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Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 User Reviews

9 Based on 1 Reviews

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Build quality9/10
Text input9/10
Everyday usage10/10
UI speed9/10
Camera8/10
Multimedia10/10
Internet9/10
Call quality9/10
Battery10/10
Reception9/10
Display10/10

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Immolate
posted on 11 Nov 2014, 14:06 (Posts: 288; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

9

It's Big. I mean Big.

Immolate has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I've owned an og Note (AT&T), a Note 2 (Verizon) and a Note 3 (Verizon) is my current EDC. I like my hardware big, not because size is a virtue of itself, but because bigger screens are easier to see, and when you're north of fifty, that matters.

Everything about this tablet is super-sized, but unlike the fast food chain that phrase invokes, with no compromise in quality. I have the Verizon version of this tablet, and while the carrier made some compromises in functionality by not allowing the tablet to function as a phone, it is a minor point for me.

Processor and RAM are the best you can get for it's release date. If the interface experiences the occasional drag, it is because of the inefficiency of the TouchWiz shell and not for any lack of muscle under the hood.

The screen is a marvel. You'll have to be a very sharp-eyed wipper-snapper to see the pixels without putting a nose-print on the glass. The LCD technology is plenty vivid and enjoyable to gaze at. At full bright, this tablet is very bright.

I expected the weight to be up there, and it is. It's heavier than I expected, but there's a reason, and I think that reason is a worthy compromise. I believe the weight comes from the big battery, and that is one place I think you should invest your ounces. The battery is amazing, and lasts longer than any other tablet I've owned or heard about.

When you buy top-line tech, you're always making a choice. Do you want the gizmo that looks the best and earns the most envious...  

Build quality 9/10 Much like the Note 3, the Note Pro 12.2 uses plastics to keep the weight down. Still, the manufacturing is tight and the component selection is top-of-the-line.
Reception 9/10 The Note Pro 12.2 has excellent connectivity to Wifi, bluetooth, IR and LTE (Verizon). Still, this is expected and nothing extraordinary among top-tier devices.
Call quality 9/10 Not applicable. You can use Skype or Google Voice, but no calling capability on Verizon (or texting).
Internet 9/10 The Note Pro 12.2 wrings out every bit of signal that my wireless router can deliver.
Multimedia 10/10 Multimedia is where this tablet is peerless. Big pixel count in a big tablet.
Camera 8/10 The camera on the Note Pro 12.2 is quite good, and quite fast, but certainly shy of the leaders in the field at only 8MP and with no OIS.
UI speed 9/10 Hardware is bleeding edge, but Android 4.4 burdened with Samsung's tabletized TouchWiz is not as butter as it should be, given the hardware.
Everyday usage 10/10 For the right use case, this tablet is superb, easily becoming a tablet or a laptop substitute, depending on the need.
Text input 9/10 Text input is excellent, mostly because the on-screen keyboard is huge, making it easier to hit the right key, and owing to the built-in stylus, but I can't help but feel Samsung left some coolness on the table with the material they had to work with.
Display 10/10 Best display on a tablet in the world. No competition.
Battery 10/10 9500 MAH? This is why the tablet is heavy. It has all the battery.there.is.

Pros

  • Big screen
  • Huge battery
  • Massive pixel count
  • Brilliant
  • Stylus really comes into its own on 12.2
  • Usable laptop replacement in limited quantities
  • Snap Dragon 800 + 3GB RAM!
  • External Micro SD up to 64GB
  • Loud speakers

Cons

  • Heavy
  • TouchWiz is a net negative
  • No phone/text capability (Verizon)

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