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Specs and Gallery: Nexus 4 and Nexus 10

Today, Google announced the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices. Inside are some of today’s top-of-the-line specs and we’re more excited than ever to someday soon get our hands on them. Until that day comes though, here are the official specs and rough galleries for both of the new devices. 

Nexus 4 Specs:

  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 4.7″ WXGA IPS (1280 x 768) display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP back-facing camera
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Micro USB
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless Charging
  • 2,100 mAh battery
  • Unlocked GSM/HSPA+ connectivity
  • SlimPort HDMI

Nexus 4 Gallery:

Nexus 10 Specs:

  • Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean”
  • 10.055″ WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos Dual-core A15 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 5MP back-facing camera
  • 1.9MP front-facing camera
  • Micro USB
  • Magnetic Pogo Pin Charger
  • Dual-side NFC
  • Bluetooth
  • Micro HDMI
  • 9,000 mAh battery

Nexus 10 Gallery:

To learn more about these two devices, check out our full coverage of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.

  • dankstog

    who noticed all the times say 4:20. 🙂 c’mon its gotta be on purpose

  • Man, I want a Nexus 4.

  • scuba_koop

    Ok..maybe this has been answered..but how does this compare to the Tegra 3. I have the transformer pad 300 and I wonder if this will be much better performance wise?? I have been pretty happy with it so far. The only issue I see is if you don’t turn it on for a while, there are a ton of play store updates, and until those finish, it runs horribly slow!!

  • Jim McClain

    cant see the nexus 4 selling very well,when the left out lte it killed it,shot their self in the foot on this one, could have been a contender

    • jaxxmjd

      It will be very popular in places that use GSM. Such as everywhere else in the world.

  • TheUI

    How sleek and desirable that Nexus 4 is. Very nice.

  • WTF This thing looks just like the Galaxy Nexus! And they didn’t really improve anything that was wrong with the Galaxy nexus, they just added more shyt. Battery life was horrible on the Gnex even with extended battery. So they put the same lame 2100 mAhs battery in, and took out LTE to make the battery last longer…

  • C-Law

    So the final product is solid black? Looks like that chrome ring around the early n4 leaked pics is black now too. Even in the new n7 shots, the grey ring appears to now be black

  • mezy1

    Its crazy how people don’t have vision i knew the nexus looked good threw the pics. Everything looks better in person. People always prejudge before the see it for themselves. This phone is beautiful.

  • Jeffrey Garcia

    I’m still debating between a nexus 4 or HTC One X+ on AT&T. They both share similar specs. Any ideas?

  • sonicemerald

    dat clock.

  • shecalledmejay

    It does look clean, I’ll give LG that, but come ON!! the headphone jack is at the top???

  • Lol, nice time on the Nexus 4 clock! Someone in the android land has a good sense of humor.

  • Yup, the phone in the video looks just down right sick. The pictures make it don’t stand out. I was blown away by how nice it looked in the video and from the pictures I was kinda disappointed at first.

  • GNEX(MOTOX)

    Wow of course it actually looks a lot better now 🙁 My gnex feels old now 🙁 I want these.. ugh, but no cdma.. but at least i can get the nexus 10.. pls bring another nexus vz!

  • joejoe5709

    Chill out people. This will come to Verizon. It’s going to take some time. Until then I think we can all agree our GNex is just fine for at least the next six months.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    On the nexus 10 I would much rather have a micro SD slot And quad core processor than the rear facing camera. Anyone else agree?

  • Dual-Side NFC? How…why…what would this be used for?

  • hokieputter

    Just wish I wasn’t tied to VZW because of work… LTE is great and all, but not having not the end of the world. I currently use a Razr M, but would love me a Nexus device…

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Sounds like you need a new job 😛

      • hokieputter

        Haha!! Or convince my IT guy to let me use AT&T!! I already just buy whatever device I want (with my own cash) and just use it on my work line. Would open me up to a bunch more devices if I could go GSM.

  • nightscout13

    For Nexus 4 it says slim port HDMI, can someone point that out for me on the photos? I’m not seeing it.

  • Knlegend1

    I want the Nexus 4

  • I would be a total hypocrite if I bought this phone after making fun of all the iPhone users with their glass back and non 4g lte

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Just do it. We won’t tell anyone.

  • But nooooo SD Card slot. What a shame.

  • AG
  • tvBilly

    Anyone know if the Nexus 10’s WiFi supports the 5GHz band, or just the 2.4GHz band? I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere.

