Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 review

A big tablet with a big price tag

Samsung Galaxy Tab 12.2 review
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One of the main reasons we purchase tablets is because we want to watch media and play games on the device, and the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 does not disappoint.

Firstly, although I am extremely impressed with the screen provided on the tablet, Samsung has touted it as High-Resolution, not High Definition has touted it. There were times whilst using the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 where each individual pixel was noticeable when watching a film. However, this is all dependant on your eyesight, distance of the tablet from your eyes etc - so I would not want to highlight this as a major downfall, although I feel it must be mentioned.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2

When you touch the screen while a black or dark image is displayed it does 'that funny thing' which also happens when you touch a laptop or computer screen. A white ripple surrounds the area where you apply pressure, this is surely a sign of poor design and build quality. Quite off putting for a device that retails for over £500, $500.

Incase you missed it, the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 tablet from Samsung has a screen of over 12 inches, which is absolutely amazing for watching films. I had no problem downloading or streaming content on the device as apps like VLC cater for almost every media file format. For content streamers, there is a good selection of apps to download that will provide hours of content at your fingertips.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2

The speaker grills found on both sides of the tablet pack a fairly decent punch, and sound even better when the tablet is laid on a flat surface or when you cup your hands behind the speakers. The sound bounces off these surfaces and back in your direction, enhancing your listening pleasure. Although it must be point out that the quality of the audio is not that great from the device, and I would recommend using headphones to enhance your experience.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2

Storage on the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 should not be an issue. The internal storage supplied is a tasty 32GB. If this is not enough you are able to increase the storage via the MicroSD slot, which is capable of accommodating up to 64GB of extra storage, giving you a possible total of 96GB of storage space.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2

As far as data intensive 3D activities go, games that include intensive graphics proved to be a cause for concern when it came to the battery life. However on the plus side, I did not have any problems with stuttering or jerkiness which often irritate other mobile gamers.