New Galaxy Note 10.1

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is one among devices that brought nice changes to the market. This pill offered nice performances and options and whereas we have a tendency to ar looking forward to a brand new model we are able to bring information’s concerning this one.
Form
While we have a tendency to could still question Samsung’s alternative of materials in its latest run of Galaxy merchandise there’s no denying that the corporate is actually onto one thing with the aesthetic vogue it’s currently applying to several of its newer golem devices.

Like the Galaxy S3 smartphone, the forthcoming Note a pair of ‘phablet’ and, to a lesser extent, the a lot of recently discharged white edition of the first five.3-inch Galaxy Note telephone set, the Note ten.1 has gone down an equivalent route of sleek plastic bodywork cased during a thick, however not chunky, silver-colored plastic surround.

We deliberately wished to avoid insinuating that the surround is chunky as a result of though in some places it's rather substantial it's a pleasant contoured form thereto that enhances the style all right, it doesn’t appear too large at any purpose. It additionally makes the device terribly distinctive, there’s no misunderstanding it for associate degree iPad.

The surround homes a combine of speaker grills, one either aspect of the touchscreen that slash the form nicely and provides a hi-tech look. Meanwhile, on the highest of the device, you’ve got a button management for power and a volume rocker, in conjunction with a three.5mm audio jack and a small SD port.

At rock bottom is our recent nemesis, the proprietary charging port, with no sign of small USB anyplace on the device. we all know we’ve flogged this dead horse endlessly however there’s extremely no excuse, it’s not rocket science.

The bodywork around the screen is shapely being fairly skinny all spherical however a bit wider at the highest and bottom. At the highest there’s alittle hole for the front-facing camera.

On the rear the silver surround comes down slightly at the highest and into the rear panel to accommodate the rear-facing camera and flash, creating the otherwise Spartan back panel to a small degree a lot of visually attention-grabbing.

A rough-textured coating would’ve benefitted hugely here each visually and in terms of fascinating the terribly slippery plastic.

As we have a tendency to mentioned, the texture of the plastic could be a let-down however a minimum of because of the consistency across Samsung’s catalogue we all know it’s not really flimsy notwithstanding it appears like it. It’s additionally well put-together with no real noticeable creaking or flex to talk of.

Display
Despite the very fact that the Note ten.1’s show specs don’t sound notably spectacular on paper (149 pixels-per-inch) it’s really big in any respect.

The 1280×800 pixels resolution within reason pleasing to the attention and Samsung has managed to churn out some spectacular color, distinction and brightness. colors ar notably vivid and blacks and dark shades have stunning depth.

We suspect this might be right down to Samsung’s PLS LCD technology, that is somewhat the same as IPS in terms of practicality and so delivers a stronger image than your customary LCD.

It’s virtually up there with Samsung’s Super AMOLED and there's a bit little bit of indistinctness around some icons however text isn’t unfortunate, all things thought of.

Hardware
The Galaxy Note ten.1 runs on Samsung’s own Exynos 4412 quad core chip, supported ARM Cortex-A9 design, clocked at one.4GHz with 2GB of RAM and a robust Mali-400MP graphics process unit (GPU).

Generally speaking this setup performs all right so, however it’s not while not its hiccups that, being frank, we have a tendency to attribute a lot of to code problems with Samsung’s made-to-order S-Pen compatible interface, than any real drawback with the hardware as such.

We say the maximum amount as a result of it’s only activity specific tasks concerning these interface tweaks and special functions wherever it falls over.

Get it to try and do any traditional pill task, whether or not that’s streaming HD video or enjoying diagrammatically stern games, like Dead Trigger, and it’ll perform quickly and swimmingly.

We’ll get into this subject in more detail within the ‘Software’ section later within the review.

Other noteworthy hardware components embody the aboard cupboard space, that comes in 3 flavours looking on price: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, all of which permit lots of apps and games, however if you’re into your music and HD films you would possibly have to be compelled to think about the higher 2 choices.

As we have a tendency to mentioned earlier, it's MicroSD support for cards as well as high capability models, therefore there’s associate degree higher limit of 64GB.

There’s additionally associate degree Infrared LED remote, that you'll be able to use as a universal remote via associate degree enclosed app, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, VPN, screen sharing via AllShare forged and DLNA, although sadly no HDMI or small USB property.

It’s price noting that Samsung produces a (more expensive) 3G enabled variant, although we have a tendency to had the Wi-Fi solely model for our review.

Software
Android is that the name of the sport here and specifically the Note ten.1 is provided with version four.0.4 frozen dessert Sandwich (ICS), although we have a tendency to suspect Samsung can at some purpose push it to four.1 jelly egg.

As usual for Samsung devices it's the company’s TouchWiz interface on prime, that within the case of Note devices is quite necessary for the stylus-tailored expertise, however it additionally seems to be to a small degree of a curse in many ways. We’ll justify why shortly.

Starting easy, you’ve got your usual set of golem ICS homescreens that transition swimmingly with a slick animation.

In the prime right is your app and gizmo drawer that additionally functions terribly nicely – it sits on prime of your homescreen background instead of about to a separate black screen to browse your apps on.

In the bottom left there’s the same old back, home and app-switcher controls in conjunction with the addition of a brand new dedicated screen-grab button.

Meanwhile within the bottom right is your notifications menu that expands with a faucet and is mostly plenty like vanilla, though Samsung has distended the choice of settings buttons and it’s scrollable region to accommodate this.

Lastly, within the middle of the bar that runs on rock bottom of the interface could be a very little arrow inform upwards. just like the alternative bit controls this can be invariably there no matter what app you’re in.

However, Samsung2014 has overextended itself and a few of the recently introduced practicality puts an excessive amount of strain on the device.