Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a great tablet with 10.1 inches display that supports Stylus. This device was released on 2013 September but we got our hand on the 2014 Edition in 2015 just few days ago. One of our friend bought his from UAE thus we are conducting a review on this now. The tablet supports all network ranging from 2G to LTE so you can enjoy both fast data and WiFi. If you want to be really productive using notes, drawing, gaming, multi-tasking and designing on the go this device may be your answer.
Internal Specs: Note 10.1 2014 Edition serves an octa core processor that is Samsung’s own chip Samsung Exynos 5 Octa (5420) which consists of Quad core ARM Cortex-A15 1.9 GHz and quad core ARM Cortex-A7 1.3 GHz . These kind of features were introduced in Note 3 as well. This is immense power for a handheld device and specially a tablet. Even the graphics card is hexa core ARM Mali giving it awesome graphics power.
You can use Photoshop, designing application and play hardcore games for long duration because it also has a giant 8220 mAh battery. The RAM is 3GB DDR3 and the internal memory is of your choice. There are both 16 GB models and 32 GB model available in the market. You can install external SD card up to 64 GB.
For the display we have got a 10.1 inch display that has a resolution of 2560×1600 with 299ppi pixel density. Both resolution and pixel density are great and enough. The back camera is 8 MP that can shoot 1080p videos at 30 FPS (LTE model can shoot at 60FPS) and the pictures at 3264×2448 and even the front camera of 2 MP can shoot videos at 1080p. This makes video conferencing really great. Back camera has all rings and bells like LED Flash, auto focus and multiple shooting modes.
For the extra features we have multi-tasking feature or multi-window working. This supports MHL TV-Out using dedicated cables. The device is quite heavy so our hands went tired soon.
As a review let’s talk honest for a price of Rs 48000-Rs 70000 ($480-700) various variant are available and are really great. The weight is 540 gm which feels a bit heavy but the powerful battery makes it all good. The build quality is also really great and the texture of back cover is wonderful but it would have been nicer if the cover was removable and the battery was also user serviceable. The S- Pen stylus works great for drawing, modelling, taking notes. We found that productive. We have actually seen professors in our College ding attendance and creating project draft with tablets.
If you want to digitize your life and become more productive a tablet is definitely an answer but if you are among those people who think I don’t want want to carry phone and tablet then Phablet is the best option. For phablet there is no best option than a Galaxy Note. Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5 are having a great battle these days. If your thinking of then then Why don’y you give it a try.