Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Released August, 2012
  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1
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)
7.9 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy Note 10.1
8.7
Nexus 10
9.5
Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy Note 10.1
7.6
Nexus 10
10.0
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy Note 10.1
6.6
Nexus 10
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy Note 10.1
8.8
Nexus 10
9.1
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, mobiletechreview.com, reviews.cnet.com and 3 more

7.9

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy Note 10.1
7.9
Nexus 10
8.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy Note 10.1
424
Nexus 10
1,509

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy Note 10.1
5,236
Nexus 10
4,080

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Note 10.1
1,193 ms
Surface RT
994 ms
Nexus 10
1,371 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy Note 10.1
3,071
Surface RT
1,751

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Note 10.1
3,190
Nexus 10
3,842

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Note 10.1
4.2 fps
Nexus 10
12.5 fps
Surface RT
3.8 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1


5.4
The digitizer is fast and responsive, the pen is fluid and accurate, and the pressure sensitivity is amazing in apps that support it.

8.5
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.

8.0
As expected from PLS, viewing angles are great if not flawless, with just a hint of contrast shift but only at extreme angles.

8.0
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.

7.6
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.

7.7
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.

Overall

7.7 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

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)

Apps

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)

Battery

Samsung increased battery capacity from the 7,000 mAh first gen Note 10.1 to 8,220mAh but the higher resolution and faster CPU take their toll, so battery life isn't improved.
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2013)
We managed 7 hours of Netflix streaming video playback with the Note 10.1, and mixed productivity use has been solid at 8+ hours.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2012)
The Note is packing a 7000mAh battery, so the battery life is fantastic.
by Android Police (Aug, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology PLS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11ac
  2. 802.11n
  3. 802.11a
  4. 802.11g
  5. 802.11b
  6. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.4 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 64 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1.9 MP
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 583 g
Size 262 x 180 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm
Battery life 8 hour
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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. *- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_Note_10.1 **- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_Note_10.1_2014_Edition
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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