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Samsung Galaxy Pro Review

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Samsung Galaxy Pro Review
Call quality on the phone is passable. When making calls, the person on the other end has a tendency to sound a bit faint, however, they reported we sounded audible, though not entirely crisp with some slight background noise.

Given the low graphical demands of the handset, we're glad to say that an area the Samsung Galaxy Pro excels is performance. It's packing an 800MHz processor and doesn't show signs of lagging at all. Battery life is also pretty good with 11 hours of talk time and 26 days of stand by time, which is kind of impressive. We found that this translated to a couple of days semi-regular use.


Conclusion:

So, if you're after a messaging phone, you want it to do cool stuff like tether, play music well and offer a greater selection of apps than a BlackBerry, all at a low price point, then the Samsung Galaxy Pro may be for you. Sadly, there is a compromise in the form of the screen. Its low resolution and lack of multi-touch puts it below other Android handsets specifically for tasks like web browsing and picture viewing. For everything else though, we are pretty impressed with Samsung's mid-range offering. A decent alternative to the device is the BlackBerry Curve, which is a more business-centric, albeit pricey handset. If you are after a cheaper QWERTY device and don’t need smartphone functionality, consider the Nokia C3.

Thanks to Three for providing us with the review unit. Samsung Galaxy Pro is now avaialble on Three with all-you-can-eat-data.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Baseband version:
B7510NEKC2

Kernel version:
2.6.32.9-perf

Build number
FROYO.XWKC5


Samsung Galaxy Pro Video Review:


Pros

  • Good price point
  • Comfortable QWERTY
  • Well connected

Cons

  • Poor screen resolution
  • Lack of multi-touch
  • No flash
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posted on 24 May 2011, 06:23

2. fred (unregistered)


This sounds like the sort of phone that will suit me down to the ground but I'm unsure of one thing.
My Nokia E72 will act as a modem for my netbook while I'm out and about.
Will the Samsung?

posted on 12 Jun 2011, 10:06

3. visan (unregistered)


sure samsung galaxy pro can be used as a modem

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 18:29

4. Paul R. (unregistered)


This is a phone, fellas. You make and receive calls with it. Your review gives no information about how to use the Samsung Galaxy Pro to make and receive calls.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 02:13

5. GaganKumar (unregistered)


How much RAM it has?

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 05:39

6. Arshad (unregistered)


you can use galaxy pro as modem without need of any pc studio or installing driver....it support USB tethering and WiFi hotspot and even in laptop you can use galaxy pro as wirless modem.............with WiFi hotspot....no need of pc studio/driver...

it has 270 MB RAM

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 04:04

7. mukund (unregistered)


does this phone support yahoo and rediffmail for push mail

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 09:22

8. Rajinder Singh Bhalla (unregistered)


galaxy pro is very good. Processor is very fast. wifi connection and web browsing is also cool.

Though I bough one yesterday. But so far seems very good. Cool processor at 800 MHz and 512 RAM are cool.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 12:18

9. Muhammed Salih (unregistered)


Its a good phone. But some demerits in my views.

1. Battery backup is very poor as copared to Nokia.
2. Flash is not supported by browser.
3. Opera browser will not work satisfactorly.
4. Ordinary charger will not suite. If it connected touch screen will not work properly.
5. No selection key like 'ENTER' in computer key board.

And some other demerits..mail me muhammedsalih.s@gmail.com

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 04:54

10. Gunja (unregistered)


Since its a android phone, if u browse for 15 to 20 minutes...battery goes down n down... Very Poor battery life. sometime the touch does not work properly...mainley the Wify and bluetooth shortcuts.

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 09:19

11. abidh (unregistered)


looks like its not a bad phone if u use it in a proper way the battery stays

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 12:53

12. preet ..... (unregistered)


shud i buy or not m confused..... due to battery considerations .. ?? :O
KINDLY GUIDE THAT PERSON WHO IS USING THE FONE FROM A LONG TIME ..

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 10:57

18. anushua (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


preet, donot make the mistake i did----its awful!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 01:03

13. WANJIRUC (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Great phone ...easy to use on the internet with gmail but limited power time as I have to keep charging the phone. Also, no flash for the camera

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 19:43

14. nishamudheen (unregistered)


Good smart phone but weak battery life and sound clarity

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 05:12

15. Prashant Jagtap (unregistered)


Could any one tell me how to lock message folder and folders in gallery. I searched a lot but unable to do the same.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 10:54

16. anushua (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Bought a Galaxy-Pro a month back & have already sent it for repairs----- wi-fi stopped working & blue tooth wouldnt switch off. really dissapointed. would advice all not to buy this phone

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 10:55

17. anushua (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


extremely weak battery

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Display2.8 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
800 MHz
Size4.28 x 2.63 x 0.42 inches
(108.6 x 66.7 x 10.65 mm)
3.65 oz  (103 g)
Battery1350 mAh, 11 hours talk time

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