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Good: Great keyboard Good music player and radio Surprisingly good camera Low price Good media streaming
Bad: Small, low-resolution screen Only Android 2.2 Slightly wide for small hands No headphones in box
Comment: The Samsung Galaxy Pro runs Android 2.2 (Froyo). Samsung has applied its own little bit of skinning to proceedings to help it stand out a little from the crowd, bringing a version of its TouchWiz overlay.
There are four shortcuts, hardwired to the right side of the screen. One opens the dialler; one takes you to contacts; one to messaging; and one to the full apps list.
The action on the screen is pretty good under the finger - we were mostly impressed that the 800MHz processor managed to keep up with our movements without issue, although some slowdown was apparent in very minor instances.
The Samsung Galaxy Pro starts life with three home screens that you can move between with finger sweeps. The recently reviewed Samsung Galaxy Mini also starts life like that, but you can add more home screens to it, up to a total of seven. That's not the case here: you can't ever get past three home screens.
This is a bit of a pity, actually, since the real estate here is rather cramped. With the screen measuring just 2.8 diagonal inches and offering only 320 x 240 pixels you've not got a lot of space for many nice, big widgets. Realising this, perhaps, Samsung hasn't bothered to provide very many interactive panels.
As is usual, you can drag down the notification bar to get to updates of incoming messages and so on, and there's also a little settings bar you can use to toggle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, volume and the screen's auto-rotation.
That screen rotation isn't a universal thing. It doesn't function on the home screen, but it does function in many of the other apps - and sometimes very confusingly. For example, would you want to rotate the screen when using the keyboard to compose a message? We think not.
There's something else we aren't too happy about as far as the screen is concerned: there's no pinch to zoom. This is bizarre, as the screen is capacitive. We can't see why Samsung has left the feature out.
Good: the qwerty keypad looks good
Bad: screen res. is just too bad
Comment: i may have considered this as an ok phone, but its not a particularly attractive lookin handset, and 320 by 240? no chance.
Good: great look
Bad: battery, over heating
Comment: Samsung should consider the case of battery drain seriously. Updating firmwares may help in this issue. No updates are available for this model yet.
we customers & users expect battery life of this phone at-least one day. without using any of the applications the battery will stand for two days. But without using any of the applications what's the purpose of buying this phone ? ? ?
Good: qwerty keyboard is very stable, handy & Cute
Bad: Battery Performance is very very very bad
Comment: In my opinion, If you are looking for a phone for making just calls this one is good. The battery will drain like hour glass. Why samsung is making such nice products without battery backup. I just changed Samsung galaxy fit to galaxy pro.
Processor - 800 Mhz
RAM - 280
Internal Phone Storage - 160 Mb
30 minutes call + 30 minutes internet browsing + 15 minutes email sync + 15 minutes video and music + 10 minutes Gallery + 20 minutes google maps with gps . That's only need to drain the battery fully
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