Samsung Galaxy NotePRO

7.6/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
12.2"

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO's screen is 12.2 inches with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.9 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa core 1.9 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.4. KitKat (Update Available: 5.1.1 Lollipop) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
9500mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 9500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 34.1 days standby time.



The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is representative of Samsung’s favored approach, which is to overstuff every imaginable feature into a single device.

- Brandon Russell , TechnoBuffalo 


Spending $750 for an Android tablet seems exorbitant. But the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro offers a larger screen, excellent battery life, and access to the Android and Samsung app stores.

- Mark Hachman , PCWorld 

Reviews summary

7.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 34 reviews

What's good

  • 2560x1600 screen resolution
  • Multi Window features allows for easier multi-tasking
  • Fast and powerful processor

What's bad

  • Heavy – weighs in at 1.6 pounds
  • 6.5GB of Samsung software preloaded

At 12.2", the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO is one of the largest tablets available to the mass market. This behemoth of a tablet offers an 11.6" display with a resolution of 2560x1600. Due to its overall size, the NotePRO weighs a hefty 1.6 pounds, which most reviewers found to be unwieldy with two hands let alone one. Phone Arena also found the tablet difficult to hold due to its faux leather back design.

USA Today notes however that the increased real estate allows for easier viewing of spreadsheets and text documents and also allows users to make full use of the new Multi Window feature. As the name suggests, the Multi Window lets you to have up to four apps placed on the screen at the same time.

Aside from basic touch control, the NotePRO also includes the Samsung's S Pen which, according to Gotta Be Mobile, makes it easier to create screenshots, clip images and to multitask thanks to the Pen Window function.

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The tablet runs a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and features 3GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, reviewers noticed that Samsung's unremovable software takes 6.5GB of the internal memory. Despite this, Expert Reviews states that the tablet is a "serious powerhouse" and is one of the fastest devices they've tested.

In addition to the powerful processor and high resolution screen, Samsung claims that the 9,500mAh battery last around 10 hours of video playback.

Overall, experts don't think that this is a tablet for the general public. While a well-made device, Phone Arena states that it's "predominantly for stylus aficionados" and its heavy weight give this tablet limited portability. Reviewers from T3 were only mildly impressed with the tablet stating that the UI and multitask features were the only standouts.


Reviews (7.6/10 Avg. rating)


AndroidPIT

The multitasker's tablet

from AndroidPIT

Despite being a year-old tablet with an aging version of Android on-board, the Galaxy Note Pro does what it I designed to do still: provide a fantastic surface on which to multitask and manage your busy lifestyle. There's no other tablet out there with the same perfect mix of screen real estate and S Pen functionality. Not to mention LTE capabilities...

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Despite being a year-old tablet with an aging version of Android on-board, the Galaxy Note Pro does what it I designed to do still: provide a fantastic surface on which to multitask and manage your busy lifestyle. There's no other tablet out there with the same perfect mix of screen real estate and S Pen functionality. Not to mention LTE capabilities.

Battery life is outstanding even if speaker quality is not and the screen could do with a few more pixels crammed in there for sharper detail. The specs are getting a little long in the tooth and the camera and performance have been far surpassed since the Note Pro first appeared, but if you can pick one up on sale it would be a great bargain.

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APC

A V8 in a field of ‘hot hatch’ tablets, but with a Formula-One price tag

from APC

If you’re after the benchmark for Android tablets – at least for size and price – this is it. The new Samsung Galaxy Note Pro features a huge 12.2-inch LCD panel with 2560×1600 pixel resolution.

The toughest challenge for a tablet of this size though is achieving good battery life without too much weight. Generally, the larger the tablet screen, the greater the power drain through the screen itself – not only the pixels, but the backlight as well...

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If you’re after the benchmark for Android tablets – at least for size and price – this is it. The new Samsung Galaxy Note Pro features a huge 12.2-inch LCD panel with 2560×1600 pixel resolution.

The toughest challenge for a tablet of this size though is achieving good battery life without too much weight. Generally, the larger the tablet screen, the greater the power drain through the screen itself – not only the pixels, but the backlight as well.

With its huge 9000mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro managed 8hrs 53mins, which isn’t a bad effort, resulting in a reasonable 753grams weight (reasonable for a 12.2-inch tablet). It comes with Samsung’s S Pen stylus but no wireless keyboard or cover. 

