Samsung Galaxy Pro review

Cheap as chips Android with a QWERTY keyboard

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With a music player and FM radio onboard, basic audio media are covered fairly nicely. The radio has a rather nice user interface involving an old-fashioned tuning image and round 'button' that you can use for manual tuning. It'll auto-scan channels and you can save four favourites.

There's a handy mute button, which is useful if you are listening through the loudspeaker, all of which contributes to a decent system.

Samsung galaxy pro fm radio

If you are listening to the radio you get controls from the notifications bar, so you can switch channels and flip into the main app easily. And you can set an auto-off timer so that you can go to sleep with the radio on and it'll just, well, switch off.

Samsung galaxy pro fm radio in notifications bar

Music playback is a reasonable experience, but it is a bit miffing that Samsung can't be bothered to provide headphones. You'll need these for the FM radio too, of course - and thankfully there's no adaptor needed, so the inevitable headphones upgrade is just brought forward a little faster anyway.

The player picked up tunes from an SD card without a hitch, but failed to find our album art. The loudspeaker is fairly good quality, and there's an equaliser with a few different settings.

Samsung galaxy pro music player

The equaliser does make a difference to sound, but it's another of the annoyances of the small screen that you have to do a lot of scrolling to see all of the equaliser options on offer.

Samsung galaxy pro equaliser

Just as with the FM radio, there are controls you can call up by dragging down the notifications bar.

Samsung galaxy pro music player in notifications bar

The Gallery app finds photos and video, and displays them in a rather nice thumbnail grid that allows you to flick through and find what you want to look at. The Samsung Galaxy Pro supports MPEG4, DivX and Xvid, and it played back files that we've sometimes had trouble with on handsets because of their size.

Samsung galaxy pro gallery

Finally, if streaming is your thing, you can always fall back on YouTube. The client worked well for us, although just like the video recording it does suffer because of the small screen size.

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