  • MotoRulz

    Specs are great, looks are meh, no LTE sucks..

  • NyReynolds

    Am I the only one that thinks these nexus tablets need expandable storage? I mean the 10 is what I’ve been looking for minus the micro SD slot. What has google been thinking?

    • Southrncomfortjm

      If you don’t need the storage 24/7 you can get a USB drive, OTG cable and an app that lets the N10 read the USB drive and there’s your expandable storage.

  • David Henry

    Consider me sold.

    Wish they would have a Global Ready version, then it would be perfect (for me). I had always wished that the GNex would have a Global Ready version, gave up on that dream.

  • dee

    n4 yes pls

  • Christopher Riner

    What, no pogo on the 4? What am I gonna do with all these docks? o.O

  • Marcus Reid

    N4 looks nice but I just don’t like LG builds and although it appears to be more durable “less plastic” than my GNexus I just can’t live without my 4G LTE. If I want to jump to 3G I just toggle to it.

    As far as the Nexus 10 I was actually looking forward to picking one up. Love the N7 also but never picked one up. Love Asus and wish the built the N10. I just have to see it in my hands to decide whether to get one or not. That bezel and thickness I’m just not too sure about….

  • nightscout13

    YAY! We finally have glitter on the back of a Nexus! (FAIL)

  • Greyhame

    Does the N10 really come equipped with a micro HDMI port?? Wow… on the fence just went to an almost definite purchase.

  • Mark

    Maybe its just me but I am definitely upgrading to the Nexus 4. Okc has really good coverage with T Mobile so instead of getting on there 21mbps hspa+ with the T Mobile nexus 4 I will be getting the 42 hspa+ network. A better screen, better processer, double the ram, and thank God a better camera. But T Mobile has good coverage In okc I know I can’t speak for everyone else. I just wish the one sold threw Google play was able to be on their 42hspa network so I could stay off contract.

    • Josh Nichols

      Does this even support HSPA+42?

      • mark

        If you read in the post earlier today the T Mobile version does the one in the play store does not it seems.

        • Josh Nichols

          Yeah that sounds reasonable. I know HSPA+42 isn’t widespread in Europe.

  • The Nexus 4 sounds great for someone with minimum needs and is on a budget. Cloud services is growing, but has yet to achieve practicality, but this is great for someone who steams music and files on wifi and on data for some times. I’m currently on Verizon, but this is a great reason to dump my 2 year contract and go unlocked using tmobile $30/month plan. It’s way cheaper in the long run imo.

  • David Weinstock

    Does this mean that this is gonna be the only Nexus or will other companies make on as well?

    • Josh Nichols

      This is the only one.

      • David Weinstock

        im saying that there was a rumor that there will be multiple companies making a nexus like Sony and Motorola. So that isn’t happening anymore?

  • To the idiots ranting about the dual core in the Nexus 10:

    Its a dual core A15 with a Mali-T604 GPU. If you don’t know what that means, you shouldn’t be talking about specs in the first place.

    To the feckless bunch crying about LTE:

    There’s virtually no way of getting LTE without bending over for carriers and creating 1187537646576 different models for the mess that is LTE with every carrier using a random LTE band. To top it all, the Nexus 4 is not expected to sell in hordes like the GS3 or the iP5, so it doesn’t make financial sense for Google to include LTE for a relatively minuscule part of the world market that’s even LTE enabled. Want LTE? Get one of the dozen LTE phones already available and quit bitching!

    • rals

      u mad bro?

      • Southrncomfortjm

        I can empathize with the guy. Ignorance and stupidity make me mad too.

    • Josh Nichols

      FINALLY SOME COMMON SENSE.

  • Why does the Nexus 10 not have wireless charging?! Playing with it while charging on the Nexus wireless charger would be real nice.

    • TheWhiteLotus

      It does. It has gold contacts on the bottom of it that rest against a dock to charge. Not the same thing as the Nexus 4’s Qi charging standard, but still nice.

  • demzzy

    i really dont see whats the complaints of the no lte and sd slot… smh

    • Josh Nichols

      The no LTE people are bitching because they don’t understand that LTE is not a worldwide standard, and most of them are probably from the US thinking Ma Bell is the only GSM carrier that uses it.

      • Raven

        Or maybe they live in an area of the US where Verizon LTE is working awesome and AT&T coverage sux and there are no other choices like T-Mobile or Sprint, like where I live. It is certainly a deal breaker for me.

