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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Price, Features, Images & Review

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Price, Features, Images & Review

Galaxy Note 10.1, the tablet or the phone? Was first seen around Barcelona, Spain during the Mobile World Congress in 2012. Pictures of Galaxy Note 10.1 were displayed across the city on billboards. There had been no official announcement until then, but later in August it was officially announced and released in August, 2012.

Samsung, the company which started in 1938 by Lee Byung-Chill in South Korea, is now famous for releasing sleekest gadgets. With the pace Samsung is releasing its gadgets, it appears they really want to dominate the gadgetry space. It’s not just the mobile phones segment where the Korean company wants to rule, but they are trying to come at market from multiple dimensions, such as Television industry, where Samsung is already huge, Laptops, Cameras and heavy industries are some of their play arena.

In the following paragraphs, we shall come at design, features and performance of this beautiful looking Galaxy Note 10.1 N800 and make a wise conclusion about whether you should spend money on this gadget and where it stands in today’s marketplace.

Design and Display

Even though Samsung has been into regular fist fight with Apple regarding infringing each other’s designs, specially the court case about Samsung Galaxy 3 design had been in news for long time. Regardless of all the claims by other brands, we must admit that Samsung has a long history of producing designs, which are attractive to eyes and easy to use. Design element in Samsung’s gadgets is probably one of the key reasons for extensive amount of sales.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 comes in dimensions of 262 x 180 x 8.9 mm thickness and only weighs at 600 grams, which makes it 62 grams lighter than Apple’s iPad 3and almost .5 inches thinner, which is a big kick to iPad 3. For the display type, Note 10.1, which has touch sensitive controls has a display of 16 million colours, with Pls and Tft capacitive touch screen. The display resolution comes in 800 x 1280 pixels with a display size of 10.1 inches, which is marginally bigger than iPad 3, but Apple’s tablet beats Galaxy Note at screen resolution by a long margin.

Hardware and Software Features Analysis

When it comes down to software and hardware specifications, the list gets impressive. It is amazing to see how mobile phone and computer industries have evolved in such a short period of time. Just couple of years ago, it was hard to believe we would be having smartphones and tablet pc’s with specifications as high as in high end computers. Following is detailed list of features.

  • The current supported operating system is Android, version 4.0.3 which is Ice cream sandwich.
  • This tablet stands at massive 1.4 GHZ Quad core processor, with chipset of Exynos 4412 and Gpu of Mali 400 MP. Impressive huh?
  • It comes with 2 Gb ram, which easily beats iPad 3’s 1 Gb ram. The combination of ram and processor, certainly makes Note 10.1 a killing machine.
  • It comes with standard 3.5 mm jack and loudspeakers.
  • Supports Mp3 ringtones and also has alerts.
  • Other accessories include, version 4.0 A2DP Bluetooth, Class 12 Edge, 802.11 a/b/g/n supported Wi Fi, dual band and Wi Fi hot spots. It also got microUSB v2.0 with USB host support system.
  • Got both HTML and Adobe Flash as browsers.
  • Comes in 3 colours, silver, black and white.
  • Supports both A-GPS and Java MIDP.
  • Last but not least, 64 GB microSd card support, with options of 16, 32 and 64 GB internal memory storage.

Camera Quality and Capacity

A lot of customers put a lot of weight on capacity and quality of cameras in the potential gadget they intend to buy, all major vendors realise this desire of consumers and try to produce phones with better cameras to get a competitive edge over other brands.

Camera in both iPad 3 and Galaxy note are pretty much same, as both gadgets are preloaded with 5 mega pixel cameras with 2592 x 1944 resolutions, both have led flash, geo tagging facility and are autofocus. Galaxy note has the ability to make videos at 720p@30fps and also got a shiny 1.9 mega pixels secondary camera.


Official Hands on Preview

Samsung has released a neat video which details all important aspects of Galaxy note 10.1. Have a look into it as it shall greatly help you to come to a decision of buying.

Pricing and Conclusion

Apparently we don’t see a reason why one should not go ahead with this tablet. We have gone through each and every element of this gadget and could only spot couple of drawbacks or cons, such as the display resolution, which while acceptable is not very impressive. But on brighter side it supports 3g, 4G, and 2G networks, while iPad 3 is not supporting 4G technology.

Now for the price, if you have deep pockets, this is the gadget for you. You can impose a seal of ownership on this gadget, by shelling out $748 USD. This tablet was initially released in Asian countries, such as Pakistan, but in recent news, it has finally arrives in USA as well.

Your Turn:

If you have any queries regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, feel free to drop by your input in comments and he will promptly respond to your situation.

Author : Raza is known for his review authoring skills.He covers Nokia, Hp, Qmobile, Blackberry and Samsung gadgets in his reviews.He explains details of a mobile phone pricing, themes, reviews, news & specifications. Connect with Ahmad Raza at LinkedIn.

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31 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Price, Features, Images & Review”

Great article with this article I can easily compare Ipad with Samsung galaxy 10.1 the features I have read they are really very great lets see when can I get that and I will come back to comment after using it.

wow! this note pad is great. in fact it makes it difficult to know the difference between and ipad and a note pad. if you could just highlight the difference i think it would be helpful to me.

Which tablet did you purchase? whichever it is, you just need the internet connection and a browser. I have not personally downloaded any material from youtube, so i cannot comment much on which app would work the best. I would recommend if you could search it on google with string “download youtube videos on tablet” you might get something out of it.

I think it is better than ipad, or maybe they are equally better but too expensive……

I really like to have this Galaxy Note 10.1. Before, I don’t feel like buying a tablet but with these immense features especially the S Pen and Pop and play, this changed my mind. I was amazed on the hands-on video. It is really powerful. It is better than the Galaxy handsets announced in IFA.

You can download youtube videos through tubemate, it is not available on google play, google it you will find it

He talking about Galaxy Note 10.1.
ipad 3 vs Galaxy note 10.1
Build Quality
Ipad 3 has aluminium Note has plastic body
shell which is plus But looks solid

ipad 3 is thick Note is thinner
heavy light

Ipad 3 has high resolution Note has lower resolution
Retina display
better viewing angles not asa better as ipad


simple easy to use very rich and beautiful interface
but boring, not customizable thanks to touchwiz, floating apps
make it even better.
No real multitasking, however very rich multitasking, can work
switching between apps is quick. with more than two apps at a
more than 270,000 apps available time, thanks to the floating app
customised for ipad s, samsung’s brilliant stylus add
much more to its functionality.
lack of apps optimized for Note.

Dual core 1ghz processor Note has a big edge over ipad
with it’s 1.4 ghz quad core proc
essor, which buries ipad’s process
or in dust.
1gb ram 2gb ram

I would definitely prefer Note 10.1 over ipad 3 even iPad 4, Samsung’s stylus is the biggest pro for me as a graphics designer

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