Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs Google Nexus 10 – Top Specs and Price Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the successor of the Tab 1, which was released at the beginning of February 2012, along with the Galaxy Note 10.1, coming with an improved S-Pen stylus. What’s interesting is that although the Google Nexus 10 came with a more powerful processor and a longer lasting battery, but it costs a lot less. We’ll compare both devices to see which one is worth the money.

Displays and designs

Both tablets come with a 10.1 inch screen, but they support different resolutions. Thereby, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has a PLS TFT touch screen that renders a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, while the Google Nexus 10 supports a double resolution of 2560×1600 pixels thanks to its Super PLS TFT touch screen.

In terms of dimensions, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is measuring 256.6×175.3×9.7 mm and it weights 581 grams. The Google Nexus 10 is bigger and heavier, measuring 263.9×177.6×8.9 mm and weighing 33 grams more.

Hardware and operating systems

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is powered by a 1 GHz dual core cortex A9 processor + TI OMAP 4430 chipset . There are three variants of internal storage: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, expandable by up to 64 GB.

The Google Nexus 10, on the other hand, has a more powerful processor, which is a 1.7 GHz dual core cortex A15 processor, but the device comes also with an Exynos 5250 chipset. There are two variants of internal memories: 16GB and 32GB, but you can’t expand them.

Both tablets are Androids, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is running on the Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to the 4.3 Jelly Bean version) with 1GB of RAM, while the Google Nexus 10 is running on the 4.2 Jelly Bean version (upgradeable also to the 4.3 version) with 2 GB of RAM.

Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has a 3.5 MP primary camera (Geo tagging) and a VGA secondary camera. The Google Nexus 10 has a more advanced primary camera of 5 MP (Geo-tagging + touch focus + face detection) and a 1.9 Mp secondary camera.

Batteries

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has a non-removable Li-Po battery with a capacity of 7000 mAh. The Google Nexus 10 has a longer lasting battery and it’s also non-removable, but it has a capacity of 9000 mAh.

Prices

On amazon.com, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 16GB variant costs 449 dollars and the Google Nexus 10 16GB variant costs 333 dollars.

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