The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a tablet by Samsung that aims to offer a general tablet for consumers while also offering a great drawing experience.
Let's see if that's the case or if Samsung has tried to stuff one too many things into one tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Specifications
|Camera Resolution||2.0 MP Front Camera, 8.0 MP Rear Camera|
|OS||Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS|
|Size||11.6 x 8.0 in|
|Storage||32 GB, 64 GB|
|Resolution||2560 x 1600|
The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 came packaged with the tablet itself, S Pen, USB charging cable, wall adapter and quick start guide.
The setup was fairly straightforward and just involved clicking a few boxes and logging into a few accounts. You'll know what I'm talking about if you've ever owned a tablet before. All I had to do was download a few apps and I was ready to start drawing.
So let's get into the review!
The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 came with a nicely sized 11.6 x 8.0 inch display that offers a fairly good amount of drawing space for most artists.
One would only really need more room when working on more professional-level work, which I don't see this tablet being used for. I suppose you could use it for this if you really wanted to, though. Just don't be surprised when you find yourself moving the screen around a lot!
The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 also has a USB connector and a microSD slot so you can increase the memory of your tablet.
I found that the surface of the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 was fairly slippery when using the included S Pen to draw. It took a fairly long time to get used to and was a bit of a hassle to have to deal with.
Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 has a reported battery life of 13 hours but I found that it was more like 8-10 hours. This may have to do with the apps I installed draining more battery life from the tablet but it's still significantly shorter than what was being reported by Samsung. Disappointing.
As stated above the stylus that came with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2(marketed as the "S Pen") had some trouble with traction on the tablet surface. Once my hand got used to drawing with the stylus, however my drawing experience with the S Pen improved.
The stylus is powered by Wacom technology so its sensitivity is great, even if it only has 1024 levels of pressure at its disposal.
This also means that the S Pen has no battery which is great and means that you can just pick up the stylus and draw if you've charged your tablet.
The pen is a little lightweight but it's not too bad and it has enough weight that it doesn't feel completely hollow on the inside.
One of the things I didn't like about this stylus is the fact that it's too easy to lose! There is a storage space in the upper right side of the tablet for the S Pen but due to its small size I constantly found myself misplacing this thing. Perhaps I'm just prone to losing things but I'd make a habit of putting the stylus back in its storage space immediately after use or you may find one day it's nowhere to be seen.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a tablet with some flaws that is ultimately saved by its stylus.
The tablet came with a reported battery life of 13 hours but I found that in my experience in ended up being only about 8-10 hours. The tablet surface is a good size for drawing for most people. There was a USB connector and microSD on the side of the tablet for your convenience. I found that the surface of the tablet was a bit slippery when drawing on. This took a while to get used to.
The S Pen stylus that came with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 had fantastic pressures sensitivity thanks to the Wacom technology inside of it. This technology is also to thank for the fact that it has no battery and needs no charging. There is a compartment in the tablet to store the stylus but I found that due to its small size the S Pen was easily lost when not in use.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a great tablet by Samsung saved by it's alliance with Wacom, which creates a great stylus that functions well.
Well, that is, once you get use to it!
4.1 out of 5.0 – Fantastic