Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs Google Nexus 7 

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)
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Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
8.1 Out of 10
Rounding things out, it obliterates its competition by donning a super skinny (0.41” thick) frame and lightweight (11.99 oz) feel in the hand.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 10.1 vs Nexus 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, trustedreviews.com, theverge.com and reviews.cnet.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Google Nexus 7 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 7  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs Nexus 7

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Nexus 7
2,282

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Tab 10.1
2,400 ms
Nexus 7
1,371 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Much better overall performance 865 vs 336 More than 2.5x better geekbench score
Has a rear camera 3 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7" Around 45% bigger screen
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7.5 hour Around 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Significantly newer operating system Android 3.1 vs Android 4.1 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 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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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 cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lighter 340 g vs 565 g Around 40% lighter
Much faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 1 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.0) 24x faster Bluetooth
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.1) vs No (Android 3.1) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Significantly sharper screen 215 ppi vs 149 ppi Around 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Jul, 2012 vs Jun, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs Nexus 7 

7.0
8.0
It also has 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, GPS, and support for Google's NFC-based technology, Android Beam.
Nexus 7

8.0
9.0
Display quality is good, with a sharp image and commendable (if not searing) top brightness.
Nexus 7

8.0
8.8
General OS performance was excellent — helped undoubtedly by Android 4.1 and its "Project Butter" initiative which is said to vastly improve touch response and smoothness in Android.
Nexus 7

Overall

7.5 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs
Nexus 7 
Size 10.1" 7"
Technology LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi 215 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.3 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

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs
Nexus 7 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 2 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera 3 MP None

ports

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

form factor

Weight 565 g 340 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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