        • Josh Nichols

          The phone isn’t even going to be on Verizon, so I’m not sure how no LTE even affects you.

      • Liderc

        Verizon is the biggest wireless company in the US, the standard is LTE for them ergo LTE is the standard. Going backwards would be stupid, why would I switch to a network that has LESS coverage and slower speeds? It’s ridiculous.

        • Josh Nichols

          Verizon LTE might be the standard in the US, since it is basically the only worthwhile LTE network, but it is not a standard around the world.

          Also, the phone isn’t coming to Verizon anyways, so what difference does it make to you?

          • hokieputter

            Eventually LTE will be the worldwide standard and we’ll be able to get unlocked devices that will work anywhere. Pretty much like we can today with GSM. It’s just going to be a few years before that happens. So we’ve got to deal with it. LTE is pretty nice, don’t get me wrong. But HSPA+ is faster than CDMA, so it’s not like it’s that bad.

        • Southrncomfortjm

          Wow, who uses ergo in regular conversation? You must be a law student.

  • PyroHoltz

    What is SlimPort HDMI?

  • enough already! whens this puppy get pushed to AOSP? I want some on my gs3 🙂

    • Josh Nichols

      Probably not until the phone itself comes out.

  • Manny

    This is crap what the hell is the diffrence between this and the iphone 4 s with out lte. Why the heel will google make fun of apple and then turn and do the exact same thing. What a bunch of dumbasses.

    • 299$ Price..

      • Liderc

        You really think the LTE chip cost 350 dollars? It wasn’t the price.

  • Chris

    Nexus 10 has no quad core processor, wut?

    • Josh Nichols

      The dualcore processor in the Nexus 10 is as powerful as ALL quadcore processors out now.

  • Br_d

    The Galaxy Nexus is a better phone than the Nexus 4 because it has LTE. There, I said it.

    • jak_341

      And you are wrong. This phone is DOA.

    • Josh Nichols

      Only one Galaxy Nexus has LTE.

      • Matthew Merrick

        two, actually – VZW and Sprint. out of four total – unlocked, and play store edition

        • Josh Nichols

          Thanks, I forgot Sprint and their expansive LTE network.. I did edit though, because you are correct.

    • noneedforaname

      You’re way off. LTE on the Gnex was a disaster. The radio problems were well documented, Verizon and Sprint raped both devices until they were no long pure Google or updated on a timely basis, and oh yeah, there were exclusive to just two carriers in one country.

      • Br_d

        My Gnex works fine, and regardless, that’s just a hollow justification. Just because some people had problems with it on the Gnex doesn’t mean they couldn’t have fixed it in the Nexus 4. Apple figured it out for the iPhone 5 so now Google doesn’t have an excuse.

  • Colin Gray

    No LTE? garbage!

  • sakebomber77

    does the nexus 1`0 have a micro sd card for expandable memory???

  • Turb0wned

    Im not going to lie. I’ve been talking alot of trash about the Nexus 4 but it looks ALOT better in the video than in the pictures.

    • EC8CH

      I think the entire Nexus lineup has a very nice cohesive look with a design language all their own.

      Google seems to focus on ergonomics more than say Apple who tends to make sacrifices in that area in the name of minimalism and “higher end” materials like aluminum. If the plastic components in Nexus products are done well and serve a purpose like saving weight, or improving grip, I frankly prefer them to aluminum.

      • Butters619

        Probably my most favorite phone was my Treo 755p. It had this wonderful soft touch plastic/rubberized coating that felt phenomenal in hand and took an absolute beating. The first time i picked up an N7 it brought back memories of that phone.

    • Yeah the leaks had me pretty much sold on getting a lumia 920 and bypassing the Nexus 4 since I thought it looked cheap but after seeing that video from the verge (and the unlocked price) I’m really torn.. The nexus 4 looks muuuuuuch nicer on that video.

      I’m mainly getting the lumia 920 because I’ve had android since the OG droid (about 12 phones in all since then) and I’m just honestly bored with it at this point. I know it’s better than wp8 but wp8 is closing the gap and more importantly it’s something different. Also I was really liking the 920 hardware… but this… has me second guessing. Not only a money saver…but it looks nice too.

      • Cowboydroid

        Don’t be a slave to MS. The lumia phones are garbage compared to this.

