Google unveiled the new LG Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet recently, which gave the brand some claimed innovations to promote their new products with. When it comes to the Nexus 10 it has apparently taken the display crown from Apple for highest resolution, and the Nexus 4 smartphone aims to deliver the best of Google in your hand, but how good are these new gadgets really? We aim to find out by tracking down some diverse reviews to give our readers insight from different perspectives.
Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 review roundup – you can see a couple of videos in our earlier article if you prefer something visual, which take a quick look at both the Google Nexus 10 and 4, or you can see how the Nexus 7 and iPad mini take some damage in a video seen here. To see a collection for reviews for both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 look below.
NBC delivered their Google Nexus 4 review a couple of days ago and point to strong hardware with great specs, a good mobile OS, but the reviewer feels bitter about the lack of Verizon Wireless as a carrier option. The Verge points out that Google’s Nexus 4, in partnership with LG, is “almost” perfect and their review has to be one of the most detailed we’ve seen online. You can see a breakdown of their review scores by topic in the image below, which clearly shows that the Nexus 4 seems to lack in the call quality category.
Laptop Mag has performed a number of tests and benchmarks for Nexus 4 performance, which score the CPU, graphics, and a few other areas. They found the Nexus 4 to be one of the best smartphones for a “pure Android experience“, which is backed by an impressive 2GB of RAM and 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Even though the review stayed mostly positive, they did state that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is still more “innovative“.
Google’s Nexus 10 tablet – if you’re looking for a review to explain the finer details of the new 10-inch tablet from Google, then you certainly come to the right place. The Nexus 10 delivers Android 4.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box, which is aided by an average Exynos processor clocked in at 1.7GHz and an impressive 2GB of RAM. Gizmodo aim to find out how good the Nexus 10 tablet really is in their review, which they point out could depend on price and how much gaming you want to do. It seems that mobile gamers might need to consider other options.
ZDNet also offer a Nexus 10 review that takes a look at the pros and cons, and reveals a user rating at 6.2/10 that compares to their editors rating of 8.5/10. The reviewer notes the build quality, impressive screen, good audio, and high specs with a low price, but states that Nexus 10 cons include a lack of business features, lack of 3G/LTE connectivity, and the fact that Android lacks apps designed for tablet use.
For us the best Google Nexus 10 review has to be found here, on Engadget, which is due to the insight given during their review. They explain how good/bad the hardware is in writing and on video, see the hardware video review below our article, and found the specs to be pretty average at the $400/$500 price range, although it does seem the Nexus 10 is relying on the claim of worlds best display to help create sales.
When Engadget looked at the Nexus 10 battery life you get to see how it performs compared to a long list of other tablets, which includes the new iPad mini, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7/10.1, Pantech Element, and a number of other devices. Take a look at the full review via the above link, and feel free to let us know what you think about the Nexus 4 and 10 in the comments below?