Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 vs TabPRO 12.2 vs iPad Air: specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 vs TabPRO 12.2 vs iPad Air: specs comparison
Among the more intriguing new tablets that made an appearance at this year's Consumer Electronics Show is the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2. Actually, the same can easily be said about its relative, the TabPRO 12.2, which tends to be identical, except for the lack of an S Pen stylus. However, when the topic is 'tablets', there's one device that's still way up there, above all others, and that's Apple's iPad. Its latest edition, the iPad Air, not only brought the state-of-the-art A7 SoC, but also introduced a brand new, thin and light design that can make almost any other 10" tablet out there look and feel chubby.

That said, Samsung's latest slates are decidedly high-end. Both the NotePRO and the TabPRO have high-resolution screens (2560 x 1600 pixels), along with the tried and true Snapdragon 800 chipset (though in some markets that's going to be replaced by Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa). Add a complete set of connectivity features, loads of RAM and easy memory expansion, and you've got some pretty solid products here that could make some people consider substituting their iTunes-powered tablets with something a bit more Samsung-ish. Well, if you're one of those people standing at a crossroad, perhaps we can help you out with a useful specs comparison, such as the one below? Sure, we can't comment on how the overall user experiences compare yet, but at least we can have a nice and informative overview of how the hardware stacks up, right? OK, then, let's do this!

Display

Size

9.7 inches
12.2 inches
12.2 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super Clear LCD
Super Clear LCD

Screen-to-body

71.65 %
71.57 %
71.57 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128GB
64GB
64GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4)
Android (4.4)

Battery

Capacity

8820 mAh
9500 mAh
9500 mAh

Music playback

 
131.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
11.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
 
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Recording format

H.264, MOV
 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Features

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
 
 

Front

1.2 MP
2 MP
2 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
11.64 x 8.03 x 0.31 inches (295.6 x 204 x 7.95 mm)
11.64 x 8.03 x 0.31 inches (295.6 x 204 x 7.95 mm)

Weight

16.86 oz (478.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
26.56 oz (753.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
26.10 oz (740.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
 
 

Features

 
Stylus
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 929
 
 

Related phones

Galaxy NotePRO 12.2
  • Display 12.2 inches 1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 9500 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2
  • OS Android 4.4
  • Display 12.2 inches 1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 9500 mAh
iPad Air

PhoneArena Score:

9.2

User Score:

8.2
  • Display 9.7 inches 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 8820 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x

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