Google Nexus 10 Review!

Uploaded by duncan33303 on 21.11.2012

Hey guys, this is Austin and today I’m here with a review of the Google Nexus
10. As Google’s first major competitor to the full sized iPad the Nexus 10 has a
lot to offer but is it worth it? Take a look at the hardware and you’ll see it’s
quite nice looking with the 10 inch display up front and a soft touch back.
There are several nice touches, for example there are two front facing
speakers which do a significantly better job with sound and the perfectly
sized bezel to rest your thumbs while using the tablet. It’s also slightly
thinner and lighter than the iPad which while not a huge difference is an
improvement nonetheless. The build quality is quite good for the most part
although I’m not a fan of the back as the tacky surface feels cheap and is an
absolute fingerprint magnet. You’ll find a full complement of ports including
a headphone jack, USB port along with HDMI out hiding on the top right edge.
The power and volume buttons are up top which are a bit awkward to reach
for but it’s something you get used to pretty quickly. The screen is excellent.
With a resolution of 2560x1600 it’s sports four times the pixels compared to
the Nexus 7 and even beats the iPad 4 on pure resolution. In reality I can’t
notice a significant difference between the iPad and Nexus 10 screens but
that’s not a bad thing at all: these are by far some of the best looking screens
period. Text is incredibly sharp with lots of detail even when viewing it up
close and even 1080p videos don’t take full advantage of the screen. The
Nexus is running Android 4.2 Jellybean which has a few new features like a
quick settings menu, multi-user support to share your tablet with other
people and a new keyboard which works like Swype to speed up your typing.
There’s also a new camera UI which is a huge step up and allows you to
change settings extremely quickly instead of digging through menus.
Performance is generally very good, even with pushing around a huge
amount of pixels the tablet stays nice and smooth. You can run into issues
occasionally in some apps like Chrome but overall it’s solid and the
benchmarks back this up. With a 1.7GHz Exynos 5 dual core processor and 2GB
of RAM this delivers excellent scores thanks to the brand new Cortex A15
architecture. Gaming is no problem either with plenty of horsepower for
even more graphically intense titles. Speaking of apps, this is by far the Nexus
10s biggest weakness. The Play Store has a good amount of apps, most of
which work here but as far as apps made for tablets the selection is almost
embarrassing. The Twitter app is a great example of this, it’s nothing more
than a phone app comically stretched out on the 10 inch screen. That’s not to
say there aren’t decent apps that work well but compared to the iPad it’s a
major downside. Battery life is excellent. In my testing I was able to easily
make it through several days of casual use although gaming does take a pretty
significant chunk out of the battery. For only $400 the Nexus 10 brings the
best of Android along with good hardware and excellent specs. It’s
comfortable to use, has a spectacular screen and plenty of battery life to last
for days. The poor app selection is a big issue but that doesn’t stop the Nexus
10 from being by far the best 10 inch Android tablet out there. Feel free to
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