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Reviewed

Big on specs, low on optimization

from Reviewed

There's certainly a market for a powerful sub-$1,000 tablet that can function as a laptop replacement for business users on the go. After all, it shouldn't be that hard to get e-mail, web browsing, and office functionality into a single device. The Note Pro 12.2 takes dead aim at this part of the market, sweetening the deal further with the addition of the wonderful S Pen. When it debuted at CES 2014 in January, it seemed to be hitting the market at just the right time...

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There's certainly a market for a powerful sub-$1,000 tablet that can function as a laptop replacement for business users on the go. After all, it shouldn't be that hard to get e-mail, web browsing, and office functionality into a single device. The Note Pro 12.2 takes dead aim at this part of the market, sweetening the deal further with the addition of the wonderful S Pen. When it debuted at CES 2014 in January, it seemed to be hitting the market at just the right time.

But with the market trending toward hybrid devices for their blend of function and portability, the Note Pro had to make a strong case for going without an included keyboard. Unfortunately, for all the things that the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 gets right, it's hindered by a poorly optimized version of TouchWiz that slows down the overall experience, hinders easy operation, and fails to get the most out of the high-end components. Those high-end components also drive the price up, placing it in the dangerous middle ground where it's too expensive for occasional browsers and not as good for business use as hybrid Windows laptops that cost about the same.

And if cost is your concern, there are more and more hybrids hitting the market that give you a better bang for your buck. They're a tad bulkier, but they bring a physical keyboard and full USB ports to the table. The Note Pro's S Pen is great, but nothing beats a keyboard when you need to take a lot of notes.

None of which is meant to say that the Note Pro 12.2 is a bad tablet—far from it. It has a big battery and a decent screen in a wafer-thin package, with an excellent stylus and access to a massive collection of Android apps. But unfortunately this is another example of Samsung putting out flagship hardware with flagship features and undercutting the entire experience by failing to get the little things right. It's not a bad tablet, but it's not nearly as good as it could've been. 

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Fone Arena

Gorgeous display but poor software optimization and remarkably expensive

from Fone Arena

The Note Pro 12.2 epitomizes everything that Samsung stands for. The Korean giant has thrown everything possible in it in the hope that it’ll prove to be a compelling device for users. Unfortunately, it is nigh impossible to make a use case for the Note Pro 12.2 outside the niche that crave...More

The Note Pro 12.2 epitomizes everything that Samsung stands for. The Korean giant has thrown everything possible in it in the hope that it’ll prove to be a compelling device for users. Unfortunately, it is nigh impossible to make a use case for the Note Pro 12.2 outside the niche that craves for a large screen and digitizer on an Android machine. The Note Pro 12.2 is a remarkably expensive tablet with very little to offer above the competition even from within Samsung’s own stable. Consider the Note Pro 12.2 only if you want a really large Android device with Remote PC functionality. Then again, at its price tag, you might as well get a full blown laptop instead of this.

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What Mobile

An incredibly powerful device

from What Mobile

Despite minor flaws and its cumbersome build, the NotePro 12.2 could be the best tablet on the market. Its enormous, sharp display and terrific set of unique features put it head and shoulders above almost all other Android tablets. The only real worry for Samsung is the iPad; Apple’s hordes of passionate fans are notoriously tough to convert. With a price tag of £650 for the NotePro 12.2 – double that of the iPad Retina – Samsung has hardly given them a reason to switch. Still, if it’s an Android tablet you’re looking for, your search ends here...

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Despite minor flaws and its cumbersome build, the NotePro 12.2 could be the best tablet on the market. Its enormous, sharp display and terrific set of unique features put it head and shoulders above almost all other Android tablets. The only real worry for Samsung is the iPad; Apple’s hordes of passionate fans are notoriously tough to convert. With a price tag of £650 for the NotePro 12.2 – double that of the iPad Retina – Samsung has hardly given them a reason to switch. Still, if it’s an Android tablet you’re looking for, your search ends here.

With one of the biggest displays ever seen on a tablet – with no detriment to quality, decent design and a super-powerful processor to run loads of unique applications – the NotePro 12.2 is arguably the best tablet on the market. And it’s certainly the best Android slate. 

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Tech Advisor

A 12-inch powerhouse of a tablet that's too big for it's own good

from Tech Advisor

The Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 is a seriously impressive tablet that blows away the vast majority of Android tablets and leaves them eating its dust in terms of power. If you've got £600 to blow and want a tablet that's bigger than 10-inches then this powerhouse won't disappoint in terms o...More

The Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 is a seriously impressive tablet that blows away the vast majority of Android tablets and leaves them eating its dust in terms of power. If you've got £600 to blow and want a tablet that's bigger than 10-inches then this powerhouse won't disappoint in terms of performance and looks, and to be frank it's your only option as it's the only device out there like this.

