Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 / SM-P900 / SM-P905 / SM-P910 / SM-P9000 / SM-P9010 / SM-P9050
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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro review
5 days ago
Excerpt: If you’re after the benchmark for Android tablets – at least for size and price – this is it. The new Samsung Galaxy Note Pro features a huge 12.2-inch LCD panel with 2560×1600 pixel resolution and comes with an equally-sizeable $1098 street price tag. But, you do get a bit for your money here. Samsung’s new Exynos Octa 5420 CPU delivers eight cores – four Cortex A15s and four A7s for about as much speed as you’ll get in a tablet at the moment.
Summary: Given that the S Pen-free TabPRO 10.1 is $519.99 and offers largely the same specs in a more compact form factor (not to mention the superlatively sharp TabPRO 8.4, which costs a more reasonable $419.99), that average consumer may still stay in Samsung’s camp, and that’s a win for the company.
Pros: The NotePRO 12.2 bucks the trend of commodification rife in the tablet industry these days: this is a device meant to be used for many years, and conveys an air of seriousness. Whether it hits that mark, with its $769 price tag and enormous screen real estate, depends on its use case. As a portable tablet, the NotePRO is impractical, even a burden. On paper, those extra 2.1 inches don’t sound like a lot, but the device is significantly larger than its 10.1-inch counte...
Cons: For a device this powerful — it has a modern Exynos processor, the latest radio chips with support for WiFi-ac MIMO, 3GB of RAM, and the latest version of Android — the NotePRO is clunky. It seems like Samsung still can’t remove the cruft from its Android skin, as screen transitions, app loading times, and various menial tasks still stutter and fault. It’s not as bad as it was in the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition but it’s still present, and there’s no excuse for that....
Conclusion: It's far more difficult to recommend one tablet over the other than it is to recommend one phone over the other. With Samsung, the trouble is generally telling one Galaxy Tab apart from the next - even generationally they look very, very similar. But here Samsung opens a new door - this tablet is wholly unique.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 64 GB WiFi and 3G Review
26 March 2014
Summary: The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is labeled as a "business" tablet, and that gives it a completely different persona. This tablet may not completely replace your laptop for many tasks, but it does come quite close. The display is very good and comes in a typical Samsung style. There are the gamut of features including the complete S-Pen ecosystem of apps. A bunch of preloaded business centric apps give the tablet some extra productive capabilities than most tablets.
Pros: Very good quality screen, Lots of preloaded apps for business users, Quite thin and light, considering its sheer size, Works well for multimedia consumption
Cons: Costs a lot of money, Size may be a stumbling block for some users
Review Update Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905) Tablet
25 March 2014
Summary: Big surfer. First we reviewed the Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, now we ran the LTE model through our battery of tests. Read our review update to learn the similarities and differences between the two devices.
Pros: Stable manufacturing, Thin and simple, Big display with a high resolution, Wide variety of operational controls, Good software interface, Barely warms up at all, High performance, Main camera has good image quality, Practical accessories available, Fast LTE module with good reception, The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with Wi-Fi's good qualities are present in its sister model too: a large, high-resolution display, diverse operational controls, and great software. Its performa...
Cons: High black value, Low contrast, Unusual charging plug, High standby energy use, SIM card slot difficult to access, This version's battery life could be longer too, and its contrast and black value leave something to be desired.
Excerpt: “Bigger is better.” That’s the mantra smartphone makers have taken to heart over the past few years. The tablet industry, meanwhile, has mostly focused on making pint-size, portable slates like the iPad mini and the Nexus 7. Not anymore.
Pros: Stellar battery life — lasts multiple days with heavy use. Beautiful 2,560 x 1,600 WQXGA display is great for watching video or multitasking. MicroSD for additional storage.
Cons: Some apps and design features seem more suited to a mouse pointer and PC than a tablet. Hefty price tag. Occasional performance issues.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 are very powerful and serious business tablets, thanks to their options, performance, dimensions, software, as well as price. In fact, they are the only devices of such type that come with the Android OS. We have everything here from functional software to useful peripheral devices, powerful features, and a luxurious display.
Pros: Large, high-res display, Pressure-sensitive stylus, Real multitasking with up to four open windows (plus a fifth on Note Pro 12.2), Generous supply of bundled software, Exceptionally long battery life
Cons: Large size can be awkward, High price, Location of control keys, S Pen applications cannot be used with a finger
Conclusion: Operating system - Android 4.4 KitKat Processor - 1.9GHz octo-core Exynos RAM - 3GB Screen - 12.2in Super Clear LCD with 2560 x 1600 resolution (247ppi) Cameras - 8MP rear (AF, LED flash), 2MP front Storage - 32/64GB (expandable by up to 64GB) Connectivity - Dual band Wi-Fi, 3G/4G (optional), USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 Battery - 9500mAh Dimensions/weight - 296 x 204 x 8mm/750g (753g for 3G/4G version)
Though still a great tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro isn't your laptop replacement
16 March 2014
Summary: Not quite a workstation replacement, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is an expensive behemoth of a tablet with a vast amount of features that will benefit only the most serious of tablet users.
Cons: The Note Pro's laggy performance when running multiple apps at once limits its usefulness as a workstation replacement. And with a $750 starting price, only power tablet users need apply. Writing on the screen doesn't feel as smooth as with the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.