Both devices may seem very similar to each other but infact the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 has the advantage at few places making it better option.
Features common in both devices:
- 10.1 inch screen with 2560*1600 resolution @299PPI
- Stereo speakers
- Dual camera
- Google Play store
- Android OS (very recent versions)
Review on Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), from an actual user – Compared to Nexus 10:
- Rear facing camera is 8MP (vs 5Mp camera on Nexus 10)
- 2.3Ghz Quad core processor (vs 1.7Ghz dual core processor)
- S Pen and S Note app
- microSD slot
- Weighs 540 gram (vs 603 grams)
- 3Gb RAM (vs 2Gb)
- 16/32/64Gb option (vs 16/32Gb option)
- LTE capability
- Cheaper price
- Upgradable to Kitkat 4.4
- NFC (dual side)
- Gorilla glass 2
- Stock android
Nexus 10 is good and in cheaper price would be able to give you 32Gb of storage space. But having a dual core processor is getting bit out dated since now-a-days most of the devices are coming out with a quad core processor encouraging developers to make quad core friendly games and apps. Which in the end would make you feel like your device needs up grade.
Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 on the other hand gives you all the features, you’ll have to pay bit extra though, but if you have the budget then Its totally worth it.