The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, which is likely to be released sometime in the end of September this year has almost the same features as in Galaxy Note 3 – except the inclusion of a stylus (S-Pen), octa-core model and improved RAM – making it more interesting and fully packed. This was announced at technology trade show IFA in Berlin.
Some tech experts have termed the new design unattractive and clumsy. The bezel and the buttons also seem not going well under the hand. But it do have an outstanding optimized exterior design.
CPU and Battery
The 2.3 GHz quad-core processor and a 3 GB RAM are some of the improved specs in 4G version. The 3G and Wi-Fi versions though offer more speed i.e. 1.9GHz octa-core processor. Moreover, it comes with the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, while the S-Pen allows multi-tasking.
The battery is said to be efficient enough because of 8220 mAh Power Pack. With Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung has tried to make the most powerful tablet in the world, and it has achieved the goal to some extent.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has made the content available on the main screen as compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4. The other major change to the interface is the stylus’ (S-Pen) ability to easily access a host of options and this time, all the options work much better than they did before. The interface has become more user-friendly too.
It is appealing to see the S-Pen controlling many apps, and scrapbooking option is a bonus feature added; although it might take some time for users to comprehend it.
The screen has been upgraded –the Super Clear WQXGA (2560 x 1600) LCD really gives the best picture quality, no matter the user is browsing or watching a video, without feeling the need to zoom. Clarity is the main aspect of this upgraded screen, with nearly 300dpi.
Connectivity and Multimedia
With the new Galaxy Note 10.1, remote sharing has become quite easy; however, there are certain cases when signals drop or the device develops configuration problems. The HD feature enables it to play videos quickly, while the 3D effects are also impressive for visualization. Even the music player is fine, but if it is played on battery-saving any context switch to the home screen will pause the player, probably to conserve the battery. This means the Note 10.1 is a little weak in multi-tasking. However, you can open multiple apps and work on both simultaneously.
There are many reliable security features in the Note 10.1 model too. These include setting passwords and tracking and special filters to prevent unwanted data to get downloaded from the internet during browsing.
It has a built-in memory of 64 GB, which can be enhanced via installing a microSD card. You can also get 16 GB and 32 GB models. Galaxy Note 10.1 has also gone beyond LG S2 in audio quality because it now has 14-bit sound at 192 KHz. It, no doubt, is an impressive feature.
All in all, Galaxy Note 10.1 is a fine new tablet from Samsung as the tech giant has used the best technology in its manufacturing and added just the right amount of features everyone longed for. Although it has some drawbacks, it’s worth it. In a nutshell, it is a real companion of the Note 3.
Its price may put some people into disarray; however, it’s still premature to talk about it. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. The direct rivals of this device include Sony Xperia Tablet Z, and the all-time favorite, the iPad.
So, make your mind and decide. If you want something big and advanced, this is the tablet you were waiting for!