This is arrogantly priced in india by Samsung. Theinternational price is around 500 USD,not sure how samsung conerted to INR by charging 38k!!nThis is a loot from Indian customers...Sony is releasing a new tablet with much better features and lower price
To all the previous reviewers who are comparing the price of this tablet with the american pricing of $499, let me clarify that the American version is a wifi only version which is not launched in India. Yes, even after that there would still be a difference, but not as much as Rs 13000. The Wifi and 3G model would be launched in USA for $599 and add to that the respective tax from a particular state, which comes to around $629 (approx and average). Convert that and the amount is approx Rs 34500. So the difference is just about 4000, which is mainly due to Governement Taxes and Import Duties not because Samsung wants to price it higher in India and lower in USA. They possibly cannot do that because that increases the chances of smuggling, and grey market sales. About the product, i just got one yesterday, its a good product individually if one doesn't comapre it to the iPad. iPad is an iconic device and has its core focus in place. I don't see any model disturbing that status in the near future, irrespective of the list of shortcomings that an iPad has (no bluetooth transfer, no mobile connectivity etc etc), coz it does its primary duty and i.e being a TABLET. Again not to take the credit away from Samsung, this is so far "their" best product in the tablet category. It has all the possible features, though i would have expected a better display at this price point. Voice Call though not practical for this segment, it nevertheless adds up as an option for hardcore bluetooth headset users. The selling point though, is the S pen and the respective applications. The S pen is surely a creative person's dream and it works like one. It has definitely come a long way from the Note, with smoother interface. My advice to buyers would be, do not exchange your iPad with the Note, and for new buyers, its a tough call. But if Voice calls and S pen is what one is looking at, then don't look back coz Note doesn't disappoint. And if display and ease of use is what one wants, its Apple all the way!
I have got it directly from Samsung showroom, so cant comment about Flipkart delivery (but it is always great). This product is the first REAL tablet with almost true multitasking, Great software and hardware.nnPROSn- Quad Core Exynos and 2 GB RAMn- MicroSD card upto 64 GB over existing 16/32 GBn- Phone calls capability (amazing!).. super fast 3G support.n- S-PEN: superb addition with related apps! very precise.n- Multiscreen for 2 side by side apps..n- Video pop n play and mini appsnnCONSn- Screen resolution at 1280x800 is mediocre, but manageable.n- Camera quality is average, only 720p video recording.nnThere are many more PROS and may be few more CONS.. but overall this tablet is a must buy for Note-Takers and students. Go for it.
I just received the item today. The first thing I was attracted to while seeing the advertisement of this product was the ability to use the stylus. Unfortunately, the stylus is for right handers only and I had a difficulty using it being a southpaw. Secondly, the lag time of the hand movement and its finally going to the S-note is pretty big. Also, the stylus does not work at all angles. nnI am glad about the dropbox 50GB account and the samsung account. I hope that these would be configurable later as I skipped these on first opening the packet. I would also be keen on changing the language. The bad thing is that the device does not contain any documentation as well.
This piece of gadget has got some of the latest specs in the world , but the pricing is way off the charts.It is $221 costlier than the American version. Why does Samsung does this to one of its most favorable markets?nn5s tart for specs and 1 star for the pricing.