Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2

8/10 AVG.
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8/10
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The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • High resolution screen for excellent media and text viewing
  • New UI design for maximum productivity
  • Fast performance speed

What's bad

  • Heavy – 1.6 pounds
  • Some features don’t work as well without S Pen

The 12.2" Samsung Galaxy TabPRO offers a similar experience to the Galaxy NotePRO with the exception of the S Pen. The large screen offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 LCD display and, like the NotePRO, weighs in at 1.6 pounds.

While most reviewers find the tablet too heavy and large to hold with one hand, V3 notes that the tablet's ergonomic design helps to keep it from being too unwieldy. Despite its weight, most reviewers enjoyed having the extra screen real estate for reading and editing documents and spreadsheets.

One of the biggest changes to Samsung's new line of tablets is the updated User Interface – Magazine UX. Pocket Lint lauds the new UI, noting that the new tiles approach gives users more information than the previous UI. In addition, the newest feature, Multi Window, allows users to run four apps on the screen at the same. Unfortunately, due to the absence of the S pen, many experts found that some of the apps, such as S Note, were awkward to use.

When looking at hardware, the TabPRO 12.2" offers 2.3GHz quad-core processor for the LTE version of the tablet, 3 GB of RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage and a large 9,500mAh battery. GSMArena notes that the processor keeps up effortlessly with the new UI and opens apps without any lag whatsoever.

Overall, most critics have a positive impression and enjoy the multi-tasking features and larger screen real estate despite its weight. Still, sources like Android Central are unconvinced that there is a mass market for a 12.2" screen despite its added functionality.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.9 GHz
Screen Size
12.2"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TechRadar

If you're looking for a super-sized tablet your options are fairly limited, yet Samsung offers up two with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 being joined by the incredibly similar Note Pro 12.2.The latter has the advantage of the S Pen stylus which is useful on screens this size, yet the Tab Pro 12.2...

- Alexander Willcox, TechRadar
BetaNews

I admit to having a soft spot for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2. It is fast, responsive, and the screen is superb. But Samsung does itself no favours by leaving out high-end must-have features like HDMI and NFC, and the below par speakers are a definite thorn. This is an expensive device which Sam...

- Sandra Vogel, BetaNews
ITProPortal

I admit to having a soft spot for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2. It is fast, responsive, and the screen is superb. But Samsung does itself no favours by leaving out high-end must-have features like HDMI and NFC, and the below par speakers are a definite thorn. This is an expensive device which Sam...

- Sandra Vogel, ITProPortal


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Screen Size
12.2"

The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2's screen size 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 operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos with the phone'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 13 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 Specs

Overview
Release date March 31, 2014
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 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: 1.08 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 9500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 34 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 11 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 13 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 10 hours
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 5 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 732 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, 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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
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
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
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 Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Image stabilization, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Zero shutter lag, Voice activation, HDR, Burst shot, Exposure value
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 AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
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
Document Viewer Yes
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 12.2-inch

Variations:

LTE Model
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Quad core 2300 MHz
Weight: 740 grams
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Critic Reviews


TechRadar

A big tablet with a big price tag

from TechRadar

If you're looking for a super-sized tablet your options are fairly limited, yet Samsung offers up two with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 being joined by the incredibly similar Note Pro 12.2.

The latter has the advantage of the S Pen stylus which is useful on screens this size, yet the Tab Pro 12.2 makes do without and it fails to really excite...

More

If you're looking for a super-sized tablet your options are fairly limited, yet Samsung offers up two with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 being joined by the incredibly similar Note Pro 12.2.

The latter has the advantage of the S Pen stylus which is useful on screens this size, yet the Tab Pro 12.2 makes do without and it fails to really excite.

Yes it has a big screen and a whole lot of power, but build quality could be better and the sheer size of the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 makes it a little cumbersome to hold.

If you're desperate for the 12-inch slate then it's certainly worth considering, but if you just want a big tablet take a look at the 10.1-inch options, or even the iPad Air if you're willing to drop a large amount of cash. 

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BetaNews

Big, bold and interesting

from BetaNews

I admit to having a soft spot for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2. It is fast, responsive, and the screen is superb. But Samsung does itself no favours by leaving out high-end must-have features like HDMI and NFC, and the below par speakers are a definite thorn. This is an expensive device which Samsung is calling a Pro tablet, and users should get the very highest standard...

More

I admit to having a soft spot for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2. It is fast, responsive, and the screen is superb. But Samsung does itself no favours by leaving out high-end must-have features like HDMI and NFC, and the below par speakers are a definite thorn. This is an expensive device which Samsung is calling a Pro tablet, and users should get the very highest standard.

Moreover, while the large screen has benefits this is a big piece of kit to carry around, particularly as many business users will likely also need a laptop. If you like the concept, look at the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and 8.4 too. 

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ITProPortal

Fast, responsive, and the screen is superb

from ITProPortal

I admit to having a soft spot for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2. It is fast, responsive, and the screen is superb. But Samsung does itself no favours by leaving out high-end must-have features like HDMI and NFC, and the below par speakers are a definite thorn. This is an expensive device which Samsung is calling a Pro tablet, and users should get the very highest standard...

More

I admit to having a soft spot for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2. It is fast, responsive, and the screen is superb. But Samsung does itself no favours by leaving out high-end must-have features like HDMI and NFC, and the below par speakers are a definite thorn. This is an expensive device which Samsung is calling a Pro tablet, and users should get the very highest standard.

Moreover, while the large screen has benefits this is a big piece of kit to carry around, particularly as many business users will likely also need a laptop. If you like the concept, look at the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and 8.4 too.

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