As dlamblin pointed out, your inventory is insufficient to do the job. Ignoring inventory issues, factors that come into play when attacking much higher level resonators as a low level player:
XM storage: Since your storage is less, the retaliation hits from high level enemy portals will quickly drain all your energy. Once its all gone, scanner gets disabled and you have to run around till it is recharged.
Cellphone battery: Yes, this is an important factor - because it can take forever to use small nukes & repeatedly collect XM.
Time: Similar to battery issues, don't play hitman when you need to leave soon. I've attacked an L6 portal (with some L7 resonators) as an L3, it took 30mins+ and ~ 60-70% of the battery.
XMP levels: Obviously, if you have a mass stock of L1 but are out of L2s, it takes far more effort.
I am assuming here that you are attacking fully charged resonators - of course, if you wait for decay and hit them right before expiring, then even L8 res could be destroyed easily.