I have this product for over a year now. I have been using it in various ways and it was very beneficial. First thing I am posting how I used it, then post pros and cons from my perspective as encountered according to my usage come afterwards. That should help have a complete picture.
How I used it:
1. In taking notes on lectures and tutorials using SNote.
2. In the lab. I took photos and commented on the photos using SNote.
3. In solving and delivering sheets. I solved sheets problems and delivered them whenever required using SNote by exporting them to pdf.
4. In syncing contacts and calendar.
5. In capturing thoughts using SNote.
6. In studying, using any pdf editor (Spen was very handy).
7. In having fun by watching cartoon and anime either offline or online.
8. Being social by staying in contact with friends on facebook, google+ and other social media.
9. Replying to mails and commenting on facebook using handwriting.
Basically, I almost used this product in every aspect of my life. I cannot live now without it... probably!
1. It's a powerful device. The processing power and the RAM usage where great from my usage perspective. That is, I didn't try to play heavy games. Keep that in mind. I am very satisfied with its performance.
2. SPen along with SNote are amazingly powerful tools that made my life much easier. I really made the best out of those tools. You have an infinite number of pages (since they are virtual pages). Moreover, the weight of your bag won't increase whenever you add a page. You won't be carrying white pages; since you are creating a new page whenever required. And above all, your stuff are always with you whenever you go anywhere.
1. Sometimes SNote hangs and closes before saving. So, it's a good habit to regularly save changes.
This didn't happen except about 10 times throughout a year; it's within an acceptable range.
2. When you write using SPen fast (as if you were writing on a real paper), sometimes you'll get unwanted zigzags or unwanted line after you move your pen up. For better understanding, let's assume that we are trying to write "faster" on SNote (or any other application in which you are using your spen) quickly and without moving your pen up from the time you start with "f" till you finish the word with the last letter "r". You'll probably get "faster" with the "r" having some long curvy line that you didn't really draw yourself. That's something that needs to be fixed.
But you'll get along with it!
3. You cannot make selection of what has been written. What has been written, has been written. You cannot select a letter or a word. Of course, I am talking when you are using spen free hand-writing, not the keyboard computer-writing. This has been fixed in the next upgrade of Android.
4. The multi-window feature is limited to applications, namely, snote, video player, Internet, gallery and Email applications. That is, you cannot deploy the feature for pdf application or gmail application. This is annoying.
I think this has been fixed in the next upgrade.
5. No resizing while using multi-window feature. Any of the applications takes half of the window. I also think this is solved in 2014 edition.
6. No resizing for floating snote. This is fixed in the next upgrade of Android.
It is an amazing tab.one of the best tab I have ever seen and recently I updated to kitkat but I don't like this version so donot update to kitkat
am too fed up with the kitkat update.... initially it seemed good... but it is very glitchy.. if there are some lucky ones who didnt update from 4.1.2 ... please dont upgrade... i have decided to root my device and install jb itself.. totally unsatisfied :-(
haha, 17 Sep 2014the screen is alway blink. sometime the screen cannot pop up. when i charge the note 10.1 th... moreFirst hello to you
I have the same problems with tablet too, when i put charger in, the tablet doesn want to charge(sometimes it does, but sometimes simply doesnt want to charge....now i am charging the tablet on 3 days or untill it comes under 10% ... and yes the other thing is when the tablet is charging, the charger is very hot....i think there must be some serials mistakes in the factory....but anyway the tablet was great desition to me anyway....
How do I up-grade my note 10.1 ice cream sandwich to kitkat 4.4 version. Please give me the step by step guide. Thank you.
OZenthusiast, 15 Sep 2014To rami kz, how did you update to 4.4.2? I'm still on 4.1 and been trying to update on a regu... moreReinstall Kies from Samsung, do not download kies 3. Once installed connect the tablet to your pic, once reconised it show show there is an update available. If this still doesn't work there is another way you can get the update but I'd have to put a much longer post on here to try and explain what you have to do.
the screen is alway blink. sometime the screen cannot pop up. when i charge the note 10.1 the charge switch become very hot. the screen do not show any indication like the battery is charging. may i know what is the problem with my note 10.1 ?
When I always check the update over air... but nothing!! Then I decided to make backup of my device, when I connected it it shows that there is update available... then I accepted it and proceed. Although usually our country get the updates very late. But we get!! Try to do it manually by Kies.
To rami kz, how did you update to 4.4.2? I'm still on 4.1 and been trying to update on a regular basis, but never with kies. I just tried this, but my kies is only good for transferring info from one device to another. I've been considering a new tab, but truly love mine and would hate to do this. Please advise me on how to get kitkat. Would really appreciate it.
How did you update to 4.4.2 via kies? I'm still running 4.1 and been trying for a very long time to update via the software update under About Device. Please tell me what to do. I have kies, but it's only good for transferring from one device to another. I don't see any update or upgrade info. I love my tablet, but I've been looking for a new one because of this problem. One of the main reasons is the speakers are located on the front. All the new tabs have them on the sides. Front is so much better. I hope someone reads this and helps me. I'd really appreciate it.
for me its the most versatile tablet even at its second hand form. you can do everything from reading to drawing and everything jotting notes looking and editing word or presenting PowerPoint, this has great value for money even in its second hand form, I highly endorse it to all who would like a thing that has everything tech wise in his hand. apple is no good, share photo through bluetooth anything, only the problem is battery, it gets depleted easily so wise to have a power bank with you
It's really disappointed how Samsung ignoring this device, and maybe others!!! It is not just ignoring also I feel they want us to throw it thinking that we will buy the new one!!
Now I confused why this upgrade like this!!! I don't know what to say! !
n8000, 27 Aug 2014Any ide about when to push Android KitKat 4.4.2 updates for UAE purchased n8000?I already downloaded it via Kies, it's available there only
cj, 24 Aug 2014its better to upgrade to kitkat ? or not ? please reply. Dont update to kitkat ,it will vanish all the features of the note
If you are wondering how to take the screenshots now that the screenshot button is gone, all you have to do use hold the button of your stylus and touch your screen.