Samsung Galaxy Pro review

Samsung extends its Galaxy brand of Android smartphones with a keyboard-equipped Blackberry lookalike, but Julian Prokaza is far from impressed. Read on to find out why.

The Samsung Galaxy Pro

Sadly, this low resolution screen also stymies some of the apps, particularly the web browser. Body text on standard web sites is often completely illegible and double-tapping to zoom into a column of text usually results in it being magnified too much to fit on the screen. Worse still, the web browser used on the Galaxy Pro doesn't seem to perform any kind of on-the-fly text reformatting to rectify this, which means many pages need constant left and right scrolling to read. Just to make things worse, there's no multi-touch, which means Android's zoom in/out buttons are the only way to take finer control over page magnification and they usually zoom in and out by too great an amount for comfortable webpage viewing.

Surprisingly for a mere 3.15-megapixel camera, photos snapped with the Samsung Galaxy Pro really aren't that bad as long as there's sufficient light (there's no flash). Exposure is a little hit and miss, and colours tend to be washed out, but there's little noise. Shutter lag of up to a second while the autofocus sorts itself out can lead to shots turning out unnecessarily blurry, but trick modes like panorama and smile' (where the shutter stays shut until the subject says cheese') might be useful enough to compensate for this.

Featured Resources

The essential guide to cloud-based backup and disaster recovery

Support business continuity by building a holistic emergency plan

Download now

Trends in modern data protection

A comprehensive view of the data protection landscape

Download now

How do vulnerabilities get into software?

90% of security incidents result from exploits against defects in software

Download now

Delivering the future of work - now

The CIO’s guide to building the unified digital workspace for today’s hybrid and multi-cloud strategies.

Download now

Most Popular

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft, not Amazon, is going to win the cloud wars

30 Nov 2019
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

What to expect from AWS Re:Invent 2019

29 Nov 2019

Raspberry Pi 4 owners complain of broken Wi-Fi when using HDMI

29 Nov 2019
Google Android

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G review: Simply the best value 5G phone

22 Nov 2019