Samsung has certainly come a long way since the first generation tablets from the company that went up against the iPad.
It was certainly David against Goliath contest, as Samsung came out better in this regard. Since then, the company has come on leaps and bounds in this segment and this has been proven by the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 – its latest tablet offering in the high-end segment. The Nexus 7 is one competitor, which in its 2013 version, and offers a lot of value for money.
One of the best aspects of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is its design, which is a marked improvement from the first generation tablets of the company. The tablet uses the same faux leather approach seen in some of the high-end Galaxy series smartphones for the back. Even though the materials used beneath it are polycarbonate, the leather approach certainly makes the device feel more upmarket. The Nexus 7 is also one of the solid devices available in the market today.
In fact, it may be even closer to the iPad in terms of its build quality. The materials used on the device are also of great quality and it feels good to hold.
This is the talking point of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, which comes with a 12.2 inch screen as its name suggests. This gives the device a sizeable advantage over any other tablet including the Nexus 7. The huge touchscreen display also comes with its own stylus, which brings the world of possibilities since Samsung has borrowed a lot of features from the Galaxy Notes series. The stylus in those devices has been praised a lot for improving the overall functionality and this is the case with the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 as well.
The 7 inch unit on the Nexus 7 is a much more compact unit and one that helps increase the portability aspect of the device. Further, it also offers a much better pixel density than the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.
A major disadvantage of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is the weight of the device. This, coupled with the large touch screen display makes it tough to hold for more than 30 minutes. One has to rest it on the table in order to experience multimedia magic, it is truly spectacular. The presence of the large display has its advantages and disadvantages. With respect to the Nexus 7, it suffers from the inability to blow up video content like the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.
The device comes with only a 7-inch display, which may be great for browsing the web, but it is not really the ideal machine for experiencing top-class multimedia entertainment.
The consequence of a large touch screen display may result in the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 suffering from poor battery life, but due to the usage of a 9500 mAh battery, it offers excellent battery life. The Nexus 7 also has a good battery life.
The former retails at $ 700 while the Nexus 7 is a value for money product at $ 237.
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