Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
All this time, Samsung did not remain behind. The company put all of their efforts into the Galaxy Note 10.1. Which is, as usual, a gadget with a lot of expectations that really get fulfilled. This $500-$550 tablet will find a home quickly. Even our tests said so. The next review is going to confirm this right away.
A successful tablet PC
The Samsung Galaxy Note has a screen of 10.1″. The other specifications featured on this model are 16GB/32GB of storage space, a 1.4GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, a 1.9MP camera on the front, 2GB of total memory, 1280 x 800 pixels and Android’s 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
In the case of features, there was one that blew us away in our tests. This great feature is a pen called the S Pen. This is an option which is very welcome, since it is featured with many nice things. And it is very useful, especially if you are an artist.
Yet another thing to love about the Galaxy Note 10.1 is its dual-screen. That is always a very enjoyable addition on any gadget of this kind. And it practically translates into the fact that the user can simultaneously open several windows and watch them.
In the looks department, this Samsung tablet is the company’s least stylish model. But do not go thinking that it’s ugly, because it’s not like that. Its rear is made of plastic whose color can be either dark gray or white. This device’s weight and measurements are these: 1.31 pounds and 10.3″ x 7.1″ x 0.35″. These being said, there are other tablets who are both lighter and slimmer.
Disappointing battery life
We sure expected the touchscreen on the Galaxy Note 10.1 to deliver the best performance at the beginning of this review. But it didn’t in the end. First things first, let us see the display’s pros. The skin tones of actors or whatever person we saw on it were amazingly true to real life. Another important pro was the great quality delivered by colors; and by sharpness. Which is remarkable, because this tablet’s biggest weakness is the lack of high-pixel density. To explain that: the display did not show, when it dealt with graphics or various text, details that well. But even so, the touchscreen is way better than the competition.
Before we took a look at how the battery behaved, we first set brightness to a great value. After that, we experienced 8 hours and 30 minutes of battery life. While it is not a great value – compared to the likes of Google’s Nexus 7 and other best sellers -, this amount still makes the Galaxy Note 10.1 a good catch.
The fact that the manufacturer added a whole lot more system memory makes this model deliver better performance. And it also makes room for performing several tasks at the same time. We did not see the same amount of lags as with other tablets when they had to show images with a high resolution. To top that, the performance of the tablet’s Google Gallery meant great response times.
Despite the fact that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 is not the perfect tablet we were waiting for, it sure rises up to every other expectation thrown its way. The absence of a high-pixel-density display is going to be quickly forgotten when you get to use the device and its S Pen all at once.