Google made quite a grand entry into the tablet arena during 2012 with its affordable Nexus 7. So it’s no wonder then that later in the year, Google came out with a full-sized, 10-inch offering of its bestselling Nexus tablet. Google’s Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets boast of superior tech specs at highly competitive prices, and make for a sensible alternative to the highly priced tablets like the iPad. So, which of these is right for you?
Nexus 7: The Nexus 7, like the name suggests, features a 7-inch display with a 1280X800 pixel resolution. The Nexus 7 may be tiny but sure does pack a punch with its 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. If you’re among those who need a camera, the Nexus 7 could be a bit of a disappointment since it comes with just a 1.2 MP front-facing camera. The 16 GB model of the Nexus 7 costs $199.99 while the 32 GB comes for $299.99.
Nexus 10: The big brother of one of the most popular tablets of 2012 will surely blow your mind. Its 10.05-inch display has an amazing resolution of 2560X1600 pixels, making it a treat for the eyes. Within the Nexus 10 is a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, making multitasking a breeze for this gadget. Another good thing about the Nexus 10 is that it has two cameras – a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera. If you’re willing to shell out a little extra, you can pick up the 16 GB Nexus 10 for $399 while the 32 GB will set you back by $499.
Both these tablets run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so in terms of OS, they’re equally matched. However, with a better processor and more RAM, it’s not surprising that Android runs much better on the Nexus 10. One of the biggest drawbacks of these tablets is the lack of a microSD card slot, limiting storage space. Another drawback is the lack of 3G connectivity option for the Nexus 10 – it can only be used on WiFi.