If you are looking for some good middle end phones that will help you stay connected and if you’re the kind of person who types a lot, you surely should consider Android devices with QWERTY Keyboards on them. The Galaxy Pro series from Samsung have a very good range and come with the latest version of Android Gingerbread on them along with a physical keyboard which should help you do most of your social networking/document typing on the move. While you decide the budget and choose your pick, take a look at the comparison here between the Galaxy Y Pro and Galaxy M Pro phones from Samsung:
Table of Contents:
- Form Factor Comparison
- Display Comparison
- Camera Comparison
- Memory Comparison
- Connectivity Comparison
- Operating System and User Interface Comparison
- Battery and Processor Coamparison
The Galaxy Y Pro from Samsung is 110.8 x 63.5 x 11.5 mm while its elder brother, Galaxy M is 113.5 x 66 x 10 mm and can be held in the hand more easily and comes with a smaller overall build to it compared to the Galaxy Y Pro. The Y Pro weighs 108.6 g while the Galaxy M Pro is also similar in weight, almost equal at 108.4 g.
The Galaxy M Pro B7800 comes with a 2.66 inch Super LCD with a pixel density of 217ppi on it while the Galaxy Y Pro B5510 comes with a 2.6 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with a pixel density of 154. The Galaxy Y Pro has a screen resolution of 320 x 240 pixels while the Galaxy M Pro has a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels
Both the phones have two touch sensitive below the display along with a physical button and support Multi-touch.
Galaxy M Pro B7800 has a 3.2MP in the rear and has an LED Flash too. It records video at 720p HD and has a secondary VGA camera for video calls via 3G, Skype or Google Talk but the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro also has a similar 3.2 Mega pixel camera at a maximum resolution of 2048×1536 pixels and the camera cannot do HD recording as well, also note that there is no secondary camera or LED Flash in the Galaxy Y Pro.
The Galaxy M Pro has 1GB User Memory with 2.5GB Internal SD Memory that is expandable up to 32GB with microSD while the Galaxy Y has 160MB Internal memory and comes with a 2GB microSD card in the box and is expandable up to 32GB.
The Galaxy Y Pro has GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 bands and HSDPA bands which gives maximum speeds upto 7.2Mbps on HSDPA while the Galaxy M Pro has similar bands on HSDPA as well and has a support of upto 7.2 on HSDPA and 5.76Mbps on HSUPA . Wi-fi bands are the same on both the phones supporting the latest band of Wi-Fi, the 802.11n and 802.11b/g as well. Both the phones support WiFi Hotspot feature on them. To know how to enable Wifi Hotspot via tethering, follow these instructions here.
GPS is available on both the phones and Bluetooth is 3.0 enabled on the Galaxy Y Pro as well as Galaxy M Pro and comes with A2DP support.
Operating System and UI:
Samsung Galaxy Y Pro has a latest version of Gingerbread, 2.3 with Samsung’s User Interface, Touchwiz 4 and the Galaxy M Pro also comes with 2.3 Gingerbread on it. Both the devices come with Samsung;s Own TouchWiz UI which has just received a lot of improvements over its predecessor, the TouchWiz 3.0 .
Looking at it from the User Experience and from a normal man’s perspective, both the phones have a similar User Interface to operate through it and Samsung has optimized the User Interface for the QWERTY enabled Pro devices by making a couple of gestures and movements inside the Android experience integrated with the keyboard and touch controls as well.
Battery and Processor
The Galaxy Y Pro has a 1200mAh battery while the Galaxy M Pro has a 1350mAh battery. The Galaxy M Pro could have had a better battery, as it has a 1Ghz processor on it which will lead to a faster battery drain. We feel that a 1500 mAh battery would have been the best option for the Galaxy Pro but Samsung decided to go with a 1350mAh one.
The Y Pro has a 832Mhz processor on the CPU while the Galaxy M Pro has a 1 GHz processor powering it under the hoods.
Winner: Galaxy M Pro
The Galaxy Pro series has been quite a good selling one, considering that many wouldn’t want to miss out on their QWERTY keyboards and at the same time, catch a sense of Android and try out some nice touchscreen apps on them. The Galaxy Y Pro and the Galaxy M Pro are two good devices from Samsung in this category and if you have a strict budget, you should go for the Galaxy Y Pro, otherwise we’d recommend you put in some more money and get the Galaxy M Pro, for the more powerful specifications and camera which will lead to an overall better experience.