Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Pro / B7510
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Samsung GT-B7510 Galaxy Pro Android Smartphone
22 November 2011
Excerpt: The term is ‘Touch and Type’ and although it may have been coined by Nokia, but it’s a term that’s stuck and frequently pops up when talking about handsets that offer both Touchscreens and keypads for input. Samsung’s Galaxy Series also has a ‘Touch and Type’ option with their Galaxy Pro Android Smartphone and here’s what I think about it.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Pro is a mixed bag; we love the feel of the Qwerty keyboard but struggle with the positioning of the keys. We like that the Pro loads web pages and Google Maps quickly, but think that the low resolution screen lets it down in this department. Compared to the HTC ChaCha (more up to date OS, higher res screen, better camera) the Galaxy Pro doesn’t impress and we can’t see it holding its own against the forthcoming BlackBerry Curve 9360 in the Qwerty...
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.
Pros: Good price point, Comfortable QWERTY, Well connected
Cons: Poor screen resolution, Lack of multi-touch, No flash
Conclusion: Overall, though, the Samsung Galaxy Pro is hamstrung by its screen. Android simply isn’t designed to function within such a constricted space, and the user experience suffers significantly as a consequence.
Conclusion: It may not compare with the best business phones out there, but for its budget price the Samsung Galaxy Pro stands up pretty well, with a good, well-featured qwerty keyboard and access to the ever-increasing riches of Android's Market (despite its olde worlde version of the operating system). If you want a hard keyboard, but don't need a super sharp screen, terrific camera or powerful processing, it's well worth a look.
Summary: If you're after a good-value handset for calls and email, you can pick up the Galaxy Pro for only £130 on prepay, but be prepared for a disappointing display and mediocre web browsing - you might not want this handset on a two-year contract.
Pros: Nice keyboard; Android operating system; decent value on prepay
Cons: The small, cheap display means the multimedia features are disappointing