Nexus 10 vs. Vizio 10-inch Android tablet

By Peter Chubb - Feb 27, 2013

During CES this year Vizio shared with us their upcoming tablet range and while they currently have just an 8-inch model, all that is about to change with three new models soon to hit the market. However, all we are interested in today is the Vizio 10-inch Android tablet and how it compares to its main competitor, the Nexus 10, although there could be a new version of the latter by the time Vizio release their new tablet.

When you look at some of the key features both the Nexus 10 and Vizio 10-inch tablet are evenly matched, but it’s not until you dig a little deeper that you see that the Vizio could outperform its rival because of the Tegra 4 processor, which is said to be much faster and offer far better performance than previous versions of this chip.

Both the Nexus 10 and Vizio 10-inch tablets run Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, although you’ll notice from the video below that the latter tablet was running the older 4.1 OS. Internal storage for the Vizio tablet is 32GB with the Nexus 10 offering a choice of 16 GB or 32 GB. While we know that the Nexus has a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1.9-megapixel rear camera, Vizio did not specify the specifics of theirs.

Both devices are evenly matched when it comes to screen resolution at 2560 x 1600, but we have to point out how much lighter Vizio’s 10-inch slate is when compared to Samsung’s Nexus 10. The most positive feature would have to be the minimalist design of the Vizio, but this did not come easy, as they had to balance battery performance while not compromising on weight but the end result is a tablet that is lighter than the Nexus 10 and iPad 4.

Which tablet will you choose? Where the Vizio 10-inch Android tablet could have the edge over the Nexus 10 is the fact that there will be far better support for accessories. Now some of you will say that they don’t mind the sacrifice with the Nexus 10 because they get stock Android OS, but Vizio also uses stock software so no skins or anything else to compromise its speed and ability to get an operating system update quickly. There is no price details for the new Vizio 10-inch Android tablet but we do know that it will be released in the second half of the year.

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  • Poon

    Vizio 8 inch tablet felt nice in my hands…solid device. I know they have problems with their charging port. I experienced it as well. That being said I do believe Vizio to be a manufacturer in this for the long haul and would think this has been addressed for thought in future models. I just hope they use 2gb of ram as opposed to 1gb of ram for the OS. I can’t wait. Looks very promising. Just make sure accessories are available on launch!