The newer variant of Nexus 7 comes with much higher internal storage and 3G network support for either T-Mobile and AT&T. While users would appreciate the extra headroom, some of them may not be too enthusiastic with the lack of LTE capability. Another difference compared to the original model is a microSIM slot located at the left side. User can slip the SIM card in with their nail, but they will need a paperclip or something similar to pop it out.
Other features are similar such as the 7” 1280 x 800 display with Gorilla Glass. The stipple rubber back offers added grip, which makes the device easier to hold. The IPS LCD panel is generally decent, but at 215 ppi, the tablet still can’t match the Retina Display standard set by Apple iPad 4. Battery life is satisfactory, which provides nearly 11 hours of continuous video playback. This is much longer, compared to the iPad Mini and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.