iPad Mini vs Nexus 7: Battery
iPad Mini: The iPad Mini should make it through the day with Apple promising 10 hours of battery life before you have to hook that Lightning connector up again, which is good news considering the comprehensive tech that has been packed inside.
Nexus 7: Google claims that the Nexus 7 will deliver a decent nine hours if you are consuming content like HD video, but if you are simply reading an e-book or browsing the web, expect around 10 hours of Nexus 7 playtime.
iPad Mini vs Nexus 7: Price
iPad Mini: Kicking off with the 16GB Wi-Fi only model, those looking to snap up the smaller iPad will need to part with £269 with those requiring 32GB or 64GB of internal storage having to splurge £349 and £429 respectively. On the Wi-Fi + 3G front, wannabe iPad Mini owners looking to access the web at will need to part with £369, £449 or £529 depending on their choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage options.
Nexus 7: One of the big selling points of the Nexus 7 was pricing with the 8GB version (which is currently out of stock) priced at £159 up to £199 for the 16GB model. Recent rumours suggest that Google could unveil a 32GB model before the end of the year.
iPad Mini vs Nexus 7: Verdict
Of course we’ve had considerably more play time with the Nexus 7 than the iPad Mini so it’s difficult to build a true comparison without truly putting both to the test. The Nexus 7 was T3's Tablet and Gadget of the Year having delivered a truly impressive tablet device that didn't costan arm and a leg to buy one. The iPad Mini looks set to build on the runaway success of the current iPad and if it performs as well as the current Apple tablets, the Cupertino company could be onto a winner. The difference in price could prove decisive, but we will wait to see what the iPad Mini is truly capable of before we can pass judgement.
iPad Mini or Nexus 7? Which one would you buy? Let us know in the comments section below.