Google Nexus 10  vs Apple iPad 3 

New: Google Nexus 10 II vs Apple iPad 3 (Oct, 2013)
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
We've already mentioned how jaw dropping the display resolution is, but it's worth noting that it has superb viewing angles too.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)
Released March, 2012

Apple iPad 3

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 3
8.4 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 3


Processing power and speed

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Passmark, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

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iPad 3
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Google Nexus 10 

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

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nexus 10 vs iPad 3

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Nexus 10
iPad 3

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 10
1,371 ms
iPad 3
1,817 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Nexus 10
iPad 3

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 10
12.5 fps
iPad 3
6.8 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Nexus 10
39.8 fps
iPad 3
27.5 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Google Nexus 10

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Much faster graphics 12.5 fps vs 6.8 fps Around 85% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly faster javascript execution 1,371 ms vs 1,817 ms Around 25% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Significantly more processing power 4,082 vs 962 Around 4.2x better passmark score
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) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 2048 x 1536 More than 30% higher resolution
Sharper screen 300 ppi vs 263 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution front camera 1.9 MP vs 0.3 MP More than 6.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 8 months later
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Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7.5 hour Around 35% 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 3 

The really impressive feat of the iPad Mini, the surprise, is that it seems to handle all the iPad's normal duties while being shrunken down.
iPad 3

The new iPad is also equipped with a greatly improved camera on its back (a 5 megapixel shooter, not unlike the one featured on the iPhone 4), new 4G LTE options (for both Verizon and AT&T), and a considerably more powerful processor.
iPad 3

Turn the Google Nexus 10 over and you'll find a big speaker at the top, along with the main 5 megapixel camera lens, which is also capable of shooting 1080p video at 30fps.
Nexus 10


8.2 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nexus 10  vs
iPad 3 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology PLS LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 2048 x 1536
PPI 300 ppi 263 ppi


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


Cores Dual core Dual 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 Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Nexus 10  vs
iPad 3 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.9 MP 0.3 MP
Rear camera 4.9 MP 5 MP


USB support 1 Micro USB None
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 662 g
Size 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 10 hour
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