very good but there is no lolipop upgrade,please bring us lolipop upgrade
I have the original Note 10.1. How does this upgrade compare to the original? (which i am very happy with except for how the screen cracks when your kid drops it on tiles and the $300 Samsung are charging to fix it)
PS I also have original ipad and ipad air. WhileIi can appreciate the quality of the IOS product, I still prefer Android for the simple reason that I can do anything I want with my Android devices and IOS is so limiting. OTG being the most obvious example! So to those who say once you try IOS you'll never want to back to Android, that's absolutely untrue.
When Apple make OTG standard for their devices is when I MIGHT consider changing over.
aj, 10 Jul 20151yr owner here.
Pros: Love the pen esp when youre tired of tapping.
Great display, respo... morethere you go!
I like the way you mentioned to the point.
I will add few more with my 17 Months usage experience.
-Screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels which is excellent, and brightness is adequate for daylight usage
- this is lightweight
- Multi window operation
- Pen is too difficult to use practically. touch buttons at bottom are big hindrance
- Non Customizable scratch pad
- Battery is pathetic, discharges in couple of hours. Charge time >> Drain time.
- Need high current charger, cant be charged using small chargers
- Other issues are mostly related to Android OS.
1yr owner here.
Pros: Love the pen esp when youre tired of tapping.
Great display, responds well to touch.
camera is awesome.
Word & excel files can be edited, but is not that user friendly (for me). pdf files can easily be opened.
Cons: tab is heavy, but this is a 10.1 tab so expect it.
But this is the thing that turns me off the most: 12hrs charging time for a full charge = 5hrs of playing games like coc.
Do the math. U decide.
xpertriate, 05 Jul 2015Stop bothering yourself friends, I have being using this device since Dec 2013 and I have nev... moreNeven agree with people who just talk laymen language just present general views, Never speak about technical Merits. They will have the words like very good, excellent performance, No lag. Talk about Battery-drain & charging time, User Interface, Pen usage, camera. If you have used other tablets how's side by side comparison. Practical problems of the device. If you have not touched any other gadget then story is different. Dont impose conclusions let Buyer's decide, based on merit and demerits.
Does anyone know if there is going to be Samsung note 10.1 2015 launched
Stop bothering yourself friends,
I have being using this device since Dec 2013 and I have never encountered any form of issue(s) or lag(s).so its either some users are being bias ,dumb, stupid,ignorant,or just crazy.probably they r paid to bash other products and antagonize other people.
IMHO,leave such loosers and mentally unstable self deluded people alone.let them keep fooling themselves in the name of commenting on products they don't even have.#peace#oneluv
KarthickSen, 02 Jul 2015Guess its not over. Very good mahesh, that is an honest and very reasonable opinion. since you... morewhen I talk about devices I dont intend People using it or those who intend to buy it. Just lifeless feelingless Piece of hardware/software, ok! understand my intent is not to hurt people, But make Buyers aware what are pros & Cons.
I am not an advocate of apple products but after using so many devices I feel that apple products are built keeping in mind how users are intending to use a device.
I gave the example of camera since I practically experienced it. Taking a picture using note : Perfect in daylight, clicked in low light inside the room.got Non acceptable performance But some Settings enabled to get the right pic. Next time I click using Note I need to remember what settings got me the pic. Believe me apple device dont have any settings but you get perfect Pic you go in any light. and same performance every time.
Second example attach Pic with mail. Ios will ask you small/medium/large and pic size will be adjusted ,I dont need any compression. I am not talking of a feature but about how os understands the behaviour & usage.
I am not saying note is useless junk but will say it didn't catch the intent of usage. Why one would buy note?, I think pen is the USP. But when you start using pen the touch Keys hinder it. So the unique feature is already killed. I cant imagine how stupid was that design. Second if pen is the USP, the scratchpad (or notes) should be customisable A4, A3..... user sizes. But you get only one format. Honestly I brought Note so that I can avoid keeping a Notepad during my testing & debugging in lab/meetings. But unfortunately using note was practically impossible, strugling every time to find a setting to accomodate my requirement. Finally gave up. My Note is just for entertainment , check mails . So if that was the only purpose I Brought this device for ,then ipad does the job much better. I have already spoken about Battery issue. Now my action memo doesn't work. oTG doesn't work. why this device is so unreliable.
you & others may debate with me to any extent but a Note is not a Note for me unless I can take notes on it.
mahesh123, 01 Jul 2015Ratings doesnt matter. what really matters is how easy and helpful my gadget is. In that sense... morecrappy? like i said before, note is wasted on you. you call the spen not usable and practical. Seriously, how hypocritical can you be?
