The Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab Pro are two of the most popular and premier tablets of Samsung as of today.
These tablets have a range of both similar and dissimilar features. However, with regard to most of the key factors, both the tablets tend to show quite a few similarities. The tablets use micro-SIMs and are available in two color variants of black and white. The 2014 edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was officially made available in the market in the beginning of the third quarter of 2013 while the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 made its entry in the first quarter of 2014. Despite being identical in various aspects, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is slightly higher priced than the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. While there is only one version of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, there are multiple variants of Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 for you to make your choice from.
Both tablets are quite bulky and tend to be difficult to operate, using a single hand. They are easier to operate, using their headphones or both hands, depending on what they are used for. Categorized as 10-inch tablets, both tablets have very much the same length and width. There is a very slight and practically unnoticeable difference, in their thickness, with the Tab Pro 10.1 tablet being the thinner of the two. However, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is considerably less heavy than the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
Verdict: Neither tablet scores over the other with respect to ease of operation with one hand. But, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 definitely feels lighter in the hand when you hold each tablet on either hand.
This is another feature where both the Samsung tablets gain equal scores. The screen of both tablets feature TFT displays with super clear LCD technologies that render better battery life. The tablets also share the same pixel density of 299ppi and pixel resolution of 2560×1600. The tablets also feature a light sensor and a multi-touch screen that allows up to 10 screen touches at a time.
Verdict: It is definitely a tie with respect to the screen display feature, as far as both the tablets are concerned.
CPU Performance, Graphics Processor, RAM and Software
The standard Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM 8974 system chip combined with a quad core Krait 400 processor. Both tablets have a clock frequency of 2.3GHz and the Adreno 330 graphics processor. However, the Tab Pro 10.1 device encompasses a 2GB RAM while its counterpart Note 10.1 comprises a better RAM capacity of 3GB.
As far as the operating system is concerned, both tablets function, using the Android operating system just like any other Samsung device. However, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 operates on Android 4.4 Kitkat, the latest release by Android, as against the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 that uses the previous Jelly Bean version.
Verdict: Although the Note tablet is equipped with the latest operating system, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is clearly the winner as it has a better system memory.
Internal Storage and Memory
While the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 comes in two variants of internal storage options comprising 16GB and 32GB, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has both these options and also a third option of 64GB. Both the tablets also feature a microSD card slot that can be used to expand the tablets’ memory up to an additional 64GB, using memory cards. Prices for each version of the tablet vary, depending on the internal storage option available.
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet emerges victorious over the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 tablet with its additional internal storage option.
The Samsung tablets encompass a 2MP front facing camera and an 8MP camera with features such as LED flash, autofocus, smile detection, digital zoom, exposure compensation and panorama. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 additionally supports HDR and video calling, while the Galaxy Note 10.1 offers back-illuminated sensor, face detection, geo-tagging, burst mode and self-timer. Both camcorders comprise the same 1920×1080 pixel resolution.
Verdict: With a few additional interesting features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 takes the lead over the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 in the mind of anyone who loves taking photographs.
The battery is not removable in either of the Samsung tablets. Due to the same size and the screen display of both the tablets, they feature the same 8,200 mAh battery. Once the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is fully charged, on an average, the battery supports 10 hours of uninterrupted video playback and 147 hours of uninterrupted music playback. On the other hand, a fully charged Galaxy Note 10.1 renders 11 hours of uninterrupted video playback and 217 hours of uninterrupted music playback
Verdict: While both the tablets portray fairly decent battery life, the Galaxy Note 10.1 takes the lead with better battery performance.
Multiple connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and mobile hotspot feature on both the tablets. However, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has an additional TV-Out and HDMI connectivity slot.
Verdict: Though the extra connectivity ports do not make much of a difference, they help the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 tablet gain a marginal victory over the Galaxy Tablet Note 10.1 in this regard.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 features the standard utility tools such as calculator, alarm, document viewer and calendar. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet has two additional useful options – memo and notes.
Verdict: Although there are two extra organizer tools in the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, the two tablets can actually be considered to be at par.
Messaging and Instant Messaging
Both tablets support predictive text input and threaded view options for SMS and Hangouts/Google Talk for instant messaging. In addition, the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet supports ChatON for instant messaging.
Verdict: With more or less identical capabilities, both the two tablets rank the same score and neither can be said to win over the other.
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