Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition – Specs, Features, and everything you need to know (Detailed Review)

Heidi Speare December 20, 2013 0

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In the world of mobile computing, tablets have gained a lot of popularity and respect! As the industry moves towards another evolution in smartphones, the same seems to be happening with tablets as well. Today we bring to you the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet from Samsung.

Outside the Apple eco-system where the Apple iPad rules, there is the Android world that caters to millions of consumers all around the world! The Apple iPad series of tablets have already set a new benchmark for tablets and offer the best of speed, power and performance to consumers. But there is one tablet from the Android world that wants to try and change it all.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 2014 EDITION
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is the latest addition to the company’s range of tablets and is also the most powerful tablet till date! Even though this tablet happens to be the successor to the original Galaxy Note 10.1, there are major differences between the two.

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As odd as it might seem, the actual name of the tablet is Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Samsung has put in a lot of efforts in the hardware and the software, as a result of which this tablet has become one of the best in the market. You will literally be blown away by the specs and the features offered by this new smart device.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition also has the same back finish as the Galaxy Note 3. It has a faux leather finish and premium stitching that makes it look cool and professional. The tablet is also equipped with the S-Pen found in the Note 3 and can be used to perform actions that were not possible before.

1. HARDWARE SPECS and FEATURES
By now you should be totally excited to know more about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. And the most important information for any buyer or fan would be the hardware configuration and features offered by the device.

So we bring to you all the details you will ever need in order to get closely acquainted with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. The tablet is available in three different models, and the most important difference between them is related to connectivity. These are the three models that you can choose from:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P600 (Wi-Fi only)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P601 (Wi-Fi + 3G)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P605 (3G + LTE)

And even though the main difference lies in connectivity options, there are some differences in the hardware configuration and the weights of these tablets. The Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G models are almost the same whereas the LTE model has a different chipset altogether. Go ahead and check out the tech specs of these different versions.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G model)
DISPLAY

  • 10.1-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen display
  • 2560 x 1600 pixels screen resolution
  • 299 ppi pixel density
  • Up to 10 fingers multi-touch

PROCESSING SYSTEM

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3 GB of RAM

STORAGE

  • 16 / 32 / 64 GB of internal storage
  • Up to 64 GB of expandable storage

CAMERA

  • 8 MP primary camera
  • Autofocus and LED flash
  • 1080p video recording
  • 2 MP front facing camera

CONNECTIVITY

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac)
  • Bluetooth 4.0

OS

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Samsung TouchWiz UI

BATTERY

  • Non-removable Li-Po 8220 mAh battery
  • Up to 2200 hours of stand by time

WEIGHT

  • 540 grams (W-Fi model)
  • 547 grams (Wi-Fi + 3G)

DIMENSIONS

  • 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm

COLOR OPTIONS

  • Jet Black, Classic White

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (LTE model)
DISPLAY

  • 10.1-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen display
  • 2560 x 1600 pixels screen resolution
  • 299 ppi pixel density
  • Up to 10 fingers multi-touch

PROCESSING SYSTEM

  • Samsung Exynos chipset
  • 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 quad-core processor
  • 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core processor
  • Dedicated GPU
  • 3 GB of RAM

STORAGE

  • 16 / 32 / 64 GB of internal storage
  • Up to 64 GB of expandable storage

CAMERA

  • 8 MP primary camera
  • Autofocus and LED flash
  • 1080p video recording
  • 2 MP front facing camera

CONNECTIVITY

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac)
  • Bluetooth 4.0

OS

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Samsung TouchWiz UI

BATTERY

  • Non-removable Li-Po 8220 mAh battery
  • Up to 2200 hours of stand by time

WEIGHT

  • 547 grams

DIMENSIONS

  • 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm

COLOR OPTIONS

  • Jet Black, Classic White

Features
We listed out the key specifications for each of the variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. But we are not done praising the tablet yet. Because even though the tablet has exceptional hardware, there is a lot that even the software has to offer!

One of the most important and interesting features on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is the S-Pen Stylus that you get as a part of the tablet. Similar to the Galaxy Note 3, the S-Pen Stylus fits right inside the tablet and provides the best experience till date. If you wanted to use any of the S-Pen features of the Note 3, you won’t have to buy that device anymore because the Galaxy Note 10.1 will allow you to do everything!

This new S-Pen will open up a completely new world for you and work will never be boring again. And if you have been a Galaxy Note (Note, Note 2 or Note 3) user before, this will be like a dream Christmas present for you. It’s like your favorite cake just got bigger and better.

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With the S-Pen, you can write, draw and capture and also effortlessly explore multiple windows and Apps at one time. This S Pen fits inside your Note 10.1 2014 Edition so you won’t have to worry about not carrying it with you or misplacing it somewhere. This S-Pen is made out of plastic and is very light in weight.

2. GALAXY GEAR SUPPORT
Similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 also has support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. You do not need to wait for any kind of update nor do you need any additional software to start using the Galaxy Gear smartwatch with this tablet.

And just like in case of the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Gear will provide you with a wide range of features that can be performed without even having to touch your tablet or pick it up. So if you have already seen your friends or family use the Galaxy Gear and are looking forward to buy one or if you already have one, this should be good news for you.

