Nexus 10 vs. the competition: fight!

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Nexus 10 vs. the competition: fight!

Google undoubtedly upset the tablet market almost overnight with the Nexus 10: that record-setting 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, Exynos 5 Dual, Android 4.2 and all-important $399 starting price just tilted price-performance balance in a different direction than we'd seen even a week ago. But how does it stack up against its competition? We've included full details of the devices in a chart after the break; initial appearances suggest that pure performance hounds may like the Nexus 10 the most, although it doesn't have the most diverse options for cellular data or storage. We'll know the real tale of the tape once the Nexus 10 reaches our hands.

Nexus 10


iPad 4th-gen

Nexus 10 vs the competition fight!

Galaxy Note 10.1

Nexus 10 vs the competition fight!

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Nexus 10 vs the competition fight!

OS Android 4.2 iOS 6.0 Android 4.0 Android 4.0
Display 10-inch PLS LCD, 300 PPI 9.7-inch
IPS LCD display, 264 PPI
10.1-inch PLS LCD, 149 PPI 8.9-inch IPS LCD, 248 PPI
Resolution 2,560 x 1,600 2,048 x 1,536 1,280 x 800 1,920 x 1,080
Processor 1.7GHz Exynos 5 Dual 5250 Dual-core (1.3GHz?) A6X 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad Dual-Core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470
Memory 2GB 1GB 2GB 1GB
Storage 16GB / 32GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB + microSD 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Ports Micro USB, micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio Lightning connector,
3.5mm audio
MicroSD, micro USB, 3.5mm audio Micro USB, micro HDMI,
3.5mm audio
Front camera 1.9-megapixel FaceTime HD (1.2MP?) 1.9-megapixel HD
Rear camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel None
Cellular radio None Optional EV-DO/HSPA+/LTE Optional HSPA+ (international) Optional HSPA+/LTE
WiFi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 (unconfirmed) 4.0 4.0 4.0 (unconfirmed)
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery 9,000mAh 10 hours 7,000mAh N/A
Thickness 8.9mm 9.4mm 8.9mm 10.2mm
Weight 603g
(1.33 pounds)
(1.44 pounds)
(1.32 pounds)
(1.25 pounds)

$399 (16GB)
$499 (32GB)

$499 (16GB WiFi)
$599 (32GB WiFi)
$699 (64GB WiFi)
$629 (16GB 4G)
$729 (32GB 4G)
$829 (64GB 4G)

$499 (16GB WiFi)
$549 (32GB WiFi)

$299 (16GB WiFi)
$369 (32GB WiFi)
$499 (32GB 4G)
$599 (64GB 4G)

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