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5.0 out of 5 stars Immense, 8 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Note PRO 12.2-inch Tablet (Black) - (Exynos 5 Octa, 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage, WLAN, BT, 2x Camera, Android 4.4) (Personal Computers)
I'm a week into ownership of this device and my initial comment is that everything about the sheer size is a plus. Drawings and note taking are a joy and the included software (Sketchbook Pro and ArtFlow) are very well designed and complement this device perfectly.

Laptop replacement? Well add a bluetooth keyboard and a stand for the tablet, and you have a perfectly capable 12" laptop. For me personally, I don't see this as a laptop replacement, its a premium media consumption device which is more mobile than a laptop - hope that makes sense, but I wouldn't buy this to replace a laptop, I would get the Surface Pro if that was my purpose.

If used primarily at a desk rather than hand held, you'll love the 12.2. Having said that, even holding the device for reading / media isn't unpleasant and once you get used to the weight it is comfortable to hold. Typing this on it is well though out especially using the Samsung split layout keyboard.

The S-Pen experience feels to me very good and at this size point makes more sense. I find it a very capable drawing / creating platform. Its very responsive but the pen is a little too skinny and does not feel natural to hold.

The screen is the size of a comic book so for reading magazines and comics its perfect. No need for zooming much at all. Magazine and PDF viewing is great as well. Everything looks so sharp and crisp and colours are vibrant. The screen is spectacular.

The overall feel is very snappy with little lag. The new Magazine UI layout useful enough out of box but you can only make limited user adjustments and seasoned Android users will probably skin this with a third party launcher (Apex, Nova etc). New users will love it as it looks great and really utilises the large screen effectively.

The major draw back at present is the monumental price but you are getting the latest cutting edge tech so shouldn't really complain.

I debated for a long time whether to get this or the Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) which is available at tempting prices at the moment. It comes down very simply to the screen size. Do you need the extra screen real estate? If so get the 12.2, otherwise stick with the 10.1, it is also superb with pretty much the same internals and it's much better value at present. The bigger screen on the 12.2 is awesome though :-)
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2014 21:11:26 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Mar 2014 21:11:42 GMT
Does it come with 3G/4G? I would really appreciate knowing if you could put in a 3G type sim card etc Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2014 23:23:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 May 2014 10:06:26 BDT
Yes you can use 3g cards if you buy the LTE version

Posted on 1 Apr 2014 02:37:00 BDT
What's the battery life like?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2014 14:35:28 BDT
Very good, easily powers through a whole day with heavy usage

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 18:45:03 BDT
Tom Bombadil says:
Hi. Thank you for the review. Can you tell us if it has blu-tooth?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2014 19:19:44 BDT
Hi yes it does

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2014 21:35:17 BDT
Tom Bombadil says:
Thanks for your quick response. X

Question. Is it lacking anything that you find is needed?

I ask as one in need of a (mainly) AV unit, rather than a n all rounder.

Ta much in advance.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2014 09:12:58 BDT
Hi, I can't think of anything to be honest, its an excellent device all round

Posted on 2 May 2014 07:00:45 BDT
Does it do screenshots well? I try to do newspaper clippings on my Kindle HD but all that ever happens is that the volume goes up and down...

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2014 10:04:20 BDT
Taz says:
Are you sure ? As far as i know, this version is not 3g/4g.
If you want mobile data, you have to wait for the version with the snapdragon 800 cpu that supports LTE.
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