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Google Pixel Tablet vs. iPad: Product comparison breakdown

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After a long wait, a new tablet has arrived on the market–with Google’s announcement of the Pixel tablet’s release date (arriving in the next month!), it might be time to think twice before heading to the Apple store when you’re ready for a new tablet. Although Apple has always dominated the tablet market, the Google Pixel Tablet could give Apple a run for its money.

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If you’re thinking about investing in the new Google Pixel Tablet, you might be wondering how it compares to the Apple iPad, and which one should you buy. Here’s what we know so far:

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Google Pixel Tablet vs. Apple iPad: How do they compare?

The Google Pixel Tablet is Google’s first tablet release in several years, and it seems that Google has made leaps and bounds in its tablet design. Designed to be a smart hub for your home, the Google Pixel Tablet comes with a dock and speaker combo in the box. Although the Google Pixel Tablet can function as a standard tablet on its own, it offers additional functionality when docked, including acting as a voice-controlled assistant or a digital photo frame.

Here’s a look at the Google Pixel Tablet specs compared to the Apple iPad 10th gen:


Google Pixel Tablet

Apple iPad (10th Gen)

Starting price




10.95 inch LCD

10.9 inch Liquid Retina Display


10.2 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches

9.79 x 7.07 x 0.28 inches


2,560 x 1,600 (276 ppi)

2,360 x 1,640 (264 ppi)


Google Tensor G2

Apple A14 Bionic


8 GB

4 GB


128 GB, 256 GB

64 GB, 256 GB


8 MP wide angle rear, 8 MP wide angle front

12 MP wide rear, 12 MP landscape 

Ultra wide 



Up to 12 hours of video streaming

Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi (9 hours on cellular)


USB-C. 4-pin accessory connector

USB-C, smart connector


No IPX rating

No IPX rating


1.08 pounds

1.05 pounds


Dock, speaker


Keyboard support



Stylus support




Porcelain, Rose, Hazel

Silver, Yellow, Pink, Blue

While the Google Pixel Tablet is more expensive, ($499 compared to the Apple iPad at $449), keep in mind that the Google Pixel Tablet comes with useful accessories, such as the dock and speaker combo that allow it to function not only as a tablet, but as a smart home hub too. The Apple iPad is only $50 less, but does not come with any extra accessories or functionality.

The iPad battery life is only 10 hours, compared to the Google Pixel Tablet’s 12. Additionally, the iPad does have keyboard functionality, while the Google Pixel Tablet does not. If you’re someone who likes to use your tablet for work or school purposes, not having access to a keyboard could be a dealbreaker when deciding between the two devices.

It’s also helpful to think about the brands themselves. While Apple has been producing iPads for years, Google is relatively new to the scene, so it’s difficult to judge the Google Pixel Tablet’s longevity at this point. If you’re not much of a risk taker, it might be worth sticking with what you know works. Additionally, if you’re an Apple user, you might prefer to purchase an Apple iPad so it will be part of the Apple ecosystem.

Final thoughts

Ultimately, whether the Google Pixel Tablet or Apple iPad is best for you depends on what you’re hoping to get out of your purchase. If you’re looking for a way to add smart home functionality to your home, the Google Pixel Tablet was designed for that, while the Apple iPad wasn’t created with that in mind.

Regardless of whether you choose the Google Pixel Tablet or stick with an Apple iPad, be sure to think about product protection. Tablets are both expensive and breakable, and a product protection plan like Mulberry Unlimited allows you to protect your device from common incidents such as accidental damage, hardware failures, manufacturer’s defects, and more for a low price.

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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