Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Released October, 2013
  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Its S-Pen control setup is brilliantly intuitive, especially when combined with arty apps such as Photoshop Touch, and Samsung has made some great alterations to Google's mobile OS.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2012)

Features Key features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

screen resolution

Galaxy Note 10.1
2560 x 1600
iPad Air
1024 x 768
Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
1280 x 800


Galaxy Note 10.1
3 GB
iPad Air
1 GB

camera resolution

Galaxy Note 10.1
1.9 MP
IdeaTab S600
0.3 MP

CPU Cores

Galaxy Note 10.1
Quad core
iPad Air
Dual core
Nexus 10
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Galaxy Note 10.1
1.9 GHz
IdeaTab S600
1.2 GHz
iPad Air
1.3 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

The digitizer is fast and responsive, the pen is fluid and accurate, and the pressure sensitivity is amazing in apps that support it.

In return you get a stunning 2560 x 1600 display with lovely colors and clarity, the S Pen for precise writing and drawing, Samsung's excellent Multi Window split window multitasking, good S Pen support from third party notes and drawing apps, a fast CPU, expandable storage and USB host.

As expected from PLS, viewing angles are great if not flawless, with just a hint of contrast shift but only at extreme angles.

Getting your game on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is great, not just because of the quick performance of the quad-core processor, but because the tablet is light and easy to hold.

Thankfully, even if you don't use the pen, the Note 10.1's fast overall performance, sensible design, great-looking screen, and useful features make it the best Samsung tablet yet.

Display: Considering that this tablet targets individuals who are big into photo-editing, it's unfortunate to find its display flaunting WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution – underwhelming to say the least.


7.7 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 measures 10.1 inches in diagonal and has a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels (149 ppi), which is nothing out of the ordinary, and far from what one would expect to see on a flagship device.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2012)
Screen Write takes a screen shot of whatever we’re doing, and then allows us to draw on it afterwards.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)
Unfortunately the Note’s rather average screen doesn’t lend itself to serious photo editing, but it’s still fun to play around in Photoshop Touch.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)


Google produces perfectly good (nay, brilliant) email and calendar apps, so it's a pity that Samsung continues to force feed us its own variations.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2012)
Checking out the available music players on board with the tablet, we’re naturally presented with the Samsung music player and the Google Play Music app.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)
In terms of stored music, the pre-installed Music Player is a fairly standard affair, with all the usual bells and whistles that you'd expect (album artwork, playlists, shuffle mode) along with a couple of funky extras - namely a decent set of EQ options and 'Music Square', which is a playlist generator based on moods.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2012)

Operating system

Even the interface has seen some serious tinkering, with the standout being a split-screen multi-tasking ‘window’ arrangement that’s yet another first among Android tabs, and gives the Note 10.1 more of the productivity potential of a Windows slate than most of its rivals.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)
The Galaxy Note 10.1 has no competition among current Android and iOS tablets: if you want the digital pen, it's the Note.
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2013)
But it holds its own against the New iPad that has copious UI software enhancements to make the tablet feel more responsive.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2012)

Operating System

None of these offerings are outstandingly brilliant by any stretch of the imagination, although S Note will come in handy with your S-Pen.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2012)
2014's Note 10.1 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which mostly delivers some behind-the-scenes improvements (but it feels good to be current).
by c|net (Oct, 2013)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a top-tier entrant into to the ever-expanding Android tablet market that its makers will hope fares well against the likes of the Asus Transformer range, the Toshiba AT300 and Acer's Iconia Tabs.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2012)


Here and now though, it’s a tough choice, made no easier by the fact that the new iPad with its gorgeous Retina Display also costs around the same.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)
Outdoors where lighting is aplenty, images pop with its pleasant details and colors.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)
The iPad with Retina Display is the obvious competitor from Apple, with a super high resolution display and Apple's fast CPU and graphics inside.
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600
PPI 298 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes


Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz


Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes


Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1.9 MP
Rear camera 8 MP


USB support 1 Micro USB
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 560 g
Size 170 x 243 x 8 mm
Thickness 8 mm
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Actually I believe your stats and reviews are confusing the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1* with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition**, which does in fact have a 2560x1600 WQXGA screen. For example, the Verge review link is a review for the Note 10.1 released Sept. 2012, but the Cnet review is for the newer version. *- **-
Thanks for catching that, we've updated our specs (should be live shortly) - looks like we got the specs wrong for this tablet, our apologies.
just a quick google search shows that the note 10.1 doesnt have an absurd 2560x1600 screen but a 1280x800 (WXGA) screen. i would check your facts before making a website like this. becaus the camera specs dont seem to be correct either or the storage fore that matter.
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