Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Review

Wi-Fi Only     See other variants reviews Score: 7.84/10
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Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is an incredible Android tablet launched back in the year 2013, with a big size 10.1" multi touch capacitive screen, an extremely fast Octa-Core processing unit (it's actually a Quad-Core at 1.9 GHz and another Quad-Core at 1300 MHz), and two cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back camera and a 2 mega-pixels front side camera. We will get a better understanding of this tablet's specifications when we get into specific details.

Samsung didn't seem to put much effort to reduce weight in this 19.05 ounces device. The Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is available in two colors, black and white. The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is a very compact tablet, given that it features a 10.1 inches display and it only has 9.57" long. This device is extremely slim and good-looking, being just 0.31 inches thick.

Samsung equipped this device with a nice 10.1 inches screen, and a 1600 x 2560 resolution, giving this tablet a detailed image quality. Its screen uses Super Clear LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

This tablet ships with an exceptional Octa-Core CPU (it's actually a Quad-Core ticking at 1900 MHz and a Quad-Core speeding at 1.3 gigahertz), included in the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip with a great 3 GB of RAM memory. Graphic rendering generally uses lots of CPU time, so it also also has an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU ticking at 600 MHz to unload the CPU. This device counts with a 16 GB interesting internal storage and a slot for external memory cards, enough to store a couple hundred apps and games without any problem.

This device is equipped with two cameras, an 8 megapixels back facing camera and a 2 megapixels front-facing camera. It is capable of shooting videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD). In addition, this tablet's camera also features a high number of cool characteristics: auto-focus, flash, face detection shooting, fast burst mode, geo tagging and smile detection shooting.

The Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) uses a 8220 mAh amazing Li-Ion non-replaceable battery providing the Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) an impressive battery life. An issue to consider is that this tablet's battery isn't replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts losing capacity, while with such a great capacity you will probably discard this device before it becomes a real problem.

The Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) includes wi-fi connection (and it can share it with other devices acting as a router), LTE 4G fast connection type and also HSPA+ connectivity, which is a bit slower 4G type or the fastest 3G data connection, over HSDPA, HSUPA, EV-DO A and EDGE technologies. The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) uses a Micro SIM card for GSM networks.

This tablet also includes many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization, Infrared Blaster and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Samsung offers this device for 549 dollars, which is quite the same as other same level tablets. It doesn't matter whether you are an amateur photographer, will use this tablet for work, are looking for a tablet to majorly use social networks and internet browsing or will use this tablet for gaming, you will probably be very pleased with it.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2, 4.3
Variant:Wi-Fi Only
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Dimensions:9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inchesMetric24.31 x 17.15 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:19.05 ouncesMetric540.06 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
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EV-DO A, EDGE and GPRS

Other Features

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