Google Nexus 10 Review: Best Screen in the World
Google Nexus 10 is a 10-inch Android-based tablet that has got a lot of good things to explore. The device has got good processor, better screen and the latest Android version. For those who are looking for a powerful and long lasting tablet, here is the review of Google Nexus 10. Read the review and find out what this device has to offer.
Nexus 10 carries powerful processor, high resolution display and Google’s Android 4.2 operating system.
There is no expandable storage that disappoints many. The tablet does not possess 3G or 4G network. Noticeable mistake is the muted colors for media.
There are two options if you are seeking to have this tablet. 16GB Google Nexus 10 comes for £319 and 32GB comes for £389. What is most appealing about this tablet is its stunning HD display that features amazing front-facing stereo speakers. The best specs that this tablet has received are excellent performance and great battery life for which many chase for. Not only this, the tablet also runs pure Google Android software and is set to get upgraded once the new version of Android is released.
Design and Display
The first and foremost thing that we found in this device is the plastic appearance of the device. The plastic-body does not look premium quality where its rivals do carry premium appearance. If you can forget the extra memory space which is not provided in this device, the Nexus 10 becomes a great device to buy that comes for comparatively less cost. Those looking for a solid 10-inch device could rely on this as it offers overall user experience and is a tough device to beat.
Design-wise device does not appeal as per the design part where Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 have already showed their beauties. The case of this device gets rubber-like material that makes hand feel comfortable. It is easy to hold and use and there is no chance of slipping from hand. It weighs 603 grams and measures 8.9 mm thick.
The tablet offers a spectacular 2560 by 1600 pixels screen resolution with 300ppi, making it the highest screen resolution so far in the market. iPad itself carries only 2048 by 1536 pixels with 264 ppi. Such resolution you will find on a 30-inch computer monitor.
The display is adorned with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 screen which is a little sharp. Colors are dramatically used to give complete visual satisfaction and great level of clarity. Watching HD movies will be simply a delight to your eyes and overall experience will be great especially for the front facing stereo speakers that offers best in-built audio that any other tablets hold.
The speakers of this device are built into plastic bezel that covers the display from every sides and extends to the sides and back of the device. At the left side of the device, you will find a 3.5 mm headset jack along with a micro-USB port. So, you can charge it through your computer. The power button and volume rocker sits at the top of the device. Turn at the right and you will find a dedicated micro-HDMI port, though there is no special adapter or connector available. At the bottom sits a magnetic charging port for docking accessories.
It is sad to say that the Nexus 10 does not feature expandable memory space apart from its limited on-board storage. So, owners may change their views for another device that comes with SD card inserting option. The only area where Nexus 10 falls short is its storage. Either owners will have to buy 16GB version or the 32GB version. Even if you buy the 32GB version will all system files and fun stuff, you will be left with around 27-28GBs. For many, this is abundant, for some it would be a real pain.
Since it is Google’s device, the manufacturer has mainly focused on cloud storage and Web-based streaming. However, this will not work all the time.
The device is powered by a dual-core 1.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 processor and comes with 2GB RAM. The tablet could get stuck in debate like it should have got a quad-core processor, but what is important to see here is that only quad-core processor itself doesn’t decide the performance.
The tablet is smooth as found in most other 10-inch devices. Navigation through home screens is smooth and quick and apps load quickly without any annoyance. You will find multitasking with this device pretty effortless. If you have more Web browsing work then it is a good tablet for you as it provides breezy performance even if you use several tabs in Chrome browser. Performance-wise, there is nothing to complain about.
Software and Apps
Like other devices from Google, the software of this gadget makes the Nexus stand apart from its rivals. It is shipped with a pure stock version of Android 4.2 OS. This means you get complete specially made OS from Google’s engineers. It offers fast and regular future upgrades whereas others depend on their manufacturers for OS upgrades. This gadget will receive its software from Google directly just within a week or two from its release.
The UI is very similar to what you see in Android smartphones. It is very much like the Nexus 7 UI with little addition for visually fit on the larger screen. Google Now also comes with intelligent assistant tool and Voice Search from Jelly Bean. Below the screen you will find Favorites Tray that comes with eight customizable icons and permanent shortcuts for app drawer. Below the tray sits black bar that features buttons for virtual navigation.
Notifications can be found displayed as tiles at the lower-right edge of the screen. The main notification gets displayed once you pull down the bar from left side of the screen with just a swipe of your finger.
There is a lot of space dedicated to store different types of apps in your device. Though Android is very much criticized for lack of apps for tablet platform as compared to what Apple offers, but users still can find their way out. However, you don’t have to really panic for this thing as Android is expanding its collection of tablet apps. Other than this, you will be able to access Google applications such as Google Docs/Drive, Gmail, Maps, Google Calendar, YouTube, Google+ and other.
The Nexus 10 sports two cameras and the primary camera is really enchanting. With 5 megapixel seonsor, the camera features 1080p resolution for stills as well as recordings. One can watch HD videos with 1080p, which means amazing visual clarity. Apart from the primary camera, the device features a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera for video calling. It offers 720p resolution for vanity pics and chatting. The camera provides far better quality than many high-end smartphone cameras currently available in the market.
Samsung Google Nexus 10 comes packed with a 9000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery which you have ever experienced in other devices. This ultra-powerful battery promises to deliver straight nine hours video streaming, constant Web browsing for seven hours and 500 hours of standby time. Talking about this tablet’s stamina, it’s top-notch even in moderate to heavy usage. In fact, it will easily give you few days’ backup.
It will be sold by Google directly for a price of £319 for a 16GB version and £389 for a 32GB version.
Google’s Nexus 10 also support NFC (near-field communication), pre-loaded Google Wallet, Bluetooth 3.0, and Wi-Fi but no 3G or 4G support.
The Google Nexus 10 is a very important product for the franchisee and it is compared to the bigger rivals like the most successful Apple product – iPad. Though there is not clear chance of winning from Apple, but Google has at least tried to approach this level. The screen resolution which is the highest in the world is a great thing to remember. At least in this point Google will sell some of its device. Watching movies, browsing Web and playing games on this screen will provide a great experience. The disappointing points that this tablet carries are no microSD card slot, plastic-appearance gives cheap look and lack of 3G or 4G support which is offered in most of the devices these days.