Nexus 7's Battery Performance Superior to Kindle Fire's
Looking to purchase the new Google Nexus 7 tablet? The folks at iFixit got their paws on one and managed to completely tear the tablet down, revealing the fact that the former is better than its Kindle Fire competitor in terms of battery performance. According to iFixit, the Nexus 7 has “a 4326 mAh, 16 Wh battery that can last 9:49 hours” or more than two hours longer than the Kindle Fire, which “has a 4400 mAh, 16.28 Wh battery ” that “only lasts 7:42 hours.”
BGR - "The results for the Nexus 7′s battery performance were more mixed when pitted against Apple’s newest iPad models as iFixit says that the new iPad batteries last “9:52 hours for HSPA and 9:37 hours for LTE.” However, iFixit also notes that the new iPad’s battery is “significantly larger at 11500 mAh, 42.5 Wh” compared to the Nexus 7, meaning that Google’s flagship tablet seems to be a wonder of power efficiency. Of course, it also doesn’t have a Retina display or cellular radios to power."
At the end of iFixit's teardown review, the Nexus 7 was given a “Repairability Score” of 7 out of 10, which is far better than the new iPad's score of 2, making the former much easier to repair. On a side note, users looking to get a tablet with a 7-inch form factor need not hurry though; with allegations of a 7.1- to 7.85-inch iPad Mini is said to make its US$200 to US$250 appearance sometime in the September to October time frame and possibly a 4G 7-inch BlackBerry 10 Playbook arriving in Q4 2012, consumers are spoiled for choice. That's not to discount Amazon's efforts: the online shopping giant is said to be readying two new Kindle Fire tablets, the 7-inch Coyote and 10-inch Hollywood devices, due to be launched in July. Well, unless you are dying for a piece of Google's latest OS update, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, waiting for awhile longer before doling out your cash would be a practical option to exercise.
In the meantime, check out the iFixit's video below: