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Holy Sh*t, Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is $750 on Contract at Verizon

Verizon started selling both the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and LG G Pad 8.3 today. One of them is priced quite reasonably, while the other – well, I’ll let you decide after we tell you the price. The LG G Pad 8.3, a tablet many think is an excellent combination of size and high-end internals, can be picked up for $99 on 2-year contract or $299 without one. Not bad, right? 

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, on the other hand, retails for $849 without a contract. While not exactly a steal of a deal, it is an oversized tablet with high-end specs that can probably justify a steeper-than-usual price. But the part that has us feverishly scratching our heads to a bloody scabness, is the on-contract price. If you want to buy Samsung’s new 12.2-inch tablet, and lock yourself in with Verizon for two years, you are looking at paying $749. Woof.

For that price, you could buy two 2013 Nexus 7s with LTE or two G Pad 8.3s and not be locked into a contract. You wouldn’t have the 12.2-inches of glory, but man, do you really need to walk around with a touchable TV?

Verizon Links:  Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 | G Pad 8.3

  • “..wouldn’t have the 12.2-inches of glory”….thats what…he said?

  • Go home Verizon, your drunk

  • Ryan5609

    Unless you absolutely must have a touch screen tablet and are going to use this thing for work related stuff, then you are much better off spending $750 and getting a very nice, fully capable laptop that can do everything. You could get a full touchscreen laptop hybrid tablet for that price. Don’t get me wrong, Android tablets have their place and purpose (I have a Nexus 7 FHD) but I think at this price range, an Android tablet really doesn’t have a place or purpose, other than being unique.

  • mcdonsco

    WTF is wrong with Verizon?

  • Mathew Colburn

    I don’t understand why we complain about a 12″ 1080p tablet with an spen for $850 and then turn around and pay $650 for a 5.1″ phone with no spen or any of the other software. I do, however, think its quite ridiculous the on contract price is only $100 less than the outright contract, and I understand that’s the point of this article. Really thought, either way you look at it, both phones and tablets are WAY overpriced

  • Nashville

    You are only paying $10 a month on more everything, that is $240 total for 2 years. Same discount AT&T offers with a two year contract. Yes I realize the older Samsungs and the LG G Pad have an extra promotion currently but $100 off makes the LTE version the same cost as the Wifi only model so it doesn’t exactly seem out of line.

  • John Clausen

    Boy, they sure are proud of that thing, aren’t they?

  • NexusMan

    This article implies a Nexus 7 is the same thing as this tablet. It is not.

    • Grayson

      Exactly. The Nexus 7 is way better. Not a fair comparison.

      • NexusMan

        Not if you want a bigger, better screen. Or fantastic stylus integration. I guess, if you want something you can shove in your pants pocket. In all seriousness, they are completely different products, with different features, and specs. No one’s ever going to walk into a store and say “Gosh, it’s so close, do I get the Nexus 7 or the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2”

  • Grayson

    For that price, I would MUCH rather get this… http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD711LL/A/refurbished-116-inch-macbook-air-13ghz-dual-core-intel-core-i5

    2013 11.6 inch MacBook Air for $849 for anyone who doesn’t want to click through.

  • Ritalmumbai
  • WestFiasco

    Holy Sh*t indeed

  • bkosh84


  • fauxshizzl

    Anyone that was an early adopter of the original Xoom knows how this ends.

  • Ko

    “You wouldn’t have the 12.2-inches of glory”
    Ah, a day in the life.

  • Radgatt

    This has to be a mistake. Even for Verizon

  • YankInDaSouth

    LMFAO @ “12.2-inches of glory”

    • Michael Scott

      That’s what she said

  • Detonation

    The $99 Nexus 7 on contract is actually an ok deal. $99 + $10*24 = $339. $10 cheaper than the full retail price of the LTE version including service. You can get it for around $315 on sale but that’s without service.

    Edit: looks like that sale ended actually.

  • trixnkix637

    Or you could be a LTE or Wi-Fi Chromebook or laptop….

  • Michael Schnider

    But you get FREE overnight shipping!!

  • Chris

    tablets on contract are silly…

    • Maxim∑

      iPad Air + T-mobile best combination right now imo

      • trwb

        Why? You don’t have access to wifi?

        • Maxim∑

          I do lol……………………………………………………….

          If your on a carrier t mobile gives you a free 250MB per month with iPad Air or if you bring your own in tablet

          • jimt

            They also give you 2.5 GB for free if you have the unlimited data plan at $70. Go Tmo!

  • MH

    You can get them on amazon, wifi only, for $750 in 32gb and $850 in 64.

  • Cedarson

    Oh, Verizon… As we say in the South, “Bless your heart.”

    • Thomas

      As a fellow southern this made my day. Well played sir 😉

      • Christen Lawson


        ◆◆◆ ◆䷚◆◆ ◆◆◆ ◆◆�◆ ◆◆◆Thoughts of a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick always creep in…

    • Fresh360

      I was let on the inside of this joke a while ago and it always hilarious to me especially when “Church” women say it lol

    • BREAKING: Verizon set to change name of device to “Galaxy NopePRO”

  • JSo

    Only $100 less than without the contract? WTF Verizon?

    • tdurden64111

      I didn’t read the specs, but I assumed the pricing wasn’t pulled out of their ass. But this is the part that made no sense to me. Why would I ever go on contract for that?

  • Severo Rivera

    Holy sh*t is right.

  • ProZomby

    Verizon’s market dominance has gotten to their heads.

  • Pedro

    But, hey! You got the #1 network!

  • Feed Jake

    Not to be the old man in the group, but the title of the article looks like something a 12-year-old girl would write. Using that kind of language on a story on your site makes the site look childish. You’re better than that Kellen. That price is outrageous. But it doesn’t require that sort of reaction on a headline. This isn’t the New York Times, but c’mon now.

    • Feeding Jake with my Snake!

      Shut the [email protected] up. Feed on this Jake!

      • Feed Jake

        I see what you did there with the name. Clever.

        • droidify

          I love headlines like this. This is the reason I read DL and have since 2010. I respect someone who tells it like it is. Android Central did a private showing review of the S5 and it was obvious they were kissing Sammy’s ass. DL keeps it real.

    • OF

      You’re right. He should have left out the asterix…

      • jimbob

        Or, a good “WTF??” would also work well.

    • jimbob

      You definitely sound old.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      This is why we need downvote power.

      • Feed Jake

        Did they take that away? I still see the down vote arrow on comments.

        • Fozzybare

          i dont see it doing anything…

          • Adrynalyne

            Recent Updates to Voting
            Downvotes are still counted but will no longer display the total number of votes. This action will still be denoted by the voting arrow turning red.

          • I downvoted you again

          • Adrynalyne

            Whatever gives you purpose in life.

      • If you didn’t notice, his comment has 10 upvotes, but isn’t shown higher than a comment with less than 10. So, the downvote button is actually doing something good.

        • droidify

          Apparently the new down vote concept is over some people heads.

          • Adrynalyne

            What I find amazing is that the downvote trolls haven’t figured out that downvoting still works.

            Recent Updates to Voting

            Downvotes are still counted but will no longer display the total number of votes. This action will still be denoted by the voting arrow turning red.

          • i downvoted you

      • yup

    • The Narrator

      Oh booo hoo, dealwithit

      • Feed Jake

        It doesn’t bother me to the point that I’m going to swear off Droid-Life. I just don’t see the point in this looking like a cheap blog. If I wanted that sort of news, I’d go to youtube and listen to kids like the one who did the “All New” HTC One unveiling. I like Droid-Life because the reviews are usually bias free, unless they’re about Motorola, and the team does an excellent job of covering a variety of tech topics.

    • Orion

      Dude, relax. I found it quite funny.

    • flosserelli

      Jake, you may find this web site more appropriate for your tastes.

    • Nexoduss

      Shut up old man. Go read your newspaper and complain about those kids and their rap music.

    • I gave you an ol downvote mr high n mighty jake whos virgin eyes were hurt by a curse word with an asterick

  • And there are still people saying Samsung makes cheap devices.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    Haha hahaha

  • Daniel

    So Verizon offers stupidly tiny discount for getting it on contract and you guys think it’s a mistake? It’s Verizon…price gouging is their business model

    • michael arazan

      The one in the UKcame out 2 weeks ago and they were for sale @ $849 British Pounds, but off contract.

  • DC_Guy

    Unless it comes with unlimited data, I don’t think so!

  • hldc1

    “…but man, do you really need to walk around with a touchable TV?”

    My thoughts every time I see someone walking around with their iPad out snapping pictures. Thoughts of a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick always creep in…

    • The Narrator

      This is about the fact that somebody will pay $750 and then 2 years later, it will be $990. I feel like making flyers saying to just buy a damn MacBook.

      • Eric R.

        Even better, buy a Surface Pro and get desktop applications.

        • hldc1

          I have a Surface Pro 2. It’s a wonderful device.

    • supremekizzle

      Road House

  • Bruce Wayne

    I do not feel sorry for the idiot that buys at contract price.

    • Brandon

      Haha yep, you save $100 but you’re locked into them for 2 years!

  • tylerc23

    That’s gotta be a mistake

  • Bigwavedave25

    ON CONTRACT??? No freakin way, gotta be a typo.

  • Christian Trevor Clauss

    Feel sorry for the person who goes on contract at that price.