The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

from  $399.99+
product image
84 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

With the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note and now the Tab Pro, Samsung certainly hasn't made choosing a tablet easy. The new Tab Pro slots in between the Tab and Note, giving you the speed and power of the Note while dropping the pen -- unfortunately, that omission hasn't been accompanied by a drop in price.

Like some of the other Galaxy devices that preceded it, the Tab Pro is graced with a slim profile and faux leather backing. Its overall form factor pleased critics, with CNET saying the "tablet's design is very tactilely comfortable," and TechRadar says the bezel "fits neatly between slim and stylish, whilst staying wide enough to allow a decent grip." Which is good to hear, given that the Tab Pro houses a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 display that Wired UK calls "terrific."

Even though the Tab Pro doesn't come with a pen, it still employs Samsung's Magazine UI design, giving you more content on one screen. Unfortunately, this results in what TechRadar calls a "a smorgasbord of information on news, calendar and email info" that "you can rearrange as you see fit, but this is something of a confusion when all are activated." Get past the Magazine UI and Computer Shopper says you'll be rewarded with "strong performance," and HotHardware finds that features like Multi-view and pop-up app support mean "you can do a lot with this tablet thanks to this additional functionality."

Despite the UI hiccups, the Galaxy Tab Pro still delivers the performance expected from a higher-end tablet. The real problem is the $499 price tag, which puts the Tab Pro up against the iPad Air and the equally good Tablet Z2. If you're the type who enjoys the integrated experiences that Samsung provides the Tab Pro is safe bet -- anyone else should probably take a closer look at the upcoming Z2 instead.

Reviews

84
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 13

88
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 5
See All Reviews

Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
Tablet
Android
10.122
Internal, Memory card
Yes

Write a Review

Tip: Log in before writing a review

Step 1: Rate and comment on specific criteria

Features
Display
Battery life
Ease of use
Storage capacity
Design and form factor
Portability (size / weight)
Durability

Step 2: Write a detailed review

Tips: Make sure to include your initial thoughts on using the product, any observations and potentially any issues you might have run into while using it.

Step 3: Finalize your product rating and submit your review

We've calculated your overall product rating based on the average of your criteria ratings above. You can adjust this rating by dragging this slider.
Overall Rating
84 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

User Reviews

80
Engadget Reader
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
Engadget Reader
I have the 8.4 TAB Pro, which in my opinion 8.4" is the best tablet size out...read more
80
Engadget Reader
Got this tablet yesterday. It is very fast, smooth and the UI looks great....read more
Write a Review

The Latest

07.07.20
Galaxy
07.07.20

Samsung will hold its Unpacked event virtually on August 5th

The Note 20 cometh.

View
06.11.20
Galaxy
06.11.20

Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra is $300 off at Amazon for today only

A big phone for a lower price.

View

Sponsored Links

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr