The worst investment i have ever made.
This tablet is the absolute worst piece of technology i have ever bought.
Within 20 minutes of buying it i had it close down 6 apps that it actually came with due to an error..
I persevered with it as i was talk into it as the sales assistant said it was good for digital drawing. Its fine for that but dont expect it to hold a charge or even continue to charge while you are using it!! It will die while plugged into the wall!
I have just lots a logo that i was working on because the battery died after 20 minutes while plugged into a power point!! Last straw!!
Nothing on it works properly for very long. Hate it!
Buy something else if you need fast
Big plus is the screen resolution. Big ➖ is speed. I was able, it was a feat, to change the os Jelly bean. Though this has improved speed somewhat it's still a slow boat. One way to fix the speed is to clear all the APP cache a few times a day. Good for watching tv/movie streaming, good clarity. The tablet was a gift so you don't look in horses' mouths, though I tweaked the heck out of the galaxy tablet s3
Charging is difficult, unless
I have found that the charging with the original adapter and cable works well. The charger gets hot to a worrying degree, and the cables are only slightly more robust than an old style iPad cable. So I thought. I will buy a replacement set. Yes well, ending up taking the tablet, old cable and receipt to the company, and they found me one that worked. (Yes both cables were black with Samsung printed on the wide connector, perfect printing, not a screen print knockoff) Still to find an original black charger, but are trying a few from...eBay, and trusting in luck. I now know that even Samsung branded cables can refuse to charge properly, and as for clone cables, forget it. A later Note 2amp charger will not do a full quick charge , and I am not sure of the timeframe for the battery to ever get to full. Samsung make great devices and Android is good if you sacrifice the integration and polish, however if Android ever wants to go further, it will need a coalition to decide to service the customers instead of the tech-heads. Too much technical intelligence goes into the product and software instead of making the devices business useable. Kies good if you have Samsung, but it would be nicer if it has a accessible SAML foundation. Look up meaning of sophistry!
Unhappy as device not Charging
I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - model GT N8000 which was purchased in April 2013 - now 13 months old. It will not charge. I don't think it is the charger because the unit tells me it is 'charging' when connected but the battery level does not go up. Can someone tell me what is wrong. It is now out of warranty!
I chose Samsung because of the added ability to increase storage.
Unit will not charge - it is 13 months old.
Great tablet but has some flaws
Having had an iPad 2 for two years, I moved across to the Android tablet (I've always had Android phones). I prefer the tablet to my iPad in terms of tablet features. I needed a good stylus which iPads do not have (the thick rubber tip ones are useless) and the other features such as using it as a Smart TV remote, great screen resolutions, ability to tether, customisable widgets, relatively light weight and the ability to tweak it, are all bonuses.
On the negative side, the battery isn't quite as good as the iPad and surprisingly, it loses...about 1% of power for every hour when you're not using it so if you do not charge it overnight, you'll often find that it has about 12-15% less power whereas my iPad retains power and probably uses about 10-12% of power per hour used vs about 12-15% power used on my Samsung. Software is a mixed bag. The Apple App store is still superior to the Google Play store and the quality of the software produced tends to be better overall. However in terms of my every day apps, I have been able to find equivalent apps for every function with possibly the exception of Goodreader (PDF annotation tool) which I haven't found a worthy replacement for yet in the Google Play store. Overall, I'm still very happy with my purchase as the battery and minor differences in App stores are more than compensated with the other features on the tablet Stylus, ability to customise, Smart TV remote, Android OS, screen resolution Battery could be better, doesn't have the same quality feel as the new iPad air
I absolutly love this. My laptop died so I bought a Surface RT. After 2 months I've given it to my wife and bought a Samsung 10.1 and the genuine keyboard. As I only use my computer for music, internet and maybe a simple game in bed this is fantastic. My wife says why the hell didn't you buy this in the first place!!!!!
Screen, the genuine keyboard, it super fast, it Andriod that it Andriod!!!
Ive had it 4 days and havent had any problems as yet.
