, we’ve had three netbooks, two tablets and a few androids too. Unfortunately, we ended up not liking them so we sold them within a few months. We’re crazy, I know this.

Well, now we can add the Google Nexus 7 Tablet to our list. Staples sent me this tablet to review. The Google Nexus 7 Tablet is a really great tablet because it’s really durable, has 16 GB (or 32 GB available) and has an awesome new processor called the Qualcomm Snapdragon. It’s loaded with a bunch of Google apps, has a great front & rear facing camera to take pictures and videos and also has a 10 hour battery too.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Let me give you a run down of the features…

Google Nexus 7 – 16 GB Tablet Features:

  • Durable scratch-resistant glass
  • Front Facing 1.2MP camera and 5MP rear camera
  • 7" display w/LCD high resolution display w/10-finger capacitive touch screen w/anti-fingerprint technology.
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life with the Li-Pllyner battery
  • 16 GB
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 1.5 Hz Processor
  • Android™ 4.3, Jelly Bean Operating System
  • Pre-loaded with Google Search by Voice 2.1, Gmail, Contact Sync, Calendar Sync, Talk, Maps, Street View, News & Weather, YouTube, Movie Studio, Android Market
  • Built-in microphone
  • Includes 1 Slimport and 1 headphone jack
  • Build-in stereo speakers

My Thoughts:

I set Mike up on the Nexus 7 Tablet, he’s pretty much taken it over. He’s been using a lot of social media apps and also his Dragon voice recognition app because he’s a writer.

The display is fantastic, so clear and bright! I also love the anti-fingerprint technology. With as much as we use the tablet, it’s awesome that the screen is so durable. Gracie uses it for Netflix before bed at night and I hop on it during the daytime, if Mike leaves it home. The 7” screen is perfect, not too small.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Mike has been playing with the camera a lot and he’s loving the great quality of the photos. He even joined Instagram haha. Show him some love and follow him at Redsoxfan_69… his page is looking a little sad haha. He’s happy to be following his teams and players though. I can only imagine what kind of pictures he’s going to end up posting though… he’s quite a jokester. Here’s a couple I took:

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

The built-in microphone and speakers is really coming in handy. Mike watches Netflix on his layovers (he’s a driver) and Gracie does too. He also uses the voice recognition app so in the middle of the day when he’s on the go, he can record his thoughts quickly.

The 16 GB is really proving to be a lot of space. We’ve downloaded a ton of apps, he’s taken lots of pictures and videos and he’s hardly even touched any of the available 16 GB yet. Although the Nexus 7 Tablet is available in a 32 GB, I really don’t see him needing that much space. If it was mine, maybe I would though… not sure.

We’re actually pretty impressed with how awesome the battery life is too. When fully charged it’s supposed to last about 10 hours. We haven’t kept track, but when it’s fully charged, we don’t have to charge it again for quite a few days. Love that!

For a guy who is the least tech-savvy guy ever – he’s really enjoying his new tablet. He’s making his way through a lot of social media apps that he wasn’t involved with before and It’s working out really great for him. I’d love to get the 3 older kids this tablet for Christmas!

Head over to Staples and check out the Nexux 7 Tablet. It can be purchased currently for $229.00.

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  1. Looks like a great camera, and I love how long the battery lasts! I know tons of gadget lovers who would love to see this under the tree for the holidays!!

  2. It looks perfect for this family. I have been looking for a reasonably priced tablet that has a good camera.

  3. My husband keeps telling me that he hopes that Santa brings him one of these. We really like the combination of features, how sleek it is, and the price.

  4. guess what i’m going to buy with the next GC i win? 😀

  5. I would love to have one of these for myself. I am in need of a good tablet.

  6. I need a new camera for blogging. Maybe I will get this one!

  7. Michelle F. says:

    Love how sleek and little it is.

  8. I have this tablet in fact this is my second tablet within a week it stopped working and I exchanged it got a new one same brand, then I within 2 days the same thing started with this one so I sent it back they had it for 2 weeks got it back and the same day the exact same issue. I hope you have better luck then I do, mine is back on its way to the company. The customer service is awful you get someone in the Carribean. Check out other reviews and you can see I am not the only one that had this issue.

    • Oh Dena, I’m really sorry to hear that! We’ve had this for about a month now and we’re in love. We haven’t had a single problem. Maybe it was a bad batch you got a hold of. I got this from Staples and the customer service was amazing! I first had my eye on a Chromebook and then a Samsung tablet, but with their help, I decided to choose this. I had so many questions and they were so helpful. Good luck to you, I hope your issue gets resolved quick!

  9. My fiance LOVES Android so I know he’d definitely flip over this if he got it for Christmas! I’ve been thinking that I need a tablet myself, because it would be so handy for taking on business trips – you can get bluetooth keyboards and mice for tablets now, so they can pretty much be like a thin laptop. I think it’d be super handy to have.

  10. sounds great! my redsox fan hubby isn’t even on facebook so instagram is a big step ahead!!

    this looks like a great little tablet- i like the size!

  11. I tend to think of Staples for office supply items, it’s good to know they have much more to offer. The tablet does look like a good Christmas present.

  12. you got this from staples!?!

    i had no idea they had tablets at staples. they have great prices on other things

  13. I’ll have to check out this tablet! The size is very appealing to me. It looks like it is perfectly sized between a phone and large tablet!

  14. Awww! you have a beautiful family 🙂 It looks like a fun tablet to have, wish I have one 🙂

  15. This certainly does have a lot of features and looks like it would be easy to use.

  16. This is one I haven’t tried yet! Looks like a great one. I like that it’s smaller… Pretty sure every bloggers should have multiple tablets. 😉

  17. Ooh that looks like fun! I might need to add this to my holiday wish list!

  18. This looks like a great tablet. I will have to check this one out.

  19. That looks like an awesome tablet. And the picture quality looks great.

  20. This tablet is on my husband’s Christmas list! He really has been wanting an Android tablet and he says this is it. I love the camera quality, that is awesome!

  21. Only $229, what a great price! I know someone whom this would be perfect for!

  22. That sounds really nice! I didn’t even realize that Dragon would run on a tablet.

  23. I looks like it takes amazingly crisp photos! I will have to keep this in mind for my Christmas shopping! Tablets are just the best invention ever!!

  24. It certainly takes good clear photos and I do like that it gives a solid day’s use out of a battery charge. Sounds like a great option to have around!

  25. Just wondering how you activate the front facing camera as i cant seem to do it on mine?

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