iPad Mini vs Nexus 7: Camera
iPad Mini: Bringing it line with the iPhone 4S in the snapping department, the iPad Mini has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, with backside illumination for low lit photography. It also packs a front-facing FaceTime HD camera for high resolution video chats and can shoot also 1080p HD video with image stabilization to keep things steady.
Nexus 7: We have yet to be convinced by rear-facing cameras on tablets, and find it hard to accept that people would prefer to take a snap with one over a smartphone, and clearly Google think the same, opting only to include a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera which should suitably cover all your Skype and Google + chatting needs.
iPad Mini vs Nexus 7: Operating system
iPad Mini: Set to get the iOS 6 treatment, the latest Apple OS promises a slightly tweaked user interface with a new look App Store and iCloud support, a smarter Siri that will launch apps, FaceTime over 3G and TomTom-powered Apple Maps. It’s still one of the best mobile operating systems and we expect it be as slick on the smaller Apple tablet as it is on current iOS devices.
Nexus 7: Shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, the most notable features most notably brings a speedier performance thanks to Project Butter, a smarter keyboard, a more sophisticated voice search and the new Google Now service. Android 4.1.2 has also just been released which now enables users to view home screens in landscape, which some early Nexus 7 owners did have an issue with.