Kobo Arc 10HD  vs Google Nexus 7 II 

Released October, 2013

Kobo Arc 10HD

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Kobo Arc 10HD
8.5 Out of 10
The stunning 2,560 x 1,600 screen is a triumph in resolution technology and a genuine pleasure to look at.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)
Released July, 2013

Google Nexus 7 II

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Google Nexus 7 II
8.6 Out of 10
For goodness sakes, the forthcoming 4G LTE variant (coming with 32GB), which will brandish a price point of $350 when it’s released, is also a pretty fine offering on its own.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 10HD vs Nexus 7 II


Processing power and speed

Arc 10HD
Nexus 7 II
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

Arc 10HD
Nexus 7 II
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?

Reviews from techradar.com and reviews.cnet.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Google Nexus 7 II 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 7 II  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Arc 10HD vs Nexus 7 II

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Arc 10HD
7.2 fps
Nexus 7 II
14.6 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Arc 10HD
35.2 fps
Nexus 7 II
40 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Arc 10HD

Reasons to consider the
Kobo Arc 10HD

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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7" Around 45% bigger screen
Longer battery life 9.5 hour vs 7.25 hour More than 30% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1920 x 1200 Around 80% higher resolution
Faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Back view of Google Nexus 7 II

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Google Nexus 7 II

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Faster graphics 40 fps vs 35.2 fps Around 15% better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Lighter 290 g vs 627 g 2.2x lighter
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Thinner 8 mm vs 9.9 mm Around 20% thinner
Smaller 200 x 114 x 8 mm vs 172 x 253 x 9.9 mm 2.4x smaller
Sharper screen 323 ppi vs 298 ppi Around 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Arc 10HD  vs Nexus 7 II 

The $270 32GB Wi-Fi model and $350 4G LTE version are even better values, especially compared with similar configurations of the iPad Mini.
Nexus 7 II

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Arc 10HD  vs
Nexus 7 II 
Size 10.1" 7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1200
PPI 298 ppi 323 ppi


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


Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz


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


Arc 10HD  vs
Nexus 7 II 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera None 5 MP


USB support 1 Micro USB 1 Micro USB
Hdmi support 1 Micro HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 627 g 290 g
Size 172 x 253 x 9.9 mm 200 x 114 x 8 mm
Thickness 9.9 mm 8 mm
Battery life 9.5 hour 7.25 hour
Kobo Arc 10HD
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