The Nexus 10 is the Google’s attempt at the 10 inch tablet market. As we all know, the Google Nexus 7 , is the tablet which personified the 7 inch tablets, with its affordable price and top notch features. So much to the extent, that many consider it the best Android tablet in the market.
Although the Google Nexus 7, is a fine purchase, many Android users were looking for a 10 inch tablet, which would come bundled with Vanilla Android. The Nexus 10 is just that.
It is the Samsung manufactured Android tablet, which comes with not only top notch specs, but also an affordable price, all together with an unadulterated version of Android.
The Nexus 10 has many features which may attract you, but one of the features which is especially interesting is the ultra-high resolution display. (More on this later)
For those of you interested in purchasing the Nexus 10, let’s get into some details.
Nexus 10 Screen
The Nexus 10 is having a display size of 10 inches, adorned with Gorilla glass and offers a resolution of 2560×1600. As you know, the iPad has a 264 ppi Retina Display, which is topped by the Nexus 10, having a 300 ppi display. This makes it the highest resolution tablet in the market, and this is evident when watching movies and viewing images. The Nexus 10 has an aspect ratio of 16:9 which makes it ideal for watching movies without the irritating letter boxing which is seen in the case of the iPad. For movie buff, the screen of the Nexus 10 alone is enough to entice you into purchasing the device.
The Nexus 10 comes with a powerful ARM Cortex A15 dual core processor. This may not be top of the crop, but it is more than enough to get you through the tasks which you wish to perform. Multi-tasking is fluid, and does not leave you wanting. It also comes with 2 GB of RAM
The Google Nexus 10 is having decent battery life. Video playback is of 5 hours on full Brightness, but this can be increased exponentially if the brightness is reduced to half. In fact, it can be doubled.
The Nexus 10 is having a camera of 5 MP, which is capable of shooting 1080p video. The Front camera is 1.9 Megapixels, which is very useful in apps like Skype or other Video calling apps. The front facing shooter may not match the quality of the iPad, but it gets the job done, and matches, if not beats, the rest of the competition.
Nexus 10 comes with the latest Version of the Android 4.2 (Jelly bean)
Android 4.2 comes with many new features which include-
- Multiple user accounts
- Wireless display support
- Gesture type
Being Vanilla Android is one of the best things about Nexus devices, as it guarantees a fluid, bloat ware free device, which will always get the latest updates first. As of now, the Nexus 10 is the only tablet to be Android 4.2
The 16 GB Nexus 10 costs $399 and 32 GB of $499. This is a bargain when compared to other tablets. The 16 GB version of the Nexus 10 is priced at $99 less than the 16 GB iPad , which will entice many buyers.
Although the device is a worthy purchase, it is sold out in most regions. This is sad on Google’s part, as the company should have enough stock to meet supply.
The Nexus 10 is one of the best Android tablets in the market (if you can get your hands on one), and we think it is a definite purchase for anybody who wants a true Android experience. A worthy competitor to the Nexus 10 is ASUS Transformer Prime, which according to us, is the current reigning champion when it comes to Android tablets.
Are you ready to pick up the Nexus 10? Or are you holding out for something else? Leave your comments in the comment section below.