      • michael arazan

        12 phones since November 2009 when the D1 came out? That’s a new phone every 2 and a half months. Just a slave to technology or what, gotta have the latest greatest thing?

  • Doan

    No LTE is a deal-breaker.

    • LiterofCola

      *womp womp* The design leaves much to be desired in my opinion. It’s not horrible, but not great. And yeah, no LTE is a joke

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Meh. You have unlimited data on Verizon or something? What’s this love affair with LTE? Sure, you can get a RAZR with its locked bootloader and LTE or you can get a N4 with its open source goodness and HSPA+, I go with the latter.

      • Doan

        Yeah, I do. On a good day I get more than 60 meg down on Verizon’s LTE; 35 down on average.

        Without unlimited data it may not be such a big deal to me. But until I lose it, Verizon’s LTE is top notch, and I’m sticking to it.

  • SilverUberXeno

    May want to mention the quad-core GPU w/ the Nexus 10. I was kind of “aww man” about the N10 until I saw that it was in fact the best gaming tablet around 😀

    • Josh Nichols

      Why? The dual-core CPU in it is leaps and bounds ahead of anything out right now.

  • Dave Big Baby Burt

    Dialed. I want the BBC edition!

  • sakebomber77

    Is there going to be expandable memory with Mirco SD card??

  • turb0wned

    I will admit. I talked alot of trash about the LG Nexus. But it looks so much better in the video than the pics.

    • I agree.. the leaks made it look like ass but it looked sexy as hell in that verge video.

  • Rich Koos

    Is that a notification light on the bottom similar to the nexus, or just a weird white dot?

    • Yes, same as GNexus…

    • Aaron

      I hope the light isn’t as tiny in real life as it is in the picture. Love how big the light is on the gnex so hopefully that didn’t change.

  • Nexus 4 is pretty. Nexus 10 really needs that micro SD. I know it has beaten to death, but Google needs to wake up with this no SD card support BS. A beautiful device like the N10 should not be hampered because of lack of internal storage or expandable storage. This is 2012, Google.

    Let me decide is an SD card hampers the “Android Experience” or not. Give me the option. That is why I will be holding onto my TF700. 32GB device with a 64GB microsd card and a 16GB SD card in the dock. It’s a beast. Bring it harder next time, Google.

    • Also why does the N10 only have a dual core processor?

      • I’m assuming the dual-core A15 will be plenty powerful. I’m more dumb-founded by the dual NFC

        • KreeTerry

          Woh, dual nfc? how does that work?

          • Just the ability to tap on either side of the tablet to do a beam. Nothing else. Very nice feature to have though.

          • KreeTerry

            ah i see, kind silly really i dont wanna scratch the screen lol. might sell my n7 and get one of these devices. not sure which yet, gotta decide if i wanna ditch vwz

          • You don’t actually have to touch the screen. NFC is just proximity, not touch. Also, it has Gorilla Glass 2, so you can play Fruit Ninja with an actual knife and not scratch it.

      • Benjamin Sicard

        Because that dual-core processor smokes any quad-core currently on the market. The core count isn’t an indicator of power.

        • Yea, I’m not concerned about power, but it just seems like the new trend is to put a billion core processors in devices that really do not need it.

          • justincase_2008

            Hey my pc with 6 core and hyper threading take offence to that statement. D:

        • Droidzilla

          But how is it against the quad-core S4 Pro in the N4?

          • Matthew Merrick

            from everything i’ve heard? much, much better

      • This processor is based off of the A-15 archetype compared to the Tegra 3’s A9, should be significantly faster, and less of a power hog, despite only being a dual core.

      • Its a dual core A15 with a Mali-T604 GPU. You know what that means right?

        • Not sure if you’re being condescending or not, lol. Seems like it. Read my comments below.

          Confused why they aren’t using the same processor in each of their devices starting with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. I am just hoping that all of the processors in the current Nexus lineup, 4, 7 and 10, can all handle the same apps in a decent enough fashion.

          Tired of not being able to play tegra games on my Galaxy Nexus when it is more than powerful enough to handle it.

          • vitriolix

            The Exynos 5 is a pricey chip, but is the best on the market. They need that power to push that many pixels though, you can get away with “less” (though still amazing) for the 4

          • DrewNusser

            That’s true – I love having access to them on my T-Prime.

          • Southrncomfortjm

            Simple: root the device and alter the code that keeps the games locks the game to Tegra only devices. I’ve heard it can be done, and I have little doubt that is true given the open nature of Android.

