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Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

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Scary to say, but we’re increasingly see more tablets being outfitted with good cameras. If the only devices within arm’s reach at the moment were none other than the Nexus 10 and iPad 4, we’d have to stick with the latter – mainly because its quality proves its advantage. Although they’re both sporting 5-megapixel auto-focus rear cameras, the main difference is that the iPad 4 pulls out the sharper looking visuals. In contrast, the Nexus 10 still delivers some exciting shots, but it’s noticeably duller with its details. At the same time, there’s just a tad bit more noise produced with its low lighting shots – albeit, it has an LED flash to counter them, which is something that’s not offered by the iPad 4. Going out of the norm, we appreciate the other cool shooting modes available with the Nexus 10 – particularly the neat 360-degree view of its Photo Sphere shooting mode.

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Even though there’s only a marginal difference in still shot quality between the two cameras, it’s the iPad 4 that drastically separates itself in the 1080p video recording quality department. In fact, it’s most evident by the amount of fine details and sharpness it’s able to produce – whereas the Nexus 10’s visuals are downright muddy and soft looking. Making things worse, there are also distracting artifacting elements that pop up with the Nexus 10’s results that make its quality less appealing.

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On the surface, there isn’t a whole lot separating the music player interfaces of both tablets, especially when they’re conventional looking with their presentations. Still, we can’t forget to mention the cool 3D carousel feature found with the Nexus 10’s Google Play Music app. Beyond that, the Nexus 10’s stereo speakers emit the slightly stronger volume tones, but in all honesty, they both produce pleasant tones at the loudest volume setting.

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Even though they’re capable of playing high definition videos without a single hiccup, the 16:9 aspect ratio of the Nexus 10 display makes it the more ideal candidate – even more when there’s some conversion needed to get 1080p videos onto the iPad 4.

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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: 4003; 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: 4003; 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: 4003; 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: 332; 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: 4003; 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: 968; 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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