Last Friday, Nescafe flew myself and ten other top bloggers selected from Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and Cote D’Ivoire to an exotic location in Accra, Ghana for the Start Conference 2014. One of the souvenirs from the trip was a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 3G for each participant and with our names engraved at the back:
That rear cover is a fine piece of work too, with a leathery texture:
If you think that 10-inch tablets are huge, Samsung has got one an extra large special for you. The Note Pro has a 12.2-inch display. When I pulled it out of the package the first time, I was struck by its sheer size. Personally, I prefer 7-inch tablets. That doesn’t take away any merits that the Note Pro 12.2 has.
The Note Pro looks good for work and play. That large screen makes reading, typing, scribbling or watching movies all the more enjoyable. I mentioned scribbling, because there’s an S-Pen with the Note Pro. S-pen is Samsung’s souped-up stylus, and it comes packed full of extra functionality.
Over the weekend, I took notes, tweeted, and browsed the internet on it. I have watched a full length movie on it and it was awesome. The stereo speakers positioned on either edge of the device sound really well, especially when watching movies.
The Note Pro 12.2 is powered by an octa-core processor. Or more accurately speaking, two quad-core processors. There’s 3GB of RAM to keep things running smoothly. The unit with me has 32GB internal storage. There is a 64GB version available as well. There is a microSD card slot side-by-side a micro-SIM card slot (it offers HSDPA, though there is a 4G version as well). And next to that pair is Samsung’s proprietary USB/charging port:
The Note Pro’s greatest selling point is also its greatest problem for me – the size. Carrying this hulk around is something else. A carry bag should solve that problem, I believe. Here is how the Note Pro 12.2 stacks up in size against my laptop:
Inside the Note Pro is Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. For power, there’s a hefty 9500 mAh battery, and that has meant me not having to worry about battery life daily. I have had it only a few days, so battery life should get even better hopefully.
Yes; I am naming this guy Big Daddy!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.