Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

71
Engadget
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A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 review: a tablet that proves bigger isn't always better

Unless you absolutely need the Note 12.2's extra screen real estate and Remote PC feature, you're better off getting the Samsung Note 10.1 2014 Edition instead, which offers a similar experience for $150 less.

Pros
  • Great size for consuming media
  • Relatively thin and light, given the large screen size
  • Remote PC feature works well and is easy to set up
Cons
  • Too similar to the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, which costs $150 less
  • Middling battery life
  • Sluggish real-world performance on the WiFi-only model (the LTE version will use a different processor)
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Model
32GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (KitKat [4.4])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom) (yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
3 GB
Model
64GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (KitKat [4.4])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom) (yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
3 GB