And finally, "Ratings doesnt matter"???? if you cant understand the concept of the rating system and its purpose, then i really really regret having wasted my time here on you. Am out buddy, you're too lost for me to save, lol. TC :D
Guess its not over. Very good mahesh, that is an honest and very reasonable opinion. since you didn't get it the first time, let me point it out in as simple words as possible. when two devices are compared head to head, you compare the hardware and performance. the second you starting talking about android vs ios or their user interfaces, it becomes a matter of preference and opinion. You prefer ios, i prefer android and the reasons for our preferences need no justification. However, just because you prefer ios and ipad, you have no right to call android or this device crap or junk. You say you are no expert, but even an expert wont call a device carp or junk. But you did, hence this whole pointless debate. You say you dont want to go into ISO settings (etc) when taking a picture, i say i do to, but also would like to have the manual settings option as a feature as well, which i use frequently. Am i wrong or are you wrong? neither of us is wrong, since its our individual preference. Finally, speaking of etiquette, in your previous comments, apart for calling this device to be junk again and again, you also mentioned that people who buy this device would be wasting their money. You said it twice, and that my friend is an insult to all those who have bought or rated or reviewed this product. Thats the start of it all. still think you have the right to use the word "etiquette"?
KarthickSen, 14 Jun 2015lol, then why are the ipads rated so low compared to this device? i've asked you this so many ... moreRatings doesnt matter. what really matters is how easy and helpful my gadget is. In that sense Note is most crappy device I have used. I am not an iPad fan, but somehow using iPad seems to be much easier than Note. Given a choice Note , iPad and Surface at same price, I would surely pick Surface. I want tablet with a pen but should be practical to use.
This is response to all the those who didnt like someone talking about negatives of galaxy Note 10.1. First of all there should be some etiquette of commenting in a forum. We are not here to talk a slum language. we are talking about gadgets, so please be respectful.
Coming to IOS vs Android, or iPad vs Note. 'Note', may be much better in terms of hardware tech specs, but coming to software and user interface iPad is much better. User experience is what matters. Second, am I a programmer/coder, it doesnt matter, I am here to use my device for assisting me not for wasting my time figuring out deep embedded fancy feature. You may say, I am dumb, I am fine with that. I 100% agree I am not the most intelligent creature on earth.
If I am taking a picture my intent is to get the best one, I dont want to goto ISO, brightness, Contrast ,day/night etc settings. Pen is a nice feature in Note but is it usable I doubt.
if you ask my preferred list of devices(tablets) It would be Surface,iPad and then Note.
First of all why would you even want to compare a stupid unusable pricey device like apple to and android ..
You clearly don't know the difference LOL.
the reason people get virus in an android phone is the same reason a person would get a virus on a laptop, its if your either stupid or someone is after you data to hack you .
so please the capabilities of an android user to that of an apple user is like comparing NEO from the matrix(for android) who can do whatever he wants with his coding ,etc.. to that of a regular person who just wants to game or watch videos and will pay any price a market will say for just plain quality of screen resolution but has no bloody worth .. your TOO DUMB TOO UNDERSTAND WHY ANDROID IS BETTER THAN APPLE IOS .
mahesh123, 09 Jun 2015If some thing is not good it's social responsibility to let everyone know with justification. ... moreI believe GadgetFan is saying that its stupid to tell someone to buy something else since you didn't like this one. But lets ignore that amd keep saying it shall we.....
mahesh123, 11 Jun 2015I too had the same belief until I used iPad. seems like you have never used iPad and if once y... morelol, then why are the ipads rated so low compared to this device? i've asked you this so many times, still no answer... and dont say the ratings are made up by samsung or silly stuff like that since iam pretty sure there are more ipad users (taking many ipad versions into account) then the users for this device alone...
mahesh123, 09 Jun 2015If some thing is not good it's social responsibility to let everyone know with justification. ... moreand i still stand with my word and add a little more.. Me being an honor post-grad student who uses this device to the fullest can say with certainty that you're not cut out for this device and the device is wasted on you...
mahesh123, 08 Jun 2015I didn't know much about note,I had an ipad for 2 yes. My intent of getting note was better sp... moreyup, you're an apple fan boy :D. kidding... Look, i get it that you didn't have a good experience with this device. A mature way to convey that would be to express your opinion and your opinion only... If your note is collecting dust, who cares!!! that doesn't the device "unpopular and unfavorable"(if you had bought like a million of these, then yah your word is more then an opinion in this case). Finally (you brought this one on yourself buddy), this device is better then any ipad out there. Now iam saying that not based on my opinion, but from the ratings here in gsmarena. Can you still say this device is "unpopular and unfavorable" :p
mahesh123, 11 Jun 2015I too had the same belief until I used iPad. seems like you have never used iPad and if once y... moreInteresting discussion you guys got going on here. Though I have to say note 10.1 2014 has it's advantages... Personally I think the pen is the major selling Pont of the note and you are right android os do lag with time, the capacity button also get in the way while using the pen, and charging / discharge could be a pain in the ass most time.
Despite all this I still like the note 10.1 tablet 2014 because
1, it is cheaper.. Bought mind 6 month ago for 150 dollars
2, the pen,... If you no how to position your hands you can avoid accidentally touch the capacity button
3, the display is gorgeous
4, the size and weight are just perfect
5, the battery last long