What is the king of the Android tablet kingdom? The answer comes easy: the Google Nexus 10, which is a fruit of the collaboration between Google and Samsung Electronics. This 10” tablet wins over other Android tablets by having the fastest processor as well as being light and durable. There is also a wide array of apps for Google’s content ecosystem.
There are some problems with the Nexus 10, which does not upset the fact that it is still the best Android tablet around. For example, it comes with an excruciatingly slow charger, even if you are charging your device when it is idle. Google also did not provide users with storage expansion options, and it is less-stellar as compared with the Nexus 7 when it comes to ease of navigation. But the bottom line is that the Google Nexus 10’s excellent design and super fast performance makes it one of the best tablets around, if not the best.
The 1.33-lb Google Nexus 10 earns a lot of points with its excellent design; in fact, it is one of the best designed tablets to date. It is light weight and sports a slightly concave shape with beveled black design. The soft, almost rubbery back plastic plate makes for a comfortable grip and added protection for the device.
The Google Nexus 10 is rich with high-performing hardware. It houses Samsung’s 1.7GHz dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU with a Mali T-604 graphics processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. In terms of specs, Nexus 10’s processor can rival that of the A5 and A6 processor of Apple gadgets. Moreover, this tablet is equipped with MIMO Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 on top of a digital compass, a barometer, a gyroscope and an accelerometer.
This tablet runs on the latest version of Google Android, the 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, which is a more user-friendly make of the previous 4.1 version. Because it is a Google device, the Nexus 10 comes with the usual fare of Google services apps such as Google Maps, Gmail, Google+, Google Play, and YouTube, among others. There is also the Google’s own predictive personalized helper Google Now. There are also new features for your enjoyment, including Daydreams and a redesigned Gmail. Android 4.2 also has multi screen support, allowing you to implement a number of user accounts.
The Google Nexus 10 also sports a much more elegant camera app, the Photo Sphere. It allows you to take 360 panoramic images. This perfectly complements the 5MP back camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera. Meanwhile, the Nexus 10 sports the best screen so far among Android tablets. Its Super plane-to-line switching or PLS screen that is packed with 2560 x 1600p resolution, higher than the iPad’s 2048 x 1536p Retina display. Nexus 10’s screen is clearer than the iPad’s, though both screens render vibrant colors and sharp texts.
With its superb processing capacity, the Google Nexus 10 wins the distinction as the fastest Android tablets as of date. The touch screen is also very responsive to taps rarely misread and with the scrolling easy. Battery life is also better than most Android devices, with Nexus 10’s video battery lasting up to 8.4 hours.
While the Google Nexus 10 cannot actually outperform Apple’s iPad, both in terms of apps collection and performance, it is still the best tablet to purchase if you are going for an Android tablet.