Google Nexus 7 vs Hisense Sero 7 Pro Comparison Review (Video)

Google Nexus 7 vs Hisense Sero 7 Pro

A few days ago I posted a review of a new 7 inch tablet called the Hisense Sero 7 Pro. I couldn’t help but keep comparing it to the Nexus 7 in much of the review because the two tablets are so much alike, so I thought I’d go ahead and put together this comparison review to list all the similarities and differences in one place.

First and foremost, the Nexus 7 is at the end of its shelf life as Google is expected to release an updated model at any time. But I decided to go ahead with this comparison anyway because I wouldn’t be surprised if Google keeps the original Nexus 7 around for awhile at a lower price (maybe $150) after they release the new model.

This comparison is more of a general summary rather than review. Check out the full reviews of the Hisense Sero 7 Pro and Google Nexus 7 for more in-depth details about each.

Nexus 7 vs Sero 7 Pro: Similarities

  • Both tablets have 7-inch 1280×800 ISP screens.
  • Operating systems are both Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with full Google Play support.
  • Both have 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processors.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • Bluetooth 3.0.
  • NFC chips for transferring content by tapping device backs together.
  • GPS.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack, built in speakers, microphone.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Similar 7-10 hour battery life.
  • Micro USB port supports connecting peripherals such as keyboards.
  • Similar AnTuTu benchmark rating of about 11850.
  • Generally speaking the speed and overall operation of the two devices is about the same.
  • Exact same selection of apps and content.

Nexus 7 Advantages

  • Option for 4G mobile wireless through AT&T or T-Mobile.
  • Much more accessible and easier to buy; the Sero 7 Pro only sells from Walmart stores and not anywhere online (at least not yet).
  • More internal storage space: 16GB/32GB vs 8GB for the Sero.
  • More up-to-date software (Android 4.2.2 instead of Android 4.2.1 on the Sero).
  • The touchscreen supports 10 points of contact at once; the Hisense Sero 7 Pro supports 5.
  • Slightly smaller and more compact design.
  • Build quality feels a little more solid and the stippled textured on the back is nicer.
  • Slightly lighter at 340 grams to the Sero’s 360 grams.
  • Much more recognizable brand name.

Sero 7 Pro Advantages

  • MicroSD card slot.
  • Mini HDMI port for streaming content to a monitor or TV.
  • Rear-facing 5MP camera with Flash.
  • Sells for $149 from Walmart, that $50 less than the 16GB Nexus 7 and $100 less than the 32GB Nexus 7.
  • Front camera is slightly improved with 2MP versus the Nexus’s 1.2MP camera.
  • Screen colors and viewing angles appear slightly better (maybe it’s partially because my Nexus 7 is 1 year old and a lot more used).
  • A couple of software tweaks include an on-screen button for screenshots and a power saving mode.
  • Higher Quadrant benchmark score: 4086 vs 3542 for the Nexus 7.

Video Review: Nexus 7 vs Sero 7 Pro

3 Responses to “Google Nexus 7 vs Hisense Sero 7 Pro Comparison Review (Video)”

  1. Very nice review. Thanks for your hard work.

  2. Great review saw it on youtue.

  3. should i get a hisense sero 7 pro?