Google Nexus 10 versus Apple iPad 4 - One-on-OneCombat

By: Marawan Alwaraki, November 29, 2012
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The newest challenger to Apple's iPad 4 is the Nexus 10 from Google, manufactured by Samsung.
Let us see how they stand up to each other.




Price
I think we need not be surprised that the Nexus 10 is cheaper than the iPad. Apple’s devices have always been priced sky high, and we saw how pocket-friendly the Nexus 7 was priced. The 16GB model of Google Nexus 10 costs $399 and its 32GB model is worth a hundred dollars more at $499. On the other hand Apple Ipad 4 starts its price at $499 for a WI-FI only model with 16GB memory. Add another hundred dollars to upgrade it 32GB and add $100 more for its 64GB model. Clearly the Google Nexus 10 has the edge on this part of the comparison.


Dimensions
Not much to choose here, as both the tablets are pretty similar in the vital stats department, with very minor differences. The iPad is heavier than the Nexus 10 by about 50gms.

Design
The iPad’s design is unibody aluminium and looks shiny and expensive. The Nexus 10 on the other hand, looks more like a gizmo; something you wouldn’t mind handing over to young kids to play Angry Birds or Ninja Fishing.
If you talk about the build quality I would say that the Nexus is slightly sturdier than the iPad, thanks to the rubbery stuff used in the make.

Screen and display
You have huge screens on both these devices, with the Nexus 10 a notch larger at 10.1 inches to the iPad’s 9.7. The resolution is also much higher in the Nexus, at 2560 x 1600; Apple’s iconic tablet with its Retina display comes in second at 2048 x 1536 pixels. Even in the pixel density department, its Google Nexus 10 that wins hands down, at a massive 300 pixels per inch compared to the iPad’s 264 pixels. So the display will be crisper and better suited for viewing videos and for reading. However, you need to keep in mind that the iPad has better viewing angles and better contrast as well.

Processor and memory
We know that the iPad runs on the Apple A6X 1.4 GHz dual core chip and has quad core graphics. Google on the other hand has got the ARM Cortes A 15 1.7 GHz dual core chip with a Mali T604 graphics processor.
The Nexus also has a greater memory capacity at 2 GB, to the iPad’s 1 GB. So the Nexus 10 wins this round too.


Storage
Apple traditionally offers the iPad in 16, 32 and 64 GB capacities with no micro SD card slot and hence no further expansion. The Nexus 10 however will be available only in 16 GB and 32 GB models, and they too will not have themicroSD card slot.

Camera
Both tablets seem to be even-stevens in the photography department with a % megapixel rear camera, and a front camera for video chatting. The Nexus 10’s front camera is slightly better, at 1.9 MP. The iPad’s front shooter is 1.2 MPs only.

Connectivity
Connectivity on the Nexus 10 includes: 802.11b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC capabilityYou will also find slots for microUSB, Micro-HDMI, a 3.5mm headphone and a magnetic 'Pogo' pin charger.
In the iPad 4 you have a similar Wi-Fi capability and Bluetooth 4.0. Other ports are the headphone jack and forApple's Lightning Connector.

Software
We are all aware that all Apple devices run on Apple’s iOS operating system. The Google Nexus 10 is powered by the latest version of The Android OS, Jelly Bean 4.2.

Battery
Here I have to say that the iPad 4 is likely to win this particular battle. If you’re connected to Wi-Fi and you’re browsing the Web, you can be sure that the iPad can go for 10 hours before it needs a recharge. It has a 42.5 Wh rated battery but Google’s Nexus 10 battery is rated 33.3. Google has not yet specified the battery life but industry gurus feel it will not match up to the iPad’s.

The Verdict: I have a feeling that Google Nexus 10 will be the device that takes down the iPad4.

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