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TechnoBuffalo

Bigger, but not necessarily better

from TechnoBuffalo

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is representative of Samsung’s favored approach, which is to overstuff every imaginable feature into a single device. The Note Pro does it better than most Samsung tablets, but not by much. Frankly, the cost of the Note Pro 12.2 compared to other Samsung slates isn&...More

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is representative of Samsung’s favored approach, which is to overstuff every imaginable feature into a single device. The Note Pro does it better than most Samsung tablets, but not by much. Frankly, the cost of the Note Pro 12.2 compared to other Samsung slates isn’t warranted—you’re better served to buy a Nexus 7 and Chromebook or cheap Windows laptop. The competition is cheaper (and better), and the functionality of the Note Pro is sometimes more trouble than its worth—RemotePC and Magazine UX are neat additions, kind of. There might be small group of consumers out there who crave a 12.2-inch tablet, but I imagine more people are more interested in smaller form factors, which seems to be where the tablet market is trending.

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Business Insider

Samsung's giant tablet isn't worth ditching your laptop

from Business Insider

If you don’t need the extra screen space, you can probably pass on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro. You’ll need to spend more than $750 to use it with a keyboard and get any real work done, and there are much cheaper productivity-focused tablets. The Galaxy Note 10.1 offers a similar expe...More

If you don’t need the extra screen space, you can probably pass on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro. You’ll need to spend more than $750 to use it with a keyboard and get any real work done, and there are much cheaper productivity-focused tablets. The Galaxy Note 10.1 offers a similar experience for $200 less than the Note Pro, and Microsoft’s Surface 2 starts at $449, which includes Microsoft Office. That’s not to discredit the things I appreciate about this tablet. It’s got a brilliant high resolution screen and useful stylus that feels natural, but that’s not enough to convince me to cough up $700.

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NDTV

Can't see any reason to be excited by it

from NDTV

It's not hard to imagine that Samsung, having heard rumours of Apple introducing a larger sized iPad, decided to beat them to it. That is to say, they didn't have any purpose in mind when developing this product other than to be the first to do it. It seems a bit far-fetched to us that this product was conceived as a business tool or an office productivity machine. It's an indulgence, pure and simple, and that's not the sort of thing you see in work environments...

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It's not hard to imagine that Samsung, having heard rumours of Apple introducing a larger sized iPad, decided to beat them to it. That is to say, they didn't have any purpose in mind when developing this product other than to be the first to do it. It seems a bit far-fetched to us that this product was conceived as a business tool or an office productivity machine. It's an indulgence, pure and simple, and that's not the sort of thing you see in work environments.

You just can't hold it in one hand, and so typing or even using the S-Pen requires that you put it down on a table. That's awkward and uncomfortable, and it's just not the kind of thing you can deal with when you're trying to be productive. Once again, we're left wanting for a stand of some kind. In its current form, the Galaxy Note Pro is much better suited to lounging on a couch with, since at least then you can put your knees up and rest it against your thighs. 

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SlashGear

Easily the finest tablet Verizon has to offer right this minute

from SlashGear

It's far more difficult to recommend one tablet over the other than it is to recommend one phone over the other. With Samsung, the trouble is generally telling one Galaxy Tab apart from the next - even generationally they look very, very similar. But here Samsung opens a new door - this tablet is wholly unique...

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It's far more difficult to recommend one tablet over the other than it is to recommend one phone over the other. With Samsung, the trouble is generally telling one Galaxy Tab apart from the next - even generationally they look very, very similar. But here Samsung opens a new door - this tablet is wholly unique.

With the processing power to get every kind of Android-based task done and an S Pen that allows you to do top-notch artwork, notes, and every kind of stylus-based work you can think of, there's really no equal to the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 in the market today.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 9, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4. KitKat (Update Available: 5.1.1 Lollipop)

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Secondary OS No
Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa core 1.9 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.09 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 9500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Video Playback Time 11 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 13 hours
3G Surfing Time 10 hours
4G Surfing Time 10 hours
Reading Time No
Standby Time 34.1 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.4 x 29.6 x 0.8 cm (8 x 11.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 750 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology S-LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density 247 pixels
Size 12.2 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 3.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Zero shutter lag, HDR, Sound & Shot, Metering, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps Samsung Apps / Kies, Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX, Samsung KNOX, Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2-inch, SM-P900

S Pen Optimized Features: Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, S Planner

Variations:

LTE Model
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Quad core 2300 MHz
LTE/3G Model Weight: 753
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