Reviews say Google Nexus 10 is powerful, swift, light, repairable and affordable for many
- Nov 21, 2012, 16:42 PM IST
Google made an entry into the 10 inch tablet segment with its 10 inch tablet which was manufactured in association with Samsung. The device is known for its lower price and
Cnet gives it 4 stars out of 5 and says “The Nexus 10's superior design and swift performance make it one of the best Android tablets to date. We expect post-launch updates from Google to make it even better.” The negative is “the included charger isn't fast enough to power the battery while playing a game; even while idle, it charges painfully slowly.”
The PC Mag Editor rating for this device is Good with a 3 out of 5 star. “The first 10-inch tablet from Google, the Nexus 10 is gorgeous, but even at the latest Android version (4.2), the software still feels like a beta test” says this review.
About the Nexus 10 Wired says “The new device is very, very fast. It has the highest resolution display of any 10-incher on the market. The styling is restrained, but attractive. The user interface is mature and polished, and the Nexus 10 provides the most pleasant experience…”
Stuart Dredge of Guardian gives it a 5 out of 5 rating and deals with the use of this tablet for different people. If you're a geek “Nexus 10 is the best 10 inch Android tablet available. Buy it, customize it to run exactly the way you want, enjoy it.” “If you don't own an iPad, the Nexus 10 is a convincing contender, especially if your needs revolve around more regular tasks – email, web browsing, social networking, video calls, watching films and YouTube videos, and maybe the odd casual game” he says.
Kevin Smith for Business Insider calls it the latest iPad competitor which “outperforms many tablets in its class”. He recommends “Overall, the $199 Nexus 7 feels like a better buy, but you won't be disappointed shelling out an extra $200 to get a similar experience on a 10-inch screen. For Android fans, it's a definite must-buy. But Android newbies may find the software a bit difficult to figure out at first.”
Matthew Lynley in Wall Street Journal blog says “The Nexus 10, on some points, looks like it will give Apple some serious competition. Apple touts the “Retina” display of its larger iPads as a primary selling point, which boils down to a 2048-by-1536 pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch. Google’s new Nexus 10 tablet has a 2560-by-1600 pixel resolution display, which comes in at 300 pixels per inch.”
Michael Fisher of PocketNow who unboxes the device calls it to have a “crisp” and “reflective display”. The tablet feels “light in hand”. The plastic in that backpanel does not feel like plastic, its feels like “different plastic”. The device is “great in hand” is light tough not the lightest available in the market.
ITProPortal in a comparison of the Google Nexus 10 and iPad 4 said “The Google device comes up trumps with regards to pixel density: the Nexus 10 boasts a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution at 299 PPI, while Apple's iPad 4 is a still-stunning 2,048 x 1,536 at 264 PPI.” “Neither the iPad 4 or the Nexus 10 offers anything remarkable with regards to storage.”
Techradar says “It's the same tactic used for the Google Nexus 7 - produce top end hardware at the lowest price possible to get people buying. It's even learnt a few lessons from the Nexus 7, as this time is isn't bothering with a cripplingly small 8GB model and making a 32GB version available from day one.”
KnowYourMobile says “Being 603g with extremely soft parameters, everything from the weighting to the corners and the contoured back make this tablet a hand’s best friend when in landscape. Despite being just 8.9mm thin, somewhere between the Asus Transformer Prime and the Apple iPad 4, the Nexus 10 is longer than either and when held in portrait is noticeably more top-heavy.”
Newsday says “Google's new Nexus 10 fits in with this new generation of iPad competitors. Made by Samsung for Google, the Nexus 10's technical specifications match or better those of Apple's device in many ways.”
In a teardown treatment PhonesReview UK writes “It appears that whilst Apple makes it somewhat difficult to get inside their iOS devices, when it comes to old Samsung and Google gear it is a very different story, as getting inside the Google Nexus 10 was very easy, which makes the Android tablet extremely repairable.”
Tapscape says “Android powered devices have always tended to outpace Apple in terms of raw specs, but it’s the other pieces of the puzzle that have been lacking to date. Design and build quality, a robust OS, and a rich app ecosystem have all been areas where Android-tablets have fallen short. The Android OS and the Google Play store still have a ways to go yet before reaching the level of polish and cohesiveness achieved by Apple, but the Google Nexus 10 personifies the change and highlights the fact that Google is firmly planted in the ascendancy.”