Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1

8.1/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
10.1"

The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1's screen is 10.1 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 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
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
8220mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 8220 mAh battery.


Reviews summary

8.1/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 9 reviews

What's good

  • Manageable screen size
  • Excellent performance
  • Full HD display

What's bad

  • Homescreen layout and customization can be confusing
  • Samsung software takes up 6.5GB of onboard storage space

The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 doesn’t compromise anything in terms of its display or specs. Like the TabPRO 12.2 and NotePRO 12.2 tablets, this device offers a screen resolution of 2560x1600. While it provides excellent sharpness, most reviewers don't find the screen to be groundbreaking as Samsung has used near-identical panels previously.

While the screen might not provide as much real estate as the TabPRO 12.2, this tablet is not nearly as bulky, weighing in at a little over a pound, which is actually the same weight as the iPad Air.

Unfortunately, in order to get it down to the lighter weight, Samsung decreased the battery size to an 8220 mAh, reduced the RAM to 2GB and the maximum onboard storage down to 32GB. As Samsung’s own unremovable software takes up 6.5GB of storage space, that means there is only a maximum of 25.5GB of onboard storage, which is expandable with a microSD slot.

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The processor remains the same 2.3GHz quad-core processor for the LTE version of the tablet. Despite a couple downgrades, Trusted Reviews did not notice any significant lag when opening or using apps.

Like its larger brother, the TabPro 10.1 offers a new homescreen that is segmented into customizable tiles that looks similar to Windows 8.1 interface, though users can still access the app icons. The focus of the new layout is to give users more immediate access to their favorite apps and widgets. While some reviewers enjoy the grid layout, others find it a bit too difficult to get used to. PC Advisor notes that the amount of customization and different sections can lead to a bit of a "sensory overload" for those accustomed to the old Samsung TouchWiz interface.

Overall, most reviewers are happy with the performance as well as the size. Android Central notes that this device is "more manageable" and also very high end.


Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)


Digital Versus

Responsive, decent battery life, excellent camera

from Digital Versus

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, it's basically just a revamped Galaxy Note 10.1 without the stylus, and it's cannibalised by the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with a similarly priced and slightly better-equipped 4G model. All the same, it's a great alternate choice thanks to it...More

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, it's basically just a revamped Galaxy Note 10.1 without the stylus, and it's cannibalised by the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with a similarly priced and slightly better-equipped 4G model. All the same, it's a great alternate choice thanks to its powerful performance, stable OS and long battery life.

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The Inquirer

A 10in business tablet capable of challenging Apple's iPad Air

from The Inquirer

Despite featuring a few niggling flaws, like the lack of an S Pen Stylus and an older Snapdragon 800 processor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is a very good tablet. Coming with Samsung's Knox security service and productivity focused Magazine UX skin the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 bristles with enterprise appeal...

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Despite featuring a few niggling flaws, like the lack of an S Pen Stylus and an older Snapdragon 800 processor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is a very good tablet. Coming with Samsung's Knox security service and productivity focused Magazine UX skin the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 bristles with enterprise appeal.

While we still favour the more expensive Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, believing that its larger screen and S Pen make it slightly better for productivity, for those on a budget we'd definitely recommend the cheaper Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. 

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TechRadar

Impressive screen and powerful insides

from TechRadar

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is a tablet that offers a lot, but equally costs a lot. It is definitely not a tablet for the casual user, hinted at rather strongly with the 'Pro' tag. This leaves the Samsung sat with a large price tag and a small potential user base.

If Samsung can market the Tab Pro 10.1 right, and offer some decent deals to IT departments I can see it making waves as the tablet of choice...

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is a tablet that offers a lot, but equally costs a lot. It is definitely not a tablet for the casual user, hinted at rather strongly with the 'Pro' tag. This leaves the Samsung sat with a large price tag and a small potential user base.

If Samsung can market the Tab Pro 10.1 right, and offer some decent deals to IT departments I can see it making waves as the tablet of choice.

Having staff all running the same device will certainly solve a lot of headaches attached to the mobile worker, but iPad's are still dominating this sector and the Surface 2 adds to the headache.

In short it's hard to see the Galaxy Tab 10.1 selling in the same sort of droves that the likes of the iPad does, but when Samsung has a tablet range that includes the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014, Tab Pro 8.4 and Galaxy Tab 4, is that so much of a problem? 

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Cnet

A premium slate in all but performance

from Cnet

If you're a big baller with no budget and looking for a premium slate for casual use, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 tablet is a divine device with swift performance, a sleek design, and a stunningly sharp and saturated screen. Just keep in mind that under pressure, it's no pro.

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If you're a big baller with no budget and looking for a premium slate for casual use, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 tablet is a divine device with swift performance, a sleek design, and a stunningly sharp and saturated screen. Just keep in mind that under pressure, it's no pro.

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Expert Reviews

Lovely high-resolution screen and some useful productivity features, but performance is disappointing

from Expert Reviews

On paper, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 seems to be an excellent alternative to the expensive Galaxy Note; it has the same high-resolution display and processor, and if you don’t need the Note's stylus you'll appreciate the £100 discount. We love the high-quality screen, too, but were disap...More

On paper, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 seems to be an excellent alternative to the expensive Galaxy Note; it has the same high-resolution display and processor, and if you don’t need the Note's stylus you'll appreciate the £100 discount. We love the high-quality screen, too, but were disappointed with the tablet's performance; the operating system just feels too laggy to sit well on a premium tablet such as this, especially compared to the similarly-priced, far more responsive iPad Air. If you really want an Android tablet we'd recommend waiting for our full review of the new Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet before you make a decision.

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Pocket-lint

Slim and light, yet packs plenty of power in too

from Pocket-lint

Of all the "Pro" Samsung tablets, the Galaxy TabPro 10.1 is among our favourites. It's just the right scale, is slim and light, yet packs plenty of power in too.

