Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs Google Nexus 10 

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Released June, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.1
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
7.9 Out of 10
Taking another page from the iPad 2's school of sexy tablet building, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has one of the cleanest designs we've seen in a tablet.
by c|net (May, 2011)
Released November, 2012

Google Nexus 10

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Google Nexus 10
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)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 10.1 vs Nexus 10


Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, 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?

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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs Nexus 10

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Tab 10.1
2,400 ms
Nexus 10
1,371 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Reasons to consider the
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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7.5 hour Around 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Significantly newer operating system Android 3.1 vs Android 4.2 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Back view of Google Nexus 10

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Much faster javascript execution 1,371 ms vs 2,400 ms Around 45% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
More processing power 4,082 vs 1,859 Around 2.2x better passmark score
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 300 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 2x 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
Much faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 1 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.0) 24x faster Bluetooth
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (Android 3.1) 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 rear camera 4.9 MP vs 3 MP Around 65% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Jun, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs Nexus 10 

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


7.5 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs
Nexus 10 
Size 10.1" 10.1"
Technology LCD PLS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2560 x 1600
PPI 149 ppi 300 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No No


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1 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 Tab 10.1  vs
Nexus 10 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 2 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera 3 MP 4.9 MP


USB support None 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 565 g 603 g
Size 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 10 hour 7.5 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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