Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review: Big, Powerful, Versatile

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a giant tablet with a big LCD display that supports S-Pen. This device was originally released on 2013 September. There is new 2014 Edition as well and we are basing on review on that. This giant tablet supports all network ranging from 2G to LTE. So we can enjoy both fast data and WiFi. If you really want to be productive using notes, drawing, sketch, multi-tasking and designing on the go this device may be the answer.

Specifications and Hardware

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition comes with Exynos 5420 chipset. It is Samsung’s own chip that has an octa-core processor. The 8 cores consist of two 4 core sets. One is ARM Cortex-A15 1.9 GHz and another quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 1.3 GHz. This processor was introduced in Galaxy Note 3 and it allowed 4K recording. This is immense power for a handheld device and especially a tablet.

The 10.1″ screen has a resolution of 2560×1600 which is very sharp. It supports SPen and that makes it more special and productive. There is a massive 8220 mAh Lithium polymer battery inside which can power this device for a very long time. Thanks to the battery we can use Photo editing, designing application and play hardcore games for a long duration. Taking notes in longer class sessions, drawing, sketching and doodling is also fun with big screen and battery

The RAM here is 3GB DDR3 and there are 2 different choices of storage. There are both 16 GB model and 32 GB model available in the market. We can also install an external SD card up to 64 GB. This gives plenty of storage option with this tablet. It gives a lot of rooms to store games, apps, photos, and videos. For the camera, there is 8 MP sensor at the back that can shoot 1080p videos at 30 FPS (LTE model can shoot at 60FPS). The front camera is 2 MP can shoot videos at 1080p as well. This tablet can provide good video quality for teleconferencing

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Performance, Features, Analysis

Octa-core processor of this tablet is superb. We tested many games and applications simultaneous. It can deliver top-level performance with ease. All games such as Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5, GTA San Andrea, GTA Vice City ran really smooth. Web browsing, YouTube sessions, movie watching are all fantastic with this Note.

For the extra features, we have multitasking feature or multi-window working. It means we can use two apps at the same time. This is a great use of that powerful processor and 3 GB RAM. Note 10.1 2014 Edition supports MHL TV-Out using dedicated cables. It means we can use cables and mirror out tablet and broadcast on a TV. As powerful, the device is, it is quite heavy. We can’t use the tablet for longer sessions as so our hands went tired soon.

We tested this device in the classroom while taking notes as well. It is just truly fantastic taking notes and sketches in a big canvas. We do recommend putting it down and writing because it is very heavy. We enjoyed our work because it was getting things done and also giving us entertainment on demand.

Conclusion

As a review let’s talk honestly about it. It is a very expensive device. It can cost up to $700 in some market. The weight is 540 gm which feels a bit heavy but the powerful battery makes up for that. The build quality is also really great and the texture of the back cover is wonderful. It would have been nicer if the cover was removable and the battery was also user serviceable. The S-Pen works great for drawing, modeling, taking notes. We found it to be the most productive element. Some people may use S Pen a lot while some may forget it.

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But if you not utilizing the S Pen you are not fully utilizing Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Samsung’s Note Lineup phone are also popular for same one thing and that is a stylus. If you want to digitize your life, become more productive and have some huge cash then this tablet is definitely a good choice.

You can also add wireless or wired mouse or keyboard and take work to the next level. Using cover with a keyboard can make it great for office tasks as well. If you don’t want to carry phone and Tablet while in work then te might package of Galaxy Note 4 or Note 5 can be great for you. Note 4 is one of the most favorite devices and it is really a powerhouse just like Note 10.1

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