An Overview of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review

Samsung now introduces stylus-based input functionalities through the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, but can it really overwhelm Nexus 10? So read the full review to find out.

Galaxy Note 10.1


The description of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 includes:

  • 4GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.0operating system
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage together with an expansion slot for external memory
  • 8mm length; 175.3mm width as well as 8.9 mm thickness
  • A display of 1 inches and 1280 x 800 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 580g
  • Price of $389.99


  • Galaxy Note 10.1 is a very much look alike of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. They have the same fascia and the silver outer frame in both of them is also common.
  • Moreover, the material of the body feels durable.
  • The design is intelligent.
  • The plasticky is very scratchable.
  • Measuring only 8.9mm in thickness Galaxy Note 10.1 it is really sleek for a tablet.
  • The stylus sits on the edge of the chassis, available for use all the time.
  • There is no HDMI port. To get HDMI you might have to use the proprietary main connector.
  • The tablet comes with its own cables.




  • The 1280 x 800 pixels of display resolution is much less than what is offered by its competitors, for example, Transformer Pad Infinity by Asus offers 1,920 x 1,200 display resolution, while Samsung’s own Note 2 offers 1280 x 720 pixels.
  • Moreover, the display is sharp and bright for various activities like video viewing and web browsing.



The performance is extremely smooth with 2GB RAM coupled with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor. The RAM is the biggest plus point of Galaxy Note 10.1, as none of its competitors offer this amount of RAM.


  • 5-megapixel cameras sit at the back.
  • Moreover, there is a 1.2-megapixel camera at the front.
  • You can record videos at 720 pixels.
  • The colours of the stills are good but the overall snapshots are average.

Memory & Battery

  • The 16 GB of internal storage is sufficient but the memory can be augmented by the addition of a micro SD card.
  • The nonremovable 7000mAh battery is pretty durable; it will easily get you through a weekend of frugal use.


The plus points:

  • Galaxy Note 10.1 is support by 3G network
  • Moreover, the old fashioned idea of controlling Infra-Red devices has been redefined in Galaxy Note 10.1 by including an Infra Red port and an app called Peel Smart Remote.
  • The feature of split screen is available but it is only limited to some apps, mainly S Note, Polaris Office, Web Browser, Email, Gallery and Video player.
  • With this large screen, you can take advantage of the pop-out video player seen in Galaxy S III.
  • Furthermore, there is also a handwriting recognition app.

The minus points:

  • Instead of Jellybeans Galaxy Note 10.1 is still running Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • Not all the apps are support by stylus, when you take out the stylus, a sidebar shows stylus supported apps which include:
    • Polaris Office
    • S Note
    • Crayon Physics.
    • S Planner
    • PS Touch

These apps allow you to manage your diary, play games, create files and edit images.


Overall Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a pretty handy device, we are not so sure about the stylus, though, after the initial excitement the stylus may not be used that much, but for people who need to take notes regularly, Galaxy Note 10.1 might be useful. The specifications are good and it laso introduce some new things, but these tweaks and the stylus support do not come without a price.


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