Apple has been dominating the market of tablet since it released the 9.7 inch iPad two years ago. But this might change because Google has launched a larger version of its successful Nexus 7 tablet which was launched this summer.
So let’s compare both these tablets and find out which one actually packs a punch.
Google did it again. After the budget friendly price of the Google Nexus 7, it is no surprise that the new Nexus 10 is cheaper than the iPad. The price of a 16 GB Nexus 10 starts at $399 while the equivalent iPad 4 starts at $499.
The price gap is even bigger in 32 GB models the Google Nexus 10 will cost you $499 while the iPad 4 will costs you $599 and if you go for 64 GB iPad 4 will cost you $699. So in terms of price, Nexus 10 beats Apple’s iPad 4 with hands down.
Display and Dimensions
Large screen does suit in a tablet. And Nexus 10 puts the iPad 4 to shame on this matter. Probably, this new Google device has the best screen we have ever seen on a tablet.
No seriously, with the display bigger than 10 inches having a resolution of 2,560 by 1,600 pixels and a 300ppi density, the visual experience is just astounding.
The iPad 4 on the other hand has a 9.7 inch display with a 2,048 by 1,536 Retina quality resolution and a 264ppi density. Means the texts are not as sharper as they appear in the new Nexus 10.
If weight really matters to you then Nexus 10 weighs 603g while the iPad tips the scale at 652g. Besides, Nexus 10 is thinner at 8.9mm against 9.4mm.
So in terms of display and dimensions, Google beats Apple again.
The new Nexus 10 runs on the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean while the iPad 4 uses iOS 6.
The major drawback of Nexus 10 in this case is the security of Apps. In iPad 4 there are high number of apps specifically designed for high end tablets. So they are mostly paid apps and malware free. Furthermore since Android is an open source software, there is more likely to find malware in the Android Apps store.
So in this case, Apple beats Google.
Processor and Memory
Processor is the core element of any tablets. The Nexus 10 runs on an ARM Cortex A-15 1.7 GHz dual core processor and a Mail T604 graphic processing unit which beats the iPad 4 running an A6X dual core processor at 1.39 GHz with quad core graphics.
Furthermore Nexus 10 has 2GB RAM, twice to what iPad 4 has. Meaning the apps will open almost right away and the gaming experience is far better than what you feel in an iPad 4.
iPad 4 are available in three different storage capacities; 16GB, 32Gb and 64GB with no expansion available via a card slot. Nexus however, comes in 16GB and 32GB models also without a microSD slot.
Both the tablets are installed with a 5 megapixel are camera and have similar picture quality. The front camera however is different. Nexus 10 boasts with a 1.9 megapixel front camera which is much better than the iPad’s 1.2 megapixel camera.
Apple’s iPad 4 comes with Wi-Fi + cellular data model which supports 4G LTE connectivity while the Nexus 10 includes dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Near Field Communication (NFC).
So if you are looking for a tablet that can connect to cellular networks then go for iPad 4 as it can connect to AT & T, Sprint and Verizon.
In case of battery life, iPad 4 beats Nexus 10 with hands down. The iPad 4 is equipped with a 42.5Wh battery which compared to the 33.3Wh battery of Nexus 10, lasts for about 10 hour when browsing the web over Wi-Fi.
It seems like Nexus 10 really packs a bigger punch and since it’s available at a lower cost, it won’t be surprising to see Nexus 10 surpassing the iPad 4 in coming days.
So which one is better? My answer: Nexus 10. That’s it. The end. Fin.