Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Vs Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 examined

By Alan Ng - Jan 17, 2014

Samsung has turned a lot of heads after this year’s CES 2014, notably due to the reveal of two brand new tablets that will arrive over the coming weeks. This week, we focus on one of them – the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and how it compares vs the popular Galaxy Note 10.1 2014.

If you picked up the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 last year over the Holiday sales due to the missing Nexus 10 2 tablet, you are probably very interested to know how the 10.1 2014 compares against this new tablet that is on the way.

Apart from the obvious differences with display sizes, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is going to include some slight advantages over the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014. Samsung may be playing a risky game by releasing too many tablets at the same time, especially when the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is still a top of the range tablet.

For example, both the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 come with a 1.9Ghz Octa-core Exynos 5 processor. Both also utilize 3GB of RAM and both feature an 8 megapixel rear camera with 2MP front-camera.


The key differences that we can see lie in battery type, with the Note Pro 12.2 having a 9,500 mAh battery and the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 featuring a smaller 8,220 mAh battery instead. Other differences involve the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 being offered in 16GB variety aside from 32 and 64GB, while the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 will offer just 32GB or 64GB – both have MicroSD support.

Samsung’s newer tablet will also ship with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box, whereas the Note 10.1 2014 comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This isn’t a big problem though, as it only takes a software update to bring the two tablets up to the same level.

The display resolutions are exactly the same too, which is an important point. The size may differ between the two, but Samsung are still offering a 2560×1600 resolution on both.

The graphics setup is also the same as well – using either a Mali setup on the WiFi version or Adreno 330 on the LTE model – so gaming performance will not suffer if you pick up the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 instead.


With this in mind, you may want to question whether it is truly worth picking up the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 over the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. If size matters the most, perhaps – but based on specs there are not too many differences.

Take a look at the included clip for a close-up look at both tablets. Give us your thoughts on these two devices and whether you agree that Samsung has made it hard to consider the Pro version at the moment.

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Also See: 2015 Galaxy Pro 12.2 Edition & Note 10.1, no show at MWC

  • ASasa

    the note 10.1 is the best

    • MoreQuads

      Don’t you mean is is the best for you ?

  • Tom Green

    The Note Pro has a USB 3 port so faster charging and data transfer, it also has some software exclusives but I don’t know if they’ll be bringing all those over to the 10.1. Does anyone know what Hancom Office for Android is like? If it’s anywhere near as good as word then I reckon the Pro is a must buy but it’s hard to find any indication of how good it is because I’m pretty sure they aren’t going to be the crappy apps on the Play store

    • ASasa

      The note 10.1 is better it also has a USB 3 port so faster charging and data transfer, it also has some software exclusives. East or west note 10.1 is the best.

      • Tom Green

        No the 10.1 doesn’t have USB 3.0 unfortunately, I used to have one but sent it back when I found out there was going to be a 12 inch version. I absolutely loved it but it took an awfully long time to charge- totally forgiveable with such a huge battery though. What exclusives are there on the 10.1? I certainly didn’t notice anything on mine compared to what the 12.2 is meant to have. I had the 4g one with the snapdragon 800, there was a tiny bit of lag with Touchwiz even with that.

      • MoreQuads

        are you sure your 10.1 is 3.0 USB? I have a friend online who has one and she said it is the old 2.0 micro 6 pin? She is pretty sharp on her gadget knowledge.

    • MoreQuads

      I am in agreement 3.0 USB is a must. My GN3 charges in a flash.
      What I don’t like is the slower 1.9 cpu. so may wait for the AT&T version with the 2.3. Seems silly to have a cell faster then my tablet?

      • MoreQuads

        Oops forgot, I have the old 10.1 and it takes 5.5 hours to charge with a good cord, up to 12 hours with the flaky 6.5ft cords I got on Amazon.

      • Tom Green

        I’ve just bought the 1.9 version and it runs very well, the benchmarks don’t seem to reflect the 400mhz difference. Having said that the graphics processor on the Qualcomm version is clearly superior, but by the time any game comes along to really put that performance to good use it’ll be time to upgrade anyway. I’m emulating Daggerfall at full speed, that’s good enough for me!