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Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10 tablet comparison review

  1. 1. Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10 tablet comparison reviewEditors Note - what would you say if this site about keyword was the best one we found thisweek, would you suspect us?Let us be the first to say it: the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are two completely differenttablets, and a comparison between the two is a little bizarre. But its worth pointing out thedifferences between these incredibly good-value tablets, especially for those who believe thatstarts and ends with the screen size and price. After all, the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10are arguably the best and most popular Android tablets on the market right now, so which doyou choose? See also Whats the best tablet PC?Truth be told, these tablets have very little in common. Theyre both handheld mobiledevices, theyre both sold by Google, and they both offer great value. Currently, they are alsothe only tablets on the market running the latest version of Android Jelly Bean, 4.2. Thatsabout it - and not surprisingly so, given they are made by two different companies: the Nexus10 by Samsung and the Nexus 7 by Asus.Arguably, this means you could make a case not for choosing between the Nexus 7 andNexus 10, but owning both. The 10in screen of the Nexus 10 is useful for a homeboundtablet, on which you can enjoy HD movies and games, while the smaller and lighter Nexus 7is perhaps a better candidate as a travel companion, particularly given that a version isavailable with cellular connectivity.If youve already decided you want a 7in tablet, but arent sure which to buy, also check outour Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD vs Barnes & Noble Nook HD review. Alternatively, if its a10in-screen slate you need, weve compared the best each mobile platform has to offer inour Nexus 10 vs iPad 4 vs Surface RT review. You can also read our individual reviews ofthe Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, or scroll down the page for video reviews of thesegroundbreaking tablets.Google Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10: PriceGoogle set a new standard for tablets when it launched the Nexus 7. Costing just £159 in itsmost basic form, it made available to the masses a truly decent tablet computer with anaffordable price tag. (Like all its Nexus devices, Google subsidises the initial cost of theNexus 7 to encourage uptake of the Android platform and content sales at Google Play.)Even today, along with the iPad mini the Nexus 7 is the most powerful 7in tablet available,and it offers the best value at £159 with 16GB of storage. You can also buy a 32GB versionfor £199, or a 32GB Nexus 7 with 3G connectivity for £239.The Nexus 10, meanwhile, is available with 16- or 32GB of internal storage, and costs £319and £389 respectively. In the eyes of many tech spectators it, too, sets the benchmark in itsrespective market, with a higher-resolution screen, faster performance, and a price tag some
  2. 2. £80 lower than the equivalent iPad 4.The Nexus 10 is an altogether rarer beast than the Nexus 7, and if you wish to buy one youllneed to patiently watch Google Play for stock to become available. Check out our articles onthe best place to buy the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 for advice.Google Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10: DimensionsUnsurprisingly, given the 3in difference in screen size, the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 have verydifferent dimensions. The Nexus 7 is 120mm wide, 199mm tall, and a rather slim 10.6mmthick. It weighs a pocketable 336g.The larger Nexus 10 tips the scales almost twice as far, at 603g, but is actually thinner thanthe Nexus 7 at 8.9mm. This tablet is some 264mm wide and 178mm tall, designed to beused predominantly in a landscape orientation. Although both Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 work inportrait and landscape modes, the Nexus 7 is better suited to vertical viewing such as e-reading (it works well in landscape mode when viewing movies).It goes without saying that the Nexus 7 is also better suited than the Nexus 10 to throwinginto a bag or oversized pocket as a travel companion, although both tablets are easilyportable.Google Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10: BuildGiven that the Nexus 7 is built by Asus, and the Nexus 10 by Samsung, in design the Nexus7 is not simply a smaller version of the Nexus 10. In fact, the Nexus 10 has a design not toofar removed from that of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.The Nexus 10 is a premium tablet with excellent build quality. It has a Gorilla Glass protectivefront and a plastic casing, and a soft and grippy feel. Physical power and volume buttons arefound on the top of the tablet, while ports are located on either side.The Nexus 7, meanwhile, is a well-made slate that feels far more expensive than its low pricetag would suggest. The front takes the form of a single sheet of glass, surrounded by a silvermetal frame. On the rear is a dark brown textured cover with a rubbery feel, which aids gripand feels nice to the touch. Buttons and ports are kept to a minimum.Google Nexus 7 video reviewGoogle Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10: ScreenLets start by stating the obvious: the Nexus 7 has a 7in screen, and the Nexus 10 not a 10inpanel, but a 10.1in display. The Nexus 10 trumps the Nexus 7 with an incredible screen
  3. 3. resolution of 2560x1600 pixels, which equates to 300 pixels per inch (ppi). This is highereven than the iPads Retina-quality 264ppi panel, within which individual pixels areindistinguishable to the human eye. The Nexus 7, by comparison, has a 1280x800 screenresolution, which works out at 216ppi. It offers very good detail levels, but is no match for theNexus 10.Both tablets use in-plane switching (IPS) panels, which offer excellent viewing angles,contrast and brightness. Either tablet is ideal for watching movies and playing games, but theNexus 10 more so, given its larger and super-detailed screen.Google Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10: Processor & performanceThe differences between Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are more pronounced in terms of processorand performance. For starters, the Nexus 7 is a quad-core tablet, with a 1.3GHz nVidia Tegra3 chip hiding inside, while the Nexus 10 is a dual-core slate, with a 1.7GHz Exynos 5 (basedon the ARM Cortex-A15). Notably, the Nexus 7 packs just 1GB of RAM, which the Nexus 10doubles to 2GB. But it also has quad-core ULP GeForce graphics, whereas the Nexus 10packs a dual-core Mali-T604 chip.Both tablets offer very good performance within their respective markets, but the Nexus 10 isthe better performer. We measured performance using Geekbench, GLBenchmark andSunSpider, and the Nexus 10 came out on top in each.In the Geekbench speed benchmark the Nexus 7 managed 1,452 points, while in this test theNexus 10 remains the fastest tablet to date, with 2,505 points. The larger tablet kept the leadin the GLBenchmark Egypt HD graphics test, where we recorded 27fps against the Nexus 7s20fps, and in the SunSpider web-browsing test, where the two tablets scored 1,329- and1,665ms respectively (lower is better in the latter test).Google Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10: StorageBoth Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are available in 16- and 32GB capacities, with no memory-cardslot for storage expansion. However, Google actively pushes the practice of using the cloudfor storage and streaming, with services including Google Play Movies & TV, Google Books,Google Music, Google Magazines and more.You can also invest in a Wi-Fi-enabled hard drive for additional storage, or take advantage ofthe many cloud-storage apps available in Google Play - or anywhere else on the web, for thatmatter, since Android isnt locked-down in the same way as rival mobile operating systems.Google Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10: CamerasWe wouldnt imagine either tablet being the ideal device on which to take digital photos, butyou would look marginally less stupid holding up the 7in Nexus 7 than the 10in Nexus 10 to
  4. 4. capture snaps. Unfortunately, the Nexus 7 doesnt have a rear-facing camera, so youll haveto make do with the Nexus 10 and its 5Mp model.This is combined with an LED flash, and can take good-quality images; there are also sometweakable settings within the camera app, such as exposure and white balance, and you cango to town afterward. A Photo Sphere mode, new to Jelly Bean 4.2, lets you capture 360-degree panoramas.More useful, perhaps, is the front-facing camera, which can be used with video-chat servicessuch as Skype, or simply to check your hair and make-up is in place. In this regard the Nexus10 packs a 1.9Mp snapper, which is capable of 720p video; the Nexus 7 has a lower-resolution 1.2Mp webcam, also suitable for 720p video.Original Source - VIA: asus nexus 7 reviews