Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

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Specs summary

Screen
10.1"

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)'s screen is 10.1 inches with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Quad core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.4 KitKat) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
8220mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 8220 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 92.9 days standby time.



The 2014 Edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a feature-filled tablet, but only power users will probably have the patience to unleash its true potential.

- Stewart Wolpin , Mashable 


If you’re in the market for a full-sized tablet, you should definitely consider the Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

- Chuong Nguyen , GottaBeMobile 

Reviews summary

8/10AVG.
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Based on 39 reviews

The 2014 Edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 is more than a simple upgrade from its predecessor of the same name; it is a complete overhaul and the device is better for it. While the Tab series is firmly mid-tier, the new Note 10.1 aims to rule the new tablet market. With 3GB of RAM, a quad- or octa-core processor, up to 64GB of internal storage, support for microSD cards and a stunning 2560-by-1600 resolution Super Clear LCD display, the device leads the spec roundups of most current tablets. Alex Dobie of AndroidCentral says “even if you’re not going to use the S Pen all the time, the new Galaxy Note 10.1 looks to be a strong Android tablet offering in the large form factor space.”

The list of features doesn’t stop there. S-Pen, Air Command, 1080p video recording, 4g LTE Cat4 support, GPS+Glonass, an 8-megapixel rear camera, front-facing 2-megapixel camera dual-band N and AC wireless support and infrared ports round out the offerings. If there is a feature available, Samsung has made sure the new Note 10.1 supports it. While these features might seem like a bit of overkill, Samsung’s use of TouchWiz and Android 4.3 make it easy to access new features and push the productivity of your tablet. A massive 8,220-mAh battery, even with the high-resolution display, offers more than enough power for a full day’s use.

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One of the best examples comes from the ability to display multiple apps at once. Options include splitting the screen with two apps or drawing windows with the S-Pen for windowed access to a variety of apps, including YouTube, a calculator and more. When in landscape mode, capacitive buttons at the bottom of the display help make switching between apps and launching features a snap. Sascha Segan of PC Magazine notes “Multitasking has really blossomed as well, boosted by a fast processor (a 1.9GHz octa-core on the WiFi version, a 2.3GHz quad-core on the LTE models).”

When it comes to device design and materials, Samsung appears to be moving away from the pure plastic design in a few areas. The back of the device features a grippy faux-leather texture and chrome-color accents around the side add some additional styling as well. Brad Molen of Engadget says “While this likely doesn't add anything to the tab's overall durability, it at least exudes more of a ‘classy’ look -- though it isn't a perfect solution to a lengthy build quality concern, we at least prefer this over the previous model's glossy plastic, which loved fingerprints more than life itself.”

The Good: Cutting-edge hardware, beautiful display, S-Pen input, great battery life and a bounty multitasking features.

The Bad: Still plenty of plastic to be found, hardware button in portrait orientation is awkward, S-Pen can be a little difficult to retrieve and redundant pre-installed apps waste storage space.


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AndroidPIT

Still the best Android tablet choice in 2015

from AndroidPIT

The Galaxy note 10.1 has just been a pleasure to use from start to finish. It looks, beautiful, it sounds great, it can hold plenty juice, and it never stutters. How does it compare to tablets in 2015? Sony’s new hardware looks cooler, and devices like the Galaxy S6 show restraint in prepackaged apps and features which would have been welcomed on the Galaxy Note 10.1...

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The Galaxy note 10.1 has just been a pleasure to use from start to finish. It looks, beautiful, it sounds great, it can hold plenty juice, and it never stutters. How does it compare to tablets in 2015? Sony’s new hardware looks cooler, and devices like the Galaxy S6 show restraint in prepackaged apps and features which would have been welcomed on the Galaxy Note 10.1.

With all of that said, though, the Galaxy Note 10.1 still stands out as an extremely usable tablet, and I still don’t see a tablet worth upgrading to, even all this time later. Huber Joly, CEO of Best Buy said that tablet were “crashing” because people don’t realize that they must upgrade them every two years. With a tablet like the Galaxy Note 10.1, I’m happily in the camp of people who don’t see it as a necessity. It was a beast then, and it’s still a beast now. 

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Stuff

A do-it-all tablet with a gloriously hi-res screen

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The Note 10.1 2014 can do everything you want a tablet to do - plus ten other impossible things you’re not sure you needed it to.

More clever than an iPad, with a better screen than nearly every other Android tablet and with microSD expandability, this is a lean, mean full-sized tablet from Samsung. S Pen notation, a Flipboard invasion, Multi Window - all big wins that will be copied by many a rival in the months ahead....

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The Note 10.1 2014 can do everything you want a tablet to do - plus ten other impossible things you’re not sure you needed it to.

More clever than an iPad, with a better screen than nearly every other Android tablet and with microSD expandability, this is a lean, mean full-sized tablet from Samsung. S Pen notation, a Flipboard invasion, Multi Window - all big wins that will be copied by many a rival in the months ahead.

And in six months time, this could be a five-star tab. Improvements to the day-to-day performance are vital, and those could be implemented through firmware. A stampede of creative tablet apps onto Google Play would help a great deal, too.

Of course, it could be too late by then, as the inexorable tablet tide continues to wash dreamy Droid devices onto our shores with blink-and-you’ll-miss-it regularity, but the potential is there. In fact, we’d say this is Samsung’s best tablet yet. It's just a shame that that's still not quite good enough to dethrone the mighty iPad.

