The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is something we could technologically call a quest for perfection. Samsung is not a surprise when it comes to quality products, and one of them is certainly the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, which has been talked about for about half a year and has now arrived on the market.
Samsung, meanwhile, has been working further on the design, to give the competition an even stronger blow, as this tablet will most certainly be a real desirable bachelor in the market.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – competition and dimensions
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a much-anticipated tablet. It comes in a nice package with a charger and a practical pen and a price that can be considered relatively competitive. Why? Because you can hardly expect a tablet of this size and performance without being signed by a renowned Samsung. The fight will not be easy, that is clear. At a time when giants such as Apple, HP, Asus, Acer, and others are rushing to get the best possible position in the tablet market, it is clear that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 must give its maximum.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – design
In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sticks to the tried and tested, but even somewhat established Samsung design. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 looks kind of urban and sporty. The surface of this large tablet is made of plastic. Still, the somewhat surprising Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has a slightly heavier weight (600 grams) and a thickness of 8.9 mm, if that can be called a big thickness at all.
Therefore, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 seems a bit bulkier compared to Samsung’s previous efforts regarding the Galaxy Tab series of devices. So, it’s not bad, but the South Korean company might have paid more attention to the exterior of the device because it is not excluded that customers will turn to a competing device at first sight.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has an on / off button, volume, microSD slot, 3.5mm audio input, and an infrared transmitter. Of course, all these keys and connectors are located on the front, while on the back of the tablet there is a microphone and an input for data exchange, ie battery charging. However, if you want to have a video output you will need to get a special adapter.
At the front, more precisely above the screen, there is a 2-megapixel camera ready to be used for video calls and self-portraits (for those who enjoy the charms of their own face). The sides are reserved for user-oriented speakers, which gives a better audio experience. In the same place as the first, there is a second camera, but on the opposite side. It has 5 MP and works with the help of a flash in darker conditions. That’s ok, but a “problem” can occur when recording is known to be “limited” to 720p, given the fact that 1080p resolution is slowly becoming standard.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – display
We also get to the main part, and that is definitely the display. Galaxy Note 10.1 has a 10.1-inch Super PLS LCD display, which works at 1280 x 800-pixel resolution, which is, in principle, enough, but with more demanding “pixel” actions, such as photo editing, it can be a bit ungrateful to work with. In other cases, this resolution is quite adequate for work.
The display itself emits beautiful colors, which are somehow natural and give a pretty good contrast, which makes it pleasant to work with. Viewing angles are not the best, because the image looks a bit washed out when viewed from the side, which in combination with stronger sunlight can cause fewer problems, but nothing terrible.
Like the Samsung Galaxy Note phone-tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 also has a pen, the so-called S-Pen. This is a very good option, if we know that the screen is set to register different degrees of sensitivity to pressure, so the pen is certainly the most suitable for accurate input and precise use of some options. Here, first of all, we mean drawing and writing on the screen. The pen still looks pretty nice.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on ICS Android with good multitasking.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on Ice Cream Sandwich Android, but it also has some new and useful options taken from the Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, which will definitely be of great practical help to the users. Samsung, meanwhile, has announced an update to Jelly Bean sometime towards the end of the year.
There is also a minibar with useful applications, for quick access to them and practical multitasking, as well as the possibility of dividing the screen into two parts, to use two applications simultaneously, which is nothing revolutionary new, as non-organizational applications (alarm, calculator, e-mail, etc.), but certainly helpful, because they are all at your fingertips.
There is also a solid virtual keyboard, with keys that could be a shade bigger and with more punctuation keys, but it is still quite usable and once you get used to it, there will be no problems when entering text. Usefully, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 also has the option to recognize handwriting as well as math formulas.
Adobe Photoshop Touch is also installed at the factory, which will allow you to easily process photos, where a pen can be of help.
The 1.4 GHz Exynos processor forms the core of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor, which is supported with 2GB of RAM, which is pretty much power under the hood. The internal memory has 16 GB, which is ok, especially if you take a memory card and recharge it to a maximum of 32 GB. With 7,000 mAh, the user can count on one full day of normal use.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Pros and Cons
Considering that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is intended primarily for graphic designers and artists, it is clear that it is a good machine. The pen mentioned many times is definitely an advantage that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 holds over the competition. The performance that this tablet has is quite strong, but not fascinating. Despite the quad-core processor, it seems that the speed had to be a bit higher.
Priced at a premium point, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will have quite a hassle compared to the new iPad and Asus Transformer Prime, which have a display in 1080p resolution. All in all, you won’t go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the only question left is whether this price is justified for it.