Samsung’s new addition to the tablet line up has started raking up talk among the slate soothsayers.
The company introduced the updated version of its ‘Galaxy Note 10.1’, which is in fact the 2014 edition of the tablet. The new device, lighter and faster, is really a good product from the Android monarchs, no doubt.
The device is really good in terms of hardware quality and display; and comes in 0.31 inches of thickness. Much lighter than some of its rivals in the market at present, it sports a display of 2560 x 1600 resolution, which comes across as a real plus point.
Pictures and videos look clear and brighter on the high resolution display, which makes it a good companion for playing videos and viewing slideshows.
But then, the 10.1 inch LCD display is not as great as the AMOLED display the company uses in its Note series.
What we have reservations about are the plastic body and leather rear, which could push the device behind the latest iPad in the looks department.
The stylus functionality is also not good as what the Galaxy Note 8.0 had offered. The device has a single physical button like other smartphones and tablets from the company.
The S Pen comes with Air Command feature, which allows the user to access to several shortcuts on the screen by clicking a button on the phone. The S Finder is another nice feature of the tablet. The device greatly supports multitasking.
The speakers have been relocated from the front to the edges of the device, while the capacitive menu and back buttons are located on both sides of the physical button.
In fact, the device features an 8 megapixel camera for clicking good quality snaps. The front facing camera is placed near the center of the top portion of the slate.
It has a 2 mega pixel secondary camera for providing good video calling facility. The rear camera of the device is placed on the upper portion in the center of the rear. An LED flash is placed below the lens. The manufacturers have thrown in a micro SD slot and the S pen silo on the right side of the device.
The bottom is reserved for a USB 2.0 micro port, though you all would have expected a latest USB port. On the left side of the device, you will find the head phone jack. Both speakers are located on the left and right side of the device.
The 8220 mAh battery is one good aspect in the slate. Further, one of the stand-alone features of the device is its multi-window functionality, which allows the user to run multiple applications in split-screen mode.
The device runs the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, and is powered by a Samsung Exynos 1.9 GHz Quad processor. The device features a 3 GB RAM too. Bluetooth 4.0 provides you with high speed data transfer.
Check out the price of the device, and you might feel it to be on the higher side. The 16 GB Wi-Fi model costs $549.99 and the 32 GB variant costs $599.99. It is up to you now to decide as to whether you need to go for it or not.