As luck would have it, a few weeks ago I fell into contact with a marketing rep from Staples who offered a Nexus 7 32GB Tablet from Google for my family to review. I don’t know who was more excited, me or the girls!
Our Nexus 7 Tablet arrived from Staples at the perfect time. The girls were heading to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for the long weekend which meant that I had time to play with it and set it up before the girls stole it got their hands on it.
Just so I don’t ramble on and on, I’m going to bullet point the rest of this post. It’s only fair so you can easily see the highlights of my review:
Pros of the Nexus 7 Tablet by Google:
• Super easy to set up and if you already have an Android phone and a Google account
• Light and portable!
• Decent battery life
• High resolution screen
• Fast response
Cons of the Nexus 7 Tablet by Google:
• Finger prints, finger prints, finger prints!
The glossy face of the tablet easily attracts and keeps finger prints (especially when the kids are using it). I would suggest you get a screen protector that helps to cut down on them if you are going to let your kids play with your tablet. (Off to Staples I go!)
• No 3G/4G only WiFi
Though not having 3G/4G isn’t a deal breaker since most places we go have WiFi, it would be nice to be able to connect to the internet while we are in the car or in places where the WiFi isn’t very good.
• No rear camera, poor front camera
Again, the cameras are not a deal breaker. I have my phone and my real camera to take photos with. After all, who wants to hold up a 7 inch tablet to take a picture. The girls, however, wanted to take photos with the tablet since they can take them on my phone.
• Location of the power and volume buttons
The power and volume buttons are located on the side of the tablet but more toward the back. It takes a bit of getting used to to locate them.