Google Nexus 10  vs Apple iPad 1 

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Released November, 2012

Google Nexus 10

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
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8.2 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 May, 2010

Apple iPad 1

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 4
Front view of Apple iPad 1
7.8 Out of 10
The other big boon of the iPad 3G is that you get GPS capabilities, so you'll get a better experience in, say, Google Maps and geo-tagged tweets, for example.
by TechRadar (May, 2010)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Nexus 10 vs 1


Processing power and speed

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Passmark, Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

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AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Battery life


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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Google Nexus 10 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 10  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nexus 10 vs iPad 1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

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passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

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sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 10
1,371 ms
iPad 1
3,484 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much faster javascript execution 1,371 ms vs 3,484 ms 2.5x better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Significantly more processing power 4,082 vs 729 More than 5.5x better passmark score
Has a webcam 1.9 MP vs None Most tablets have a webcam; Video chat with other people
Has a rear camera 4.9 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1024 x 768 Around 5.2x higher resolution
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much sharper screen 300 ppi vs 131 ppi More than 2.2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly more RAM 2 GB vs 0.25 GB 8x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much thinner 8.9 mm vs 13.5 mm Around 35% thinner
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1 GHz 70% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS 4) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR) 8x faster Bluetooth
Lighter 603 g vs 730 g More than 15% lighter
Newer Nov, 2012 vs May, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Smaller 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm vs 243.8 x 190.5 x 13.5 mm Around 35% smaller
Much faster USB 572 MB/s vs 57 MB/s (USB 2.0) More than 10x faster USB; connect a high-speed external hard drive or other high-speed device
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Longer battery life 9.5 hour vs 7.5 hour More than 25% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 10  vs iPad 1 

The iPad's Bluetooth capabilities also allow peer-to-peer networking for gaming and wireless keyboard support for compatible writing applications.
iPad 1

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
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nexus 10  vs
iPad 1 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1024 x 768
PPI 300 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Dual core Single core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1 GHz


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Nexus 10  vs
iPad 1 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 0.25 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.9 MP None
Rear camera 4.9 MP None


USB support 1 Micro USB USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 Micro HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 603 g 730 g
Size 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 243.8 x 190.5 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 9.5 hour
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