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[Q] Is is worth to upgrade from Note 2 while waiting for Note Pro 8"?

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24th January 2014, 11:22 AM   |  #11  
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I am a scientist. I use it mainly for work and hobby. In the past, I printed out lots of power point slides and pdf files for reading. However, I cannot carry all these with me while traveling. I am looking for a device that is excellent for annotating research papers and power points in pdf format. I like to take photos and videos. I spend about 1.5-2 hours on public transportation. Want to get some work done while waiting at the bus stop or on the bus or train. If there were a Note Pro of about 8" (with S-pen and phone capability), that would be the best. I would just trade in my phone for such device. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, Samsung decided not to release a Note Pro 8" but a Tab Pro 8". Is this a marketing strategy? Anybody has an idea when the Note Pro 8" would be out? I guess probably in the Fall. Considered to get the 12.2" Note Pro. Not sure if it is too heavy to use while waiting for the bus at the bus stop.
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25th January 2014, 11:24 AM   |  #12  
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I tried the device in a store today. I viewed the same pdf file from both the Ultra Z and my Galaxy Note 2. Viewing the pdf from the Ultra Z was much better. The background was white and the letters were clear. Everything looked good until I tried the camera. The images were very bad compared with the same ones taken from my Galaxy Note 2. Wonder if I should buy the iPad Mini Retina Display or iPad Air. Then, trade in for the Note Pro 12.2 or Note Pro 8 later.
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I tried the device in a store today. I viewed the same pdf file from both the Ultra Z and my Galaxy Note 2. Viewing the pdf from the Ultra Z was much better. The background was white and the letters were clear. Everything looked good until I tried the camera. The images were very bad compared with the same ones taken from my Galaxy Note 2. Wonder if I should buy the iPad Mini Retina Display or iPad Air. Then, trade in for the Note Pro 12.2 or Note Pro 8 later.

The camera is not too bad in good light, and is even usable if you don't use the stock camera app
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26th January 2014, 01:03 AM   |  #14  
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I tried it in a store. It was very bright! Do you mean using other camera apps could lead to better quality photos? Which one do you recommend?
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