Google nexus 10 review
The Nexus 10 tablet offers a design that is not too big and not too small, which allows for great portability. This Android device comes with highly sought after features that allows it to compete in today’s tablet market. This computing tablet offers a 10-inch display with an almost unbeatable resolution and processor speed. Once the battery is fully charged, you’ll be able to surf the web, play games or run apps for approximately nine hours.
With a 2.5GHz dual-core processor, everything on this machine runs extremely fast. Gamers will enjoy the quick response time combined with the dazzling resolution, while professionals using this tablet will not experience slow-downs, even if there are several applications open at one time. You also have a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. The big drawback is that you can’t expand the memory with an SD card. However, 32GB of storage is plenty of space to store around 25,000 photos, 7,000 songs and more than 35 hours of video.
With a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, everything appears extraordinarily bright and crisp. No smartphone or laptop comes close to this resolution. In our testing of this tablet, we were impressed by the clear picture and brilliant colors we saw while playing games or watching videos. Another great feature is the screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass 2, which offers scratch resistance and excellent durability.
This device features HD video recording, as well as a 5MP rear camera and a 1.9MP front-facing camera, perfect for video chat. It also offers a great battery life of up to nine hours if you are searching the web or reading an eBook. However, of tablets we reviewed, this one takes the longest to recharge the battery via USB, around six hours. Another way to charge the Nexus is with the included Magnetic Pogo pin charger. This is a neat cable that magnetically connects to your tablet. It’s grooved on one side so you aren’t fighting to figure out which side is up, and in the event you or a small child runs into the cord, it simply disconnects without damaging the cord or the Nexus.
The Nexus 10 isn’t too large to hold comfortably in one hand, but it weighs 1.32 pounds, so you’ll likely end up setting it down or resting it against your lap while working.Though you won’t find integrated mobile broadband options on this tablet, you will still be able to access Wi-Fi. We found it easy to connect to a wireless network, and even though you can’t connect to a 3G or 4G network, it is convenient to use the Nexus 10 on the go.
The Nexus 10 runs the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, which provides fast speed for running applications. The tablet will give you up-to-the-moment information on important topics such as current traffic, flight plans or sports scores. This information will pop up on your screen in the form of virtual cards. For example, if you have a lunch appointment that is scheduled in your tablet, the Nexus will check current traffic conditions for you and provide you with an estimated time of how long it will take to arrive at your meeting. If there are delays on the easiest route, your tablet will also provide alternate route information for you.
Because this is a Google tablet, you can download and enjoy thousands of different apps from Google Play. You can choose games such as Angry Birds, or business apps such as Office Suite. You can also listen to music, read books, watch movies and even find magazines using Google Play.
This tablet computer is simple to use. In order to make your life easier, it allows you to choose which apps you would like to see on your home pages. Adding apps to your pages is as simple as holding the application icon and dragging it to the desired screen. You can also resize your widgets easily. Once you select your widget by pressing on the screen, the widget will have an outline. You can move the lines in order to resize the icon. This allows you to get more of your most-used content on the most accessible screens.
Great customer service and tech support are very important factors when deciding on a tablet. After spending a few hundred dollars, you want to make sure everything has protection and a fix, if and when it’s necessary. Google offers help and support in the forms of phone, email, live chat, FAQs and social media. It took a bit of work to find the proper contact information, but once we did, the representatives we contacted were extremely helpful.
Also in the Nexus family is the Nexus 7. If you love everything about the Nexus 10, but would prefer a smaller tablet or one that is slightly cheaper, you’ll enjoy the 7. It has everything the 10 does with these exceptions: it runs on Android 4.1, has a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, a 1280 x 800 screen resolution and a 1.2MP front camera, and it weighs in at a mere 0.75 pounds. While some of the 7’s specs aren’t quite as stellar as the 10, it’s still a fantastic tablet in a smaller package.
The Nexus 10 tablet is one of best choices if you’re looking for a portable tablet. Its small size packs a punch on performance and display. The interface is simple to manage and customize, and you have access to plenty of apps from Google Play. With plenty of great features, this device is one of the best tablets available.
10.055 inches (0.39 mm) 2560 x 1600 (300 ppi)
WQXGA True RGB Real Stripe PLS
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
10.38 x 6.99 x 0.35 inches (263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm)
1.32 pounds (603 g)
5 MP main
CPU: Dual-core A15
GPU: Quad-core Mali TS04
16GB or 32GB (actual formatted capacity is less)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40) Bluetooth
NFC (Android Beam)
Dual side NFC
Magnetic Pogo pin charger
3.5mm headphone jack
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
9000 mAh Lithium polymer battery
USD 399 16GB
USD 499 32GB