Spec-By-Spec: How Do Google’s New Nexus Tablets Stack Up Against The iPad & Others [Chart]

Today, Google announced two new Nexus tablets — the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 — which will go head-to-head with more established competitors like the iPad, the iPad mini and the Kindle Fire HD. But how do they stack up?

Here’s a chart comparing the specs of each device:

Please scroll the table left and right to see all of its contents.

4th-Gen iPadiPad miniNexus 7Nexus 10Kindle Fire HD (7-Inch)Kindle Fire HD (8.9-Inch)
Operating SystemiOS 6iOS 6Android 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.2 Jelly BeanCustom Android 4.0Custom Android 4.0
Display9.7-inch Retina 2048×1536 (264 ppi)7.9-inch IPS LCD 1024×768 (164 ppi)7-Inch IPS LCD Display 1280×800 (216 ppi)10-Inch IPS LCD Display 2560×1600 (300 ppi)7-Inch IPS Display 1280×800 (216 ppi)8.9-Inch IPS Display 1920×1200 (254 ppi)
Processor1.3GHz Dual-Core A6X1GHz Dual-Core A5Quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A9Dual-Core 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A151.2GHz OMAP TI4470 dual-core ARM Cortex A91.5GHz OMAP TI4470 dual-core ARM Cortex A9
RAM1GB512MB1GB2GB2GB2GB
Storage16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB/32GB16GB/32GB + Expandable16GB, 32GB32GB, 64GB
Camera(s)5MP (rear) + 1.2MP (front)5MP (rear) + 1.2MP (front)1.2MP (front)5MP (rear) + 1.9MP (front)1.3MP (front)1.3MP (front)
Video Capture1080p1080pN/A1080pN/AN/A
CellularUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTEUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTEGSM, UMTS, HSPA+NoneNoneLTE (only high-end model)
BluetoothYesYesYesYesYesYes
Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n @ 5GHz802.11b/g/n @ 5GHz802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz802.11 b/g/n @ 5GHz (dual-antenna)802.11 b/g/n @ 5GHz (dual-antenna)802.11 b/g/n @ 5GHz (dual-antenna)
Dimensions9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches7.90 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 inches10.38 x 6.99 x 0.35 inches7.60 x 5.4 x 0.41 inches9.4 x 6.3 x 0.35 inches
Weight653 grams308 grams340 grams603 grams566 grams340 grams
Cheapest price$499$329$199$399$199$299

What’s the take away? Bang-for-the-buck-wise, the Nexus 10 probably has the best specs of any of these devices, although if you want LTE, you need to buy an iPad or high-end Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The iPad mini is the most expensive of the 7-inchers, but it’s also the thinnest and lightest of them, and the only one that comes with LTE.

What do you think? Are Google’s Nexus devices compelling, or will you be buying a Kindle or iPad instead? Let us know in the comments.