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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Comparison

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Reviewed February 24, 2014 by , Editor in Chief (twitter: @lisagade)

Is the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 simply a bigger version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition? Yes and no. They certainly share a lot of DNA and have the same Exynos 5 Octa 1.9GHz CPU, 3 gigs of RAM, 2MP front and 8MP rear cameras, GPS, dual band WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0. They both come with Samsung's S Pen, a Wacom digital pen with pressure sensitivity. The have faux leather plastic backs in your choice of black or white. They have Super Clear LCD RGBW displays running at 2560 x 1600. So what's the difference?

Samsung galaxy 10.1 and galaxy note pro 12.2

Size! That's the big difference. Price is another. Neither are inexpensive tablets, but with the wealth of features they offer, I don't expect them to be cheap. The 32 gig Note 10.1 2014 model with 32 gigs of RAM is $599, though it's on sale at many outlets for $550 right now. The Note Pro 12.2 starts at $750 for the 32 gig model. For those who want 64 gigs of storage, the Note Pro 12.2 is available with 64 gigs for a scary $850. If you want to spend as little as possible, the 16 gig Note 10.1 2014 sells for $550 (on sale for $500 right now).

The Note Pro 12.2 has a 12.2" inch display vs. the 10.1" panel on the Note 10.1. Two inches is significant--just as 8 and 10 inch tablets are noticeably different in terms of portability and best suited use cases, the 10 and 12 inch tablets are noticeably different. The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a handful. At 1.65 lbs. it's not all that heavy, even by today's tablet standards, but it is big and less nimble than the Note 10.1 2014. At the same time, it affords a bigger view of your digital world and the added screen real estate is addictive, whether you're watching movies or editing spreadsheets. With the Note 10.1, you get two window multi-tasking, but with the Note Pro 12.2 you get 4 windows on screen at once.

Samsung galaxy 10.1 and galaxy note pro 12.2

The UI on Samsung's new Pro series tablets, called Magazine UX, is an evolved version of the hybrid Samsung TouchWiz + Flipboard on the Note 10.1. Honestly, you can do all the same stuff on the Note 10.1 2014, it just looks slicker and more tablet-centric on the Pro. More important to business users is Hancom Office bundled on the Pro tablets: it's simply to die for if you routinely use advanced functions when working with office documents. Hancom makes Polaris Office on the Note 10.1 2014 look like a tricycle compared to a Harley Davidson.

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Benchmark Comparison

Exynos 5 Octa Quadrant AnTuTu 3D Mark Ice Storm Sunspider JavaScript Test (lower is better) Geekbench 3 (single/multi-core) GFXBench 3 T-Rex
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 15,337 34,890 13,785 (unlimited) 528 936/2627 14 fps onscreen, 23 fps offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 17,914 33,838 9322 (unlimited) 605 938/ 2536 14 fps onscreen, 23 fps offscreen

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Review

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Specs:

Display: 12.2" capacitive touch screen with Wacom digitizer and S Pen. Resolution: 2560 x 1600. Has ambient light sensor, accelerometer and proximity sensor.

Battery: 9500 mAh Lithium Ion Polymer rechargeable. Battery is not user replaceable.

Performance: 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 quad core with addition 4 1.3GHz low power cores, MALI-T628 graphics. 3 gigs RAM and 32 or 64 gigs internal storage.

Size: 11.64 x 8.03 x 0.32 inches. Weight: 1.65 pounds.

GPS: GPS with GLONASS.

Camera: 2MP front camera and 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, HDR and 1080p video recording.

Audio: Built in stereo speakers, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack.

Networking: Integrated dual band WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

Software: Android OS 4.4 KitKat with Samsung Magazine UX. Standard suite of Google Android applications including web browser, email, gmail, YouTube, Maps, Navigation, Search and the Google Play Store. Samsung's app store, video player, music player, Media Hub, S Note, Action Memo and Multi-Window multitasking included. 3rd party software: Hancom Office, WebEx, Bloomberg BusinessWeek+, NY Times, Remote PC and more.

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card slot.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Specs:

Display: 10.1" TFT capacitive touch screen. Resolution: 2560 x 1600. Has ambient light sensor, accelerometer and proximity sensor.

Battery: 8220 mAh Lithium Ion Polymer rechargeable. Battery is not user replaceable.

Performance: 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos Octa 5420 quad core processor. (ARM A15) plus 1.3GHz quad core companion ARM A7 processors for lower power tasks. MALI T-628 graphics. 3 gigs RAM. 16 or 32 gigs internal storage. LTE 4G model with have Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core CPU with Adreno 330 graphics.

Size: 9.6 x 6.8 x 0.3 inches. Weight: 19.5 ounces (1 lb. 3.5 ounces).

GPS: Has GPS with aGPS.

Camera: 2MP front camera and 8MP rear camera with LED, HDR mode. Can shoot 1080p video.

Audio: Built in stereo speakers, mic and 3.5mm standard combo mic-headphone jack.

Networking: Integrated dual band WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.

Software: Android OS 4.3 Jelly Bean and Samsung TouchWiz software. Standard suite of Google Android applications including webkit web browser, Chrome web browser, email, gmail, YouTube, Maps, Navigation, Search and the Google Play Store. S Pen Optimized Apps: S Note and Air View apps. My Files, Media Hub, ChatON, Samsung Apps, Polaris Office 5, and AllShare Play dLNA.

Expansion: 1 SDXC microSD card slot compatible with cards up to 64 gigs.

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