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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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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:37 3

1. paulyyd (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Lol iPad 4 > nexus 10

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:43 23

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


Reason? ?????????

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:51 48

9. MeoCao (unregistered)


iPad 4 is heavier and more expensive and more eye strain obviously LOL.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:18 4

37. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


it means you LOL at the iPad more than the Nexus 10..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:49 6

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Why is that?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:54 6

12. Ohrules (Posts: 299; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


"lol iPad 4"
just sayin'

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:57 4

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!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:06 13

18. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1225; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


What if I told you , the RGB matrix in the Nexus 10 kills your iPad 3.5

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:07 17

19. SleepingOz (Posts: 2483; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


You mean Nexus 10 > iPad 4, right?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:11 11

20. leftheodo (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


ahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! I own an iPad 3 (or the old new iPad) and your comment is still hilarious.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:34 6

25. thunder18 (Posts: 81; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)


Trolling much?
"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.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:44 7

28. RushFan2112 (Posts: 12; 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.

Widgets FTW!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:08 2

32. abdane (Posts: 471; 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 !

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 22:49

46. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Go f**k a brick, paulyyd!!!!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:42 18

2. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; 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!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:54 13

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.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 12:37

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.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:56 4

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.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:31 1

39. Twisted247 (Posts: 193; 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.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 12:52 1

31. Dr.Phil (Posts: 820; 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.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:43 8

3. Fayeznoor (Posts: 65; 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

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:45 1

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!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:46

6. noim1 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Every body will kneel in front of the Microsoft Surface with windows 8 Pro.....

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:53 1

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


...Why?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:04 2

27. medicci37 (Posts: 554; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


@ noim1 & you will kneel in front of Tim cook. But lets get back to talking about the Nexus 10.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:49 1

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?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:14 7

22. leftheodo (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Samsung? You mean the best display manufacturer in the world?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:33 6

24. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Kronic you do realise that the new ipad display is also made by Samsung,right?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:38

34. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


No sharp made it, idiotandro

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:08

36. Obie-Wan (Posts: 25; 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.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:47 2

40. PequeñoConfucio (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Wrong!
Nexus 10 has a PLS screen, or how Google likes to call it "True RGB Real Stripe PLS"!
It is RGB!

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3568784/nexus-10-preview-price-release-date

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:34

44. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3660; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The article said it *MIGHT* be Pentile. Plus, it's already been confirmed to have a PLS display which uses RGB.

And even if it was Pentile, it still has 36 more ppi than the iPad. Pentile doesn't really matter when it's at a much higher resolution than the competition's RGB display. Nobody would've complained about Pentile on the Galaxy S3 if it was at 348 ppi because it wouldn't have been noticeable from the One X's 312 ppi, it would've actually been better.

Nice try to bash Samsung/Google, but you weren't even close to succeeding.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:52 4

10. ddeath (Posts: 152; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


The Nexus 10 looks very nice physically in the youtube video. The pictures definitely did not do it justice.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:55 2

14. iicpaii (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


Well I know what Santa is bringing for me this year

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:02 1

16. thunder18 (Posts: 81; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)


Trolling much?
"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.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:05 3

17. bloodline (Posts: 686; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I will be purchasing the 10 and 4. Love google, love the nexus range and love not being mugged off

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:12

21. josephnero (Posts: 205; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Phone arena:so we'd assume that's what we have in the Nexus 10
they arent sure its pentile.they are just guessing for now.
PS:i have no information its pentile or not.just pointing it out

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:28

23. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Hello?!?
So freaking what If this "enters" the lower end of iPad 4 price!!
It is overwhelmingly superior in every single thing aside for the number of tablet optimized apps.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:44

26. xVk900 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


I apologize on behalf of paulyyd
Actually , it was typo
He meant Nexus 10>Ipad4
:P :P
No need for thanks paulyyd

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 12:41

30. takay0 (Posts: 142; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


Tavor weapon - better than all that jadgets! ;)

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:30 1

38. smartphonelover (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


I think the screen type is "True RGB Real Stripe PLS." Engadget in a hands on article about the Nexus 10 quoted the screen type.http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/29/nexus-10-hands-on-video/

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 15:37 2

41. The_Innovation (Posts: 531; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


So I'm just going to sell my iPad 3 and buy this bad boy.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 16:13

42. deuel_18 (Posts: 54; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Nexus 7 or 10 is better than any other tablets don't get me wrong
BUT Nexus 7/10 + microSD will be the best and the beast tablet..
i guess google is just giving some space for other tablets thats why the microSd slot is not in their devices or else - end of the world for other tablets

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 17:44

43. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


phone arena sux. always pro apple even if the facts clearly show they are behind the 8 ball. oh well, we will see REAL facts in the sale data after this holiday season won't we! lol. i predict, increase in android market share, marginal growth in windows 8, and chrapple having a continued slow down in the tablet market. price dictates over everything else and chrapple needs to realize that.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:49

45. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


"...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."

Last I checked, $400 is a 20% discount from $500, not 25%.

100 / 500 = 1/5 = 0.20 = 20%

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