SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 2014 EDITION
It is no surprise that the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition shares the same design language as the Galaxy Note 3. It uses the same leatherlike material for its rear, which feels and looks good although we wonder how long it will stay free from dirt and stains. This shouldn’t be a concern for consumers who are planning to get the black model.
Compared to the other 10.1-inch tablets, the Galaxy Note 10.1 sports a thinner bezel that still provides sufficient space for your thumbs to hold without interfering with the display. Unlike most Android tablets, the Galaxy Note 10.1 has a physical home button flanked by capacitive menu and back buttons. The S Pen is housed securely on the top right corner of the tablet.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz. TouchWiz is vastly improved with features optimized for use with the S Pen such as Air Command and one-handed operation on all screens. Love it or hate it, the standard suite of gimmicky software features (e.g Air Gesture, Air View and Smart Scroll) found on the Galaxy S4 are also found on this tablet.
The LTE variant of the Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3GHz processor and 3GB of RAM. Keeping the tablet powered up is a 8,220mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with 32GB onboard storage capacity and a micro-SD card slot supporting cards up to 64GB.