Samsung Galaxy Pro review

Cheap as chips Android with a QWERTY keyboard

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We've trailed it a bit already, but that 2.8 inch 320 x 240 pixel screen really shows up its failings when you're trying to browse the internet. And the fact that the screen doesn't support pinch to zoom just adds insult to injury.

The 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and Wi-Fi mean that you can get to sites quickly enough, but the initial load probably won't give you enough detail to read much, so you're stuck waiting for the green bar to get all the way across.

Samsung galaxy pro techradar home page

Scroll around with a finger and you may or may not be able to read enough detail to see what you want to click next. A double-tap zooms you in, and this is likely to deliver the detail you need.

Samsung galaxy pro techradar home page zoomed

Double-tap again and you zoom in again - this time to a really large screen size. Another double-tap and you zoom out.

Samsung galaxy pro techradar home page zoomed again

You've got the option of turning the Samsung Galaxy Pro to get a tall screen view, but as you can see from the shots below, it doesn't make a whole heap of difference, really, because the width-to-height ratio of the screen isn't very different.

Samsung galaxy pro techradar homepage tall mode

Samsung galaxy pro techradar homepage tall mode zoomed

Samsung galaxy pro techradar homepage tall mode zoomed again

On the plus side, the Samsung Galaxy Pro has full Flash support, which means that embedded video works well. We were streaming content from web sites like crazy - and although some websites weren't able to properly deliver Flash thanks to the slightly lower power processor, it was still and excellent

The browser supports multiple windows, too, so you can keep tabs on a few websites without having to go back to the drawing board all the time.

Samsung galaxy pro multiple web windows

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen, QWERTY
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory4 GB
Built-in FlashNo
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SAR Value1 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyGalaxy
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time11 Hour
Product ModelPro
Screen Size7.1 cm (2.8")
Screen Resolution320 x 240
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)106 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution240 x 320
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height108.6 mm
Width66.7 mm
Depth10.7 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time610 Hour
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameGalaxy Pro Smartphone
Processor Speed800 MHz
Product LineGalaxy
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-B7510ISAXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

When work relies on constant communication, it is essential that your mobile comes loaded with all the latest connectivity. Samsung Galaxy Pro features the Premium Social Hub, Google Services and Android Market for the coolest and latest applications. They ensure that everything from messages to phone calls and social network updates can be achieved quickly and without hassle. And with the QWERTY keyboard, typing messages is now even easier. The Galaxy Pro is the perfect business partner and ready to add a new level of professionalism to your day.

Package Contents
  • Galaxy Pro Smartphone
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • User Manual
Limited Warranty2 Year