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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:25

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is here in the flesh – freshly packing some upgraded internals, while presenting itself as the premier paper and pen replacement. Donning a $500 starting price point, it's sure to fit in nicely with the existing crop, but in a world where novel features are perceived to be tertiary things with consumers, it's going to take more for the Galaxy Note 10.1 to establish itself in the same premier class as its rivals...

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posted on 20 Aug 2012, 13:02 5

26. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Just chill my friend...there are more fandroids in this site including me......

Just they are not present now....

PA comment section has more fun than any other website....

And this is considered as main part of website by viewers.....

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 05:04

34. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

thanks to the on going, unstoppable, unendable chat war with us fandroids and iFans.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 19:01

30. ricodroid (Posts: 16; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

while i dont care if apple or samsung are profiting from their products .. i do hope really constructive reviews to be done about things . instead of overreaction ..

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 20:12

31. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

Man, just as Apple has their share of fanatic sites, it look like this one is drawing in a lot of Samnsungnoids who can't bare hearing any criticism of their beloved phonesmith. This is a fair review pointing out the highs and lows. Sure, some people don't care about build quality, but their are some (like me) who do, so it is fair to point out Samsung's plastic build. Whereas, nobody is going to be put off buy an Apple's build quality or even most HTC's. Some people will favor another product because it looks and feels premium so its relevant to address those areas. Furthermore, relative to the polycarbonate plastic used by HTC and Nokia, Samsung's is cheaper. Just pick up one of those gadgets and the difference is readily noticeable by all who are not blinded by a particular bias. Read the reports of consumers complaining about small cracks in the frames of their S3s. Second, I was a skeptic of the relevance of all the hoopla Apple made over their display in the new iPad but once seeing the beauty of the images in person looking as though they are painted on and all of a sudden it became relevant. Third, this thing blows the benchmarks out of the water, so what was the reviewer smoking by not raving more what Samsung has done? My single core HTC Flyer doesn't stutter when witching screens and this reviewer pointed out that his review unit does. Simple tasks like that is what is called real world performance that will be recognized by the masses. How can such a trivial task cause such hesitation for a device packing such awesome hardware is beyond me, but the product should be graded on actual performance, not specs. Hopefully, a software update release will tackle that issue. On the flip side, I do feel the utility of the digital pen is downplayed and I'm not an artist. It opens up another level of versatility and isn't that what tablets are all about? Combine this tablet with an app like Lecture Notes and you have the best all around tablet for students, or for people who spend a lot of time in meetings, want to avoid printing-signing-faxing documents, photo editors and others of the similar interests. However, Samsung is not the pioneer in bringing the pen up-to-date for today's world as I don't see any difference than the tablets that have been out for awhile utilizing N-Trig tech. Samsung just might be the first to utilize their fanfare and marketing to bring it back to relevance.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 07:19

35. smallworld (Posts: 499; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Get a life.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 00:25

36. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

Drop dead

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 04:59

32. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


posted on 25 Aug 2012, 01:26

40. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

i think it is a fair review.. and what he said is true, take away e S-Pen, it becomes ur average tablet

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 09:39

42. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)

All tablets are over priced and disappoint. Ultrabook is the way to go. Why compromise?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:49

44. mitchellvii (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Sep 2012)

Can we PLEASE stop comparing the IPad3 to the Galaxy Note 10.1? One is purely an entertainment toy and one is a productivity tool.

It's like comparing Apples and Potatoes. Sure an apple may be prettier and taste sweeter, but if you are making french fries, you want a potato. Taking notes on an iPad is a nightmare. On the Note 10.1 it is a joy.

Oh yeah, and with regards to the "build quality". I personally like the fact the back has a little give to it. The device doesn't feel cheap to me at all. Also, because of that flexibility you can drop this device and stand a good chance of not destroying it. Try dropping the rigid iPad3 sometime and let me know how that turns out for you.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:52 1

45. mitchellvii (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Sep 2012)

"Take away the s-pen and it becomes an average tablet."

Ok, take away the iPad3's retina display and it become a below average tablet. Take away great pitching and the Yankees are a .500 ball club. Take away Joe Montana and the 49'ers never won all those Superbowls.

To paraphrase my personal friend Shakespeare, "The pen's the thing..."

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:01

46. jtown1394 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

Engadet did a better review on the Samsung Galaxy Note Tab 10.1 then P.A... Pretty Much P.A sounds like a Apple Fanboy -_-... I don't care who takes this comment personal.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:55 1

47. rickybonnell (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

I believe this review is a little bit biased. The reviewer complained about the tablet being too heavy and too thick. It is one of the thinnest and lightest tablets on the market. I currently own a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and before the upgrade to ics the lag was very frustrating. So I do think touchwiz slows things down a bit. Regardless however, it brings a world of functionality that no other tablet has. The reviewer is downplaying the upsides and exagerating the downsides. I have used the note 10.1 a lot because of the mixed reviews and I am going to buy it. This is an absolutely fantastic device and feels sturdier than most of the competition with the exception of the ipad which is the pinnacle of build quality. I would rate this tablet a 9 simply because I think touchwiz could be downsized and optimized a bit to improve fluidity. Obviously the power is there.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:42

48. janssen (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

S-pen is really helpful, none can be compared.....The cpu is a beast, and seems to be the best amongst other tablets(benchmarkwise).....Added 2 gig so it's always a big plus unlike other conventional tablets stuck on 1 gig ram.....But the biggest attaction is the ability to do 2 things at the same time on the screen, imagine watching a movie while doing your math homework(precious!!!!!) or the really amazing copy/paste without interchanging screens. You can even take a picture of the web your at, or a page of a book your reading.....Owe, did I also mention this comes with ps touch?Try it and this feature stands out of the other tablets.....Also slim and light enough for my hands with bonus DLNA, IR blaster and optional additional +64 gig msd.....The screen resolution is just ordinary but bright enough with crisp contrast to be useful for multitasking.....

With exynos 1.4 quad, 2 gig ram, s pen and dual screen capability, this tablet is truly opted for creative minds......

Only downside is the screen resolution, but retina res is so overrated unless you can find a way for it to be useful other than watching/reading stuff(games, I rather play with my xbox 360).....Design and quality, well all I see is a rectangular screen same as the other tablets, the plastic back don't really bother me.....

Definitely 9/10 rating.....

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 00:02

49. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Why does PhoneArena takes the same photos (the chair, the desk, the street, the gameboy), videos the same street, and plays the same movie in all their reviews?

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:58

50. sprsk (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

In your text, you wrote
" video-out functionality is available with the tablet, but you'll need to purchase the appropriate optional accessories to gain the feature...."
Questions :
a) is this adaptor for a HDMi port ?
b) Can it gives and play 1080p signal , and if yes can it do it fluently ?
c) Do i need extra power source for the adapter ?
c) what kind of sound signal gives to the TV via the HDMi (or and other connection) ?

tnk u !!

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 01:15

51. franklinraj (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)

plz help me!!!!
Can I connect my reliance data card and seagate hard disk????
thk u!

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