Looking for good quality 7" Adrdoid 4.X tablet recommendations

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  1. baldzach

    baldzach Member

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    I have about $200 I can spend on a new tablet. I was all set to go with the Kindle Fire, but then I found out it doesn't have a camera, and at the least I'd like to be able to skype with the family when I'm away on business. So I started looking into these off-brand tablets and I've discovered there are a whole host of options out there I didn't know were possible to get.

    My must haves are:

    Android 4.X (ice cream sandwich, jellybean if available?)
    Access to full android marketplace
    Front facing camera for Skype
    Wall charger or USB charger (would prefer both)
    Ability to play all the standard games (Angry Birds, Words With Friends, Draw Something, etc.)


    My wish list includes:

    rear facing camera for video/still pictures (for facebook, etc., not for professional photography)
    GPS
    1024 x 600 resolution
    ability to get a case/skin for it
    warranty / durability

    I know I'm not going to get an iPad or its equivalent for this price, but I want something that's going to be good and reliable and able to do more than I'll probably ever figure out how to do. I'm looking at the Elf II or Aurora II from Ainol at the moment, but niether have GPS or a rear-facing camera. Obviously, the less I'd have to spend to get what I want the better. So, experienced Android peeps, lay it on me. Recommendations?
     
  2. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. This is an easy question the best 7" out right now is the Google Nexus 7. I would have a hard time recommending other 7" over that at the moment.
     
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    +1 for the Nexus7. The only other one would be the Acer A110, but that has not been officially released yet.

    The Nexus7 does not have rear facing camera or a microSD/USB port so I would definitely get the 16 GB version if I were purchasing it.
     
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    Maybe I'm confused.... can you get the Nexus7 for under $200?
     
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    $199 for 8GB and $249 for 16 GB https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_7_8gb.

    Of course you can try CraigsList, ebay, look for sales and discount websites. At the moment the tablet is hard to get so finding discounts may be particularly difficult but eventually the secondary market should become available including refurbs at a discount.
     
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    Another solid 7" tablet is the Acer A100, it is only dual core vs the quad core Nexus7, but it has a microSD slot and it has front and rear cameras.

    It may come with Android 3.X, but it can be upgraded to 4.0 via stock updates.

    Here is a re-certified one for 189.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215368
     
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    Hi baldzach,
    Based on your requirements, i think the Cube Mini U30GT 7 inch Dual-core Tablet will be a better choice!
    It comes with android 4.0.4, RK3066 Dual-core processor, High resolution(1024 x 600px)IPS screen, Dual camera, front and back are both 2.0 Megapixel; Back camera with flashlight, Wall charger or USB charger...for ONLY $148.99 in our site, can meet all your demands. welcome to order! :)
     
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    hello, here's alink to the best 7" tab from the best supporting vendor i have found, very reliable & trustworthy. well worth a look

    Android 4.0 Tablet PC Ainol Novo7 Aurora with 7inch IPS Screen 8GB Android 4.0 Tablet PC Ainol Novo7 Aurora with 7inch IPS Screen 8GB [70407] - $173.99 : China Tablet PC - Android Tablet PC - Consumer Electronics Goods
     
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    Nexus7 is a good 7'' tablet.
     
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    The Samsung Tab 2 meets all your requirements too.
     
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    Nexus 7 is great, but no rear camera, but it is ok, you know, the price is available, if you need to take photoes , i think you can use smart phone.
     
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    +1

    The Tab 2 7.0 does have expandable memory as well. Just recently MicroCenter had the Tab 2 7.0 for $199.99 in store.

    The Nexus 7 is an overall better tablet though, even in light of the microsd slot.
     
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    Have to disagree people.

    The best for the money right now is Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora (US$92 - US$130). It will give you all you need except for the "rear" camera. Order a USB AC Charger for around US$5.00 or less.

    You still think you need the rear camera, check out the PiPo U1 at around US$160 (will be available around 8/15/2012) and, it is offered with Android Jelly Bean.
     

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