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Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Introduction:

Just in time for the holidays, two of the hottest tablets on the scene right now, the Google Nexus 10 and Apple iPad 4, are undoubtedly vying for supremacy in the highly competitive tablet market. Of course, as we all know too well, Apple’s game changing iPad has remained a relevant device in this space – even though this latest model is a hairline update over its predecessor. Still, considering it has the backing of a strong ecosystem combined with a premium design, the iPad 4 remains largely in a league of its own. However, Google’s Nexus 10 tablet is seemingly setting things ablaze with its hot-hot pricing. Not only is it a good $100 less than the iPad 4, but it’s also sporting the highest resolution display to grace a tablet ever! Surely, it’s going to be a battle for the ages with these two titans.


Design:

All things considered, there’s one valid reason why the iPad is continually a favored tablet amongst the heap – it’s because of its premium design! Between the two, there’s no arguing there’s a hint of premium love attached to the iPad 4 and its brushed aluminum casing, which at the same time, adds a wholesome level of sturdiness to its construction. On the flip side, there isn’t anything too profound with the appearance of the Google Nexus 10, but we have to say that its modest design is still appreciable for something priced so aggressively. In addition, its matte soft touch body does phenomenal job in maintaining a clean appearance – while still providing us such much needed grip.

Only broken up by the occasional glow of its pulsating notification LED light below its screen, the Nexus 10 sports a clean front surface since the typical set of Android buttons are incorporated into its interface. Meanwhile, the iPad 4 features a physical recessed home button, which has been a hallmark sighting with all of Apple’s touch devices.

The Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Front cameras - The Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
 

Front cameras

The Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right)


Feeling out the physical buttons around their trims, the iPad 4’s power button and volume control are jutting out more, which provide for a more distinctive feel. Thankfully though, the buttons of both tablets exhibit wonderful springy responses when pressed. As for some of the commonalties they share around their trims, they include the 3.5mm headset jack and microphones. In terms of power and data connectivity, the Nexus 10 employs a traditional microUSB port – whereas the iPad 4 favors Apple’s proprietary Lightning port. However, we do appreciate the dedicated microHDMI port on the Nexus 10 for quick and easy video-out functionality.

Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

Power keys - The Google Nexus 10 (bottom, left) and the Apple iPad 4 (top, right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Volume rockers - The Google Nexus 10 (bottom, left) and the Apple iPad 4 (top, right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Charging ports - The Google Nexus 10 (bottom, left) and the Apple iPad 4 (top, right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Speakers - The Google Nexus 10 (bottom, left) and the Apple iPad 4 (top, right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

Power keys

Volume rockers

Charging ports

Speakers

The Google Nexus 10 (bottom, left) and the Apple iPad 4 (top, right)


Тhese two titans feature 5-megapixel rear cameras – with both having the ability to shoot videos in 1080p. However, it’s the Nexus 10 that benefits in low lighting situations with its LED flash. When it comes to snapping self-portraits, the two offer front-facing 1.3-megapixel cameras for the occasion, plus the ability to record video in 720p.

Backs - The Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Rear cameras - The Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

Backs

Rear cameras

The Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right)



Display:

Since the introduction of the third-gen iPad, Apple had the notoriety of offering the highest resolution display on a tablet – dubbed as none other than the Retina Display. With its 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD Retina Display, it continues to deliver such stunning detail unmatched until, well, now. Enter the Nexus 10 and its even higher resolution 10.05-inch 2560 x 1600 True RGB Real Stripe PLS display, which so happens to feature a crunching pixel density of 300 ppi. And yes, it triumphs over the iPad 4’s 264 ppi tally. Certainly, it’s a clear win for Google when it comes to numerical figures, but when it comes to practical usage, we’re hard pressed to firmly say which is the more detailed, as our eyes take notice of their extreme level of sharpness and clarity from a normal viewing distance. Continuing to show their allure, both displays exhibit the same lovable qualities that make them visible in all conditions – such as their wide viewing angles and luminescent brightness output.

Viewing angles - Color productionThe Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Viewing angles - Color productionThe Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Viewing angles - Color productionThe Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

Viewing angles

Color productionThe Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Color productionThe Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Color productionThe Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right) - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

Color production
The Google Nexus 10 (left) and the Apple iPad 4 (right)





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posted on 27 Nov 2012, 06:53 28

1. hateftotti (Posts: 202; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Nexus 10 for me ;)

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 06:58 6

3. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Nexus 10 all things better except battery, but still have an amazing battery life... and apps for iPad are better... hope better apps for tablets on android

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:05 8

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


battery? All other reviewers mentioned great battery life.

