The Nexus 7 FHD or Asus / Google Nexus 7 2013 as it’s also called was launched for $229 during the summer of 2013, but with the latest Nexus 7 sale, this Android 5.1 tablet can be bought for just $165 now, shipped from Amazon’s own stock of this tablet: http://www.amazon.com/Nexus-Google-7-Inch-Black-Tablet
This is a tablet that’s still going strong, as it maintains one of the top positions in the 7-inch Android tablet category. And there are a couple of good reasons for that.
#1. The Nexus 7 (2013 / Full HD) got pretty much everything right. This is the second Nexus 7 that Asus have manufactured for Google, and Asus both knows how to make a good tablet, and how to improve on a predecessor. Nexus 7 has dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, a good Qualcomm processor, 2GB of RAM, Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution display, dual cameras, a somewhat long battery life, and a low weight.
#2. Since this is one of Google’s own Nexus tablets it’s always first in line to get the latest Android updates, usually months ahead of its rivals. So this is another reasons why it’s still going strong.
#3. Not a whole lot has happened in the world of 7-inch Android tablets the last two years either. Amazon haven’t upgraded their very similar top-end Fire HDX 7 during the same time period either for the same reason. Asus launched the MeMO Pad 7 (ME572) last year with even higher specs, as did Huawei with their MediaPad X1 7.0, but neither of them have a higher resolution display, and they are both significantly more expensive than the $165 Nexus 7.
So for most people the choice is still either between the Nexus 7 2013 or the Fire HDX 7.
– Jim Miller