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Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 vs TabPRO 10.1 vs TabPRO 8.4: specs comparison

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Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 vs TabPRO 10.1 vs TabPRO 8.4: specs comparison
Samsung's new Galaxy TabPRO line of tablets is a fact - along with the new NotePRO, the company from South Korea unveiled a trio of other slates that will aim to deliver a satisfying user experience, but one that is not necessarily tied to that whole handwriting thing.

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

OSAndroid (4.4)Android (4.4)Android (4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Dimensions11.64 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)
Weight26.10 oz (740 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)
16.54 oz (469 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)
11.82 oz (335 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)
Physical size12.2 inches10.1 inches8.4 inches
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels1600 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density

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 ppi299 ppi359 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 LCDSuper Clear LCDSuper Clear LCD
Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

71.57 %70.97 %72.71 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels8 megapixels
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Software FeaturesDigital zoom, Geo taggingSmile detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
Recording formatMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265, WMV
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels2 megapixels
System chip

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 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm 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 400Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Adreno 330Adreno 330Adreno 330
System memory

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.

3 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR32 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR32 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

64 GB32 GB16 GB
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

microSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

9500 mAh8220 mAh4800 mAh
Talk time (3G)  25.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
Music playback 147.00 hours120.00 hours
Video playback 10.00 hours12.00 hours
Screen mirroringWireless screen shareWireless screen share, MHL, TV-outMHL
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD)Bands 8, 3, 1, 7 Bands 20, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

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posted on 07 Jan 2014, 15:25

1. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Why not make a logical comparison for once, PA !

Nexus 7 vs tab pro 8.4 vs iPad mini !!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 18:33

2. deepblack (Posts: 50; 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.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 18:38

3. deepblack (Posts: 50; 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

screen size
8.4inches 8.3inches 7.9inches

2560X1600 1920X1200 2048X1536

359ppi 273ppi 324ppi

snapdragon800 snapdragon600 A7


Back camera
800megapixels 500megapixels 500megapixels

Front camera
200megapixels 130megapixels 120megapixels

external SD
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android 4.4 android 4.2.2 iOS7

unknown $350 $399

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 18:46

5. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; 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.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 18:43

4. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; 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.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 22:49 1

6. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

Samsungs new UI is clearly based off Microsoft Tiles based OS, this magazine UI is Tiled based.

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