Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 Review

3G Only     See other variants reviews Score: 8.05/10

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is an impressive tablet released back in 2014, featuring a high-tech Octa-Core processing unit (actually, there is a Quad-Core clocking at 1900 megahertz and another Quad-Core ticking at 1.3 GHz), a 12.2-inches multi touch capacitive screen, and 2 cameras, an 8 MP back side camera and a 2 MP front camera.

The Tab Pro 12.2 comes with a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip, including an extremely powerful Octa-Core processor (actually, it has a Quad-Core clocking at 1900 megahertz and another Quad-Core clocking at 1.3 gigahertz) with a large 3 GB of RAM. Helping with graphic calculations, it also uses a 600 megahertz ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU. An excellent feature of this tablet is its 64 GB huge internal memory and a slot for an SD memory card, which allows you to store lots of applications, games, photos and videos without thinking about filling it.

Samsung made a very good job making the Tab Pro 12.2 as lightweight as 26.1 oz. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is thin and stilized, being just 0.31 inches thick. This tablet is a compact tablet, taking into consideration it features a 12.2" display and it only has 11.64 inches long and 8.03 inches wide.

This device is equipped with a good looking 12.2-inches screen with a 1600 x 2560 resolution, which makes it hard to see the pixels forming the screen. This screen uses Super Clear LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

The Tab Pro 12.2 offers wi-fi connectivity (which it can provide to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE fast connectivity and also HSPA+ internet connection, which is a slower 4G variation or 3G fast data connection, over HSDPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Tab Pro 12.2 uses a SIM card for GSM carriers.

The Tab Pro 12.2 has two cameras, an 8 MP back camera and a 2 megapixels front side camera. This tablet can also film videos in Full HD 1920x1080 at 60 frames per second. Additionally, the camera features a couple of useful characteristics: auto-focus, flash and geo tagging.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 also comes with many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS, Infrared Port and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your device close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 features a high capacity 9500 mAh non-removable battery that provides this tablet a marvelous battery duration. An issue to take into consideration is that this device's battery is non-removable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts to get older, whereas with so much capacity you will probably buy a new device before that happens.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is priced $ 540, which is similar to other similar tablets. No matter whether you are looking for a work tablet, are a photography fan, are looking for a device to mainly use social networks and internet browsing or want this tablet to play lots of games, this device is a great choice .

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4
Variant:3G Only
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Also Known As:Galaxy TabPRO 12.2-inch
Dimensions:11.64 x 8.03 x 0.31 inchesMetric29.57 x 20.4 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:26.10 ouncesMetric739.92 gImperial
Release date:2014-01-06
Price:$ 540.00


Screen Type:Super Clear LCD (16M colors)
Size:12.2 inchesMetric31 cmImperial
Resolution:2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density:247 pixels per inchMetric97.24 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 1900 MHz + Quad-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:ARM Mali-T628 MP6 (600 MHz)
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 64 GB)


Capacity:9500 mAh


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (60 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor