Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Google Nexus 10 

New: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 vs Google Nexus 10 II (Oct, 2013)
Released July, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
8.2 Out of 10
Samsung is good at making super skinny, lightweight mobile devices, and the Tab 3 10.1 weighs just 1.12 lbs., making it one of the lightest tablets on the market.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)
Released November, 2012

Google Nexus 10

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Google Nexus 10
8.5 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 3 10.1 vs Nexus 10


Processing power and speed

Geekbench, BrowserMark 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


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Google Nexus 10 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 10  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 vs Nexus 10

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 10
1,371 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

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Faster javascript execution 1,233 ms vs 1,371 ms More than 10% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Lighter 512 g vs 603 g More than 15% lighter
Thinner 8 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 10% thinner
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Back view of Google Nexus 10

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Much better performance per dollar 6.96 pt/$ vs 0.62 pt/$ Around 11.2x better performance per dollar
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Has a built-in microphone Yes vs No Somewhat common; No need for an external microphone
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
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 3.2 MP Around 55% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Much faster USB 572 MB/s vs 57 MB/s (USB 2.0) More than 10x faster USB; connect a high-speed external hard drive or other high-speed device
Slightly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Nexus 10 

It's bright and sharp and makes for very good quality video chat over Google video chat and Skype.
Nexus 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
Nexus 10 
Size 10.1" 10.1"
Technology TFT LCD PLS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2560 x 1600
PPI 149 ppi 300 ppi


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


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.7 GHz


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope No Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
Nexus 10 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 64 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera 3.2 MP 4.9 MP


USB support 1 USB 2.0 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 No Yes

form factor

Weight 512 g 603 g
Size 176.1 x 243.1 x 8 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 8 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 6.92 hour 7.5 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
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Google Nexus 10
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