Korean technology giant Samsung has been making an attempt to shed its popularity as a purely consumer focused company. The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a big tablet, designed to fulfill the needs of the most demanding mobile professional.
The specs are mind blowing as far as Android tablets go.
It contains a 12.2 inches form factor, with WQXGA Widescreen of 18:10 display ratio, running at 2560×1600 pixels (for those enjoying at home, that is over 4 million pixels). Consuming media on this device is superb.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE: Design
Our initial response was shock once we picked up the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2. Measuring 296 x 204 x 7.95 mm, it is large compared with different Android tablets. The tablet can be significantly heavier, with the WiFi model weighing a hefty 750 g and the 3G/LTE model a slightly heavier 753 g.
However after a few minutes we soon became used to the increased size and weight, and located that it was not too unwieldy to carry due to its ergonomic design. The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 appears like a blown-up Galaxy Note smartphone, with the identical metallic sides and faux-leather back. The Note like design meant that, not like another Samsung Galaxy devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 felt sturdily built and did not really feel overly plastic.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE: Display
The 12.2 inches, 2560 x 1600 Super Clear LCD is the star of the show: to look at it’s to need it. Yes, there are even higher pixel density displays, for instance Samsung’s own Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Version with the same resolution squeezed into a 10.1 inches panel, however at 247 ppi, that is nonetheless very sharp. Actually, when comparing digital magazines like these from Zinio, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 seems sharper than the full HD IPS display on the Dell XPS 12 (12.5 inches and 1920 x 1080) and the 10.6 inches, 207 ppi Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and those are convertibles with superb display screen. We use digital magazines to check sharpness and readability because they’ve a lot of tiny text and top quality images where a greater display screen makes all of the difference (and they are additionally out there across many platforms). The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is nearer to the excessive end Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (both 3200 x 1800 and 13.3 inches and 276 ppi) and Asus Zenbook UX301 (2560 x 1440 13.3 and 220 ppi) it places full HD 11 inches to 13 inches displays to shame.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE: Camera
It simply appears too silly, and to not mention the quantity of attention you get where everybody behind you will get to see what you’re taking pictures at. Having stated that, yes you may capture 8 MP quality still photos or full HD video footages on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE: Hardware
The back gives nothing away, with a faux leather look broken only by an 8MP rear camera and the S-Pen on the top left side. On the front, a front 2 MP camera for video conferencing, a physical home button, and Samsung 2 capacitive buttons both side. All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 presents a clear look.
It is huge. There is no getting away from that. With a 12.2 inches frontage (or 295 x 204 x 8mm), weighing in at simply over 750 grams, there is no mistaking the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a device designed for demanding users, and meant to be taken seriously. There is no mistaking this for a plasticky little tablet, because it merely is not.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE: Software
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 comes with the newest Android 4.4 (Kitkat) pre-installed. However be warned that the OS has been closely customised and Samsung has overlayed it with its new Magazine UX interface.
Magazine UX alters Android a lot that it is near unrecognisable. After some time with the device, although, we quickly found our bearings and began to benefit from some the new user interface’s productivity and business-focused features.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE: Features
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE: Performance
It is a very high-powered machine that hits all of the superlatives: Nice colour, decent contrast, nice battery life. However, it is where the rubber hits the street that the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 runs into problems.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE: Battery
The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 has an excellent battery that lasts a hair below 10 hours playing video. Even when making liberal use of the wireless card, you may anticipate that behemoth of a power cell to last you thru just about any workday or weekend. Despite that massive display screen, you do not have to fret so much about sucking your juice dry prematurely.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE: Specification
- OS: Android 5.0
- Body: 295.6 x 204 x 8 mm
- Weight: 753 g
- Display: 2560 x 1600 pixels , 12.2 inches
- Memory: 32/64 GB internal, 64 GB expandable, 3 GB RAM
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- Camera: 8 MP, 2 MP secondary
- Battery: 9,500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE: Verdict