3. CONTENT GIFTS for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
Samsung always tries to come up with great products that will be used by millions of consumers all around the world. The company still has to make a lot of improvements to its TouchWiz UI as it still uses up a lot of resources, but we can talk about that some other day.

For now, we want to add another point that you are going to love! In order to ensure that consumers get the best deal possible and that they are all happy with their purchase, Samsung provides a number of CONTENT GIFTS with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

These gifts include games, apps, and a number of subscription-based services that will help improve productivity. A majority of these gifts are worth good amount of money, but you get all of them for free. And the best part is that many of these apps and services have already been optimized for S-Pen so that you can get the best experience possible. Add them all up and will save enough money to actually go and get a good smartphone.

NYTimes for Android
Enjoy NYTimes for Android on the GALAXY Note 10.1‘s high-resolution screen. Enjoy a free 7-day trial, plus, you will get their first 12 weeks free with subscription.
Free Subscription: 12 weeks ($60)

MarketWatch
MarketWatch delivers real-time investment tools and data. Optimized for the GALAXY Note 10.1’s large screen, read and browse simply by hovering over the headlines with the S Pen.
S Pen Optimized

Bloomberg Businessweek+
Read Bloomberg Businessweek+ for a fresh perspective on global business news and market trends along with exclusive content and interactive features that enrich the reading experience.
Free Subscription: 12 months ($30)

Blurb
Blurb offers creative self-publishing for GALAXY Note 10.1. The Note’s large, high-definition screen makes it easy to turn your pictures into a photo book masterpiece.
Free $5 Coupon

EasilyDo Pro for Tablet
EasilyDo Smart Assistant helps you manage time efficiently. With the GALAXY Note 10.1, efficiency is yours on a large, clear screen, with the swipe of an S Pen.
$4.99 → Free

Twitter for Tablet
Experience the new GALAXY Note 10.1- with limited exclusivity to Twitter. Easily post and share images with the S Pen and Multi-Window on a bigger screen.
S Pen Enabled

Dropbox
Dropbox comes pre-installed on your GALAXY Note 10.1. Enjoy 2 years and 50 GB of safe, secure, 24/7 cloud storage.
Free 50GB for 2 Years ($100)

Bitcasa
Bitcasa allows users to store, share, backup and stream an unlimited amount of data in a secure cloud. GALAXY Note 10.1 users can enjoy three months of free Bitcasa Infinite Storage.
Free Premium Service: 3 months ($30)

Autodesk Sketchbook for GALAXY
Autodesk Sketchbook lets you create everything from quick sketches to masterpieces. With the GALAXY Note 10.1’s large, high-definition screen, your work can be perfectly detailed.
$4.99 → Free

Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z
Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is available for free download on GALAXY Note 10.1. Enjoy the free non-audio version of the app for quick and easy access to a huge selection of English words, pronunciations and meanings.
$19.99 → Free

Angry Birds Star Wars II
Angry Birds, the world’s top paid app of all-time by Rovio Entertainment, is now available for GALAXY Note 10.1, in the exclusive Star Wars II edition. With the intuitive S Pen, you can immerse yourself in the game like never before.
Free $10 In-game Currency

Evernote
Stay organized, save ideas and improve productivity with Evernote. Galaxy 10.1 users get up to 12 months of “Evernote Premium” in addition to the unlimited monthly upload for syncing S Notes with Evernote.
Free Premium Service: Up to 12 months (~$45 and varies by country)

4. PRICE TAGS
If you have made up your mind about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition and have decided to get one, we are here to help you with the prices. Of course, you should go out there and look for the best deals possible, but it’s always good to know the price of the device, so that you get a clear idea about how much you are going to have to spend.

So without dragging this part any further, we present to you the standard prices for the different variants of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Keep in mind that each of these models has a microSD card using which you can expand storage by up to 64 GB. So if you are on a budget or want to save money and still get a good deal, we suggest you get a 16 GB version and use a 64 GB high performance microSD card.

We do not have the prices for each of the models available, but we do have all the information that you might need. The 16 GB Wi-Fi only version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is available for $549.99 whereas the 32 GB version is available for $599.99. The factory unlocked 4G LTE version is available for $774.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (Wi-Fi only)

  • 16 GB – $549.99
  • 32 GB – $599.99

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (3G + LTE)

  • 16 GB – $744



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5. CONCLUSION
To be honest, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is a great tablet! It’s not perfect, so we definitely can list out a number of pros and cons (which has been listed out below). But the point here is to understand your requirements and then decide whether this tablet suits you or not.

If you are not a power user and simply need a tablet for regular work, checking e-mails, presentations or working on the go if and when needed, then the Galaxy Note 10.1 is not really meant for you. You can check out some of the other smaller tablets like the Google Nexus 7 or the Apple iPad Mini and iPad Mini with retina-display. These tablets hardly weigh about 300 grams and will feel like a feather in your hands.

But on the other hand, if power and performance is all you desire, then you should definitely check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. You will be able to use the tablet for heavy-duty work on the go and won’t have to worry about the battery at all. The S-Pen will make your life much simpler and many tasks will feel more like fun.

PROS

  • Improved design and quality
  • Extremely crisp and clear display
  • High-performance hardware
  • Improved multi-tasking
  • Expandable storage
  • S-Pen

CONS

  • Physical buttons might come in the way
  • TouchWiz can slow you down
  • Performance issues at times
  • Over priced
  • No USB 3.0
  • No NFC

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