The Google Books PDF Death Match series of posts:
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is the latest tablet from Samsung. It boasts a 10.1” 2560×1600 pixel TFT screen, 3GBs of RAM, and a 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5420 CPU.
Its AnTuTu X score says it has horsepower:
That score in the 32,000-range puts it on par with the HP Slate 8 Pro.
So I was looking forward to this test.
I grabbed Foxit Mobile PDF:
And then, unphotographed, the test issue of The American Magazine.
And this video is the result:
What you might not notice in the video is the lack of snap. Overall, the entire tablet lacks the snap that is so evident in the Galaxy Note 8.0.
That puzzled the hell out of me. I really expected to be blown away by the performance, but I just wasn’t.
Here is the same PDF on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0:
I was also curious about using the old Palm OS Graffiti on it, so I grabbed the free version of Graffiti for Android by ACCESS and here’s a photo:
The wee black band at the bottom is Graffiti. It’s so small I didn’t even bother to try it. I would have liked it to scale to take up almost the same amount of space as the default Samsung keyboard, but it didn’t. I can’t use my fingertip in such a cramped area.
So the surprising result is that I prefer the Galaxy Note 8.0 over the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.
Update: Corrects “Tab” to “Note.”