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Google Nexus 10 review

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Google Nexus 10
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The Google Nexus 10 currently has an Informr score of 8.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 29 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

There are now dozens upon dozens of different Android-powered tablets available on the market but with the introduction of the Nexus 10, Google has raised the bar for everyone.

The 10, which runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), measures a hair less than 9mm thick and weighs just a little over 600 grams. Its most prominent feature, a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, is one of the best. It offers a native resolution of 2560x1600 pixels and a pixel density of 300 ppi, exceeding the quality of Retina display panels touted elsewhere as revolutionary and magical.

The rest of the Nexus 10’s hardware specs are also top-notch. It uses a fast dual-core Exynos CPU from Samsung, a powerful 3D graphics chip from ARM, 2GB of RAM, and up to 32GB of internal storage. Its wireless features include Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and NFC wireless. And its built-in 9,000mAh battery can last up to 9 full hours of continuous video playback.

With such a fine set of features, you might think that the Nexus 10 comes with an astronomical price tag. But it doesn’t. In fact, it’s one of the most affordable 10-inch tablets ever released with Android. If size and portability are not huge factors for your next tablet purchase, you can’t really get any better than this.

Need to Know: Google Nexus 10

1. Comes with an eye-popping 2560x1600 pixel resolution 10.1-inch touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the default operating system. (The Good)

3. Battery life could be much longer. (The Bad)

4. Lacks 4G LTE connectivity or any form of cellular data support. (The Bad)

Operating system
Operating system
1.7 GHz
1.7 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
9000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Tech Advisor
Tech Advisor

The Nexus 10 is easily the best 10in Android tablet we've seen to date. It has a fantastic screen, decent cameras and software features all for a more than reasonable price. Those looking for an alternative to the full-sized iPad needn't look any further.

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
Tablet News
Tablet News

We give this device a 9 out of 10 for design, a 9 for hardware and a 9.5 out of 10 for OS and UI, for a total of 9.16 out of 10, which makes it an excellent choice of a tablet nowadays. The price is a huge factor here, since $399 is pretty affordable, especially when compared to the iPads. Also, the...

- James A., Tablet News
Fone Arena
Fone Arena

The Nexus 10 has a great display, offers good performance and runs on the latest version of Android v4.2. The 9,000 mAh Lithium polymer battery offers about 2 days of battery life in a single charge. The tablet comes in 16 and 32GB versions, so you don’t need to worry about the lack of the mic...

- Srivatsan, Fone Arena

If you must have a 10 inch Android tablet, then the Nexus 10 should be top of your list. You’ll be hard pushed to find anything to compete in terms of specifications. If it’s a fight between the Nexus 10 and an iPad? The iPad wins hands down. Yes it’s £80 more expensive, but...

- Mark Peters, Coolsmartphone

There’s no doubting that the Nexus 10 is currently one of the very best tablets on the market. Its gorgeous screen, super-smooth operation and wealth of features combine to produce a tablet that, at last, fully showcases what the Android platform is capable of when applied to tablets. With the...

- Audley Jarvis, TrustedReviews

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Screen Size

The Google Nexus 10's screen size is 10.05 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.7 GHz

There is a Dual-Core Cortex-A15 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 9000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 21 days standby time, 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Google Nexus 10 Specs

Release Date November 13, 2012
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Processor Dual-Core Cortex-A15 1.7 GHz
Internal Storage 8/16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 1.38 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, Panorama, White balance, Photo Sphere, Exposure, Scene Mode, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, DivX, FLV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 10.05 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 9000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 6 hours
Video Playback Time Up to 9 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 7 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Up to 21 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Charcoal Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 26.4 x 17.8 x 0.9 cm (10.4 x 7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 603 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Graphics: Wallpapers
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
TV Out Info: HDMI
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, OGG
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, DivX, FLV
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Maps, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): Samsung Nexus 10, Samsung GT-P8110
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