Conclusion: We end this review with a spot of deja vu. When we reviewed the Nokia 808 PureView , it was poor phone with a mind blowing feature - the camera. In the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, we have a mediocre tablet with incredible pen input. How much this will matter will depend on the type of user you are, but to this reviewer, it matters a lot.
Pros: Fantastic pen input, Good app suite, Thin and light
Cons: Underwhelming design, User interface is stuttery, Too much Samsung bloatware
Excerpt: Born as a love child of the Samsung GALAXY Note and the GALAXY Tab 2 10.1, we first spotted the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 at...
Pros: The S Pen is a lot more responsive than the one on the original Galaxy Note, Shape match function works well, features unique multitasking features, offers very fast performance, comes with plenty of apps to take advantage of the S Pen – including Adobe Photoshop Touch, speakers are quite powerful, good battery life, more S Pen apps should be on their way, doubles as a universal remote control
Cons: Handwriting to text recognition still needs work, display doesn’t wow us, Camera photos are just ok, no HDMI out
Summary: Samsung has priced the Galaxy Note 800 at Rs.40,000 for the 3G, 16GB version. While it’s no doubt a beautifully crafted tablet as compared to its previous Tab 750, it’s still really expensive. The new and improved S Pen works really well but the trouble is there are still just a handful apps that actually make true use of it and even fewer people who’re actually looking for an Android tablet with a professional grade stylus.
Excerpt: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a 10-inch (1280x800 pixels) Android tablet that comes with the S Pen stylus that offers superior precision (when compared to generic capacitive styluses). In addition, it also sports a 1.4Ghz dual-core processor, 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing one, HSPA, Wi-Fi, 16-64 GB of built-in storage and a memory card slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: Samsung does a lot right with the Galaxy Note 10.1, but also does several key things poorly. If you're heavily invested in the Android and Verizon ecosystem, then the Note 10.1 is a great option. But...
Pros: Good battery life, Excellent performance, TouchWiz adds very useful features
Cons: Cheap design, Poor display, Pricey for what you get
Summary: The Galaxy Note 10.1 for Verizon features a host of new updates, including improved S Pen functionality and greater multitasking capabilities. However, you can get all of these goodies on the Wi-Fi-only version. If you want 4G LTE built in instead of using your phone as a hotspot or dedicated hotspot device, the Note 10.1 has the speed you need. This tablet can also do a lot more than the iPad out of the box, thanks to the S Pen.
Pros: Excellent S Pen integration, All-day battery life on Wi-Fi, Included apps are top-notch, Solid multitasking experience
Cons: Lower-resolution display than competitors, Relatively short battery life over 4G LTE, Plastic chassis
Excerpt: BEING the top Android Âsmartphone maker in the world, Samsung is trying hard to make its mark in the tablet arena. Its latest attempt comes in the form of the Galaxy Note 10.1. First of all, the Note 10.1 is not to be confused with the Galaxy Note 2. Instead of being a "phablet" (a hybrid of phone and tablet) like the original Note, the Note 10.1 is actually a tablet which makes use of an updated version of the Note's S Pen stylus, hence earning its name.
Pros: Multiscreen brings multitasking to a whole new level; S Pen works well; Jelly Bean update coming soon.
Cons: Screen resolution disappointing; multiscreen works with only a few apps.
Summary: When it comes to its features, practicality and performance, the
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
leaves its competitors a long way behind. On the other hand, the same cannot be stated for its display, which is solid, yet not nearly as impressive.
The conclusion is clear -- this is an excellent tablet, one of the best offered at the moment, even when all available mobile operating systems are taken into account (iOS, Android OS and Windows 8 RT), but there is still room for...
Pros: Exceptional performance, S Pen and S Apps practicality, Solid build and modern and elegant design, Enduring battery
Cons: Insufficiently high screen resolution (and pixel density), Proprietary 30-pin connector, Just average photograph and video quality
Excerpt: Samsung's Galaxy range of products grows by the day it seems, they have the market wrapped up nicely with its Galaxy S II, S III, Note and Note II smartphones among countless other variants. The tablet market is a little bit different, where they don't really have a market-leading tablet apart from a few nice tries with the Galaxy Tab in various sizes.
Excerpt: A fresh note. Most currently-available high-end tablets feature Nvidia-based hardware solutions. While these are certainly good choices, Samsung chose to make use of its own in-house technology for the brand new Galaxy Note 10.1. In doing so, Samsung has hit a home run in terms of performance. As well, the Korean manufacturer has reintroduced the use of the formerly ubiquitous stylus.
Pros: - Good manufacturing quality, - High contrast display, - Very high performance, - Good accessories, - Interesting additional features, - 50 GB Dropbox storage, - 3G version optional, That Samsung opted for a self-made processor that makes the combined Tegra 3 competition appear obsolete.
Cons: - Only 16 GBs internal memory, - HDMI only via adapter, - Not very bright display, - Mediocre speakers, The display could be a bit brighter, and more internal memory could also certainly be put to good use.