Google Nexus 10 Review: The People Have Spoken!

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Apple released a smaller version of the iPad, the iPad Mini last month. Google on the other hand already had their star small tablet, the Google Nexus 7, and instead have released a larger tablet – the Google Nexus 10 by Samsung.

The Google Nexus 10 comes with a display of 10.1 inches which is Super PLS. The tablet comes with one of the world’s highest resolution displays at 2560 x 1600 and it has 300 ppi. This is better than the 9.7 inch display on the third and fourth gen iPad, with Retina display, which happens to offer 264ppi and is 2048 x 1536 resolution.

The Nexus 10 also has a 5 megapixel camera which can take video at 1080p and there is a camera of 1.9 megapixel on the front for video calling.

The Nexus 10 and the LG Nexus 4 come with Jelly Bean 4.2 and this brings numerous new features which include multi-user accounts, an improved Google Now and Photo Sphere which offers 360 degree photo stitching. So what do the top tech gurus from around the web have to say about this potential iPad 4 killer?

Samsung Google Nexus 10 review roundup

The Guardian was very positive with their review and they awarded the Nexus 10 the full 5 out of 5 starts. The reviewer praises the sleek, smooth tablet, and said that the corners were rounder than those of the iPad.

They said that the display is uber-sharp and bright, with a 16:9 aspect ratio that is made for movies. However, they did say that if you weren’t into tech and if you compared it with the iPad 4 you would be hard-pressed to spot the difference in screen quality.

They said that the Nexus 10 was a viable alternative to the fourth generation iPad, however they noted that the quantity and quality of tablet apps in the Apple ecosystem will still tip the balance for a lot of tablet buyers.

TechRadar awarded the Nexus 10 4.5 out of 5 stars, and were quick to note that the device has technical specs that are strong and the device happens to be $80 cheaper that what you can get in the iPad equivalent. They also pointed out that thanks to the 2GB of RAM and the dual core 1.7GHz Exynos process there would be no problem keeping pace with the fastest Android devices.

However, criticism was given over the looks of the device and they said that the biggest problem is the lack of storage, as there is no microSD and the range only goes up to 32GB. Another issue is the lack of 3G/4G.

Wired gave the Nexus 10 an eight out of ten, the reviewer said it provides the most pleasant experience they’ve ever seen on a big-screen Android tablet. However the lack of apps built for the bigger screen didn’t go unoticed. They said that even while the iPad had specs that were inferior it is apps that make the tablet.

SlashGear said that the colours are vivid; brightness is consistent across the display; and viewing angles are broad. When it comes to the performance the Note 10 has a processor that does seem to lag behind others, including the one in the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the HTC One X+, both of which did well in benchmark tests. However they did go on to say that when it comes to browsing the web, playing games and watching HD video the tablet does hold up very well.

On the whole they did give a positive review on the performance of the Nexus 10, however they were in agreement with Wired and the Guardian about the lack of tablet apps of Android in comparison to those on the iPad. They followed this up by saying that Google have pricing that is aggressive and that this should create a market that would be large enough for developers to jump on-board.

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