Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Review

3G Only     See other variants reviews Score: 7.85/10
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Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is a fascinating tablet released back in 2013, packed with an enormous 10.1 inches multi-touch capacitive display, an extremely powerful Octa-Core CPU (actually, it has a Quad-Core clocking at 1900 MHz and a Quad-Core speeding at 1.3 GHz), and two cameras, an 8 MP back side camera and a 2 mega-pixels front facing camera.

This device is equipped with a high performance Octa-Core processing unit (actually, it has a Quad-Core speeding at 1900 megahertz and a Quad-Core speeding at 1.3 gigahertz), packed into a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa system chip with a great 3 GB of RAM memory. To collaborate with graphic calculations, it also counts with a 600 MHz ARM Mali-T628 MP6 graphic processing unit. A nice point of the Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is its big 16 GB internal memory and an external memory slot, which allows the user to install hundreds of games and applications without running out of space.

Samsung didn't seem to put much effort to reduce weight in this 19.29 ounces device. The Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is available in 2 different color options, black and white. The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is incredibly thin, being just 0.31" thick. The Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is only 9.57" long, but it's able to fit a a 10.1 inches display.

This device has a interesting 10.1" screen with a 1600 x 2560 resolution, which makes all pictures and videos look vivid. Its screen uses Super Clear LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch gestures.

The Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) features WiFi connectivity (and it can provide it to other devices as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G high performance internet connection and also HSPA+ data connection, which is a bit slower 4G technology or fast 3G internet connection, using HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EV-DO A and EDGE technologies. The Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) works with a Micro SIM card for GSM carriers.

This tablet features two cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 2 MP front facing camera. It can also capture Full HD 1920x1080 videos. In addition, the camera counts with lots of great features: auto-focus, flash, face detection shooting, fast burst mode, geo tagging and smile detection shooting.

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) uses a 8220 mAh huge Li-Ion non-replaceable battery that provides the Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) an amazing battery duration. An issue to take into account is that this device's battery is not replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts to last shorter, while with such a huge battery size you will probably buy a new device before it happens.

The Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) also includes many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Navigation, Infrared Transmitter and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This tablet is an amazing tablet and it costs 549 dollars, quite the same as other similar tablets. If you are looking for a gamer device, will use this tablet majorly for social networks, want a device for work or want this device to take tons of pictures, you will definitely love this tablet.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2, 4.3
Variant:3G Only
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Dimensions:9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inchesMetric24.31 x 17.15 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:19.29 ouncesMetric546.86 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Release date:2013-09-04
Price:$ 549.00


Screen Type:Super Clear LCD (16M colors)
Size:10.1 inchesMetric25.7 cmImperial
Resolution:2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density:299 pixels per inchMetric117.72 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
Processor:ARM Cortex-A15 (Quad-Core 1900 MHz + Quad-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:ARM Mali-T628 MP6 (600 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:8220 mAh
Talk Time:43 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor