- Manageable screen size
- Excellent performance
- Full HD display
- 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.
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.
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)
Responsive, decent battery life, excellent camera
A 10in business tablet capable of challenging Apple's iPad Air
Impressive screen and powerful insides
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... Full review
A premium slate in all but performance
Lovely high-resolution screen and some useful productivity features, but performance is disappointing
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 Xp... Full review
Slim and light, yet packs plenty of power in too
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.<... Full review
High degree of performance with razor sharp screen display
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.
Great performance and battery life
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 r... Full review
A big leap over Samsung's previous midrange tablet offerings
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 for... Full review
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