Google Nexus 10  vs Acer Iconia Tab A510 

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Released November, 2012

Google Nexus 10

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Google Nexus 10
8.7 Out of 10
Its insanely high 2560x1600 resolution gives it an unprecedented 300 PPI, which is the most of any tablet currently on the market (for those wondering, the retina iPad has a 264 PPI).
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)
Released March, 2012

Acer Iconia Tab A510

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Acer Iconia Tab A510
8.3 Out of 10
It's fast, fluid, feels great, has good battery life, and Acer didn't overload it with custom crapware.
by Android Police (Apr, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Nexus 10 vs A510


Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu and BrowserMark


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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No winner declared

Too close to call


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Google Nexus 10 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 10  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nexus 10 vs Iconia Tab A510

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Nexus 10

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 10
12.5 fps
Iconia Tab A510
3.9 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Google Nexus 10

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 10

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Much faster web browser 2,716 vs 1,589 More than 70% better BrowserMark score
Better AnTuTu 3D score 3,842 vs 2,491 Around 55% better AnTuTu 3D score
More processing power 4,082 vs 1,908 Around 2.2x better passmark score
Much better performance per dollar 7.07 pt/$ vs 0.62 pt/$ Around 11.5x better performance per dollar
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 300 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 11 mm Around 20% thinner
Slightly lighter 603 g vs 685 g More than 10% lighter
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Front view of Acer Iconia Tab A510

Reasons to consider the
Acer Iconia Tab A510

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Much longer battery life 15 hour vs 7.5 hour 2x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Much newer operating system Android 4.0 vs Android 4.2 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 10  vs Iconia Tab A510 

It's bright and sharp and makes for very good quality video chat over Google video chat and Skype.
Nexus 10

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).
Nexus 10

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.
Nexus 10

We've already mentioned how jaw dropping the display resolution is, but it's worth noting that it has superb viewing angles too.
Nexus 10


8.2 Out of 10
7.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nexus 10  vs
Iconia Tab A510 
Size 10.1" 10.1"
Technology PLS LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1280 x 800
PPI 300 ppi 149 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G No No


Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.7 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 No


Nexus 10  vs
Iconia Tab A510 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 1.9 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 4.9 MP 5 MP


USB support 1 Micro USB 1 USB
Hdmi support 1 Micro HDMI 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 603 g 685 g
Size 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 259 x 175 x 11 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 11 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 15 hour
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