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
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: We’re a bit perplexed regarding Samsung’s naming conventions. A 7.7″ tablet is a Galaxy “Tab”, but a 10.1″ tablet could either be a “Tab” or a “Note”. It would make more sense to us if the smaller tablets were “Notes” and the larger were “Tabs”, perhaps that’s just crazy talk.
Pros: + Nice, big screen, + Front firing speakers let you hear your content without blasting it to everyone around you, + Multi Screen lets you run have multiple apps open on the screen at the same time, though few apps support this feature, + Battery life is nothing short of amazing, The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes in two configurations: 16GB and 32GB. Both include a microsd slot, so future expansion is a possibility. The Note 10.1 is available now for US$549 for the 32...
Cons: - Volume button is “upside down” when the tablet is in portrait, - Screen gets “oily” and shows “stylus trails”, - Build quality is lacking, creaks and squeaks aren’t uncommon, - S Note app has potential, but doesn’t live up to our stylus-friendly expectations, The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes in two configurations: 16GB and 32GB. Both include a microsd slot, so future expansion is a possibility. The Note 10.1 is available now for US$549 for the 32GB model and fifty...
Conclusion: Samsung has done an admirable job with the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and it certainly offers some stiff competition to the family of iPads and other Android-based tablets. Whether or not it is a "game changer" remains to be seen, but for those not committed to the Apple cult, it is a very credible option, particularly for those who require a tablet for more than just consumption of content. For work or for play., the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is an excellent choice.
Conclusion: Samsung hasn't disappointed us with their new flagship tablet. The Galaxy Note 10.1 has everything we wish for in a tablet except a full HD display: a bright and sharp display, active pen input, an excellent software bundle with customizations that improve usability, dual band WiFi, an AV remote and more. Though the casing is plastic, fit, finish and quality (including the internal hardware design) are excellent.
Pros: Cutting edge fast CPU, S Pen, quality components, good speakers, AV remote.
Conclusion: Before we get down to the meat and potatoes, let's be frank here folks! The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is targeting a very specific demographic, such as graphics designers and artists. For them, this should no doubt be high on their tablet must-have list, since its S-Pen features and functionality are vastly ahead of the curve against the horde of other tablets on the market right now.
Pros: Precise and accurate touch input with the S-Pen, Preloaded Photoshop Touch app, Still a lot of value for $500
Cons: Lackluster design, Instances of choppy performance, Mediocre photo & video capture quality