Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Review: In Depth
14 February 2014
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a significant improvement on the previous model. It’s better designed, feels nicer in use, packs more features and is generally a tablet we’d be pleased to pull out in a public place.
Pros: Beautiful screen, S Pen stylus adds flexibility, Great design
Cons: User experience not as slick as we'd like, Faux leather back will divide opinion, Smart stay still annoying
Summary: Update Craze. Samsung has been bringing "updated" devices to the market as often as possible. The new Galaxy Note 10.1 from 2012 is now succeeded by the "Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition". The hardware is the latest on the market but can it, and the software, secure the top spot in the market?
Pros: Display resolution, Extreme performance, LTE module, Good battery life, Option to increase storage, Nice brightness, S-Pen, The overall package contains multiple communications modules and has a good assortment of ports. Performance is strong and the battery lasts quite long.
Cons: Price, Slightly high black value, The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition leaves no room for complaint. Although we have gotten used to the classic Galaxy design, it would be nice to see a change.
Summary: Just over a year ago, Samsung broadened its Note portfolio to not only include phones, but tablets as well. The company saw a need to introduce a slate that catered to working professionals, power users, and those who need more content creation capabilities -- hence, the Galaxy was born.
Conclusion: The Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a solid improvement on last year’s model, with a class-leading screen, oodles of RAM, powerful internals, and an updated shell that sets it apart as a more serious device.
Conclusion: This year's Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet picks up exactly where last year's model left off, making key upgrades to the display and internals while improving its core stylus and multitasking features, but it's still not perfect.
Pros: Excellent multitasking. Sharp, vibrant display. Pressure sensitive stylus with useful software integration. IR remote.
Summary: This device doesn't have all the write stuff, though. The Note 10.1 2014 exhibits lag when performing simple tasks (like changing screen orientations). And while its battery life is above average, the iPad lasts more than 5 hours longer on a charge.
Summary: Successfully translates all that was good about the Note 3 into the larger tablet design. A really great tablet with fantastic stylus and multitasking capabilities, however, Exynos chip lacks punch.
Pros: Attractive and easy-to-use design, Decent power, Great display, Innovative multitasking functions, Accurate and responsive stylus, Stacks of storage space plus microSD
Cons: Skeumorphic design may be off-putting to some, Exynos processor model a bit behind on performance