Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Google Nexus 10 

New: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Google Nexus 10 II (Oct, 2013)
Released October, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Last year's dual core Exynos CPUs with Mali graphics were some of the fastest on the market, and we're glad Samsung waited for the quad core Exynos 4412 to roll out the Note 10.1.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2012)
Released November, 2012

Google Nexus 10

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Google 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.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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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
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 4.9 MP Around 65% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Thinner 8 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 10% thinner
Slightly smaller 170 x 243 x 8 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm More than 20% smaller
Back view of Google Nexus 10

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More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much better performance per dollar 6.95 pt/$ vs 3.42 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
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

Features Key features of the Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Nexus 10 

screen resolution

Galaxy Note 10.1
2560 x 1600
Nexus 10
2560 x 1600


camera resolution

Nexus 10
1.9 MP

CPU Cores

Galaxy Note 10.1
Quad core
Nexus 10
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Nexus 10
1.7 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Nexus 10 

In return you get a stunning 2560 x 1600 display with lovely colors and clarity, the S Pen for precise writing and drawing, Samsung's excellent Multi Window split window multitasking, good S Pen support from third party notes and drawing apps, a fast CPU, expandable storage and USB host.
Galaxy Note 10.1

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

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


7.7 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
Nexus 10 
Size 10.1" 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD PLS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 2560 x 1600
PPI 298 ppi 300 ppi


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


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.7 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


Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
Nexus 10 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.9 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 4.9 MP


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

form factor

Weight 560 g 603 g
Size 170 x 243 x 8 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 8 mm 8.9 mm
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
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