Google Nexus 10 Review
Over The View
• Amazing display quality
• Plays video at 1080p@30fps
• Includes NFC and HDMI
• New Android version included
• Fast processor
• No SIM support
• Lacks microSD card
• No mobile data-enabled version
• Poor video-codec support
• No USB host (Needs an app to enable)
Samsung and Apple have been ruling the tab market since long; and with the introduction of PC tablet, they became the ultimate and undisputed name in the industry. But with the launch of Google Nexus 10, the competition seems to look even tougher. A 10 incher, the latest tab is a result of effort from both Samsung and Google.
Though the tab is sure to cost your pocket, still it is worth the money you spend on it. Google Nexus 10 Price in India is around INR 34,000. Manufactured by Samsung, it is the second tablet in the series. The first one, Google Nexus 7 was made by Asus. Let us magnify what this new tablet has to offer.
Google Nexus 10 measures 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9mm in dimensions and weighs 603 grams, making it quite sleek but bit heavy, though lighter than iPad. Though the device doesn’t look to impress with its finishing and design, still its rounded corners look more practical than the sharp edges of iPad.
Also, the rear panel doesn’t seem perfectly solid and can be pressed in when pressure is forced. But when you actually hold Google Nexus 10, it gives a feel that the device can survive the drop compared to iPad. Overall, this 10 inch tablet looks comfortable to hold owing to its design and structure.
As the name suggest, Google Nexus 10 comes with 10.1 inches Super PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen offering 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. Further, the tab is powered with Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 processor and includes Exynos 5250 chipset. The inclusion of Mali-T604 GPU and 2GB RAM does make Nexus 10 blazing fast and compatible with high-end games.
Multitasking seems fun with the inclusion of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, which can also be also upgradable to version 4.2.1. Available in 16GB and 32GB internal storage versions, the tab offers a huge space to save important files, apps, images, songs and videos, though DS card has not been included. It further comes with 5MP rear camera with LED flash and includes 1.9MP front camera for video chat.
Google Nexus 10 tablet features some of the latest functions and apps. Its Non-removable Li-Po 9000mAh battery offers ample battery backup up to 500 hours and usage time up to 9 hours. Available with NFC function, tab offers a quick data transmission from one device to another (NFC enabled). Though, the lack of 3G and 4G in Nexus 10 might hamper the competition against Apple’s iPad.
Some other features of the tab are:
- Includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and GPS with GLONASS
- Sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer available
- Supports Email, Push Email, IM and RSS
- Comes with front-mounted stereo speakers
- Available with Scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Going through the Google Nexus 10 Review, one thing is clear that this new tablet comes with prowess to give competition to Apple iPad and Galaxy Tab. Available with best screen and strong hardware configuration along with new OS version, Nexus 10 proves to be a good deal. But taking its drawbacks and price into consideration, consumers might shy away from purchasing the tab.
Screen TypePS Multi TouchscreenScreen Size (inches)10.1 inchesScreen Resolution (pixels)2560 x 1600 pixels
Internal Memory16GB/32GBExtendable MemoryNoExtendable Memory TypeNo
Camera5MPCamera Resolution2592х1936 pixelFront Camera1.9MPFlashYesVideo Resolution1080p@30fps
Dimensions (h x w x d)263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mmWeight(grams)603 g
ProcessorDual-core Cortex-A15Processor Speed1.7 GHzOpearting SystemAndroidOS Versionv4.2 (Jelly Bean)GPUMali-T604
Network 3gNoNetwork 2gNo
BluetoothYesBluetooth Versionv3.0 with A2DPWifiYesWifi Version802.11 b/g/nUSBYesEDGENoA2DPNoGPSYesaGPSNo3G USB StickYes
Battery TypeIn-builtBattery Capacity9 HoursStandby Time9 Hours
Bundled AppsYesFeaturesYesWarrantyYes year