Published On: Sat, Mar 23rd, 2013

Google Nexus 10 Review

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Google Nexus 10 Tablet
Price in India :   34000
Highlights:
Apart from offering quick access to Gmail and YouTube, Google Nexus 10 also provides the users a lot more in terms of service and features. Light in weight and high in performance, the new tablet PC from Google is sure to mesmerize the consumers at first glance.
Pros:

• Amazing display quality
• Plays video at 1080p@30fps
• Includes NFC and HDMI
• New Android version included
• Fast processor

Cons:

• No SIM support
• Lacks microSD card
• No mobile data-enabled version
• Poor video-codec support
• No USB host (Needs an app to enable)

Introduction

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.

Design&Feel

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.

Hardware&Performance

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.

GoogleNexus10Features

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
Suggested Reading: Apple iPad Mini Review

FinalVerdict

Verdict 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.

TechnicalSpecifications
  • Display
    Screen Type
    PS Multi Touchscreen
    Screen Size (inches)
    10.1 inches
    Screen Resolution (pixels)
    2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Memory
    Internal Memory
    16GB/32GB
    Extendable Memory
    No
    Extendable Memory Type
    No
  • Camera Features
    Camera
    5MP
    Camera Resolution
    2592х1936 pixel
    Front Camera
    1.9MP
    Flash
    Yes
    Video Resolution
    1080p@30fps
  • Body
    Dimensions (h x w x d)
    263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm
    Weight(grams)
    603 g
  • Processor
    Processor
    Dual-core Cortex-A15
    Processor Speed
    1.7 GHz
    Opearting System
    Android
    OS Version
    v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
    GPU
    Mali-T604
  • Network
    Network 3g
    No
    Network 2g
    No
  • Data
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Bluetooth Version
    v3.0 with A2DP
    Wifi
    Yes
    Wifi Version
     802.11 b/g/n
    USB
    Yes
    EDGE
    No
    A2DP
    No
    GPS
    Yes
    aGPS
    No
    3G USB Stick
    Yes
  • Battery
    Battery Type
    In-built
    Battery Capacity
    9 Hours
    Standby Time
    9 Hours
  • Audio
    Speaker
    Yes
    Audio Connector
    Yes
  • Utilities
    Bundled Apps
    Yes
    Features
    Yes
    Warranty
    Yes year

About the Author

- He Thought of Becoming a Management Executive in some firm, But Laique’s early exposure to Games made him took a job for creating Reviews and Articles on Latest Video Games. A Gamer himself, he entered our Bandwagon and made Gaming a core part of our Work.