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80
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

The 2014 Note 10.1 looks fantastic and has the best specs of any Android tablet out there, but we grew frustrated by its choppy performance.

Pros
  • Beautiful high-res display
  • Thinner, lighter and easier to handle
  • Incredible audio performance
  • S Pen functionality
Cons
  • Unusually sluggish performance
  • Battery life isn't as long as expected
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Scores

Engadget

80
 

User Reviews

90
nrage23
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
20
bwets
Let me just say this first: From a functionnality perspective, this tablet is...read more
90
kofikofi
Looking at all the reviews of the various products i realized that the reviewer...read more
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Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
1022
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Model
16GB

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.9 GHz
RAM
3 GB

Other features

Screen size
10 inches
Screen resolution
2560x1600
Pixel density
302 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
32GB

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.9 GHz
RAM
3 GB

Other features

Screen size
10 inches
Screen resolution
2560x1600
Pixel density
302 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
64GB

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (64 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.9 GHz
RAM
3 GB

Other features

Screen size
10 inches
Screen resolution
2560x1600
Pixel density
302 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
16GB 3G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.9 GHz
RAM
3 GB

Other features

Screen size
10 inches
Screen resolution
2560x1600
Pixel density
302 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
32GB 3G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.9 GHz
RAM
3 GB

Other features

Screen size
10 inches
Screen resolution
2560x1600
Pixel density
302 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
64GB 3G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (64 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.9 GHz
RAM
3 GB

Other features

Screen size
10 inches
Screen resolution
2560x1600
Pixel density
302 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
16GB LTE

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.9 GHz
RAM
3 GB

Other features

Screen size
10 inches
Screen resolution
2560x1600
Pixel density
302 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
32GB LTE

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.9 GHz
RAM
3 GB

Other features

Screen size
10 inches
Screen resolution
2560x1600
Pixel density
302 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
64GB LTE

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (64 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.9 GHz
RAM
3 GB

Other features

Screen size
10 inches
Screen resolution
2560x1600
Pixel density
302 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes