Google Nexus 10  vs BlackBerry PlayBook 

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Released November, 2012

Google Nexus 10

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Google Nexus 10
8.5 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)
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Released April, 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook

  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS
Front view of BlackBerry PlayBook
7.6 Out of 10
The idea of adapting Android apps is an exciting one, and the implementation is rock solid, but there still aren’t enough good apps to make the PlayBook’s App World a compelling ecosystem.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Nexus 10 vs PlayBook

Performance

Processing power and speed

Nexus 10
10.0
PlayBook
7.9
Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Nexus 10
n.d.
PlayBook
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Nexus 10
6.5
PlayBook
6.4
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Nexus 10
9.1
PlayBook
8.4
Reviews from techradar.com, androidpolice.com, trustedreviews.com, mobiletechreview.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Nexus 10
10.0
PlayBook
2.3

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 PlayBook

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 10
1,371 ms
PlayBook
2,326 ms

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 javascript execution 1,371 ms vs 2,326 ms More than 40% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7" Around 45% bigger screen
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1024 x 600 Around 6.8x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 300 ppi vs 169 ppi Around 80% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1 GHz 70% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR) 8x faster Bluetooth
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Much faster USB 572 MB/s vs 57 MB/s More than 10x faster USB; connect a high-speed external hard drive or other high-speed device
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner
Front view of BlackBerry PlayBook

Reasons to consider the
BlackBerry PlayBook

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Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (BlackBerry Tablet OS) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Lighter 425 g vs 603 g Around 30% lighter
Smaller 194 x 130 x 10 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm Around 40% smaller
Higher resolution front camera 3 MP vs 1.9 MP Around 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 10  vs PlayBook 

7.7
6.4
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

8.3
6.4
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

9.0
7.0
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

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
6.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Nexus 10  vs
PlayBook 
Size 10.1" 7"
Technology PLS LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1024 x 600
PPI 300 ppi 169 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1 GHz

sensors

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

storage

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

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 1.9 MP 3 MP
Rear camera 4.9 MP 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 Micro USB 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 Micro HDMI HDMI 1.0
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 603 g 425 g
Size 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 194 x 130 x 10 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 10 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 7 hour
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