Nexus 10 vs iPad 4, the holiday showdown threat
The holiday buying season is almost upon us, and there will be many no doubt looking at picking up a new tech device, and when it comes to tablets there are two new slates to consider, the Apple iPad 4, and the new Samsung Nexus 10, and no doubt both these slates will go face to face in the run up to Christmas, but which tablet offers the most?
So what we have for our readers consideration below is a showdown between the Samsung Nexus 10 and the Apple iPad 4 that was brought to our attention by Droid-life and Gizmag who pitted both devices against each other in a comparison.
Firstly we say holiday showdown threat because these two slates will no doubt go up against each other come Christmas, but let us make it clear that we are not saying the Nexus 10 by Samsung will out do the iPad 4, but it is a worthy comparison nevertheless, so let’s get right to it and kick things off with the display.
The Nexus 10 offers the user a 10-inch WQXGA at 2560 x 1600 with 300ppi, whilst the iPad 4 sports a 9.7-inch IPS LED 2048 x 1536 with 264ppi, which means the Nexus 10 has a sharper display than the iPad 4. When it comes to RAM, the Nexus 10 has 2GB whilst the iPad 4 has 1GB, again another win to Samsung.
Then there are the cameras, and whilst both slates sport a 5 megapixel rear facing snapper, when it comes to the front facing camera the Samsung Nexus 10 sports a 1.9 megapixel camera whilst the Apple iPad 4 has a 1.2 megapixel snapper.
Internal storage wise the iPad 4 offers 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB whilst the Nexus 10 offers 16GB and 32GB only so one up for the iPad 4, whilst both devices sport a dual core processor, the iPad 4 with its A6X processor and the Nexus 4 with its Exynos 5 A15 processor.
Size wise the iPad 4 measures 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37-inches with a weight of 1.44 pounds whilst the Nexus 4 measures 10.39 x 6.99 x 0.35-inches with a weight of 1.32 pounds, so despite being bigger the Nexus 10 weight less.
Connectivity wise the iPad 4 wins out with WiFi, 3G and 4G connectivity whilst the Nexus 10 is only WiFi, but does offer NFC functionality whereas the iPad 4 doesn’t, and then there is the battery, with the iPad 4 sporting a 11666mAh battery while the Nexus 10 has a 9000mAh battery, so the iPad 4 does well in this area as well.
Now onto the pricing of the tablets, The Samsung Nexus 10 WiFi commands a price tag of 399-bucks and 499-bucks, whilst the Apple iPad 4 WiFi commands 499-bucks, 599-bucks and 699-bucks, whilst the data versions cost 629-bucks, 729-bucks and 829-bucks.
So there you have it a comparison between the Samsung Nexus 10 and the Apple iPad 4, but can the Nexus 4 do well against the iPad 4 in the run up to Christmas, well that probably depends on personal preference, what you can afford, and of course whether you prefer Android Jelly Bean or iOS 6.
Will any of our readers be picking up one of these tablets before Christmas, and if so which one will you opt for?