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2/15 returned tablet due to back coming off
This tablet has had a lot of hype since it was announced, and a lot of people also look at the high price and shy away but dont be so fast to walk past it, its nice... really nice.
I`ll start with what i consider the biggest plus point on this tablet, the screen. Its crisp, sharp, bright and has good color temps, it shows every detail. I consider this to be the finest screen among any tablet out there right now by any manufacturer be it Apple, MS or LG, it really is a nice screen, the reds are vibrant, the whites are white and the blacks are black, it pops. put this next to the LG G Pad and this is where you can see how good this screen is.
Build quality.... typical Samsung really, nothing very premium about it. Its like an extra large Galaxy Note 3 with the faux leather and stiching, the plastic back is a little thin and does have some flex, this can be a good or a bad thing. The plastic silver trim around the outside is tacky and you can tell its plastic and not aluminum. As said earlier... Typical Samsung fare. No rattles, creeking or anything else, overall solid but very plastic lol
The Snapdragon 800 is just like it is with every other device... its fast, very little lag with touchwizz, actually almost non existant, only slight stutter i seen was when i swiped from the icon filled home screen to the widget filled my magazine page and it was ever so slight. Considering the Note 10.1 2014 has 3gb of RAM and the Exynos you would think it would be the faster of the two but it isnt, by a long way. Im not sure if that soley down to Kitkat or poor 4.3 touchwiz optimization on the Note
I`m slightly impressed by the speakers. they have a decent volume and sound ok, better than i thought they would. These are no HTC One boomsound speaker but they are much better sounding than those found on the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014, they have a little more bass.
Audio quality through headphones is nice, im no audiophile but everything is clear and precise.
Wifi works well getting good range and keep constant speeds
Battery is ok, not great and not total crap its ok about 6-7 hours of use, this could be a deal breaker for some but for me its fine as im always near a charger.
Oh and surprisingly, it has a decent camera on it also
Overall i think this is the best tablet ive owned, i prefer to the G Pad due to a much nicer screen. I put the Google Now Launcher on my Tab Pro and it flys, i have zero lag, things open instantly, i really really like it, is it worth $399? well..... its certainly worth $50 more than the retail price of teh G Pad for the screen alone but then again i think the G Pad is about $50 over priced, i think if this tablet was at $350 it would be a great buy, at $399.. its nice and it all depends if you mind going that deep into your pockets. I`ll be sticking with this one for a while, im looking forward to seeing what Samsung do with thsi and what the new Magazine UX will look and handle like, hopefully that update wont bork the tablet
of the 16gb Storage you get 10.82gb, and Samsung seem to have held back on some of the bloat
Also the option is there for "Move to SD card" when you click on Apps