Summary: Great tablet, beautiful screen and all around great product. I got mine today, and love it... But, I am going to have to return it. It has dings around the edges from past owner abuse and the S-pen literally had scotch tape wrapped around it that I had to peel off little piece by piece. I have read the other reviews and it seems that I may have just had bad luck, but I didn't expect the cosmetic blemishes.
Bluetooth connectivity issues and battery issues prevent me from recommending.
1 May 2014
Summary: I love the portability of this tablet. Its size makes it comfortable to use in a variety of scenarios. But not being able to use a bluetooth keyboard with ease is disheartening. I purchased a keyboard to be able to use this tablet for more than just video watching. But the constant disconnect even while typing (you would think a constant signal would keep it working) makes work very frustrating. Factory resets and even an update to Kit Kat didn't fix the problem.
Pros: Bright display, Durable, Lightweight, responsive, battery life (once it gets it act together)
Cons: Did not meet expectations, bluetooth disconnects, audio could be better, battery life stats atrocious, downgraded to a standby tablet for portability, feels like a lottery to get a less-flawed product
Summary: I bought this unit in November, by this year I had problems getting it to charge. At first I could wiggle the plug into a place/angle to get it to charge. I even tried the charger from my samsung phone which has the same plug, but a better cable. Frustration. I UPS'd it in for repair today. Really hurts to send it away after I paid so much for it. They told me turn around was 4 days after they got it, so I'll update my review when I get it back.
Summary: I.love. this tab. Simular specs to the pro. But it was shipped with a crack across the whole screen. Also charging port is lose. Walmart is sending a replacement simce I called them. 5star customer service. Od give the tablet 5 stars if I didnt have open security tabs and a crack acrossy screen. I lobe it though I had the 2012 note this ones alot better. No pen skips either. Love action memo. But I also cant get my perks to go through.
Summary: Things seem to work just fine for the most part, but an ever present problem after going through three of these was a persistent backlight bleeding problem at the bottom of the screen. Read several message boards with people experiencing the same problem. It is really only present in low light, dark screen scenarios, but when shelling out $500 bucks for a high-end tablet, one would expect things like that to have been taken care of pre-production.