Also, if you've seen the drop test, for this time, Samsung's Nexus 10 pawned the iPad.

just saying. :) I'm in love with this tablet.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:38 6

11. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Have you even read the article before commenting? Probably not: "the Nexus 10 delivers the better battery results"

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:28

44. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Keep hoping, i don't think you'll see half of the iPad's apps in the upcoming years...

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 11:13

50. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


ya-its gonna surpass that apple thing in that count

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:32 3

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Correction: Nexus 10 for us!! :D

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 13:03 2

24. Ericzhf (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Nexus 10 for US!! your mean?

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:50 2

29. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Did you skip elementary school??

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 09:34

35. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


for me always android tablet but it would hav been great if they included memory card slot so plz sammy n google try dis............ n other thing for google ur partnership with sammy rocks so plz giv more preference to sammy 1st den htc n sony on last lg rigt guys....?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 11:18

51. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Nexus devices are not going to have expandable memory from now in IMO
Samsung products with their own UI(Nature UX) will still mostly come with that

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 18:30

58. Tiptronic (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


You sound like a complete idiot. Stop typing in Ebonics and try using proper English. Google does a nice job of spreading the love when it comes to choosing manufacturing partners. I think we all wish this device had a micro sd slot but it does not. It is still a great value for what you are getting.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 06:54 11

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


iPad 4 I choose you!!!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 08:29 2

13. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


you always seemed confused when you post....

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 08:36 8

17. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...lets not give thumbs down for choosing iPad :)

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:31 7

18. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Good...we'll give you down instead!! :P

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 20:48 3

31. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


@jove39

You're right we shouldn't. Obviously the reviewer made it clear they are both great tablets! I would take Nexus 10 in a heartbeat. But what's wrong with someone saying they'd choose the iPad? I believe the thumbs down is overused. It should be used for a post that is unclear, untrue, or just a bad comment. This person's opinion isn't 'wrong'.

... and I believe Wendy worded it this way as a reference to pokemon... i.e. "CHARIZARD, I CHOOSE YOU!"

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 06:31 2

34. shnibz (Posts: 329; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


@CellularNinja No one on this site seems respect opinions at all. If an android fan sees a comment by an Apple user they automatically give them thumbs down and call them a moron....No class

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 14:32 1

38. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Yeah, that's why I think it is misused. You can basically tell how many Apple or Android fans are that read that comment just by looking at the like/dislike count. It's sad. And obviously by my logo I am an Android fan, but that doesn't mean any pro Apple comment or commenter is wrong or bad. There are many Apple fanboys that say stupid things, as well as Android fanboys, that's when the dislike button should be used. This is supposed to be a community open for good discussion.

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 09:40 1

36. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


That was a joke i wrote man!! Sheeshhh...

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 11:21

52. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


and i thought that ash said Charlizard
never mind must've been a fault
....."PIKACHU, I CHOOSE YOU" :D

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 14:51 1

26. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I know you! keep on trolling and see what kinds of energy in this article.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 06:59 15

4. amozhi (Posts: 130; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Nexus 10 is great and value for money

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:01 1

5. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Google nexus 10, hands down. I love the iPad but just for gaming, but Nexus 10 is a close second for most productive tablet (right after the Note 10.1) and is ahead of the 3rd best (Surface RT) by far. I just hate how developers don't flock to android like they do in iOS (I might be wrong, but when a new retina iPad comes out, nearly everything updates on day 1) though I'm very impressed with the optimisation with the nexus 10 this early, like with N.O.V.A 3, I never thought it'd be "nexus-retina" ready.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:05 2

7. wando77 (Posts: 958; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Can we have nexus 10 vs Galaxy note 10.1 please?

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:21 4

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Not sure if that is necessary, the Note has the Wacom digitizer, the microSD slot and multi-view, but that's about it. You should absolutely go for the Nexus 10 unless you really need accurate sylus input and willing to give up a LOT.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 18:15 1

40. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


blow out in Nexus 10's favor.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:18 3

8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Dead even for me, but the price tag, the video-friendly aspect ratio, multi-user capabilities, flash support and the regular HDMI, USB ports of the Nexus 10 make it an easy choice for me. Point is: can't go wrong either way, but you do have to give it to Apple when it comes to tablications.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 08:32

14. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Just like the Nexus 7, you can buy it and flash true tablet UI on it while keeping the pure stock experienced intacted. And, there are quite a few games available for it. Officially, no flash support for Nexus devices, but there are ways around it.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:19 3

9. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I love my asus tranformer prime but if I was going to buy a tablet today.. hmmm I think Id wait till 2013 and see what the 8 core tablets will be like

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