Such a pro specification does mean a "pro" price tag though: £449 to be precise. Given that faux leather build we're not convinced the build quite matches the price. It's also worth noting that for just £1 more you can pick up the Note 10.1, complete with its integrated built-in S Pen stylus, from the official Samsung site. That's the company blanket bombing market strategy muddying things up right there....

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Of all the "Pro" Samsung tablets, the Galaxy TabPro 10.1 is among our favourites. It's just the right scale, is slim and light, yet packs plenty of power in too.

Such a pro specification does mean a "pro" price tag though: £449 to be precise. Given that faux leather build we're not convinced the build quite matches the price. It's also worth noting that for just £1 more you can pick up the Note 10.1, complete with its integrated built-in S Pen stylus, from the official Samsung site. That's the company blanket bombing market strategy muddying things up right there.

Even so, the TabPro is a great product. That screen resolution is sublime, battery life is strong, while the fusion of stock Android and Samsung's own Magazine UX assist rather than intrudes. The inclusion of multi-tasking applications, for example, is genuinely useful.

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Notebookcheck

High degree of performance with razor sharp screen display

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The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 line has been replaced by the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 series. Not much has changed in terms of looks and size, and the build quality remains at a high standard. The biggest differences are surely the WQXGA screen with 2560x1600 pixels and the stronger SoC. Surprisingly, Samsung has decided to offer two processor versions. The well-known Snapdragon 800 quad-core (2.3 GHz per core) powers one, and Samsung's own Exynos 5420 octa-core (1.9 GHz) the other version. Drawbacks of the Exynos model are the unavailable LTE module, and the fact that the SoC cannot play QFHD videos...

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The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 line has been replaced by the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 series. Not much has changed in terms of looks and size, and the build quality remains at a high standard. The biggest differences are surely the WQXGA screen with 2560x1600 pixels and the stronger SoC. Surprisingly, Samsung has decided to offer two processor versions. The well-known Snapdragon 800 quad-core (2.3 GHz per core) powers one, and Samsung's own Exynos 5420 octa-core (1.9 GHz) the other version. Drawbacks of the Exynos model are the unavailable LTE module, and the fact that the SoC cannot play QFHD videos.

Fundamentally, both models do not differ much, and a closer look is needed to find differences. The tablets feature high performance and good battery runtime at the same time - this combination is not a matter of course. Fused with a razor-sharp screen, a good camera, and numerous communication interfaces, the new devices of the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 line are true all-rounders. The LTE version, based on the Snapdragon 800 SoC, is currently available for 599 Euros (~$828 RRP), and the Exynos version without an LTE module sells for 499 Euros (~$690). Their prices will barely differ from the manufacturer's recommended price since both tablets are new on the market. It is difficult to recommend a specific device. In sum, the battery runtime and performance of the Qualcomm SoC is better, and it comes with an LTE module on top - however, it is also more expensive. Buyers who do not need this wireless module or want to play QFHD videos are very well advised with the Exynos model. Looking closely at the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 would be worthwhile when 2 cm more are acceptable, and an S-Pen is a useful supplement. It is also available in two SoC versions. 

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Android Authority

Great performance and battery life

from Android Authority

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is now available with a hefty price tag of $499. While you get quite a few extras in the installed software suite, along with added vouchers for various services, the question that will come up for a vast majority of users is whether the price justifies the core experience...

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The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is now available with a hefty price tag of $499. While you get quite a few extras in the installed software suite, along with added vouchers for various services, the question that will come up for a vast majority of users is whether the price justifies the core experience.

And the answer to that question entirely depends on how powerful you want your tablet experience to be. Since the primary reason for picking up a tablet is heavily based on media consumption, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 does provides everything you might need to make that fun experience a reality. In many ways, you get what you pay for, with the high-resolution display and the powerful performance, but on the flip side, it’s a little unfortunate that the software experience is so inconsistent. But then again, that’s something you might have expected from a Samsung device, and if you’re willing to look past it and the high price point, you might just have one of the best 10-inch tablets available in the market today. 

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Pocketnow

A big leap over Samsung's previous midrange tablet offerings

from Pocketnow

It’s fortunate for the Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 that review scores aren’t determined solely by software, because it’s tough to overstate just how underwhelming we find the new Magazine UX. This device’s powerful hardware is just no match for the overwrought software foisted upon it, and it makes day-to-day use of the tablet more chore than delight...

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It’s fortunate for the Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 that review scores aren’t determined solely by software, because it’s tough to overstate just how underwhelming we find the new Magazine UX. This device’s powerful hardware is just no match for the overwrought software foisted upon it, and it makes day-to-day use of the tablet more chore than delight.

It’s the TabPRO 10.1′s raw capability –the useful bundled software, powerful processor, sharp display, and excellent battery life– that will appeal to those more interested in function than form. If you need a powerful Android tablet and things like stutters, starts, and surprise bugs don’t bother you, the Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 may well serve as a trusty (if inconsistent) companion. Just don’t expect it to deliver on its lofty brand name without some prompt updates; we don’t know many “pros” who would put up with its day-to-day frustrations. 

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 4, 2014
Regions available USA, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Secondary OS No
Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa core 1.9 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16/32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 0.8 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 8220 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time 10 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 10 hours
3G Surfing Time 9 hours
4G Surfing Time 9 hours
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.1 x 24.3 x 0.7 cm (6.7 x 9.6 x 0.3 in)
Weight 469 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 299 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, 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 SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 3.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HSP
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 No
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, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR, Sound & Shot, Metering
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
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, WMA, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
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 TabPRO 10.1-inch, SM-T520

Variations:

LTE Model
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Quad core 2300 MHz
Weight: 477 grams
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