Nexus 7 is setting record sales but some users are only slightly satisfied with the experience.
Several reports have conferred glitches related to the device’s display. If we consider the price range of the Google tablet models – an affordable $199 for the 8GB and $249 for the 16GB, these isolated cases are not grave enough to pose negative impressions. The Nexus 7 only cost Google $160 to develop.
Nevertheless, several Nexus 7 owners and tech writers sounded off their frustrations with the Android tablet.
According to Devindra Hardawar of Venture Beat, performing data-intensive tasks similar to updating some apps all at once or syncing apps from a phone to the tablet sometimes make the handset’s touchscreen susceptible to failure in processing inputs.
Another user, Ryan Whitwam at Geek.com, comments that when playing graphics-intensive games on the tablet, the touch response on some areas of the screen does not constantly work and that the user will have to restart the handset to resolve the problem.
The above-mentioned concerns dwell on the device’s software deficiencies, which can be fixed through updates. However, other than the custom apps for the tablet, some concerns related to hardware, mostly associated with the display, have also been observed.
PocketNow uploaded images in its website containing a Nexus 7 stricken by a backlight issue.
Android Authority posted that the company has seemingly failed to implement its proper product quality standards on some of the units, whose loosely placed display screens come out of the its plastic cover and squeak when touched.
As part of service warranty, the company guarantees a replacement whenever a user experiences problems in the use of their Nexus 7. However, with the current issues involving shortages in the shipment of products, complaints related to the product’s poor standards proves an additional burden to the grouching users.
Majority of consumers still adore the first Google-branded tablet regardless of the remarks given on its discrepancies. Most of them just got their orders this week and are posting optimistic feedbacks regarding their units.
According to Melissa Perenson of PCWorld who has studied the Nexus 7, the handset has exceeded the expectations of a cheaper 7-inch tablet, making it a tough competitor to other same-sized Android tablets.
“The front face is composed of smooth, scratch-resistant Corning glass (but not Corning’s Gorilla Glass). The glass is optically bonded to the 7-inch, 1280-by-800-pixel display, which makes a tremendous difference in the device’s image quality. With no air gap in play, text looks crisper, contrast is better, and glare is mitigated (although not liminated). At 216 pixels per inch, the Nexus 7 is clearly far ahead of other 7-inch tablets’ pixel density of 170 ppi, and the difference is palpable,” commented Perenson on the Nexus 7 display.
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