- Brandon Russell , 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.
- Mark Hachman , PCWorld
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.
- 2560x1600 screen resolution
- Multi Window features allows for easier multi-tasking
- Fast and powerful processor
- 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.
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)
The multitasker's tablet
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... Full review
A V8 in a field of ‘hot hatch’ tablets, but with a Formula-One price tag
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&rsq... Full review
Big on specs, low on optimization
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 ha... Full review
Gorgeous display but poor software optimization and remarkably expensive
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 functiona... Full review
An incredibly powerful device
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.
A 12-inch powerhouse of a tablet that's too big for it's own good
Bigger, but not necessarily better
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... Full review
Samsung's giant tablet isn't worth ditching your laptop
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 n... Full review
Can't see any reason to be excited by it
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. Th... Full review
Easily the finest tablet Verizon has to offer right this minute
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