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Google Nexus 10 Review

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:51

In addition to announcing the fourth incarnation of the Nexus branded smartphone, Google also went forward to unveil its brand spanking new 10-inch Nexus tablet – the aptly named Google Nexus 10. With Samsung commissioned to manufacture this newest Nexus, combined with some unbelievable hardware specs for a $400 tablet, it’s going to be one all-out battle this crucial holiday season...

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posted on 21 Nov 2012, 15:03

39. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

lol love how you support the trolls ect when its pro android or against any other os

see you all whine about phonearena been biased yet the comment section is biased towards android never hear you say a word on that

android fans = ifans both as bad as the other, dont class yourselves as tech lovers just fanboys

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 15:16 2

40. SleepingOz (unregistered)

I'm not supporting anyone dude, quit being biased. I'm just pointing your hypocrisy. Aren't you the one who said that Android fan get all defensive when you criticise Android? Yet you're on every articles trying hard to defend Nokia and WP.

I have never ever call PA biased even if they said that the iPhone is better that some Android flagships out there.

Haha yup, that's what you are, since you never missed an opportunity to trashtalk and bash Android users. You're not just a simple fanboy but a frustrated one. Think about it. =]

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 15:27 1

41. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

haha no mate im not defending nokia as nokia is hardly brought up. im sick of the android lot swarming every article not related to android and been all fanboys slating it and praising android

you wont agree as you yourself dont mind unless its against android. android users are worse now then apple users.

ohh so now im back to been an android hater...so when i use my android tablet i must be so annoyed right.....seriously you prove my point if i say anythin against android im a hater straight away. thanks to you lot phonearena has become fanboy central

i dont have to think about it, it makes no sense. besides your clearly an android fanboy yourself so its pot calling kettle black

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 22:50 1

54. dmakun (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)

@chaioticrazor, OK I hear you & I agree with you on some points you make about certain people who are clearly fanboys of one or another os/platform always rooting for their favorite & criticizing other platforms. But why does this upset (or make you sad)? It's quite normal that this occurs & it's like that on many tech sites I've checked out. I see you're pro wp even though as you say, you own a android device which makes you @least appear to me as pro wp or so fan so it doesn't really matter. I for one have not seen the attractive feature of wp phones or tablets & Microsoft really ought to focus their marketing on what makes their devices distinctive to be able to steal market share from the competition instead of the simple adverts that don't tell anyone why they should put away their android or ios devices (or even the blackberries).
The impression I have of wp is that it's a platform catching up rather than a major improvement to existing platforms & I have read quite a bit of reviews & briefly used a w7 device of a pal last year. I think the wireless charging feature is nothing "unique" but I do like the touch screen useability feature, other than that it leaves little to be desired.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 04:42

61. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

i dont see how im a wp fan if i dont own a wp8 phone. so basically im branded one as i defend it from those said fanboys who talk utter crap. ive also defended android and bb. guess im fanboys of those too. if thats how it works on here.

diffenace is the arrogance of the android lot nowadays has hit new hieghts. you say windows is playing catch up but what fuctionality are they missing that only android can offer? or what are they lacking? for me it seems there lacking nothing needed and have gone a differant route to android. funny this courses android users to shout how they need to go more android like but these same users slate ios for doing exactly that.

as for unique, well whats unique about any android device, only the note 2 has a selling point others dont at the moment and even that isnt of much use for average users. take the 920 as an example its camera is unique so theres one point again want be for everyone. the sensitive screen is another one too

and yes i expect a rain of red thumbs again as the fanboys get upset ive not praised android. and it is sad as every tech site has been infected with fanboys you cant discuss anything reasonably

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:17

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

... so please stop complaining like a little child on every single article! You're acting like the whole world is against you, and yes, you are getting VERY DEFENSIVE, so don't try to make it sound like you're not.
The nature of the comments section is of such that people will leave comments (got it???), so sometimes you aren't gonna those comments, get over it.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:53

67. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

no its not against me, ive never said its against me, i said its always the same, android fans on there high horse slating every other os. why? whats the need for it

and ok if you believe its ok to leave such comments i may join in, every android article talk about its negative points see how long it is before you all bitch

ohh and no this isnt a tech site, it used to be but thanks to fanboys its just a tragic wannabe war.,

but sure you ee it as im whinning, but when they turn on android and your defending it as you all do i'll be sure to mention how your moaning and its there right to comment any crap they like.

this is done now, been replying on this article too long to care lol so enjoy

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:08

70. dmakun (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)

It doesn't matter your preferred platform IMO, I'll pay attention to your comment if you "know" the platform you "like". There are few people's comments/opinions I even bother to read whenever i visit this site (one individual that comes to mind is Remixfa) He/She is clearly pro android and he knows android which is the OS I use so you get why.

