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What You Must Know Before You Buy Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Updated on December 16, 2013

Critical Review of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition is one of the best tablet out there. It has many great features that makes other tablet to follow it, but it also has shortcomings. Some of the great features include 3gig Ram, 2560×1600 px, 8, 220 mAh Li-Ion battery, Andriod 4.3 Jelly Bean, among others. This tablet was launched worldwide in October 2013. In spite of the fact that this tablet is great, one needs to know that it is not perfect and it has shortcomings. Some of the shortcomings may be minor but it is germane that a prospective buyer knows about it so has to make an informed decision. Please as a means of appreciating this article, you can help me share this article with friends on social networks like twitter, facebook, google plus etc. Happy Reading.

Front View of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

Shortfalls of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

  • The Similarities Between Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition

The first thing one must know is that there are many similarities between galaxy note 10.1 2012 edition and the galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition.This is important because if you are already using the 2012 edition then you may not be missing much if don't upgrade to 2014 edition. For example, the air command in 2014 edition is similar to that in 2012 edition. Both 2012 and 2014 editions have expandable memory of up to 64gig memory card. Both 2012 and 2014 editions have multi-touch screen and wacom digitizer. Both 2014 edition and 2012 edition do not have full USB port and both are not using window 8. Although the two editions have many similarities but it will be reasonable to say that there are some differences. The first obvious difference between the duo is that 2014 edition has 3 GB ram while 2012 has 2 GB. Also the 2014 edition uses Andriod 4.3 Jelly Bean while 2012 edition comes with Andriod 4.1.2 . The 2014 Edition has 2 MP front camera and 8 MP back camera while 2012 has front camera of 1.9 MP and back camera of 5MP. The 2014 edition is also a bit lighter than 2012 edition. The weight of 2012 edition is 597g while that of 2014 edition weigh 535g. The samsung galaxy note 10.1 2012 edition has 7,000 mAh while 2014 edition has 8220 mAh etc.

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  • Lack of Full USB Port

I do think that with the latest advancement in technology, tablet manufacurers like Samsung should think of including full USB port. This will make it possible to use normal USB flash drive with the device without the need to use dongle.

  • The Issue of Blessed Application

In samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition, Samsung still blesses some applications while leaving the others. This means that the multi windows capability can only support some applications and not all applications. So if you are considering buying note 10.1 2014 edit because of the fact that you are not happy with 2012 edition not supporting multi windows view for all applications then you have to think twice.

Back View of Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Comparison Between Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2012 Edition
3GB Ram
2GB Ram
2MP and 8.0MP
1.9MP and 8.0MP
2560x1600 px
1280x800 resolution
8,220 mAh
7, 000 mAh
4.1.2 andriod
4.3 android

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  • The S Note Application

There have been complaints about the S Note application in samsung note 10.1 2014 edition. The S Note in 2012 edition appears to be more simple and user friendly than the 2014 edition. For example, the shape and formula match has been separated from the main tool bar in 2014 edition and now it is included under new heading.

  • Touchwhiz Issue

Samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition comes with TouchWiz UX software. It is very important that a prospective customers know that they may have problem with this Touchwiz launcher. There are some things that touchwiz does very well but it may be challenging using it sometime. The simplicity of 2012 edition is worthy of commendation.

  • The Home Button Issue

You may not feel comfortable using the home button because of the way it is positioned. There is high probability that you will mistakenly press the home button as you use the tablet.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition is great tablet but with many minor problems. In fact many users have complained about it, this means that while you stand to gain many things from it, there are also chances that you will get minor challenges using it. I will therefore suggest that you think about it seriously before you decide buying one, especially if you are already using galaxy note 10.1 2012 edition.


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