Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Google Nexus 10 II 

Released April, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 4G LTE for Verizon is essentially the same tablet Samsung released earlier in 2012, only now with 4G LTE speed at its disposal.
by c|net (Aug, 2012)
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Expected November, 2013

Google Nexus 10 II

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.4
Front view of Google Nexus 10 II

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Front view of Google Nexus 10 II

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 10 II

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 2.2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 298 ppi vs 149 ppi 2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 9.7 mm Around 20% thinner
Slightly smaller 172.6 x 258.9 x 7.9 mm vs 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm Around 20% smaller

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Nexus 10 II 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
1280 x 800
Nexus 10 II
2560 x 1600

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Dual core
Nexus 10 II
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Nexus 10 II 
Size 10.1" 10.1"
Technology PLS LCD PLS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2560 x 1600
PPI 149 ppi 298 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1 GHz 2.3 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 2 10.1  vs
Nexus 10 II 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2 MP 2.1 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 8 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 Micro USB
Hdmi support None Micro HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 588 g 584 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 172.6 x 258.9 x 7.9 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm 7.9 mm
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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