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#1 Asrokhel

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 16:05

The direct comparison shows -if you overlook the skill level of game play in each, how each tablet renders graphics and how the artwork looks on each. You also get to check out the formatting of each to see how the layout differs between platforms. If you’re looking to pick either the iPad mini or the Nexus 7 and are into gaming you’ll need to check out this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GVpmXxWonA














http://mobilegeeks.c...formance-video/


#2 SMELTN

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 20:45

very cool. Was just deciding between the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini for myself. Thanks for sharing

#3 vetsanctified

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:14

Dont have a lot of time for it, so, what tablet wins?

#4 CJ33

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:26

Dont have a lot of time for it, so, what tablet wins?


as an owner of a nexus 7 and apple hater, i would say the ipad mini won (unfortunately)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 17:25

as an owner of a nexus 7 and apple hater, i would say the ipad mini won (unfortunately)


Same, love my Nexus but the pad will have it, they always do. *sigh

#6 Shadrack

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 17:47

Gaming performance shmaming performance. Touchscreen controls suck and when it comes to the vast majority of cut-the-rope style games it really doesn't matter much IMHO.

/iPad 3rd gen owner.

#7 Colicab

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:28

I will say that at £169-199 for the Nexus, its deffo a little better for those on a budget.

#8 JaseChaos

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:14

Looks pretty dead even IMHO. I think it all comes down to a persons budget and personal preference (whether Android or iOS). I'll keep to my N7 though. :)

#9 SMELTN

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 16:39

I agree with Evo as far as it comes down to budget and both games "performance" looked the same. I seen NO lag or stutters with either tablet. The only noticeable difference was IMO the Mini did display better graphics, especially with lighting and shadows.

#10 JaseChaos

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:29

I agree with Evo as far as it comes down to budget and both games "performance" looked the same. I seen NO lag or stutters with either tablet. The only noticeable difference was IMO the Mini did display better graphics, especially with lighting and shadows.


Exactly! The Mini does have slight better graphics, but not anything to really outshine the Nexus at all. Both are good devices none the less.

#11 Mark

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:08

The iPad's cost doesn't warrent the slight performance increase over the much cheaper Nexus 7 imo.

#12 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:30

But the app ecosystem does. IOS gets the better premium games.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:51

To be honest i could barley tell the difference between the two, i think the sky had slightly more color in need for speed on the ipad mini and one of the 3d games looked to be slightly smoother. That be said i don't think that makes it worth the insane price difference.

At the end of the day i think both eco systems have quality games now, i know i personally have more games on my Android tablet than i've managed to finish.

For me personally i would go for the Android tablet as that's my personal preference, i like that i can tinker with it. IPads feel too "basic" to me, however at the end of the day either would be fine for gaming, both platforms have all the major mobile games out today, your just paying a lot more for one of them.