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Recombu

Better specs and an improved design

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a significant improvement on the previous model. It’s better designed, feels nicer in use, packs more features and is generally a tablet we’d be pleased to pull out in a public place. It’s not all perfect — it’s let down s...More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a significant improvement on the previous model. It’s better designed, feels nicer in use, packs more features and is generally a tablet we’d be pleased to pull out in a public place. It’s not all perfect — it’s let down slightly by the occasionally less-than-smooth user experience, and it’ll forever live in the shadow of the thinner, slicker iPad Air, but if you need a tablet with a stylus and you really don’t fancy joining Apple’s legion then you’ll generally be happy with it.

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Tech Advisor

The 10-inch high-end Samsung tablet gets a little makeover

from Tech Advisor

Touchwiz and fake stitching aside the Note 10.1 is a very good tablet with the added S-Pen feature for those who want it.

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Touchwiz and fake stitching aside the Note 10.1 is a very good tablet with the added S-Pen feature for those who want it.

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Know Your Mobile

Innovative multitasking functions with attractive and easy-to-use design

from Know Your Mobile

Successfully translates all that was good about the Note 3 into the larger tablet design. A really great tablet with fantastic stylus and multitasking capabilities, however, Exynos chip lacks punch.

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Successfully translates all that was good about the Note 3 into the larger tablet design. A really great tablet with fantastic stylus and multitasking capabilities, however, Exynos chip lacks punch.

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What Hi-Fi

Largely fast, reliable performance but too expensive

from What Hi-Fi

After falling short in the tablet market for a while now, Samsung has finally produced a tablet that could well prove a genuine Android alternative to the iPad – though its premium price may prove the first stumbling block.

It still can’t match its Apple competitor for video or audio prowess either, but its screen, performance, form factor and S Pen functionality will be a draw for many who aren’t taken by Apple’s tablet...

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After falling short in the tablet market for a while now, Samsung has finally produced a tablet that could well prove a genuine Android alternative to the iPad – though its premium price may prove the first stumbling block.

It still can’t match its Apple competitor for video or audio prowess either, but its screen, performance, form factor and S Pen functionality will be a draw for many who aren’t taken by Apple’s tablet.

Give us this with vanilla Android and a more competitive price tag, and we’d like it that little bit more.

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TechRadar

Great screen, improved design, and decent camera

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is a bit of a Swiss Army Knife, in that it offers a slightly compromised tool for almost every job you could imagine.

If you demand supreme flexibility from your full-size tablet above all else, then the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is pretty tough to beat. Not only is it light and powerful, but the S Pen will prove extremely useful to those who still struggle to be truly productive on a finger-operated touchscreen...

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is a bit of a Swiss Army Knife, in that it offers a slightly compromised tool for almost every job you could imagine.

If you demand supreme flexibility from your full-size tablet above all else, then the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is pretty tough to beat. Not only is it light and powerful, but the S Pen will prove extremely useful to those who still struggle to be truly productive on a finger-operated touchscreen.

However, if you're a couch surfer or a more general tablet user, Samsung's somewhat undesirable hardware design and overly fussy software mean that the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 lags quite far behind the likes of the iPad Air and even the Nexus 10. 

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Digital Versus

True multitasking with excellent screen

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The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a good successor to the 2012 model, although it's somewhat marred by lags, perfectible battery life and humdrum graphics capabilities. That said, it has an excellent display and great uses for the stylus. It's a choice buy for anyone looking for a tablet version of the Galaxy Note 3.

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The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a good successor to the 2012 model, although it's somewhat marred by lags, perfectible battery life and humdrum graphics capabilities. That said, it has an excellent display and great uses for the stylus. It's a choice buy for anyone looking for a tablet version of the Galaxy Note 3.

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Phonedog

Sub-par overall experience on the device

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The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is a device that looks great on paper, and it even carries that over to the device itself. The changes that Samsung made to the physical design of the tablet are welcomed changes, and it's a lightweight tablet that's easy and comfortable to hold even for long periods of time.

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The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is a device that looks great on paper, and it even carries that over to the device itself. The changes that Samsung made to the physical design of the tablet are welcomed changes, and it's a lightweight tablet that's easy and comfortable to hold even for long periods of time.

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Reviewed

Still a flat, white rectangle, but with goodies inside

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By an enormous margin, this is the best tablet that Samsung has shipped to date. Not only is the form factor much like the other leading tablets on the market, but it does so much more with it that it's tough to believe at first. I'm still not sold on TouchWiz (Samsung's skin of Android), but the fact is you'd be hard-pressed to find a tablet with as much power under the hood unless you start getting into the very expensive Windows 8.1 hybrids...

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By an enormous margin, this is the best tablet that Samsung has shipped to date. Not only is the form factor much like the other leading tablets on the market, but it does so much more with it that it's tough to believe at first. I'm still not sold on TouchWiz (Samsung's skin of Android), but the fact is you'd be hard-pressed to find a tablet with as much power under the hood unless you start getting into the very expensive Windows 8.1 hybrids.

The Note 10.1 doesn't hit all the superlatives: It's more expensive than its peers and it doesn't offer Amazon Prime. Yet it still has the muscle, the accurate color performance, and the beautiful design to justify its price. The Samsung Note 10.1 is a great tablet, but be prepared to shell out for it—prices start at $549.

 

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 4, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.4 KitKat)

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Secondary OS No
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Quad core 2.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16/32/64 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.06 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 8220 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 7 hours
Video Playback Time 10 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 9 hours
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time 92.9 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Jet Black , Classic White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.1 x 24.3 x 0.8 cm (6.7 x 9.6 x 0.3 in)
Weight 535 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density 299 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, BSI Sensor, Exposure Compensation, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-P600

3G/Wi-Fi version available. Runs on 1.9GHz octa-core processor(1.9 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 + 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7)

S Pen Optimized Features:
- S Note(Easy Chart), S Planner
- Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window
- Direct Pen Input
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