A Giant sized Galaxy Note 2
Having to own a Galaxy Note 2 in comparison with this the Note 10.1; lots of things were quite intuitive and literally identical; despite the obvious realestate of its size proportionate to the smartphone. My partner bought this to replace our existing Android mobile phones and became rather jealous when she saw that I had a Galaxy Note 2, and that she also wanted a computer that was in the form of a tablet instead of the somewhat traditional sense of a Laptop.
While researching, we came across two candidates; one was the Apple iPad and the...other was this the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1; as I despised Apple products quite a lot... don't get me started. In any case, after some convincing, she went with this and ended up with the top of the range version that came with not only WIFI, but also 3G. Therefore, it ticked all the requirements apart from being a tablet, but also as a phone. Her previous experiences at a JB-Hifi outlet, saw a grandmother who had an older version of the Note 10.1 though she had an old-fashioned telephone connected with wires to it. My partner felt rather embarrassed when she saw this and asked me to do some research in terms of alternative options instead of connecting one of these or putting the tablet up to the ear. Eventually after some research, I came across a bluetooth ear piece, a Plantronics M50; since it had bluetooth capability as well as the tablet. I had initially assumed that both would work. But unfortunately, it didn't and was only able to connect to my smart phone instead of the actual tablet. I went back to the place of purchase and asked JB-Hifi staff as well as a Samsung representative of what options there were to get a bluetooth ear piece working with the tablet. I was rather dumbfounded to find that both were very unhelpful. The only course of action was to contact Samsung directly where I spoke to them for a period of almost 30 minutes.
This tablet is very good and well built with dual speakers on the front and with dual cameras. It has an exceptional touch screen bit it is too wide to be used confortably and because of its width makes it too narrow when viewed in portrait. Its functionality is easy to use as its operating system is floor less. When you use amaysim you need to manually enter the network information before you can connect to the internet which is ok until you remove the simcard and it is all erased every time grrrr. It also has the problem of being unable to co...nnect to wifi at all which means that if you think you are connected to a wife network no...your not! You are intact using up the credit on your simple card TS! Big screen vood resulution amazing speakers fast cpu and dual cameras able to kake phone calls No wifi doesnt work! checked forums not uncommon
Slick and powerful
I considered myself already committed to the Android platform after I purchased my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone. While in the market for a tablet, the options boil down to Apple, Android, and now Microsoft. Like my review on the Galaxy S2 mobile phone, I continue to believe that there are advantages in staying one platform, whatever platform that might be.
From what I have seen, the Apple products connect with each other excptionally well. I must admit that I was nearly swayed to pursue the Microsoft tablet route, as it would provide a bette...r alignment with my workplace that uses Microsoft Office, but a combination of factors drove me back to Android and specifically this tablet, and this is perhaps dominated by price. ***Operating system*** For all the debate between IOS, Android, and now Windows 8, I consider it comes down to what you are familiar with. My first play with Windows 8, I found it terribly frustrating. However, I know many workplaces will remain on a Windows platform, so getting use to Windows 8 will be inevitable. The Android operating system on this tablet is stable, and as I am familiar with it due to experience with my phone, find it easy to use. The Play store has developed substantially, and there are plenty of Apps available. There are of course some apps only availalble on Apple IOS, but there are also only some Apps available on Android. While the operating system is based on Android, there are a few navigational aspects that differ to my phone and I have taken a while to get use to. These include how apps and widgets are added to pages, the location of the back button, and the location of the home button. ***Base Apps and input*** The tablet came preloaded with a number of applications and widgets, and from turning it on was really good at taking me through a step by step set up of email accounts, drop box etc. One slight annoyance is using the keyboard. There is a notification window that can be selected at the bottom of the screen, and when typing and going for the spacebar, I tend to invoke this notification window.
Love it, Love it, Love it!
After tonnes of on-line review site research and visits to all the major suppliers to check out the notebook in person - once i decided it was the one for me it was then all about finding the best price. I was a little nervous about ordering online but feedback on the site suggested that kogan would come to the party if there was a problem so i bought my new baby for $140 less than i could get it anywhere locally. Best purchase i've made in recent years - totally freed me from my desktop, big enough to use comfortably with my aging eyesight, sm...all enough to fit in my (large) handbag. Recharges very quickly if you turn it off and let it do it's thing, i turn off before bed and it's fully charged by the time i get up in the morning, the 5g camera is better than my top of the range canon for picture quality (although the camera is of course more versatile) and the stylus is a super bonus. Also love the way i can split the screen and work in 2 environments at the same time. Got all the bells and whistles such as cover, case with keyboard (for long travels), in car charger etc. For a song on ebay. When it arrived it was set up in chinese and the on-line help guy didn't know how to fix that. I fiddled with various icons for 15 minutes and figured it out myself but more care should be taken by hk office to send out already configured to appropriate language for country they're sending it to.
