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Flying First Class with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

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The Galaxy Note 10.1 was designed to be the truest Android tablet. But, the below average resolution of its display and a little confusing S pen were a bit of letdowns. Samsung is now with the new Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. The tablet has a way sleeker look, a splendid Retina-like display and imperative new pen enhancement. The new Note 10.1 definitely feels and looks like the older Note. But at the end of the day, it’s important to know whether it’s anyway better than the older Note 10.1. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 price in India was Rs. 49,999 at the launch. Let’s take a dive and have a brief look at Note 10.1 2014 edition.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Captivating Design and Build Quality in Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung has finally heard the incessant complaints of its users and ditched the slippery plastic bach and opted for a more classic-looking faux leather with faux stitching on the edges. The subtle raised pattern on the back makes it ideal for a comfortable grip. The design and built is a massive improvement over the plain and boring original Note 10.1.

On the front, there is the standard Samsung’s well known layout, which feels uncomfortable, especially in the portrait mode. The capacitive back and home button can’t be accessed with the S pen, making you to switch to your fingers, which is a good thing anyway. On the sides, you get the MicroSD card slot, speakers and the power and volume button. And finally, Samsung gives us a respite by making an S pen slot. Overall, the new Galaxy Note 10.1 solid and feels quite well-built and is a lot better than the previous Note 10.1.

An Exceptional Display in Galaxy Note 10.1

Anything Apple does, Samsung does it a lot better. At least in terms of Retina displays! The Note’s 10.1-inch super clear LCD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels is simply mind-blowing. It is four times the one seen on the older Note 10.1. You can now select between four different modes on your Note 10.1, viz., normal, adaptive, dynamic and movie. Those who love punchy colors can go for dynamic mode. It has an amazing picture quality, good viewing angles and the blacks look fairly black. The outdoor visibility is also remarkably improved.

All you need is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and TouchWiz UI in Galaxy Note 10.1

The new Note 10.1 runs on the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and it is upgraded with a lot of swish features. Thanks to TouchWiz UI! To optimize the interface for a large screen, Samsung has done a considerable amount of work. It has brought the split-screen interface to the settings menu and most of all system apps. The widgets are now more polished and have been made to support both the landscape and the portrait mode. The shortcuts at the bottom of the screen are made to vanish.

Camera and its Features in Galaxy Note 10.1

This is the one area where Samsung could have done some more improvements. Although the 8 megapixels camera produces relatively bright pictures, the 5 megapixels snapper of the fourth generation iPad is a far better bet. The secondary 2 megapixels camera performs better. The Note 10.1’s camera features are identical to that of Galaxy S4. Using Best Face Mode, you can take several shots at one go and then select the best among them. There is a Drama Shot which combines multiple shots of a person moving in different frames in only a single photo. The feature Sound & Shot adds 9 seconds of audio to a still picture. Erase Mode replaces all moving objects with the background. Animated Photo Mode captures 9 seconds of videos and converts it to animated GIF. The Dual Camera Mode also makes the cut by using both cameras simultaneously to capture everyone in a frame.

The Good things in Galaxy Note 10.1

  • Sleek and elegant design

  • Bright and sharp display

  • Compelling S pen enhancement

  • Improved Functionality

The Bad things in Galaxy Note 10.1

  • Expensive

  • Shorter battery life

  • Mediocre camera

  • Occasional lag

The Verdict

Unless you want a stylish very bad, it would be a not-so-good idea to get yourself this new Note 10.1. Generally, it is an impressive device from Samsung, having a really great display in a relatively compact body. If you don’t mind paying a little extra for the native stylus support, then you should go for it. You’ll never find a better option than Note 10.1. You can buy a Samsung tablet at Rs. 49,900 from naaptol.com. About author : Piya Gogia takes interest in latest gadget updates and loves to explore gizmos. Being an instinctive gadget nerd, she has already reviewed Samsung tablet at naaptol Samsung mobile phones, Apple mobile phone and many other popular devices. The more she discovers, the more she writes.


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