Samsung GALAXY NotePRO 12.2 Review – Turning the Samsung GALAXY Note devices into tablet form is a natural progression – more screen estate to work with the S Pen is always a joy. But now the Samsung GALAXY NotePRO 12.2 arrives, asking a steep price for a professionally-designed desktop replacement. Is it worth the money? On the design standpoint, it would’ve been somewhat justified. While Samsung is still eschewing metal parts, the NotePRO is undoubtedly a well-designed tablet. Despite the hefty screen, the tablet is wondrously slim, light and solid.
Samsung GALAXY NotePRO 12.2, The Professional Canvas
There are many design pluses to praise here; starting with the black texturedmatte back that makes the device easier to grip. Samsung has smartly allowed some bezel space between the edges and the screen that gives you ample thumbspace to work with. Top praises go to the 12.2-inch screen, which displays at 2,560 x 1,600 resolutions. Samsung opted for a TFT LCD screen instead of their traditional AMOLED displays, but it doesn’t stop the display from looking sharp, bright and clear. Sadly, it performs rather poorly under direct sunlight.
Unlike Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8, Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Running under the hood is a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a generous 3GB of RAM, making this tablet something of a powerhouse. Expectedly, apps, games and videos run smoothly on the NotePRO, and even with Multi Window on, the tablet performs admirably stable. No GALAXY Note is complete without the exceptional S Pen, which works just as well and precisely here. The NotePRO is also complete with all the S Pen functionality that you’d expect, including Air View, Pen Window and Scrapbook. Additionally, the NotePRO comes with remote desktop capabilities, letting you stream your PC’s content on the Note Pro using just an app and a Wi-Fi connection. It works fairly well, though not without its lags and quirks. It’s an addition that need not be here, but welcoming all the same. Battery on the NotePRO is fairly decent. With Wi-Fi and 3G turned on to a video loop, we managed a good 12 hours of battery. Ah, and if you’re curious about the camera, we’re glad to report that it’s surprisingly solid and fast.
Samsung GALAXY NotePRO 12.2 Specifications
- Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
- Processor: 2.3GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- Frequency: LTE 800/900/1800/2600+850/2100
- Screen: 12.2-inch WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) Super Clear LCD
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast,
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Memory: 3GB
- Storage: 32GB (internal), microSD (up to 64GB)
- Others: 8-megapixels camera with LED Flash, 2-megapixels front camera, IrLED
- Dimensions: 295.6 x 203.9 x 7.95mm
- Weight: 750g