Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Google Nexus 7 

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
7.4 Out of 10
The 1280 x 800 display means text appears sharp and clear, and with suitable font size tools, even those with poorer eyesight should be able read easily on the tablet.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2012)
Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
8.9 Out of 10
There's no sign of judder or slow down, just silky smooth transitions, which is impressive as even the quad core Google Nexus 7 has the occasional hiccup but in our time with the Nexus 10 it performed almost flawlessly.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 10.1 vs Nexus 7


Processing power and speed

Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

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


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Google Nexus 7 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 7  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs Nexus 7

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 7
1,371 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7
12.5 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7
39.8 fps

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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Has a rear camera 8 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
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Back view of Google Nexus 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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Much faster graphics 12.5 fps vs 0.9 fps Around 14x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Much faster javascript execution 1,371 ms vs 2,198 ms Around 40% 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 588 g More than 40% lighter
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
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
Better performance per dollar 1.11 pt/$ vs 0.38 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 9.7 mm Around 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Nexus 7 

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

It's bright and sharp and makes for very good quality video chat over Google video chat and Skype.
Nexus 7

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

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 7

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

Performance: Amazingly, there’s a ton of juice provided by the 4,325 mAh battery it’s packing inside of its body.
Nexus 7


7.4 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Nexus 7 
Size 10.1" 7"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi 215 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No


Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.3 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 2 10.1  vs
Nexus 7 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera 8 MP None


USB support 1 USB 2.0 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 588 g 340 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 7 hour 7.5 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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Google Nexus 7
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