Samsung’s ‘pro’ series of tablets have signature features that separate them from the average tablet.
Offering the kind of features like a high resolution display and premium build, it is really tough to look beyond these products. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 cannot be classified as a competitor for the iPad because of its much larger display that puts it in the league of laptops rather than tablets. The Galaxy Note Pro 10.1 has a much more manageable size because of its smaller display.
Samsung has recently been criticized for its poor design language and the failure of the company to offer premium materials; but those criticisms can be put to bed to some extent with regard to these tablets. Offering high-quality materials, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 stands out from the crowd of the regular tablets. It also has much thinner bezels compared to other tablets – even from Samsung’s own range. This is the case with the Galaxy Note Pro 10.1.
The outstanding aspect of both these tablets is the display, with the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 going for a 12.2 inch display that is significantly larger than the display on many other tablets. The Galaxy Note Pro 10.1 uses a more conventional 10.1 inch screen. However, since both the screens use the same resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, pixel density is slightly higher on the latter. Aspects like the S Pen stylus help take advantage of the brilliant display on both these tablets. The functionality of the stylus can only be improved with future software updates.
Performance is of the highest order on the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and the Galaxy Note Pro 10.1 due to the usage of snapdragon 800 range processors. The former uses a quad core processor with a clock speed of 2.3 GHz whereas the latter only offers this processor in the LTE models. The 3G models offer different types of processors but from the same snapdragon 800 range.
Just like the iPad, the Galaxy Note Pro 10.1 excels in offering different alternatives when it comes to internal memory. In addition, it also has the external memory card support using which one can add around 64 GB. This feature is present on the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 as well, but this model does not offer the base 16 GB version. Instead, 32 GB and 64 GB are the two different options of internal memory one can choose with this tablet. There are absolutely no differences with regard to the RAM available as these tablets provide plenty with 3 GB on offer.
A standard eight megapixel camera does its job in the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and the Galaxy Note Pro 10.1. It comes armed with an array of features in the interface coupled with the ability to shoot HD videos.
The 32 GB variant of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 costs $650 while the Galaxy Note Pro 10.1 is priced at around $550 for the version with the same memory.