Nexus 10 vs. Apple iPad 4: Spec showdown

nexus 10 vs ipad 4

google-nexus-announcementsDespite Google canceling its New York event at the last moment, due to the impending threat from Hurricane Sandy, it decided to announce its new products today anyway. Alongside the Nexus 4 smartphone, it has come up with another new tablet, named the Nexus 10. Designed by Samsung, it has a spec that’s potentially capable of slaying some giants, so let’s compare it to the biggest giant out there.


iPad 4th Generation

ipad 4

Nexus 10

nexus 10
Size 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 (mm)  263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 (mm)
Weight  652g  603g
Screen  9.7-inch, 2048×1536  10-inch, 2560×1600
OS  iOS 6  Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Storage 16/32/64 GB  16/32GB
SD Card Slot  No  No
Processor  Dual-core A6X  Dual-core A15
RAM  Not listed  2 GB
Connectivity  Wi-Fi, 4G LTE   Wi-Fi
Camera  Front 1.2 MP, Rear 5 MP  Front 1.9 MP, Rear 5 MP
Bluetooth  Yes, version 4.0  Yes, version 3.0
Battery  42.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer  9000 mAh Lithium polymer
Charger  Lightning connector  Micro USB
Marketplace  Apple App Store  Google Play Store
Starting Price  $499  $399

What it means: If you’re not saying “wow” when you read the Nexus 10’s spec, have another look, as it’s deeply impressive. The screen size is slightly larger than the iPad, but the overall footprint is smaller, and the tablet is a little lighter too. But it’s the screen resolution that has probably caught your eye, as it’s higher even that the iPad’s Retina display, and although it’s not listed in our table, the pixel density is a massive 300ppi, beating the iPad’s 264ppi. We’re still waiting to hear if the Nexus 10 houses Samsung’s Exynos 5 Dual chip though.

Finally, there’s the price. The basic, 16GB Nexus 10 is $100 less than the equivalent Apple iPad, making it a very attractive deal indeed. It’s going on sale November 13 in the US, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.