      • DrewNusser

        Worry not – with the A15, this thing will be an absolute monster.

    • Travis Shepherd

      the N4 is is a less “curvy” GNex with a sparkly back. Pretty, Psh!

    • microsd is dead

      Yeah, exactly 2012. SD cards are OLD technology. Should we bring back rotary dial devices too. Look forward, not behind.

    • JB

      I think they need to find a way for the device to intelligently use an SD card. At that point they can just release one version of every device and let end users increase storage as they see fit. There would need to be some sort of transition when switching to a new SD card but that could easily be fixed with a temporary sync to google Drive.

    • Jay96815

      agree about the Nexus 10 and lack of microSD .. 32gb can be enough for programs – definately not enough for everything else you want to add (movies, etc) .. I was thinking I was going to get the N10 but based on lack of sufficient total storage I’m no longer .. I’m looking at the Asus Transformer Infinity again ..

  • RoadsterHD1

    NO SD Card? DEAL BREAKER….

    • David Henry

      Nexus devices don’t have them. And for the foreseeable future they won’t

    • how did you not know these weren’t going to have SD Cards? Google has not used an SD slot in anything since the Nexus S

      • RoadsterHD1

        I bet they will when Moto makes it….. and a HDMI slot too….

      • That’s literally only 2 devices.

        • Ashot Harutyunyan

          actually as of today, 5… Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 w/3G

          • “how did you not know these weren’t going to have SD Cards?” that implies devices before today, because before today, we didn’t know for sure that these devices would not have SD support.

  • I like that the clock on the Nexus 4 is at 4:20.

    • Mack

      It’s for Android 4.2.

      • DrewNusser

        Sure…

        • They’ve done it on every Google device for several generations now.

          • DrewNusser

            Totally…

  • Nexus 10 here I come. Nexus 4 / no LTE are you kidding me. HTC DLX here I come!

    • palomosan

      Yep, really dissapointed about the lack of LTE on the Nexus 4, Google is taking an step back.

      • Josh Nichols

        You realize that not every carrier in the world uses the same LTE bands right?

      • mezy1

        Its not a step back at all. If you want lte go to Verizon or att store and get a phone that they control so we can hear you cry about updates in a couple months.

    • T4rd

      Even if it had LTE, you wouldn’t be putting it on Verizon’s network anyways unless they sold it from their stores and it supported the appropriate freqs that Verizon uses. Neither of which is something you should have expected from this announcement.

      • nightscout13

        It’s still regress. Nexus 3 had LTE, Nexus 4 no LTE? That’s called regress.

    • TheWhiteLotus

      I’m happy about no LTE. Last thing we need with this is hoards of articles about carriers messing with the software and the updates. The LTE Nexus wasn’t even a Nexus. It was bastardized because of LTE, and it’s battery life sucked. This has 10 hours of talk time, is cheaper, and carriers won’t touch updates at all. Switch to T-Mobile and get an off contract $30/month unlimited data and texting plan and stop complaining about silly things like LTE.

      • Liderc

        The problem is Tmobile sucks ass. Maybe that’s why we like Verizon? Because they have insane LTE coverage? Ever think of that?

        • Josh Nichols

          Ever think of the fact that in larger cities there is no point in paying twice the price for Verizon?

    • mezy1

      Im lost, when the whole Verizon debacle went down with no updates and the nexus was being leaked about multiple devices and what not am im the only smart person who knew this phone would have no lte. When the leak of this nexus 4 being sold threw Google came out, why did so many people think lte was going to be on tbis device. Lte is not even all of that with the battery drain and gig caps itz no reason to have it. We all knew the nexus was going to be sold unlock threw google itself that evidence should have let people know lte was not possible. Lte is not a standard right now.

  • Does SlimPort HMDI just mean you plug an adapter into the microusb port to do hdmi out?

  • Any word of whether the Nexus 10 display is IPS?

    • Velmeran

      Google calls it “True RGB Real Stripe PLS” – http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3568784/nexus-10-preview-price-release-date

    • Its Samsung’s own PLS LCD which is as good as IPS. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 had a PLS display and it was awesome. This would be pretty sweet too.

      • Droidzilla

        GTab 7.7 was SAMOLED+. PLS is actually a more advanced version of LCD than IPS; it was on the GTab 10.1, I believe.

        • My bad. It was the Tab 2 (7.0 & 10.1) .. There were so many this.that inchers that getting confused was not too hard. :p