Samsung Galaxy Pro review

Cheap as chips Android with a QWERTY keyboard

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As an Android handset worth its salt, the Samsung Galaxy Pro enables you to set up a range of different social media and email accounts, including Hotmail, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and, of course, Google.

There's also Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and email for Exchange, for those wanting a work-focused connection.

Samsung galaxy pro account sync

You can synchronise accounts and manually link contacts so that information from different places is all brought together. Manual linking is a bit of a tedious process, but the handset did make automatic links where both Facebook and Twitter names were the same, which is at least a bit of a help, and also managed to work out a few that were more crazily-named.

SMS is another area where the small screen shows itself to be a bind. You can see enough on screen to type out a full 160-character message - but even if messages are only one word long there's not room on screen to show more than two in any threaded conversation at once. You have to scroll to see more.

Samsung galaxy pro texting

The keyboard supports auto-capitalisation and auto-punctuation, and did both surprisingly well.

And now we can't put off discussing the keyboard any longer. The good news is that it's responsive and easy to use at speed. The keys are relatively big and are domed, both of which factors make it easy to tap away. Samsung has made its shaping ever-so-slightly different at the edges than in the centre, which also helps.

There's a second function on the Z key for the @ symbol and another on the Sym(bol) key (left of the rather small space bar) for smileys, and there's a little set of four cursors that make it really easy to move around in large chunks of text when you want to make an edit.

There are plenty of useful symbols - one to each key - and you can get a good few more from the Sym key. A double-tap on the Shift key enables shift lock so that you can SHOUT YOUR SMS OR EMAIL.

All in all, this adds up to a keyboard that is fast and easy to use - it even gives BlackBerry offerings a run for their money.

Samsung galaxy pro on screen keyboard wide

If you really want to, you can activate soft keyboards in both tall and wide modes, but they're so small and fiddly to use that we can't really see why you'd want to bother.

Samsung galaxy pro on screen keyboard tall

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen, QWERTY
Wireless LANYes
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
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
Product NameGalaxy Pro Smartphone
Processor Speed800 MHz
Product LineGalaxy
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-B7510ISAXEU
Manufacturer Website Address
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