Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 vs TabPRO 10.1 vs TabPRO 8.4: specs comparison
The Galaxy TabPRO 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4 models will undoubtedly be trying to reach as wide an audience as possible, but of course, we should keep in mind that that these are designed to be high-performance, high-profit offerings, so we can't really see them taking market share away from some of the more affordable products in the space, such as the Nexus 7 2013 or the Kindle Fire HDX. Meanwhile, whether or not these TabPROs will be able to compete with Apple's iPads in the premium segment remains to be seen.
But, no matter what destiny awaits the TabPRO line, we're sure that users would want to know one thing - exactly what are the differences between these three tablets... "Will I be getting anything more besides the larger screen if I opt for the 12.2" model?", "Am I buying an inferior device by selecting the smallest TabPRO?" - questions of this type are sure to haunt people in their dreams just before the purchase of a new tablet, so here's what we're going to do - below you can find a detailed specs comparison between all three Samsung Galaxy TabPRO variants - the 12.2", the 10.1" and the 8.4". Take a look at their specs and see exactly how they stack up against each other! (Spoiler: Everything seems identical besides the RAM, internal memory and battery capacities.)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
|OS||Android (4.4)||Android (4.4)||Android (4.4.2) Samsung TouchWiz UI|
|Dimensions||11.64 x 8.03 x 0.31 inches (295.6 x 204 x 7.95 mm)||9.57 x 6.75 x 0.29 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.3 mm)||8.62 x 5.06 x 0.28 inches (219 x 128.5 x 7.2 mm)|
|Weight||26.10 oz (740 g)|
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
|16.54 oz (469 g)|
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
| 11.82 oz (335 g)|
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
|Physical size||12.2 inches||10.1 inches||8.4 inches|
|Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels||2560 x 1600 pixels||1600 x 2560 pixels|
Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.
|247 ppi||299 ppi||359 ppi|
Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.
|Super Clear LCD||Super Clear LCD||Super Clear LCD|
|Colors||16 777 216||16 777 216||16 777 216|
|Camera||8 megapixels||8 megapixels||8 megapixels|
|Camcorder||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)|
|Recording format||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265, WMV|
|Front-facing camera||2 megapixels||2 megapixels||2 megapixels|
System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974|
Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.
|Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400||Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400||Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400|
|Graphics processor||Adreno 330||Adreno 330||Adreno 330|
System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.
|3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3||2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3||2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3|
|Built-in storage||64 GB||32 GB||16 GB|
|Storage expansion||microSD, microSDHC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC|
|Talk time (3G)|| 25.00 hours|
the average is 34 h (2040 min)
|Music playback||147.00 hours||120.00 hours|
|Video playback||10.00 hours||12.00 hours|
|Capacity||9500 mAh||8220 mAh||4800 mAh|
|Not user replaceable||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|FDD LTE||900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz||800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz|
|Data||LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS||LTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS||LTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS|
1. tech2 (Posts: 1762; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Why not make a logical comparison for once, PA !
Nexus 7 vs tab pro 8.4 vs iPad mini !!!!
2. deepblack (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
I agree. There is no point making comparison 12.2 tablets with 10 inches ipad since Samsung already has 2 brand new 10 inch tablets(note 2014, tab pro).
I know the reason why i-phonearena doesn't make comparison among 7-8 inches tablets because ipad mini retina has lower specs than tab pro 8.4 in every aspects.
3. deepblack (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
Galaxy tab pro 8.4 vs G pad 8.3 vs ipad mini retina
7.2mm 8.3mm 7.5mm
336g 338g 341g
8.4inches 8.3inches 7.9inches
2560X1600 1920X1200 2048X1536
359ppi 273ppi 324ppi
snapdragon800 snapdragon600 A7
2GB 2GB 1GB
800megapixels 500megapixels 500megapixels
200megapixels 130megapixels 120megapixels
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android 4.4 android 4.2.2 iOS7
unknown $350 $399
5. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
deeplblack, it's common knowledge that the A7 is the industry leading 64-bit processor in the tablet space.
I understand in your eyes, it isn't go enough against the current snapdragons.
4. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Yup, those lower specs are causing people to avoid the iPad Mini .... NOT!
You can't compare the iPad Mini to the Nexus 7 because the iPad Mini has about a 30% LARGER display area and despite the larger display, the Mini also outlast the Nexus 7 in high-drainage battery tests.
Here is the sad truth: people aren't buying Samung tablets like the Apple tablets. You look at the customer satisfaction numbers, the independent reviews, etc. and those "supposedly better specs" at Samsung aren't showing up in a convinving manner in these independent reviews.
Customer satisfaction IS THE MOST IMPORTANT spec.
6. Liveitup (Posts: 867; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Samsungs new UI is clearly based off Microsoft Tiles based OS, this magazine UI is Tiled based.