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.

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.

Google Nexus 10 Sample Video:

Apple iPad 4 Sample Video:


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.

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.



1. hateftotti

Posts: 225; 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: 4769; 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: 4769; 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: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; 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: 510; 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: 4769; 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: 1168; 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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