Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Review and Specifications

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Review and Specifications

This article talk about Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Review and Specifications Tablets are increasingly popular in the workplace , and there's a huge prize waiting for the manufacturer that comes up with a device that can entirely replace your notebook workaday . That prize is not won by Samsung with its Android - based Galaxy 12.2 NotePRO , but with its business - Focussed tweaks this tablet and pen input delivers a compelling glimpse of a future that could be built around a tablet - based working .

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Review and Specifications

  • Design

The Samsung Galaxy 12.2 NotePRO is one large tablet , sporting a 12.2 - inch screen ( the clue is in the name ) . When you add in the screen bezel , this device has a footprint not dissimilar to that of an average ultrabook . But this is no notebook : it's thin and , although heavy for a tablet , considerably lighter than any any 12 - inch laptop , measuring 204mm by 295.6mm by 7.95mm and weighing 750g .

The other notable point is that 750g is a lot of weight to hold - a tablet of this size would need to be cradled in the crook of an arm rather than held in one hand . The alternative use case , of course , is to use it on desk , in a dock of some sort - although none is supplied by Samsung .

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Specs
Samsung has maintained its design convention of a physical home button and two softkeys . These are located beneath the screen , when held in landscape orientation . Unlike with smaller 7 - inch or 8 - inch tablets , you have absolutely no chance of getting to these with a one - handed use .

The same goes for the power and volume buttons , the which sit on the top edge : we can manage these on our Nexus 7 one - handed , but it's out of the question here . What all this boils down to is a tablet Whose usage modes will be very different from the norm .

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Specs
Like other Galaxy Notes , the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Review has an S Pen stylus . Samsung stylus - based input does better than any competitor , and at this screen size the stylus is more usable than on any previous Note device . It's a good way to interact with a screen that is , after all , only slightly smaller than an A4 sheet of paper .

The 2,560 - by- 1 0.600 - pixel display is superb . It does not quite match the iPad Air in either pixel density ( 247ppi versus 264ppi ) or clarity , but is impressive nonetheless . Text rendering is stunningly bright , clear and sharp - it's much better for everyday document reading , editing and creation than many tablets we've used . The screen uses TFT LCD rather than AMOLED technology , and that's a wise choice : the flatter appearance of the LCD screen suits this well . Viewing angles are excellent , too .

  • Features

Samsung has given the Galaxy 12.2 NotePRO some state-of - the-art specifications , a 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos Notably Octa 5 processor supported by 3GB of RAM . That's eight cores working away to keep the device speeding along , and they deliver impressive performance . There's an LTE version of this tablet , the which runs on a quad - core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC instead of 800 .

Wi - Fi support includes the latest dual - band ( 2.4/5GHz ) 802.11ac , the which is still something of a rarity on tablets . There's a Micro - USB connector that supports MHL , so you can send the screen 's contents to any HDMI - compliant monitor . Samsung has opted for the Micro - USB 3.0 , the which caters for fast transfer of data but has a longer connector than usual . You can charge the Galaxy 12.2 NotePRO via a standard Micro - USB cable too - charge times are slow through the Micro - USB 3.0 cable and very slow via a standard Micro - USB .
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Specs

A MicroSD card slot , protected by a covered flap , can be used to augment the 32GB of internal storage , of the which 25.6GB is free . There are two cameras - 8 megapixels on the back , 2 megapixels on the front - plus an infrared port on the top edge .

The Galaxy NotePRO lends itself well to 12.2 delivering presentations to groups thanks to its large screen . However , the sound quality through the stereo speakers is disappointing , with way too much treble and not enough bass . There's nothing wrong with the volume , the which goes loud enough to satisfy a group in a typical - size meeting room .

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Specs

The Galaxy 12.2 is among NotePRO A relatively small group of devices to run Android 4.4 ( KitKat ) . As is Samsung 's way, Android has been seriously tweaked using the TouchWiz interface . There's something of a Windows 8 look to some parts of the UI . Samsung 's stock motion - and gesture-based features such as covering the screen with your palm to mute the sound are here . There are also features such as SmartScreen Smart Stay - keeping the screen on while you're looking at it Regardless of the timeout settings .

Visual and user interface tweaks include a pair of home screens that can contain a news feeds , diary information , app shortcuts and more . The concept is not unlike HTC 's BlinkFeed and , irritatingly , just like BlinkFeed , you can not disable it . The closest you can get is to remove all components bar one .

  • Conclusion

At the start of this review we said the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Specifications offers a glimpse of a future where the tablet - based working is the norm . It's certainly the closest we've seen to a tablet that could see us through a working day without recourse to a notebook . But there 's still a way to go .
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Specs

For a start , there 's Clearly a lot less storage capacity here than you would find on a notebook . For some people this , and the absence of on-board Ethernet and a dedicated docking station , will be a deal - breaker . A full - sized USB port would be appreciated , making it easy to use sticks and external hard drives even if Necessary . Samsung could also have a secondary Provided Home button on one of the edges to allow for more flexible use . And the speakers definitely need attention .

The bottom line is that , though compelling the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Specifications, £ 649 ( inc. VAT ; £ 541 ex . VAT ) will buy you a well-appointed laptop that offers more capability for the average mobile professional .

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Specifications

Device type
11.64 x 8.03 x 0.31 inches (295.6 x 204 x 7.95 mm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics processor
Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
System memory
Adreno 330
Built-in storage
3072 MB RAM
Storage expansion
microSD, microSDHC up to 64 GB

Physical size
12.2 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density
247 ppi
Super Clear LCD
16 777 216
Light sensor

8 megapixels, LED, Autofocus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Front-facing camera
2 megapixels

Talk time

Talk time 3G

Stand-by time (3G)

9500 mAh

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Multiple SIM Card
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Turn-by-turn navigation
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
USB 3.0
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared