Samsung Galaxy Note Pro Tab 12.2 Review

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is coming out this weekend. Advertised as a competitor of the Apple iPad Air, Note Pro 12.2 comes with a larger screen and a classy S Pen stylus. But, other than those two major twitches the Note Pro 12.2 is very much like the other line of Samsung tabs. Though Samsung is boasting Note Pro 12.2 as a high-end machine with a 2560×1600 display TFT LCD, it would be a stretch to call it a Tab as it clearly feels bigger. It comes at a much higher price of $750 for a thirty-two GB memory and a three GB RAM compared to its other model Galaxy Tab Pro that is $649.99 or even the Apple iPad Air. According to the tech gurus Samsung Galaxy Pro 12.2 has a better battery life compared to its predecessors with an estimated battery usage time of eight hours even with an odd movie.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 has the latest Android operating system(OS) KitKat 4.4.2 and could be used as a remote connection to a PC. High performance camera is truly a turn on for any mobile gadget and this device has a rear camera of eight mega pixels with LED flash plus a two mega pixels front side camera. LTE network capable Note Pro 12.2 will also hit the market soon with an addition to the sticker price but, this basic model has the standard wireless features. It comes with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and can camp to any WiFi out there. Also, has Bluetooth 4.0. Samsung Note Pro 12.2 has a cool multiple window mode and provides the consumer to use four different apps simultaneously. The experts say this device also has pretty nice speakers and watching a movie or a game could be an enjoyable experience.

Other than the already mentioned storage of 32 or 64 GB, it also comes with a micro SD slot enhancing the device storage up to 128 GB. It also comes with a 3.0 USB port and a virtual keyboard. Talking about the stylus, it has always been a mixed bag. Stylus attracts only a select group of consumers and many consumer reviews in the past had written the stylus off saying it is as a pre finger touch era commodity. Many reviewers including the CNET review Samsung Note Pro 12.2 as a writing friendly device. No wonder it is viewed by many experts as a business and professional category device. Samsung Note Pro 12.2 has a new Magazine UX that is the new widget for news and other social media along with regular Android Touch Wiz. It has an IR feature useful as a remote control for home theater experience.

All in all Samsung Galaxy Note pro 12.2 seems to be in the nowhere land as it is not worth its price, not very different from the other Samsung tablets and is too large for a tablet. With a wireless mouse and a key board, it can easily look like your next work station or a new laptop though it neither fits the bill as a workstation nor as a laptop. It simply does not offer the consumer with the privileges of those machines for it to be considered a replacement. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro gets a 6.5 or 7 rating at the max.

Review By Vikas Vemuri

Sources
Engadget

Samsung

CNET

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