Best Tablet out there
Without doubt this is the best tablet to own. I have the the 16G WiFi only, which can be upgraded to an additional 64gb with SD Card. I bought this as it was same principal as my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and knowing that a software update was coming to replace Ice Cream Sanwhich with Jelly Bean it was a easy decision. With the new update of Jelly Bean 4.1.2, it takes the tablet to a whole new level. JB gives more options, pen improvements, smoother and faster interface. And Robots will always beat the Fruits.
Nothing else competes with the mul...ti tasking, dual facing speakers, and the stylus pen just gives you so many more options. Android, Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Multi Tasking, Stylus pen, dual speakers. Currently is the most powerful tablet on the market.
Glad I bought it !
This is a great little device. Its display is very clear, particularly for photos. It's inbuilt Office application will take my word and excel documents and show them clearly. There are loads of free apps for it, some of which are very good. It was reasonably easy to set up and it is very easy to use.
Clarity of display, size of screen, availability of apps.
It will not play flv files.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
This is my second Samsung tablet and an upgrade. I got a 16Gb and added a 16Gb card to make it 32Gb but save quite a few bucks in the process. The 2 cameras are not common to many tablets and the front one is low res but very adequate for Skype, security, etc. The main one is 5G pixels, better than my main Canon. Google's camera software is woeful and there are some far superior apps out there.
Same comment 're their note raking software. There are a couple of awesome apps from a company called fluffy delusions (99% sure on that). But a huge...plus is the inbuilt stylus, which when removed, brings up a menu of apps which use it. The S Note app, amongst other things, converts my scratty handwriting into text. It tarts up drawings too. Voice to text is pretty good, better than expected, but do not speak too fast and you get beutter results from ennunciating properly. There are too many little things to go into but it is a fantastic device. My older 7.7" went to my wife after 12 months heavy use, and still going like the day it left the factory. We are both impressed with with the products and the brand. Would recommend without hesitation. BE AWARE: The Note is one the the up-scale models and not to be confused with some other models that look very similar, but aren't (quick way to tell is to see if it has a stylus or not). Stylus, speed, power, connectivity, screen display, so many litgle unexoected features Weight, slow to charge when running a couple if apps at the same time - takes forever, expensive case
Bought a 32GB of this tablet. The main reasons are: It has Polaris installed for free which I can able to do some basic documents like Excel, words, PowerPoint and Note. Secondly, this tablet has a pen! If you write something on the memo or drawing, it is so much easier to have pen than using own finger!
yes, maybe 10.1" is a bit bigger for some people. To me, I just need it especially if you use it to do spreadsheet and writing.
Only one downside - the Camera! Samsung still use the same spec of Samsung S3 for this tablet! So if you are the one who likes to take pictures and post online. You might like to consider Apple ( because I really think Apple nails the photo/picture section)
Questions & Answers
How to get keyboard to work
Hi Linda, would you be able to let us know what troubles you are experiencing with the keyboard? Are you also referring to the keyboard on-screen or an attached accessory?
Can the Samsung galaxy note 10.1 be used as a regular mobile phone?
yup .. I use mine to make outgoing calls all the time to use up my prepaid sim card before it expires (I have the 3G + wireless version) .... I don't encourage people to call me on it though as I prefer the convenience of a little phone - although of course if you're both using a tablet you can "video conference" and actually see eachother - not something I do .. lord I'd have to adjust lippy before make a call LOL. I would think the wireless only version could still use skpe/viber but not the phone network.
I have just bought a 32gb sdhc micro sd card for my 16gb Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 wifi. So my memory will increase to 48gb. What can I do with the extra space. Can I download movies when I travel? Can I download apps? Please explain to me all what I can do with the extra memory. Thank you kindly for your help. Frank.
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