Wednesday, March 20



I have my Nexus 4 and 10 now, which gives me the full suite of current Nexi.

Quick impressions (and in the case of the Nexus 7, slow impressions):

Nexus 4: Fine size for a phone, but too small to do anything interesting with Android.  Good clear screen.  Haven't tried the camera yet.

Nexus 7: Possibly the perfect size for a tablet for reading, games, and many utilities, though too small for comics, text books, or comfortable web browsing.  Needs a faster CPU and a higher resolution screen, and a lot more storage.  I'd like to try an 8" tablet if one can be made with the extra size but no extra weight.

Nexus 10: Superb screen.  Just wonderful.  And the speed improvement over the Nexus 7 is very noticeable - everything is faster and more fluid.  Unfortunately, its size makes it heavy enough that it's annoying to hold one-handed for prolonged use.  You either need to use both hands (which makes it awkward to navigate the touch screen), or rest it on something.  Android's scaling works very well for the most part, though the vertical layout of the icon grid in the launcher is a bit off.

The Nexus 4 has a 4.7" screen; I think I want a 5.5"-6" device for my phone, and 8" for my main tablet; I'll know better after using these widgies for a few months, by which time the thing I want might actually exist.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 11:24 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Speaking of holding a tablet in one hand, you do not happen to know of a tablet that has a narrow bezel on 3 sides and a wide area on 1 side (on the "bottom") so that a person can hold it comfortably? I have a Kindle Fire HD in 7" format and its bezel is relatively wide all around. In the same time it's not wide enough and my thumb creates false touch on the front.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thursday, March 21 2013 08:54 AM (RqRa5)

2 Sorry, don't know of one like that.  Bezel placement is certainly something that needs improvement.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, March 21 2013 12:29 PM (PiXy!)

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