Interface and Functionality:

Apple might’ve had the head start in building its tablet platform from the ground up, but Google has been able to catch up in a relatively short manner. More importantly now, its Nexus 10 tablet is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which easily eclipses the feature set that’s available in the most up-to-date version of iOS for the iPad. Yet again, we’ll give it to the iPad for having the simpler and more straightforward experience, however, it’s lacking the productivity and accessibility substance that the Nexus 10 so happens to offer. On the flip end, the newest flavor of Jelly Bean carries along some exciting new features that help move the experience in a steady manner on the Nexus 10 – like native widgets support in the lock screen. As a whole, we can’t help but to vouch for the extensiveness that Google has been able to produce with its Android experience.

The Google Nexus 10 is sporting the newest flavor of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The Google Nexus 10 is sporting the newest flavor of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The Google Nexus 10 is sporting the newest flavor of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The Google Nexus 10 is sporting the newest flavor of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The Google Nexus 10 is sporting the newest flavor of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The Google Nexus 10 is sporting the newest flavor of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The Google Nexus 10 is sporting the newest flavor of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The Google Nexus 10 is sporting the newest flavor of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

The Google Nexus 10 is sporting the newest flavor of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2


This latest iPad is running iOS 6 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
This latest iPad is running iOS 6 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
This latest iPad is running iOS 6 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

This latest iPad is running iOS 6


Taking a gander at the core organizer apps of both tablets, there isn’t a whole lot separating the two, as they employ tablet-optimized layouts and similar functions to make the experience justified. Likewise, we can say the same thing about their respective email apps, but the Gmail experience of the Nexus 10- is undoubtedly more equip in delivering that desktop like experience that we desperately crave.

Organizer apps of the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Organizer apps of the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Organizer apps of the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Organizer apps of the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

Organizer apps of the Google Nexus 10


Core organizer apps of the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Core organizer apps of the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Core organizer apps of the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Core organizer apps of the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

Core organizer apps of the Apple iPad 4


Although landscape typing is most ideal with these sized tablets, seeing that their keyboard layouts are spacious and they offer responsive actions, it’s the iPad 4 that better accommodates our digits with portrait usage. In fact, with the aid of its split-style keyboard option, our thumbs don’t have to extend much to encompass the entire layout.

The stock Android 4.2 keyboard on the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The stock Android 4.2 keyboard on the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The stock Android 4.2 keyboard on the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Gesture based input - The stock Android 4.2 keyboard on the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

Gesture based input

The stock Android 4.2 keyboard on the Google Nexus 10


The keyboard of the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The keyboard of the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The keyboard of the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The keyboard of the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

The keyboard of the Apple iPad 4



Processor and Memory:

Knowing that these two are carrying super high resolution displays, they require powerful hardware to keep their performance at an optimal rate. Interestingly enough, in an age of quad-cores, these juggernauts are being powered by dual-cores instead. Specifically, it’s a dual-core 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A15 based Exynos chip with 2GB of RAM on the Nexus 10 – while the iPad 4 is sporting a dual-core 1.4GHz Apple A6X processor with 1GB of RAM. Probably due to the simplistic layout of its homescreen interface, the iPad 4 exhibits the snappier response when navigating around – whereas the Nexus 10 displays a tiny bit of choppiness every now and then whenever it comes across graphically intensive widgets and live wallpapers. Nevertheless, they mostly produce the same lovable results with other common tasks.

In terms of storage, the Nexus 10 and iPad 4 are available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, but it’s the iPad 4 that offers another model with 64GB of memory. Unfortunately, there’s no way expanding their storage capacities, which means you’ll need to moderate what you put in them.


Internet and Connectivity:

Surfing the web has never been easier, especially considering that the experience is complemented by the mind boggling resolutions of both displays. In addition to offering peppy page loads and tight navigational controls, the two have that added level of pop with the staggering amount of detail and clarity produced by their displays. However, we find the extensive set of sharing functions and useful gestures employed by the Chrome browser to out muscle what’s available with Safari for iPad.

The Chrome browser of the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The Chrome browser of the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The Chrome browser of the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
The Chrome browser of the Google Nexus 10 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

The Chrome browser of the Google Nexus 10


Safari browser on the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Safari browser on the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Safari browser on the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Safari browser on the Apple iPad 4 - Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4

Safari browser on the Apple iPad 4


As it currently stands, the Nexus 10 is only available in Wi-Fi flavor – whereas the iPad 4 is outfitted with various cellular connections to appease a wide array of users. Rounding things out, they both pack other connectivity features such as aGPS and Bluetooth, but it’s the Nexus 10 getting in with the NFC craze.

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61 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

Nexus 10 for me ;)

3. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 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

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

11. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

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

44. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

50. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

ya-its gonna surpass that apple thing in that count

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Correction: Nexus 10 for us!! :D

24. Ericzhf

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Nexus 10 for US!! your mean?

29. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Did you skip elementary school??

35. 007akshay

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 20, 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....?

51. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 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

58. Tiptronic

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 31, 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.

2. wendygarett unregistered

iPad 4 I choose you!!!

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

you always seemed confused when you post....

17. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

31. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 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!"

34. shnibz

Posts: 505; Member since: Sep 18, 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

38. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

36. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

52. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

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

26. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

4. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Nexus 10 is great and value for money

5. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 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.

7. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Can we have nexus 10 vs Galaxy note 10.1 please?

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

40. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

blow out in Nexus 10's favor.

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 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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