Android phones have a lot of features and if you’re used to the QWERTY layout, then you have an option too. Galaxy Pro from Samsung is a very good phone which we are comparing with the Galaxy S, which is the Super LCD Version of the Samsung Galaxy S. Take a look:
The Galaxy SL comes with a 4 inch Super LCD display of 4 inches while the Galaxy Pro has a TFT screen of 2.8 inches. The Galaxy SL’s SLCD Screen has a 480×800 pixels resolution and is made up of Gorilla Glass. The B7510 Pro’s 2.8 incher has a resolution of 320×240 pixels and does not have Gorilla Glass on it.
Galaxy SL has a 5 Megapixel camera in the rear and records HD video at 720p and has a secondary VGA camera for video calls via 3G, Skype or Google Talk. Photos are shot at a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and the camera has autofocus also. Galaxy Pro has a 3.15 Megapixel camera which supports Autofocus and shoots at a maximum resolution of 2048×1536 pixels and the phone does not support HD Video Recording. Both the phones do not have LED Flash. Also, the Galaxy Pro does not have a secondary video call camera.
The Galaxy SL has 4GB/16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot which supports upto 32 Gigabytes of storage. On the other side, the Galaxy Pro has 512MB of inbuilt storage and supports microSD upto 32GB. So, it is highly advisable for you to go for a memory card if you are looking at the 4GB model of Galaxy SL or the Galaxy Pro.
Both the phones have three HSDPA bands: 900 / 1900 / 2100 and give maximum speeds upto 7.2Mbps.. Wi-fi bands are the same with both supporting the latest band of Wi-Fi, the 802.11n and 802.11b/g as well. GPS is available on both the phones and Bluetooth is 3.0 enabled on both the phones, along with A2DP. Also note that DLNA support is available via Wifi only on the Galaxy SL i9003 and the Pro does not have it.
Operating System and UI:
Both the phones are based on Samsung’s TouchWiz UserInterface over Android. The i9003 SL can be upgraded to the latest version of Gingerbread, 2.3.3 while the Pro will not be receiving that update and is based on Android Froyo, 2.2. Overall, the user interface is the same but with Samsung’s tweakings on the Pro to fit the operating system on the 2.8 inch screens. Some buttons have been placed on the side or arranged differently on the Pro, as you can see from the picture above.
Battery and Processor
The Galaxy SL i9003 has a 1650mAh battery, which is even higher in capacity than the Super AMOLED Version of the device, i9000. Galaxy Pro has a 1350mAh battery which is considered quite low for Android smartphones. Samsung claims upto 610 hours of standby time and 15 hours of talktime on 2G on the i9003 SL but only around 10-11 hours of talktime on the Galaxy Pro.
i9003 Galaxy SL has 478MB of User RAM available and comes with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, a PowerVR SGX530 GPU and the Pro B7510 has an 800Mhz processor and does not have a Graphics Processing Unit, also known as GPU.
The Galaxy SL has features like TV Out and overall Media improvements throughout the User Interface which are not seen on the Galaxy Pro due to its screen resolution. Also, the Galaxy SL i9003 comes with Swype prediction input.
The Galaxy Pro B7510 has a full physical QWERTY keyboard right below the touchscreen and is very useful for people who aren’t comfortable with touchscreen typing.
The Galaxy S is an overall nice phone with lots of features and is available here at 450$ but if you are not looking for a more business centric phone which you can carry or have just shifted to Android from Blackberry, the Galaxy Pro will suit you perfect because of the physical QWERTY keyboard which is available on the device and also an overall experience. The Galaxy Pro is available for just $239 here