Google Nexus 10 review

A great value full size tablet with only a few minor shortcomings

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The keyboard on the Google Nexus 10 is very accurate and responsive, there's never any delay when typing and unlike the Nexus 7 it features haptic feedback to provide more of a tactile sensation. Another new feature of the keyboard is 'gesture typing'.

This works a lot like 'Swype' - an app which has been available on certain handsets for a while now. Specifically it lets you slide your finger across letters to create words rather than typing them. It's surprisingly fast and intuitive and for our money it works at least as well as Swype. There's also a fairly accurate voice option, which lets you speak what you want to type - although it's not accurate enough for us to have full confidence in it.

Google Nexus 10 keyboard

However you choose to enter text, the keyboard also does a good job of predicting what word you're trying to enter and auto-correcting any mistakes.

It's a big keyboard too, meaning that it's easy to hit the right key and as a result mistakes are rare to begin with. Despite the size there's still plenty of screen visible with it open, both in portrait and landscape. As always with Android if you don't get along with the keyboard there are plenty of alternative options available from Google Play.

Google Nexus 10 settings

The settings screen can be accessed either from a button on the notifications screen or from its own dedicated icon and, as the name suggests, this lets you tweak all the various options on the Google Nexus 10. For the most part it's identical to the settings screen on any other Android device, with options for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, display, storage, privacy and more.

Google Nexus 10 Daydream

However there is a new addition in the form of 'Daydreams'. This lets you set up a custom screen saver whenever the tablet is docked or charging.

There are options for a clock, photos from your gallery, moving colors or, perhaps most interestingly, stories from sources you're subscribed to on Google Currents. It's a minor feature and you may prefer for the screen to just turn off when plugged in (which is still an option), but it's a nice addition if you want it.

All in all the Google Nexus 10 is slick, fast and powerful. The current version of Android combined with top flight specs make it as smooth to operate as an iOS 6 device.

It's almost as intuitive as well, but with an added layer of customisation available if you want it, making it suitable for both those new to tablets and the more tech savvy. It boots up in around 17 seconds and shuts down in around 14, times which are fast enough to make it a convenient device to use even just for a few minutes at a time.


Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity32 GB
Processor ManufacturerARM
Graphics Controller ManufacturerARM
Graphics Controller ModelMali T604
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Product FamilyNexus 10
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
ColourCharcoal Grey
Operating SystemAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Brand NameSamsung
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.70 GHz
Processor TypeCortex A15
Screen Size25.4 cm (10")
Screen Resolution2560 x 1600
Standard Memory2 GB
Weight (Approximate)603 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyPlane to Line (PLS) Switching
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Height177.6 mm
Width263.9 mm
Depth8.9 mm
Screen ModeWQXGA
Product ModelGT-P8110
Product NameNexus 10 GT-P8110 Tablet
Product LineNexus 10
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-P8110HAEXAR
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationPowerful 10" tablet from Google

Nexus 10 is the newest tablet from Google. With the world's highest resolution tablet display, all new multi-user support, immersive HD content and the best Google apps - Nexus 10 has something for everyone.

Built for speed

Nexus 10 was created in partnership with Samsung and comes with a blazing fast dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor and advanced MIMO WiFi, giving you web browsing speeds up to 4x faster than normal WiFi.
Package Contents
  • Nexus 10 GT-P8110 Tablet
  • AC Adapter