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Re: Can't decide between the Nexus 7 2012 vs Galaxy Tab 7.0
IMO the Nexus is still the better device in just about every category except the SD card and the Galaxy is 20.8% more expensive.
The hardware is fairly comparable other than a much better screen (resolution and display type) on the Nexus, the SD card and a quad core processor on the N7 vs the dual-core S400 in the Tab 3. The battery is larger in the Nexus by less than 10% and you've already mentioned the rear camera, which if you use a tablet in any way like I do, it'll never be used.
The SD card doesn't work for storing most apps (something to consider with only 8GB - the part the OS takes up about 4GB on this version), and music stored on SD tends to not work well with accessory streaming devices, like Chromecast (though that has been fixed, it's apparently still murky). 28GB of storage versus 4 GB of storage + up to 64 that works for some stuff seems like it may be more of a moot point in a tablet, where most of the device interaction is content consumption, much of which is streaming/cloud based activity.
The Tab is on Jelly Bean, while the Nexus 7 is on Kit Kat. This may not mean a lot to you, but many users are interested in being on the latest and greatest software, as well as planned software obsolescence. Given the age of these two devices, it is entirely possible that they're both on the furthest API level they will achieve, so it may be a moot point.
I'm not sure what the return policy is like with the user you purchased from on E-Bay, but IMO it would be a grand mistake to return it and pay over 20% more for a newer, yet still inferior (in my opinion) device. For 7"-8" tablets, the Nexus devices, the iPad Mini Retina and the Galaxy Note 8.0 are probably the only devices worth considering for a quality vs price argument, and the latter two are priced way out of their market (despite being great devices themselves) given the superb quality of the Nexus line.