Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 arrives Oct. 10

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by The Game 161, Oct 1, 2013.

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    The Game 161

    For those in the US..not news yet on UK.

    Will you be getting one?
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    Reviews have come out. Display and the form factor has been praised. Also the benchmark scores are among the top. Quite light compared to ipad 4.

    I think this will be the tablet i was yearning for - Expandable storage, great screen plus android's mouse cursor support will turn this into a laptop when needed :D
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    The Game 161

    Big reason I would consider this is due to the 3B of ram, S pen features which I love on the note 3, amazing screen and extra storage which I think is one of the most important things on a tablet.
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    Yet both the Engadget and Verge reviews are very unfavorable--terrible lag in both navigating the OS and gaming performance, and subpar battery life. Watch the Verge's video review--the lag is awful.

    I generally find AnandTech's reviews to be the most thorough but a quick glance of their Note 10.1 review shows tons of data regarding benchmarks and very little, if any discussion of real world use and performance.

    I'm really a bit bummed because I was very much looking forward to trying the Note 10.1--and that's saying a lot considering my general distaste for Samsung's mobile devices.
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    Awesome tablet. unfortunately, it's not in the budget. For now, my Note 8 will do (also, an awesome tablet). The big benefit of the smaller tablet is that you can use it write while holding it in one hand. Not so easy to do with the 10.1. Still, the 10.1 would be very nice to have.
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    Wow just read the engadget and verge review. Very negative reviews. This seems to be interesting. I think i will wait for user reviews to come out and how it behaves post rooting/flashing new roms.
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    Didn't see the reviews. However, I have diagreed with The Verge and Engadget reviews many times. Someday, in the future, I will need a hands on.
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    The Game 161

    Sometimes reviews can be biased

    Hands on is always the best view.
    It looks a great device and not sure whether to wait for the 12.2..or get this.
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    $550 and WIFI only? Not a chance in hell. I'll wait for the new iPad mini on Verizon LTE.
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    I'm definitely not getting one since it will mostly be running giant phone apps.
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    The Game 161

    Me personally my tablet usage is for more media than current apps like games so having that extra storage means more and having a great display. I currently have an ipad 2 and note 8.0 so don't have an amazing screen for my would be nice to have. having those note 3 features with scrapbook e.t.c will be nice. wonder though if those features will sync from note 3 to the 10.1?
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    Keep in mind that the original note 10.1 rated bad on the websites as well but scored very favorably in customer satisfaction.
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    The Game 161

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    Worth noting from this review, if their info is accurate, is that they reviewed a model with the Snapdragon 800 CPU. My understanding was that only the LTE models will be equipped with the Snapdragon and when examining the hardware, I didn't see a slot for a sim card, nor did they make any mention of it, so I'm a bit skeptical in the accuracy of this statement. If it was in fact a Snapdragon equipped model, could be good news in that the reviewer mentioned seeing only rare lag/studders if at all, and subtle ones at that.

    All of the reviews that perceived significant lag were testing the Exynos models.
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    The Game 161

    Thought getting the 800 depended on where you are like the note 3?
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    All US Note 3s are SD800 since every phone has LTE. Not all tablets have LTE so those get Exynos. This lag people are seeing may be the GPU paired with the Exynos instead. The Adreno 330 is a great performer. Might just get the LTE version for this. Too bad it's going to be very expensive!
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    The Exynos doesn't play nice with LTE, and thus the need for the Snapdragon 800 in US cellular devices. Samsung detailed at IFA that WiFi only models of the Note 10.1 would use the Exynos while models with LTE connectivity would use the Snapdragon 800.

    Every review I've seen was of the Exynos, which makes sense considering the release of the LTE models hasn't been announced yet, and thus why I doubt that reviewer was actually using a model equipped with the Snapdragon CPU.
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    The Snapdragon 800 is only present in the LTE Note 10.1. The WiFi only and 3G models come with the Exynos chipset.

    I believe the Exynos 5420 has a beastly GPU, ARM Mali-T628 MP6 is slightly ahead of the Adreno 330 in benchmarks.
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    The Game 161

    Yeah that woukld make more sense I agree. It does look pretty quick. Screen looks great.
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    I have the Note II and love the Note III, but still under contract. I found the Galaxy Note 10.1 to be the best alternative. The 10.1 provides almost all the software features the Note III has with the exception of battery replacement and phone/text capabilities. Other then that, i found that the Note 10.1 is a better productivity tool then the Apple iPad or any other tablet.
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    The Game 161

    still no news of a UK release or price.
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    I will eventually be getting one...

    ... for the display + S Pen (hopefully drawing / painting apps will follow, else I'll have to attempt to write one myself)

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