Excellent all-round pricey Android slate
Display and Design
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) 16GB WiFi carries a 10.1-inch Super Clear LCD multi-touch display which offers crisp image quality and bold colour architecture with WQXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) and a pixel density of 299ppi. Despite being so big, it has a sleek profile (7.9mm to be precise) and a weight of 540g. A leather like smudge free finish at the back imparts an upmarket look.
CPU and Platform
At the helm is an Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset featuring a 1.9GHz quad-core Cortex A-15 processor and 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A-15 processor. Paired with 3GB RAM and Mali T628 MP6 graphics unit, it ensures seamless and powerful performance. It runs on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS with TouchWiz UI on the top.
Camera, Storage and Others
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) 16GB WiFi packs an 8MP autofocus camera inclusive of LED flash, BSI sensor and CMOS sensor and can record full HD videos at 30fps. It is accompanied by a 2MP front camera. It comes with an internal memory of 16GB which is further expandable up to 64GB.
One of the key highlights of the device is the stylus which, along with some software tweaks, offers intuitive user experience. It also sports an IR blaster which means you can use it to remotely control a TV.
Battery and Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) 16GB WiFi sips juice from a sealed 8,220mAh Li-Po battery and can be connected via Wi-Fi Direct, GPS/S-GPS, Mobile hotspot, GLONASS, DLNA, USB OTG, USB port, OTA sync, tethering and MHL.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) 16GB WiFi packs premium features in a slim frame and is currently one of the best Android slates in the market. But remove the stylus and it easily fails to overpower its rivals.