7.6/10
Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 34 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • 2560x1600 screen resolution
  • Multi Window features allows for easier multi-tasking
  • Fast and powerful processor

What's bad

  • Heavy – weighs in at 1.6 pounds
  • 6.5GB of Samsung software preloaded

At 12.2", the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO is one of the largest tablets available to the mass market. This behemoth of a tablet offers an 11.6" display with a resolution of 2560x1600. Due to its overall size, the NotePRO weighs a hefty 1.6 pounds, which most reviewers found to be unwieldy with two hands let alone one. Phone Arena also found the tablet difficult to hold due to its faux leather back design.

USA Today notes however that the increased real estate allows for easier viewing of spreadsheets and text documents and also allows users to make full use of the new Multi Window feature. As the name suggests, the Multi Window lets you to have up to four apps placed on the screen at the same time.

Aside from basic touch control, the NotePRO also includes the Samsung's S Pen which, according to Gotta Be Mobile, makes it easier to create screenshots, clip images and to multitask thanks to the Pen Window function.

The tablet runs a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and features 3GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, reviewers noticed that Samsung's unremovable software takes 6.5GB of the internal memory. Despite this, Expert Reviews states that the tablet is a "serious powerhouse" and is one of the fastest devices they've tested.

In addition to the powerful processor and high resolution screen, Samsung claims that the 9,500mAh battery last around 10 hours of video playback.

Overall, experts don't think that this is a tablet for the general public. While a well-made device, Phone Arena states that it's "predominantly for stylus aficionados" and its heavy weight give this tablet limited portability. Reviewers from T3 were only mildly impressed with the tablet stating that the UI and multitask features were the only standouts.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.9 GHz
Screen Size
12.2"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


AndroidPIT

Despite being a year-old tablet with an aging version of Android on-board, the Galaxy Note Pro does what it I designed to do still: provide a fantastic surface on which to multitask and manage your busy lifestyle. There's no other tablet out there with the same perfect mix of screen real estate and...

- Kris Carlon, AndroidPIT
APC

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.The toughest challenge for a tablet of this size though is achieving good battery...

- Darren Yates, APC
Reviewed

There's certainly a market for a powerful sub-$1,000 tablet that can function as a laptop replacement for business users on the go. After all, it shouldn't be that hard to get e-mail, web browsing, and office functionality into a single device. The Note Pro 12.2 takes dead aim at this part of the ma...

- Chris Thomas, Reviewed
Fone Arena

The Note Pro 12.2 epitomizes everything that Samsung stands for. The Korean giant has thrown everything possible in it in the hope that it’ll prove to be a compelling device for users. Unfortunately, it is nigh impossible to make a use case for the Note Pro 12.2 outside the niche that craves f...

- Dhruv Bhutani, Fone Arena
What Mobile

Despite minor flaws and its cumbersome build, the NotePro 12.2 could be the best tablet on the market. Its enormous, sharp display and terrific set of unique features put it head and shoulders above almost all other Android tablets. The only real worry for Samsung is the iPad; Apple’s hordes o...

- Callum Tennent, What Mobile


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Screen Size
12.2"

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO's screen size is 12.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.9 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa core 1.9 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
9500mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 9500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 34.1 days standby time, 13 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy NotePRO Specs

Overview
Release date February 9, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
variations
Networks
No
variations
SIM card size
No
variations
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa core 1.9 GHz
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.09 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 9500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 11 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 13 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 34.1 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.4 x 29.6 x 0.8 cm (8 x 11.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 750 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology S-LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 247 pixels
Size 12.2 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 3.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Zero shutter lag, HDR, Sound & Shot, Metering, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps Samsung Apps / Kies, Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX, Samsung KNOX, Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2-inch, SM-P900

S Pen Optimized Features: Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, S Planner

Variations:

LTE Model
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Quad core 2300 MHz
LTE/3G Model Weight: 753
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