AnonD-114015, 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"?
AnonD-114015, 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
heeroo, 09 Jun 2015I simple minded & straight forward user...so complexity of ios is not my choice...my daily... moreI too had the same belief until I used iPad. seems like you have never used iPad and if once you start using iOS you will never go back to Android. Android is a crappy OS for tablets with all virus , junk apps, making the device slower and slower with time. Also windows OS is improving on tablets, android is getting worse and worse. At least that's my experience. Most of my friends in US have switched over to IOS from android since apple device are not as expensive here.
heeroo, 09 Jun 2015I simple minded & straight forward user...so complexity of ios is not my choice...my daily... moreI too had the same belief until I used iPad. seems like you are never used iPad and is once you come to go back to Android.
I simple minded & straight forward user...so complexity of ios is not my choice...my daily routine to check site..my company..my friends..most of them using android phone...so easy fr me to forward my report and picture thru android..so working and social environmnt plays major role fr me to choose androids...for me androids give me simple instruction and easy fr me to share moment with others...sharing is caring..😁
GadgetFan, 08 Jun 2015I can tell you my surface & ipad has been collecting dust, so I could say the reverse of w... moreIf some thing is not good it's social responsibility to let everyone know with justification. And I still stand with my words, note is a piece of junk com p a red to ipad & surface. If you don't believe me go ahead and waste your money.
AnonD-114015, 07 Jun 2015look buddy, i only commented because you called this device to be a piece of junk based on you... moreI didn't know much about note,I had an ipad for 2 yes. My intent of getting note was better specification and ability to use pen. But It was a big disappointmentioned, since note has a stylus but the way it is implemented renders it useless. The scratch pad provided doesn't have any customizable size. Second the touch buttons provided near the home will always keep disturbing while writing text, I have to rotate the note . After some time I was so tired and frustrated I had to keep my note only as an extra device and my iPad is busy with my wife and kids. Believe me nobody touches my note ever. This clearly shows how unpopular and unfavorable note is. I have borrowed surface from my friend and the stylus interface seem to be much better and usable. I am not against note or any device but based on my experience want keep people warned so that they don't waste their money on this device.
Galaxy devices run on Google Android.
Does not have full USB port. (common among tablets)
Does have MicroSD slot. (able to upgrade storage)
Battery lasts longer when bloatwares are removed.
(Search XDA forum website for list of bloatwares).
Battery is mounted. (cannot use extra battery)
Does not have hdmi port. (cannot plug to TV/monitor)
Mahesh123, 05 Jun 2015and yes, I am using p605 you may be using different one to get better performance.I can tell you my surface & ipad has been collecting dust, so I could say the reverse of what you originally said: "do your research and avoid surface or ipad". However, it would be stupid to tell someone that he/she should "buy something else because I don't like it".
mahesh123, 05 Jun 2015As a user, why should I bother which OS (IOS or android) I am using. There should be an abstra... morelook buddy, i only commented because you called this device to be a piece of junk based on your ignorance. I mean, if you want simplicity and ease of use over complex functionality and better Personalization, why buy this device in the first place and not go straight for an ipad instead? Iam a techie and i hate most apple products from experience, but do i think or call them junk, offcourse not... Now your last comment on power management is a valid acceptable opinion. So all iam saying is that, try not to trash talk about a device, since what you or i say is not a fact, but just an opinion based on preference. P.S. Just incase you are an apple fanatic, name one ipad device that got a better voting then note 10.1 2014 for design, features and performance in gsmarena :D. unless you disagree with all the gsmarena users, in which case shhhh!! :D