Google Nexus 10

Released November, 2012
New: Nexus 10 II (Oct, 2013)
  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
AnTuTu has actually become my all around "go-to" benchmark.
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)
8.6 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Google Nexus 10

Performance

Processing power and speed

Nexus 10
9.0
iPad 4
8.5
Passmark, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Nexus 10
10.0
iPad 4
10.0
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Nexus 10
6.5
iPad 4
7.2
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Nexus 10
9.1
iPad 4
9.5
Reviews from techradar.com, androidpolice.com, trustedreviews.com, mobiletechreview.com and 2 more

8.6

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Nexus 10
8.6
iPad 4
8.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Google Nexus 10

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Nexus 10
1,509

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Nexus 10
4,082
iPad 3
958
iPad 4
1,347

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 10
1,371 ms
iPad 4
850 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Nexus 10
2,716

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Nexus 10
3,842
iPad 4
6,458

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 10
12.5 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Google Nexus 10


8.0
It's bright and sharp and makes for very good quality video chat over Google video chat and Skype.

7.7
It also supports 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and NFC (near-field communication).

8.3
Gmail has a great new scaling feature that lets you see the whole email at once and then pan and zoom around it, but there's so much real estate on a tablet that email width was never really an issue.

9.0
We've already mentioned how jaw dropping the display resolution is, but it's worth noting that it has superb viewing angles too.

Overall

8.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

At 300 ppi, even tiny text is clear and easy to read and photos and videos look superb.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2012)
At 300 pixels per inch it was the highest resolution tablet display on the planet when launched, and it still stands up well now.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)
To either side of the display you'll find a pair of speakers that run alongside the bezel, and extend the entire height of the screen.
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)

Apps

These are quick and easy to set up - in fact Gmail sets itself up, you can get push notifications for new emails and reading and composing emails in either of them is a breeze.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)
At the bottom of the screen you'll find the standard Android dock, which initially has icons for the app drawer, the Chrome browser, Gmail, Play Books, Play Movies, Play Music, YouTube, and Google Play in it, along with a folder full of other Google apps such as Google Plus, Maps, and People.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)
Look how great Android tablets can be," the company seems to be saying, "if only you'd make great apps!
by The Verge (Nov, 2012)

Operating System

If you want a 10.1-inch Android tablet this is still easily one of the best there is, and in this price range it's absolutely the best.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)
The display is drop-dead gorgeous and it's faster and smoother than any other Android tablet on the market, including the Nexus 7 that seemed to get a little slower with the Android 4.2 update.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2012)
Once again the stunning screen really helps, allowing Android games to quite literally shine.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)

Battery

Launching programs that haven't been opened in hours is pretty amazing - they pop up as if they were never closed (mostly because they haven't been).
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)
The Nexus 10's stock charger uses its Micro-USB port to charge and - as it turns out - that's not the most efficient way to charge a high-end tablet.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)
But when watching videos it didn't fare quite so well, with the battery dropping by 1% every five minutes or so.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)

Operating system

For most, the iPad is still the tablet of choice, but for those looking for an alternative to Apple's much more constrained OS, Google has delivered one of the best yet.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)
Most of the changes in the new OS are minor, but they show Google's still working to refine and improve every aspect of the operating system.
by The Verge (Nov, 2012)
Form factor, build quality, OS tweaks, and an amazing display are all great, but their value is also moot if the performance isn't there.
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology PLS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600
PPI 300 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats None

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1.9 MP
Rear camera 4.9 MP

ports

USB support 1 Micro USB
Hdmi support 1 Micro HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 603 g
Size 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour
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