Nexus 10 vs iPad 4 vs Asus Transformer Pad Infinity specs comparison

Nexus 10 vs iPad 4 vs Asus Transformer Pad Infinity specs comparison
Cue the drum roll for the new king in tablet display resolution – the Google Nexus 10. Manufactured by Samsung, the device packs a screen panel with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels, which is jaw-dropping no matter how you look at it. Upon putting those figures in a DPI calculator we get a pixel density of 300 ppi, and that's nothing short of impressive since it is a tablet we are dealing with here. That's just one of the many features that make the newly-announced Google Nexus 10 tablet so cool.

But how does it compare to other high-end tablets? Well, that isn't too difficult to answer, at least from a technical standpoint. And in order to do so, we've compared it side by side with a couple of heavyweights – the fourth generation Apple iPad, boasting a 9.7-inch Retina screen and an A6X processor, and the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T powered by a Tegra 3 processor and packing a 10.1-inch HD screen.

So here they are: three high-grade tablets with plenty to love about them. Which one is your favorite among the bunch? Tell us in the comments!

Device typeTabletTabletTablet
OSAndroid (4.2)iOS (6)Android (4.0)
Form factorCandybarCandybarCandybar
Dimensions10.39 x 6.99 x 0.35 (263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm)9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)10.35 x 7.12 x 0.33 (263 x 180.8 x 8.5 mm)
Weight21.27 oz (603 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (117 g)
23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (117 g)
21.09 oz (598 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (117 g)
Side Keys Right: Volume control, Other 
Colors Black, White 
Physical size10.05 inches9.70 inches10.1 inches
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels1920 x 1200 pixels
Pixel density
300 ppi264 ppi224 ppi
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Capacity9000 mAh  
TypeLi - PolymerLi - PolymerLi - Polymer
System chip
Samsung Exynos 5Apple A6XNVIDIA Tegra 3
Dual core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15Dual coreQuad core, 1600 MHz
Graphics processorARM Mali-T604Quad-core12-core GPU
System memory
2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) 1024 MB RAM
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB32 GB
Storage expansion  microSD, microSDHC
Camera5 megapixels, Immobile5 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile
Aperture size F2.4F2.2
FeaturesAuto focus, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)Yes
Features Digital image stabilizationVideo calling
Front-facing camera1.9 megapixels1.2 megapixels2 megapixels
Video capture 1280x720 (720p HD) 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby DigitalAlbum art cover, Background playback
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDIMP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)MP3
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV, AVI, Flash Video, MKVMPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOVMPEG4, H.263, H.264
SpeakersStereo speakersLoudspeaker 
StreamingAudio, VideoAudio, VideoAudio, Video
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Browsersupports: supports: HTML, HTML5Safari, supports: supports: HTML, HTML5supports: supports: HTML, HTML5, Flash
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), PicasaFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE 700 MHz Class 17, 1700/2100 MHz 
Data LTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi positioningGPS
PhonebookUnlimited entriesUnlimited entries 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office 2013, Office 2007, Office 2003, PDF), CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office 2007, Office 2003, PDF, Other, .jpg, .tiff, .htm, .html, .key, .numbers, .pages, .txt, .vcf), CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator
Messaging Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant MessagingGoogle TalkYesGoogle Talk
OTA Software updatesYes Yes
Bluetooth3.04.03.0, EDR
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0YesUSB 2.0
Features USB HostMass storage device
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)YesMicro HDMI (Type D)
Charging connector Proprietary 
OtherNFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent modeSilent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
OtherVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording
Officially announced29 Oct 201223 Oct 2012 
Scheduled release
13 Nov 2012 (Official)November 2012 (Official) 
MSRP price   
$ 399$ 629 



1. hateftotti

Posts: 233; Member since: May 03, 2011

Just tell me how ipad wants to compete with Nexus 10??? If you do not consider anything and just look at the price again Nexus 10 is winner. $399 vs $629

6. Aeires unregistered

I was thinking resolution values, but yeah, can't pass on that great pricing.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That's exactly my thoughts just by reading the headlines! iPad just became...o my, i just activated my T9 on my phone and in predicted iSad! Lol.

19. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well, to be fair, the iPad 4 does start out at $499. The price PA is listing is probably for the one with LTE. However, even at that price, the Nexus 10 has a lot more to offer at $100 less. Even the one area not many people are looking at, stereo speakers on the Nexus 10 vs loudspeaker on the iPad 4, the Nexus 10 beats the iPad 4. I can't wait to see what accessories Google offers with the Nexus 10.

29. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Correction. It is not $399 vs $629, It is $399 vs $499. because nexus does not have any GSM or LTE support. still $499 is way too high without GPS support.

33. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Nexus 10 is ugly and fat. Ipad 4 is thinner and sexier.

34. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

That's interesting, because according to the chart, the Nexus 10 is thinner and lighter. Appearance is more subjective. I personally think that the iPad is the best looking tablet on the market. However, the Nexus 10's design is growing on me. The initial pictures that came out a few days ago scared me, but it looks alright.

38. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Now you are behaving like a loyal fanboy. You wanna buy it because you wanna be a loyal android customer. If you buy it for the specs, you can justify yourself. Android tablet apps suck balls and so I will buy no droid tablet besides nexus 7.

40. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that doesnt even make sense. You will buy no droid tablet besides the nexus 7? great tablet. I got one in my house, it runs flawlessly and butter smooth The N10 is EXACTLY LIKE THAT EXCEPT EVEN MORE POWERFUL. I'm sorry, but its half the price of an ipad. Hell its the price of one of those craptastic low rez ipad minis... and it has the absolute best hardware on the market. Why would you buy ANYTHING other than an N7 or N10?

41. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

How is the screen? I hope it's not washed out. And it doesn't lag right? (Genuine question) any other issues I should be aware of? I am buying N7, so please tell me if it is worth buying and any other limitations since you are a user.

49. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung screen with an apple logo called retina screen makes it the best screen for apple fans. Gee! Talk about the strength of apple marketing and the simpleton mind of its fans.

47. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

No clue how you got any of that out of what I just said. What I said was that the Nexus 10 is not as nice as the iPad, but it's not terribly ugly. I can deal with it, because everything else about it (screen, price, specs, etc.) is excellent.

57. nemesis4670

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

The only one acting like a fanboy is you. The dude gave a completely unbiased answer, stating the facts to contradict your jealousy infused comment about it being "ugly and fat". Yet it's actually thinner and lighter with a HIGHER resolution screen and way more features than the iPad 4. You can tell by the comments when someone is a jealous Apple fanboy. They get really angry and just start blurting out insults based on zero fact. I can tell you're secretely intrigued by this device, but because you fell for Apple's marketing ploy and were brainwashed into thinking you work for the company, you can't admit it. Things used to be different but you all need to wake up and realize Android is taking over the market more and more each day. They have the biggest market share and are creating devices that blow Apple out of the water. Apple fanboys are starting to ditch their iBible and come over to the open source, third party friendly, feature packed side. REMOVE those iShackles and find what you've been missing! But let's all pretend that the iPad hasn't had the same boring candybar design since day one. Uninspired and BOOOOOOrrring. Freaking thing still can't be jailbroken yet I can get software updates through ROMs months before they are official released. Just for FUN! I don't need to jailbreak my device to do simple functions. Apple needs to hold your hand like a child. Plus they don't even bother adding any new features now. They have you morons on a ball and chain and all they have to do is yank it and you'll line up for the new iPad 6 months later right after you paid $700-900. They already removed the iPad 3 from their website. Yet another device that they'll soon stop supporting because they don't give 2 s**ts about the "fans" or should I say koolaid drinking zombies. Oh and have fun with that horrible portrait orientation with the power port on the short side. Which means there will never be a true keyboard dock that can add USB ports, battery life, and SD Card slots like with the Landscape Android devices. You will forever be stuck with lame bluetooth keyboards that suck. Also I hope you enjoy that crappy 4:3 display when it's 2013 and 16:9 HD has been the standard content for almost a decade. You can't even watch a 1080p video without there being huge black bars on the top and bottom which basically makes the device's display USELESS. Why would you make a huge screen and then put some retarded resolution on it that nobody uses? Congrats on that. Also enjoy not having the ability to expand storage space or connect any native game controllers. iOS 6 and still no native gamepad support! LOL I can hook my PS3 controller or 360 controller right into my android devices and they work with no setup. PS3 controller works wirelessly too. Any controller I want and it'll work with any game imagineable even games that are totally touch based.

36. Indydi

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Oh, now there's a good reason to pay more for an inferior device...

45. Aslam

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

Some website as like say's, Samsung Google Nexus 10 is Leaked but i'm confuse until final announce.

2. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

and the nexus 10 wins everything but ipad wins design.( thats all apple care about )

11. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

what you're talking about ? the nexus 10 is the best looking tablet i've ever seen !!! look at those curves and curve sideesss !!!

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I think the Surface might take it for design, but the N10 looks great. Definitely better than the toy-like ipads.

20. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I don't think the Surface really wins with design. Don't get me wrong, the Surface is a great device, but it just looks like they took a square frame and put a screen in it. There isn't really any design language put into it, unless they were going for a boxy design language.

59. Indydi

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I think the Surface is the ugliest of them all, but of course, that is completely subjective. I just don't like how squared off it looks, and the UI is hideous. The N10 is a nice looking tablet. Not only that, it's got a smooth, grippy back and feels solid, compared to iPad's cold, slippery metal and extra weight.

3. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

The only thing that ipad has which dominates the market is tablet specific apps

4. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

since apple couldnt explain the ''how can something get bigger but smaller aswell?'' I don't feel asking them ''how can something be better but cheaper?''

7. ilia1986 unregistered

bbblader - Apple perfectly explained how can something get bigger but smaller aswell. Just look at Apple Maps. :D

5. ilia1986 unregistered

I just love Samsung smacking Apple hard on the face a week after the iPad 4 came. :D

8. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Today has been a good day for Google. 3 new devices (I'm including the 32GB version of the Nexus 7). All of which are cheaper and more advanced (hardware wise) than their Apple equivalents.

9. josephnero

Posts: 790; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

really good specs.A15?me wants lol

12. mxion

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

ipad 4 still stands out

16. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012 lacking, you mean?

13. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 619; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Uhhh YouTube is not a "built-in" anything for iOS devices... Nexus Ten as an Xmas gift to myself!

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

here we go again... there is no room for the Nexux 10. Android has the Note 10.1 not to mention the Asus line... and will not overshadow the ipad... and average consumer wil pick.. let's see Apple ipad known world wide or a Nexus 10... but on the bright side people here will love it because they love everything Android throws at them

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