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Nexus 10 vs iPad 3 – Top Specs and Price Comparison

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If you’re looking for a nice tablet, we have here a comparison between the Nexus 10 from Samsung and the iPad 3 from Apple that might be of your interest.

Display and Design

The display featured on the Nexus 10 is a Super PLS TFT one that has 10.1 inches and that renders an impressive resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. This devie weighs 603 g and has the following dimensions: 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm.

The touch screen we see on the Apple device is an IPS LCD LED-backlit one which measures 9.7 inches and that renders an inferior resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. This tablet is heavier, weighing 652 g, and it presents itself with the dimensions: 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm.

Hardware and Operating System

The Nexus 10 is powered by a dual core (Cortex A15) clocked at 1.7 GHz and it features the Exynos 5250 chipset. The device supports two options of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB (the device doesn’t feature any microSD slot, so the memory is not expandable). The operating system for this tablet is the Android Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android KitKat).

The iPad 3 is powered by a dual core as well (the Cortex A9) that works at 1GHz. The chipset we see on this device is the Apple A5X model. As for internal memory, the tablet offers multiple choices: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (this device also does not have a microSD slot). As for operating system, the iPad 3 runs on iOS 5 (upgradable to both iOS 6 and iOS 7).

Camera

Regarding the rear-facing camera, both devices come with a 5MP camera, but the Nexus 10 features both LED flash and autofocus, when the iPad 3 only features autofocus. The iPad 3 has a VGA camera for a front-facing camera, and the Nexus 10 has a 1.9MP one.

Battery

There is not much of a difference in the battery life, but if you want the longer lasting one you should opt for the iPad 3. This tablet sports a Li-Po 11560 mAh battery which guarantees you a playing time of 10 hours.

The Nexus 10 tablet sports a Li-Po 9000 mAh battery unit which is estimated to last around 9 hours of playing time.

Price

Nexus 10 (32GB): $369.99

iPad 3 (32GB): $450.00