Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Note N800 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with the dimensions of 256.7mm X 175.3mm X 8.9mm and weighs 600 grams. The PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen gives 16 million colours along with a resolution of 1260 X 800 pixels. There is slot for a memory card that allows the device to have a flexible memory. The data connectivity features includes the facilities of GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n along with Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band and Wi-Fi hotspot. Bluetooth version 4.0 supports the profile A2DP and lets the user connect with other devices and transfer data to that device or retrieve data from it. The screen of this tablet is powered by various sensors including the Accelerometer sensor, Gyro sensor and Compass sensor. The device offers lots of choices in terms of the internal storage capacity with 16, 32 and 64 GB that is backed by 2GB of RAM.
The USB port lets the user connect other devices with the tablet including a pendrive and a data card. The camera offered by the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is also pretty decent with a strength of 5-megapixel that captures images at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels. The camera also features other facilities like LED flash and autofocus. There is also a provision for a 1.9-megapixel secondary camera for video chats and self portraits. The autofocus facilitates those who have shaky hands when it comes to clicking pictures thus making sure that the photographs are clicked with precision. The LED flash allows the user to click pictures when the natural light is not satisfactory making sure that those pictures are never too dull. The video recording facility is also provided that lets the user shoot 720p videos @30fps. Samsung Galaxy Note 800 comes powered by the Android OS, v.4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system backed by the Exynos 4412 chipset and a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 processor along with the Mali-400MP GPU. The device also offers various messaging facilities including Email, Push Mail, IM and RSS. The device works on the HTML and Adobe Flash browser.
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 also offers various multimedia features including a music player that allows the user to listen to his favorite musical tracks while the video player lets the user watch videos of his/her choice. The music player compatible with the formats XMF, MIDI, AAC, AAC , AAC , AAC e, AMR, AMR (Voice Tag), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB , CMX, CMX4.4.6, DCF ETC, eAAC, e-AAC, Enhanced AAC, EVRC, EVRC-B, I-Melody, IMY, M4A, Ma2, Ma3, MIDI, MMF, MP3, OGG, Others, PMD, Polyphonic, QCELP, QCP, RealAudio, RMA, SBC, SMAF, SPM, SP-Midi, WAV, WM 10, WM 9, WMA while the video player supports 3GP, AAC, AMR, Divx and MPEG4 formats. The device comes powered by the standard Li-Po battery of 7,000 mAh that gives a talk time of up to 4,310 minutes on 2G and 2,280 minutes on 3G. The standby time offered by this whooping battery is 1,500 hours.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 comes with a 10.1 inch TFT screen that gives 16 million colors. This display is blessed with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels and for clarity has a pixel density of 149ppi. The device comes with a USB port and a primary and secondary camera. Galaxy Note 800 runs on Android Jelly Bean operating system version 4.1.2 and has Samsung TouchWiz UX user interface on top of the platform. The display has multi-touch support that enables you to give multiple commands at one go.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with numerous multimedia features like the music player that allows the user to listen to his/her favourite music. The large storage capacity allows the user to keep a huge music collection. The user can even download and watch videos on the web or download songs from a convenient site. The video player allows the user to watch videos, which are compatible with the formats 3GP, AAC, AMR, Divx, MPEG4. The music player supports formats like XMF, MIDI, AAC, AAC , AAC , AAC e, AMR, AMR (Voice Tag), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB , CMX, CMX4.4.6, DCF ETC, eAAC , e-AAC , Enhanced AAC , EVRC, EVRC-B, I-Melody, IMY, M4A, Ma2, Ma3, MIDI, MMF, MP3, OGG, Others, PMD, Polyphonic, QCELP, QCP, RealAudio, RMA, SBC, SMAF, SPM, SP-Midi, WAV, WM 10, WM 9, WMA.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 comes with a gigantic 5 megapixels CMOS camera that allows the user to click pictures with ease and clarity. The camera is well supported by LED flash that makes sure that the pictures clicked by the user are never too dull while the autofocus feature lets them click pictures with complete precision. The camera captures images with a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels and offers various other features including Geo-tagging. This camera records videos at a resolution of 720p by taking 30 frames per second. There is also a provision for a 1.9 megapixels secondary camera, that just puts the icing on the cake.
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 comes with a formidable Internet support. The user can download songs, videos, images, games and various other applications. Surf on the Internet or watch live streaming videos without any hassle. The Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n along with Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band and Wi-Fi hotspot gives the user access to wireless Internet.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 offers various choices when it comes to internal storage capacity with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage variations. The internal storage capacity, with any of the options is pretty formidable and allows the user to store plenty of data which may include music files, video files, images, games, or even documents. The internal memory is well integrated with 2GB of RAM that allows the user to have a quicker access to the resources of the system. The device also features a microSD card slot, with provision for expansion of external memory up to 64GB.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is powered by the Android OS, v.4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system that allows the user to download and play latest games with remarkable graphics and features. This version enables the users to split the screen into two so that they can work on two applications simultaneously. The Wi-Fi facility lets the user download the latest games whereas the Android allows the user to be entertained by the latest apps.
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 comes powered by the standard lithium polymer battery of 7,000 mAH power that delivers a talk time of upto 4,310 minutes on 2G and 2,280 minutes on 3G, whereas the standby offered in a whooping 1,500 hours, which not other competitor provides. This strong battery back-up allows the user to enjoy all the features of the tablet without their entertainment being cut short.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 offers the facility of Bluetooth v4.0 that allows the user to connect with other devices and exchange data with them. This tablet has lots of connectivity features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n along with Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band and Wi-Fi hotspot that gives the user access to wireless Internet. There is also a support of a microUSB port that helps in syncing the device with PC or Laptop.
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 offers a wide array of features but will it be able to tackle the mighty iPad? If one consider the brand name, then without any second thought new iPad is the winner but in one ignores the brand image and compare the specs of the two, then he/she will find various aspects that are much better in Samsung Galaxy Note 800. So both these handsets are neck and neck in the competition. Samsung Galaxy Note 800 gives the user the facility of LED flash which the new iPad does not but the former gives a camera of strength 5 megapixels same as that of the iPad. Apart from the camera department Galaxy Note 800 enables you to make voice calls which is not possible with the new Apple iPad.