Google Nexus 10 II  vs Apple iPad Air 

Expected November, 2013

Google Nexus 10 II

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.4
Front view of Google Nexus 10 II
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
Despite not seeing a boost in resolution, the iPad 2's display is still the best we've seen on a tablet with bright and vivid colours, impressive black levels (making videos look that much better), and of course all important superb viewing angles.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Google Nexus 10 II

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 10 II

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1024 x 768 Around 5.2x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 298 ppi vs 131 ppi More than 2.2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 75% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Slightly higher resolution front camera 2.1 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 75% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 8.6 mm Around 10% thinner
Back view of Apple iPad Air

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Apple iPad Air

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Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage

Features Key features of the Nexus 10 II  vs iPad Air 

screen resolution

Nexus 10 II
2560 x 1600
iPad Air
1024 x 768


iPad Air
1 GB

camera resolution

Nexus 10 II
2.1 MP
iPad Air
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

Nexus 10 II
Quad core
iPad Air
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Nexus 10 II
2.3 GHz
iPad Air
1.3 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nexus 10 II  vs
iPad Air 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1024 x 768
PPI 298 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.3 GHz


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


Nexus 10 II  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2.1 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP


USB support Micro USB USB 2.0
Hdmi support Micro HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 584 g 610 g
Size 172.6 x 258.9 x 7.9 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm 8.6 mm
Google Nexus 10 II
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