Google Nexus 10





Market status: Released

Release date: 13 Nov 2012


Pros

  • Dual core processor
  • Very fast processor (1700 MHz)
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • NFC
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D))

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

Description

Google Nexus 10 is a beast of a device, with the main feature: a 2650×1600 display clocking in at 299 pixels per inch. As for the rest of the specs, the Nexus 10 will be packing Samsung’s new 1.7GHz Cortex A15-based Exynos 5 chip, and quad-core Mali-T604 GPU, 2GB of RAM, NFC, a 5MP rear camera, and 1.9MP front camera. The tablet will also be running Android 4.2, just like the LG Nexus 4. One downside for some users is that the Nexus 10 will not have an SD card slot, so the storage is what it is.

Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 10.39 x 6.99 x 0.35 inches (263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 21.27 oz (603 g)
      the average is 16.8 oz (479 g)

Display Popup

  • Physical size:
    • 10.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 300 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes.

    Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed.

    Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • True RGB Real Stripe PLS
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Battery

  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.8 days (500 hours)
      the average is 13 days (320 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 9000 mAh

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 5
  • Processor:

    Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15
  • Graphics processor:
      • ARM Mali-T604
  • System memory:

    System memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • PopupAuto focus, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.9 megapixels

Multimedia Popup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Yes
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa

Technology

  • Positioning:

    Positioning – This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS.

    GPS – This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather.

    A-GPS – A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    GLONASS – GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes


Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • PopupUnlimited entries
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office 2013, Office 2007, Office 2003, PDF), Calculator
  • E-mail:
    • Popup
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 29 Oct 2012

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
      • $ 399

By Phonearena Staff