Nexus 10 vs the New iPad: Who Wins?

The Nexus 10 and the new iPad are arguably the top two tablets in the market at the moment. While there is only one iPad (and is understandably fantastic), there are a smattering of Android tablets out there, with probably hundreds of different kinds. So by calling the Nexus 10 the best of the Android bunch, that’s saying something right there.

So when you stack these two powerhouses next to each other, is there a true winner? Is there one that seriously blows the other one out of the water? Well, not exactly. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say if I picked one out of a hat while blindfolded, I wouldn’t care which one I got.

But since this is a comparison, I’ll let you guys decide which one is the best tablet for yourselves. So let’s get on with it, shall we?

The Nexus 10

Google’s crown jewel and company-leading tablet, the Nexus 10 set out on a mission to provide users with one of the best tablets for the money, and with a starting price of just $399, it has certainly does its part.

Nexus 10

Most tablets of amazing quality automatically debut at the $499 price point, but Google has been showing consumers that it wants to offer more affordable solutions while keeping the quality better than ever, and it has.

Before the Nexus 10 came the Nexus 7, and it started at only $199 with pretty great specs.

Let’s go over the specs of the Nexus 10:

  • 10.1-inch WQXGA display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 with a ppi of 300
  • 5 MP back camera and 1.9 MP front camera
  • 16 or 32 GB of internal storage
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Dual-core A15 processor
  • Quad-core Mali t604 GPU
  • 9000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2

For $399, these specs are unreal. The screen is the best on the market right now.

The New iPad

When it came out quite a number of years ago, we said to ourselves “who needs that? Isn’t it just a big iPhone?” Well, now it’s one of those things that you MUST have in your house, not just need.

New iPad

It can now replace a laptop, and it’s more gorgeous than ever. In addition, it offers business-minded folk the ability to iPad POS systems on the road. This is a serious advantage. Undoubtedly the king of tablets for many years, does the new iPad hold up in value and hardware? You decide:

  • 9.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and a ppi of 264
  • Dual-core A6X processor with quad-core GPU
  • 1.2 MP front camera and 5 MP back camera
  • Lightning connector
  • 42.5 watt/hr battery

Looks good, huh? It’s the usual $499 affair as well, making it easily one of the best buys right now.

It’s up to you: do you want a Nexus 10 for $399 or an iPad for $499? Both are unbelievable tablets, so it’s pretty much just whichever one you think looks better!

About the author: Joe Petchonka is a freelance writer who does his best to being the best tech tips and news.