Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10
Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10: Which is the best of the cheap Google Android tablets? T3 squares up the Google slates to help you decide which is for you
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Putting pricing aside for one moment and the Google Nexus 7 is truly a fantastic tablet that might not be considered an iPad rival in terms of the content available and the Apple tablet’s more work-friendly credentials, but Google and Asus have thought carefully about how to make the 7-inch tablet experience the best one possible.
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There’s no doubt about it, the Google Nexus 10 is a fantastic tablet that challenges – and in the case of the 300ppi display beats - the iPad in almost every department. Google has produced a genuine contender that’s slim, light and tactile; fast, effortlessly easy to use and a joy to play with.
The screen is a sensation and deserves the plaudits, but the Nexus 10 isn’t perfect…yet. It gets pretty close – especially when you fully embrace Jelly Bean 4.2 – but until Google Play is furnished with more than a handful of 10-inch specific apps the iPad and its choice of 275,000 wins the battle.
But the war is far from over, and as more apps appear this stylishly slim, effortlessly intuitive and ridiculously good value tablet may well conquer all. It’s the best Android tablet available right now and that’s high praise indeed.
How we tested
It took some time but the Google Nexus 7 turned up and proved that an Android powered tablet could cause some concerns over at Apple. As the 7-inch Android slate was named our Gadget of the Year, Google took everyone by surprise adding a 10-inch version in the shape of the Google Nexus 10.
One is built with the help of ASUS, the other has lent the tablet-making expertise of Samsung. Which one should you invest in? We've run the rule over both the Nexus 7 and 10 to help you decide.