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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

from  $500+
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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 aims to be all things to everyone, but ends up painting itself into an S-Pen niche.

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Pros
  • Fine-tuned S-Pen experience
  • Smooth performance
  • Multiscreen function allows for true, simultaneous multi-tasking
Cons
  • Build quality feels cheap
  • Unimpressive screen resolution
  • A little too pricey
74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

80
mjc1989
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
nada
I crashes ALL THE TIME which is really annoying , I have to wait for at least...read more
60
Vigants
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
81
Average user Score
 
80
mjc1989
12.03.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
nada
07.03.14
I crashes ALL THE TIME which is really annoying , I have to wait for at least 4 seconds to open any app, front camera is okay but the main camera is so bad , It dosen't feel like a 5mp camera at all ! You can't do everything from it alot of times I need to use the laptop when I don't want to , dosen't play all kind of videos , I wish I got an ipad instead , but anyways it's not a bad device.
 
60
Vigants
06.02.14
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
 
100
djwood72
02.14.14
I love this tablet.
 
80
Dishko
01.30.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
60
XMikolaj
12.27.13
Okay, I have just sold my Note 10.1. I think it was good device, but it had some drawbacks. I decided to write this review, so you could think once again before spending your 400$.I have to say: it TOTALLY failed my expectations. I wanted it soo soo hard. I watched promotional videos, reviews, comments and many others. Finally, the day: I got it. I used it for next four months.The S-Pen which was advertised as great thing which will completly change the way of using the tablet was the main reason of my increasing disappointment. The whole S-Note is failed. It is uncomfortable to use and it is very hard to find right way to use it. Even drawing on it was very hard to me, maybe because of I really don't have a talent. :)What about a display? Should be better. Of course 1280x800 is enough, but not for high-end tablet. That would be perfect if it had Full HD IPS screen, but there is no Full HD, neither IPS.Performance fails too. Samsung's Exynos should be very strong, at least as good as Tegra 3 is, but I could see some problems with it, when using. Most problems disappeared after factory reset, but this shouldn't appear at all! I expected muuch more. You can see the best what i mean, when you do the benchmark tests. Note can't achieve more than about 15-20 FPS when rendering 3D graphics.Okay, I had to grumble and I have finished, because Galaxy Note 10.1 is still quite good. You can watch a movie, surf the internet, play some games with no problems. It just failed really much because of my expectations. In 2014 comes new edition of this tablet and I truly believe that it will be the same as first model. It will just do it all better - this is my little divination.Think over again if you really want to buy Note 10.1. Do you need the S-Pen and it's possibilities? Do you need exactly Samsung's tablet, not other one? I strongly advise against buying it now because of outdated components and coming 2014 edition.Thank you for reading. Finally I give you one of the videos I meant in the beggining of review.
 
90
sri13
11.28.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
tossbanky
08.25.13
Excellent
 
70
aash191
08.21.13
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
90
mbergenske
05.08.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget

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