Samsung Galaxy Pro review

Cheap as chips Android with a QWERTY keyboard

Samsung Galaxy Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Pro boasts a great keyboard, but its screen size lets it down.

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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.