Google has launched their new Nexus tablet avatar Nexus 10. It’s a 10 inch Tablet with a lots of new features. First I would like to mark that this time Google has joined hands with their old equipment manufacturer Samsung to build up the Nexus 10 tablet. Samsung has created a new HD screen with high resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels and that too at 299 ppi density which is much higher than the new iPad‘s retina display. The new IPS display will provide better video viewing experience at all angles. Google has dropped the Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad core for Nexus 10 and selected the Dual Core Cortex A15 on Samsung chipset. There is a modified Mali-T604 graphics processor gives 5x performance improvement over previous Mali graphics processors and is scalable up to four cores.

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We have created a Google Nexus 7 VS Nexus 10 comparison table below. Although, Google has launched the GSM and 32GB version of Nexus 7, we have selected the Wi-Fi variant to feature on this article.

Google Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10 comparison

Google Nexus 7 VS Nexus 10 Comparison

Specs Google Nexus 10 Google Nexus 7
Processor + GPU Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 on Exynos 5250 with Mali-T604 graphics Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9 on Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset with ULP GeForce Graphics
Screen LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive Muti-touchjtouchscreen, 16M colors2560 x 1600 pixels, 10.1 inches (~299 ppi pixel density)With Corning Gorilla Glass LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive multitouch touchscreen, 16M colors800 x 1280 pixels, 7.0 inches (~216 ppi pixel density)
Memory RAM 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB Storage onboard 1GB RAM, 16/32 GB storage,
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Connectivity No Cellular connectivity, Wi-FI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi DirectBluetooth v4.0 with A2DPNFCMicroUSB v2.0 No Cellular connectivity, Wi-FI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi DirectBluetooth v4.0 with A2DPMicroUSB v2.0
Camera 5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, [email protected] with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, F ront Camera: 2MP 1.2 MP camera on front for video calling 720p video recording. No secondary Camera
Ergonomics 8.9mm thick, 603 grams 10.5mm thick, 340 g
Price 16GB for $399 (£319 )32GB for $499 (£389) $199 for 8GB, $249 for 16GB


Nexus 10 has taken the hardware to a level above the Nexus 7. Although, I was really disappointed to see the Dual Core processor instead of Quad Core. But it seems like this was a strategy to bring down the price and an attractive package over all that can take on iPad. Recently, Apple has launched iPad 4 and iPad Mini with latest iOS and A5 chipset [iPad Mini]. Google has broken the quality barriers of Apple’s Retina display and presented a high quality HD screen with good viewing angles and vibrant color. Beside that Google has also decided to add latest connectivity standards like NFC, Bluetooth v4 and Quad band Wi-Fi. I am very clear that Google has tried to cover other aspects of a good tablet rather than expending funds on a battery consuming Quad Core processor. Nexus 10 price starts almost double when compared to Nexus 7, you can get a 16 GB version for $399 [Nexus 7 can be purchased in Minimum $199 for 8GB version]. There is also a 32GB variant available for $499. The Price is very competitive to Apple and Windows Surface tablets. There are rumors that Google can introduce a 3G version of Nexus 10 Tablet by 2013 first quarter.


2 Responses to Google Nexus 7 VS Nexus 10 Comparison: Which is Best Android Tablet?

  1. Its look like Nexus 7 3G is a better option than other 2 Nexus Tablet variants.. People who are searching for a bigger screen can go for Nexus 10

  2. Nadir says:

    I think the dual core choice, was so Samsung’s own branded tablets can have an edge against the nexus (as they will make more money for Samsung), due to the likely slim profit margins on nexus devices.

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