Google Nexus 10 specs review: $400 to push 4 million pixels
0. phoneArena 30 Oct 2012, 08:30 posted on
Apparently a direct reply to what Apple and Microsoft came up with in the tablet space going into the new holiday shopping season, Google saved its best for last - a 10" tablet built by Samsung with class-beating resolution and processor at a 25% discount to the competitors. Let's take a tour of the specs to gauge what can we expect from this tiger...
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4. wendygarett (unregistered)
9. MeoCao (unregistered)
iPad 4 is heavier and more expensive and more eye strain obviously LOL.
37. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
it means you LOL at the iPad more than the Nexus 10..
15. Nimpuz (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
As much as I prefer any android phones over iphone or WPs, Android ecosystem for tablet is still not as neat as the iPad.
And IMO costumization is a lot more fun on smaller screens!
18. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
What if I told you , the RGB matrix in the Nexus 10 kills your iPad 3.5
19. SleepingOz (unregistered)
You mean Nexus 10 > iPad 4, right?
20. leftheodo (Posts: 98; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
ahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! I own an iPad 3 (or the old new iPad) and your comment is still hilarious.
25. thunder18 (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)
"These design decisions made the Nexus 10 thinner and lighter than the aluminum 4th generation iPad, despite the slightly larger display."
"The Nexus 10 is the first tablet to appear with a Cortex-A15 processor, which is the next generation of the ARM-based architecture that we have in current phones and tablets. Apple's A6 and Snapdragon's Krait cores might use some instruction sets from Cortex-A15, but the Samsung Exynos 5250 is the real deal, and its leaked benchmarks come to prove it."
"...10" screen Samsung had that can surpass the new iPad's "Resolutionary" screen in terms of pixel density..."
The only way the iPad4 wins is in terms of ecosystem, I will give it that.
28. RushFan2112 (Posts: 26; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)
Who really cares about "ecosystem"? All of the apps I use on my Nexus 7 work very well.
And I would, ANY DAY, rather turn on my Android tablet and see a bunch of widgets giving me the information that I want rather than a bunch of do-nothing icons that I need to click on to get any info at all.
32. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
the only thing iPad have over Nexus 10 is apps for iPad and the battery, Screen is for nexus 10, speed and processor for nexus 10, OS of course android Nexus 10, EVERY THING NEXUS 10 !
2. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
They delivered more than a compelling arguement, they delivered a punchline...with a lot of PUNCH!
And be it pentile or not, at 300 ppi its not goona even matter what sub pixel arrangement it uses as the screen is gonna be awesome...period!
13. MeoCao (unregistered)
You took the words from my mouth dude
The more I look at Nexus 10 the more I like it, stunning design. This this is for comfortable holding and warm and not cold aluminum as some other tablets.
29. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
9,000 mAH battery and no claims of battery life. Something fishy is going on here.
Rumor has it that Cortex A15s were built for servers and they are power-inefficient. That's why ARM pushed for big.LITTLE configurations. So, I suspect them. This would also explain why they are only clocked at 1.7 GHz as Cortex A15s are supposed to reach upto 2.5 GHz.
Another power-inefficient component could be the Super AMOLED screen. But considering the Tab 7.7's battery life, I assume the screen is not an issue.
35. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
"Another power-inefficient component could be the Super AMOLED screen."
Well, I'd say that depends on how you use it. As I understand, AMOLED is as efficient as you could ask for when it's displaying lots of colors or blacks. However, turn on white and it becomes a power hog, right? I guess that people who browse a lot will notice a hit to the battery life, considering most websites have white backgrounds, but those who use this tablet for media consumption (movies, games, etc) will not see such drains because those tend towards darker and more colorful displays.
39. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Another reason they are probably clocking it at 1.7Ghz when it's capable of 2.5Ghz(from what you said) is so they can use the same cpu for the next 3-5 releases and slowly turn it up and maybe add some RAM in the future. None of these companies will spill out 100% of what they are capable with right out of the gate. Then if a competitor happens to release something better they will be rushing in R&D and pushing a early release with a host of issues. They always have to keep s**t on the back burner that is tried true and tested. So at any moment they can drop a bomb on the competition. Not to mention the whole other reason for money, they can slowly upgrade it over time and make 10x the cash on the same cpu + gpu combo slowly bumping it up rather then jump dumping it on full bore.
31. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1217; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I don't believe PA is right on the Pentile screen. Both Engadget and TheVerge reported it having the PLS-LCD display.
3. Fayeznoor (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
Google in video for theverge.com said it is True RGB Real Stripe PLS Display. Not sure what it is :p
5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
the 4.2 really looks like the mobile version of android or webOS in behind! which is good!!!
finally google make something to make it very unified!!
but this just remind me of iOS on iPad and iPhone with same UI on both of them!!!
anyways looking good... but wish nexus 10 isnt plastic!!! i dont care about being lighter but as longas i cold get a premium looking device, i'll go for it!
6. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Every body will kneel in front of the Microsoft Surface with windows 8 Pro.....
27. medicci37 (Posts: 1282; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
@ noim1 & you will kneel in front of Tim cook. But lets get back to talking about the Nexus 10.
8. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Lol there goes your ultra hi res display, pentile lol and we have superior RGB display which have better detail. What else can you expect from a Samsun display?
22. leftheodo (Posts: 98; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Samsung? You mean the best display manufacturer in the world?
24. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Kronic you do realise that the new ipad display is also made by Samsung,right?
36. Obie-Wan (Posts: 88; Member since: 24 May 2012)
If i'm not mistaken, The New iPad indeed use PLS display which made by Samsung.
The iPad Mini, use Sharp's IGZO display.
Correct me if i'm wrong.