For readers who are considering buying the Google Nexus 10 or the Apple iPad Air, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The Nexus 10 comes with a 10.1 inch Super PLS TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. The iPad Air comes with a 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution.
The Nexus 10 comes with 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm dimensions and weighs 603 grams. The iPad Air comes with 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm dimensions and is comparatively lighter, weighing 469 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The Nexus 10 is equipped with a 1.7 GHz dual core cortex A15 processor and Exynos 5250 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The iPad Air is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor and Apple A7 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The Nexus 10 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system, which can be upgraded to the KitKat version. The device has 2 GB of RAM. The iPad Air runs on the iOS 7 operating system and has 1 GB of RAM.
The Nexus 10 sports a 5 MP primary camera with features like autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.9 MP. The iPad Air also sports a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus and the secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.
The Nexus 10 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 9000 mAh battery where as the iPad Air comes with a non-removable Li-Po 8,820 battery.
Price in Australia
The Nexus 10 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $439.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $519.95. The iPad Air 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $589.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $709.95 in Australia.
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