Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 vs Nexus 7 – Best Specs and Price Comparison

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If you have been looking for a tablet, here you have a comparison between two of the top tablets on the market: the Nexus 7 which qualifies as a mid-sized tablet and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 which is a full 10-inch tablet. Keep reading to see the differences between the two and to figure out which one you’re most fond of.

Display & Design

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is equipped with a Super clear LCD display that measures 10.1 inches. The resolution rendered on this device is of 2560 x 1600 pixels, while the pixel ratio sits at 299 pixels-per-inch. This device weighs 469 g and it presents the following dimensions: 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.3 mm.

The display we see featured on the Nexus 7 is an IPS LCD model measuring 7 inches. The screen resolution rendered by this device (1200 x 1920 pixels) is inferior to the one on the Samsung, while the pixel density is superior at 323 pixels-per-inch. This tablet is obviously lighter (weight: 299 g) and smaller (dimensions: 200 x 114 x 8.7 mm) than the Samsung, but surprisingly thicker.

Hardware & Software

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 comes with two options for processor: the first would be the Cortex A7 processor (quad core working at 1.3 GHz) and the second is the Cortex A15 (quad core that works at 1.9 GHz). The chipset in both cases is the Exynos 5 Octa 5420. The tablet supports 2GB of RAM and it can be purchased with two variants of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB (by using a microSD card, you can expand this memory by up to 64GB). Samsung’s device runs on Android KitKat.

The processor that powers the Nexus 7 is a Krait (quad core working at 1.5 GHz) that is paired up with the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset from Qualcomm. As for RAM and internal memory, this device shows the same options as seen on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1: 2GB of RAM, and two variants of internal storage space: 16GB and 32GB. The only difference between the two is that the Nexus 7 does not feature a microSD card slot, meaning that the memory is not expandable. Google’s device also runs on the Android KitKat operating system.


In the camera department, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is the winner: the tablet sports an 8MP rear-facing camera with features like: geo-tagging, video calling, autofocus, panorama, LED flash and digital zoom. The front-facing camera has 2MP itself.

The Nexus 7 has a still nice 5MP main camera with features like autofocus, while the secondary camera has 1.2MP.


The battery featured on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is way more powerful than the one seen on the Google Nexus 7, but while the 10-inch tablet needs a lot more power to work, the difference between the battery lives is actually not that high.

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 houses a Li-Ion with a capacity of 8220 mAh battery that is estimated to last around 10 hours of multimedia play. The Li-Ion 3950 mAh battery unit seen on the Nexus 7 will last you around 9 hours of multimedia play. Both batteries are non-removable.


Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (16 GB): $397.99

Google Nexus 7 (16 GB): $205.96

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