Android / Apple / Tablet PC

Nexus 10 vs. the competition: fight!

Google Nexus 10 Hands onGoogle undoubtedly upset the tablet market almost overnight with the Nexus 10: that record-setting 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, Exynos 5 Dual, Android 4.2 and all-important $399 starting price just tilted price-performance balance in a different direction than we’d seen even a week ago. But how does it stack up against its competition? We’ve included full details of the devices in a chart after the break; initial appearances suggest that pure performance hounds may like the Nexus 10 the most, although it doesn’t have the most diverse options for cellular data or storage. We’ll know the real tale of the tape once the Nexus 10 reaches our hands.

Nexus 10

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iPad 4th-gen

Nexus 10 vs the competition fight!

Galaxy Note 10.1

Nexus 10 vs the competition fight!

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Nexus 10 vs the competition fight!

     OS      Android 4.2      iOS 6.0      Android 4.0      Android 4.0
     Display      10-inch LCD (IPS?), 300 PPI      9.7-inch      IPS LCD display, 264 PPI 10.1-inch PLS LCD, 149 PPI 8.9-inch IPS LCD, 248 PPI
     Resolution      2,560 x 1,600      2,048 x 1,536      1,280 x 800      1,920 x 1,080
     Processor      1.7GHz Exynos 5 Dual 5250      Dual-core (1.3GHz?) A6X      1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad      Dual-Core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470
     Memory      2GB      1GB      2GB      1GB
     Storage      16GB / 32GB      16GB / 32GB / 64GB      16GB / 32GB + microSD      16GB / 32GB / 64GB
     Ports      Micro USB, micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio      Lighnting connector,      3.5mm audio      MicroSD, micro USB, 3.5mm audio      Micro USB, micro HDMI,      3.5mm audio
     Front camera      1.9-megapixel      FaceTime HD (1.2MP?)      1.9-megapixel      HD
     Rear camera      5-megapixel      5-megapixel      5-megapixel      None
     Cellular radio      None      Optional EV-DO/HSPA+/LTE      Optional HSPA+ (international)      Optional HSPA+/LTE
     WiFi      802.11b/g/n      802.11a/b/g/n      802.11a/b/g/n      802.11b/g/n
     Bluetooth      4.0 (unconfirmed)      4.0      4.0      4.0 (unconfirmed)
     Accelerometer      Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
     Gyroscope      Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
     Battery      9,000mAh      10 hours 7,000mAh      N/A
     Thickness      8.9mm      9.4mm      8.9mm      10.2mm
     Weight      603g      (1.33 pounds)      652g      (1.44 pounds)      600g      (1.32 pounds)      567g      (1.25 pounds)
     Pricing       $399 (16GB)       $499 (32GB)       $499 (16GB WiFi)       $599 (32GB WiFi)       $699 (64GB WiFi)       $629 (16GB 4G)       $729 (32GB 4G)       $829 (64GB 4G)       $499 (16GB WiFi)       $549 (32GB WiFi)       $299 (16GB WiFi)       $369 (32GB WiFi)       $499 (32GB 4G)       $599 (64GB 4G)
     Availability      November 13th      November 2nd      Available Now      November 20th
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