As i said before, WP appears to be catching up with android (and i don't mean in features alone but clearly in market share). You appear to like WP (from all your earlier comments). I'm not big on megapixels and picture quality arguments cos I think my galaxy note 1 takes (IMO) amazing quality photos. I like android a lot because of how it allows me personalize my device and I don't mean wallpapers or live wallpapers alone (I'm big on customization because I like to perform actions on my devices quickly and i easily get bored of how my device looks or work and thus i constantly change and move things around to make my user experience differ whenever there's the urge to do so). I read somewhere that WP doesn't have a notification center, whereas it as 're-sizable' live tiles it doesn't offer users a deep level of functionality like android widgets (e.g. music player widget etc.) instead its a kind of notification icon you have to look for on your device's screen (pls correct me if I'm wrong on this one).

Anyway, Microsoft has a lot to do to pull users away and they better get going cos android appears to be growing despite the competition.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:03

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

If you're so sick of it then don't read the comments. This site consists of people that are into smartphones and technology. Most people that are into smartphones and technology are android fans. It just works like that.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:28 2

7. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)

nice and stylish

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:29 1

8. omaar97 (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

I really like this tablet, the only thing i need but don't have is the ability to play 10 bit MKV Soft Sub HD Videos
can the nexus 10 play 10bit soft sub HD videos without problems ? I have problems with my galaxy note .. I am going to but Windows 8 Tablet or Laptop but if this can play 10bit videos I am gonna buy it !

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:39

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

My desktop computer can hardly play 10bit fullHD samples, so you're gonna have problems with that, however this video shows that the N10 handles 1440p mp4 quite well, even before MX and BS come out with their N10 optimized update.


posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:09

17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

What to you call 1440p resolutions and above?? Over HD?...lol
But seriously. i would like to know!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:33

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

2600k, 4000k (The Hobbit resolution) etc.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:31 1

9. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


No 4G/3G verison
Some software bugs with Android 4.2
Choppy performance every now and then

and Still 9/10 thats s**t !

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:06

16. Retro-touch (Posts: 279; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

the last two cons will be fixed with a software update, seems Google released 4.2 half cooked and don't know what made them think chrome was a good enough to make it the default but its still a solid device and will be well into the future

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:35 2

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

Just wanna throw out that the Nexus 10 perform the fastest browser experience in any mobile device according to SunSpider, if you use the right browser, which is NOT the choppy Chrome which is the only thing holding back this beast.

Boat Broswer scores a stunning 774ms, and everything is buttery smooth no matter of how many tabs you have opened, again something where Chrome comes very short. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKuYoyo-pH8&t=20m35s

This is a superb tablet, the awesome screen, 4.2 features and HW performance make up for the lack of SD slot, low number of tablications and rather long charge.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 10:22

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

Spot on!
Chrome is crap compared to Boat which was my preferred browser.. until the last Dolphin update.

With the JetPack turned on, it is so smooth on Galaxy s3 jelly bean it feels almost addictive!!
It actually puts iPhone 5 safari experience to shame really..something you wouldn't even think of being possible, but now after this safari suddenly feels sluggish under my fingertip

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:57

63. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Thanks for letting me know about the Boat browser, it is truly fast and smooth and is the best browser I have used on a smart phone.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:40 5

13. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Three nexus devices, three 9/10.

Google - good job done.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:46 3

14. EhJude (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

I really like the Nexus 10 for a few reasons. First, it's got a really solid price point for a fairly strong offering. If I were to compare it to the iPad 4, you might get slightly less battery, but you'd get more RAM, a faster processor, and a sharper screen. It's slightly more compact in terms of dimensions too. I do like iOS but Android's pretty good too.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:11

25. mahmoodh (Posts: 17; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)

"As expected, it loads up complex pages in a good amount of time – while its smooth navigational controls and proper rendering help to make the experience fittingly pleasant."
I agree with the loading the pages quickly but on the video reviews I had seen, there were considerable lag while scrolling and pinch zooming!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:27

26. feres13 (Posts: 307; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Enjoy your blown up unoptimized phone apps...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:53 1

27. jphillips63 (Posts: 245; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

OK PA how about a show down between the nexus 10 the iPad 4 and say the Asus tf700t
I'm torn between one of the three and would really love to see a true unbiased showdown with benchmarks and real world tests between those three.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 12:01 1

28. havardu (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

When does the video-review come guys??

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 13:21 1

31. TimTebow (Posts: 70; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

Everyone thought exynos and Mali were going to be the most powerful.

A15 and new mali gpu and nothing special.

Yeah higher resolution but still....

Nice tablet but Samsung is getting weak

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 03:44

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

They are, actually.
Detailed analysis of chromebook chip confirms that A15 is the most powerful low power core.
In Nexus, it's held back by that humongous resolution.. but comparatively, it still manages to beat Krait and swift easily

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 14:04

36. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

That's what i call a game changer the little inner that became strong

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:00 1

42. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Love it. Can't wait to get one!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:23 1

44. JoeDega (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

Ahhh those "slots for a sim card" would actually be magnets for upcoming accessories to utilize.... like a cover.

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