Samsung arrives stomping this September 2011 . So much so that as you know, the Korean company has dared to present a long collection of smart terminals within the Galaxy family, one of the most powerful in the company, but also within the Bada universe, the firm's own operating system . This time we find the Samsung Galaxy M Pro , a mobile phone equipped with a good touch screen of 2.66 inches and a keyboard physical QWERTY that we will pearls when messages write long , chat with our friends or frommanage our email as if we were in the office.
As you can imagine, it works through the Android operating system and it does so through one of the latest versions presented for mobile phones. We refer to edition 2.3 , also known as Gingerbread , with the possibility of later updating to higher editions. The phone is also well equipped for multimedia , so that you can take good quality photos and even play multimedia content anywhere, which will especially appeal to younger users . Next, we offer you a detailed analysis on the technical sheet presented on the newSamsung Galaxy M Pro .
Design and display
The Samsung Galaxy M Pro is a device that lovers of practicality will especially like. We say this because its external appearance quite meets the expectations of those who are looking for a phone equipped to connect to the Internet, to call their friends or even chat with their professional contacts. Its design does not follow in the wake of the most classic and advanced Samsung terminals. Complies with measures of 113.5 x 66 x 9.97 mm and has a weight of 109 grams . As you will see, it is positioned as a fairly wide terminal, but light, which will appeal to those who cannot do without the classic full QWERTY keyboard .
As we told you at the beginning, the Samsung Galaxy M Pro is capable of combining the properties of a touch screen with the advantages of a keyboard with these characteristics. The panel is multi-touch and has 2.66 inches , in addition to 480 x 320 pixels of maximum resolution . Like all devices of its kind, it integrates complementary functions such as the rotation sensor, the accelerometer or the proximity sensor. At the bottom of the screen , just before the QWERTY keyboard starts, we find four basic buttons to access the main functions of the phone, in addition to an optical trackpad fornavigate comfortably through the menu .
The Samsung Galaxy M Pro is a perfectly capable phone for connectivity. We can say that it operates on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 850/1900/2100 networks . In this sense, its technical sheet tells us that we can access broadband Internet , which is known under the name of 3G networks , to navigate with much more agility between pages, consult email comfortably and even share interesting content through from our favorite social networks. We can also take advantage of Wi-Fi networks thanks to the device's compatibility with Wi-Fi networks 802.11 b / g / n and use this connection as Wi-Fi Hotspot, which allows other users to use the anchor and take advantage of the 3G network that you have contracted. We remind you that according to the official data sheet, the device is capable of transfer rates (in 3G) HSDPA of 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA of 5.76 Mbps .
We especially like to highlight that the phone is compatible with Bluetooth 3.0 technology with A2DP , which offers us a license to share content between devices and even to listen to the music that we have stored on the phone from the car, in a playback via streaming . Another good news is that the terminal incorporates a GPS navigator with A-GPS support, which will help us to turn it into a true navigator, capable of replacing the dedicated device we have in the car.
For the rest, you have to count the most classic external connections. To begin with, a microSD card slot that will be great for expanding the memory of the device and leaving it at 32 GB , which is already a fairly generous capacity to store large amounts of photos, videos and music files of different kinds. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy M Pro has an output of 3.5 mm for connecting headphones or speakers , plus a microUSB 2.0 input that will make us a liaison between the phone and computer and vice versa. This will allow us to synchronize content, save files and even charge the device's battery if we do not have a compatible charger at hand .
Photographic and multimedia camera
The camera of the Samsung Galaxy M Pro is undoubtedly one of its most interesting components. And it is that in addition to complying with the rest of the technical characteristics , the device is completed with different features in the multimedia section. One of the most important is the camera. And for the lucky fans to the photo, we can say that the Samsung Galaxy M Pro comes equipped with a camera with five megapixel sensor , capable of capturing snapshots at a resolution up to 2,592 x 1,944 pixels .
To this we will have to add the geotagging functions , face detector, autofocus and LED Flash , a utility that will allow us to improve the quality of the photographs in low light situations or even at night. The user will be able to capture video in medium quality , while the second front camera (VGA) will be the most useful when making video calls.
And we go for multimedia playback . If you are one of those who usually play music, videos and photos on your terminals, you are in luck. Like most devices , in fact, you will be able to make compatible most of the most common formats. The Samsung Galaxy M Pro datasheet mentions the following: MP3, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, AMR, RA, M4A, MiDi, WAV, AVI, MPEG-4, 3GP, 3G2, H.264 and H.263 . To these functions we will have to add the FM Radio with RDS , to alternate with the fixed contents that we will already have stored on our card or in the memory of the terminal. Otherwise, the user will have a direct connection to online services such as YouTube or Picasa, in addition to having support for Adobe Flash .
Memory and operating system
And we are going for one of the most important sections of the device: the internal memory . At the moment, Samsung has not made public the amount of MB that the Samsung Galaxy M Pro will have in the fridge. We know, however, that there will be very few, so we will be forced to expand the memory of the phone if what we want is to take advantage of all the options of the terminal with guarantees. This implies installing a memory card in the device, being able to reach an extension of 32 GB , which is the maximum allowed in almost all cases. However, we will have to see what type of card comes in the sales package to see if we need to buy memory cards higher.
The chosen operating system is Android version 2.3 or Gingerbread , which is the last one that has been presented to date. Before the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich edition arrives , the vast majority of terminals will arrive equipped with the one at hand. You will have access to all the functions of this famous icon system , as well as all the services that Google offers us . We refer to Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk or Picasa , in addition to allowing us to download applications (both free and paid) to expand and improve the functions of the terminal. It must also be said that the Samsung Galaxy M Pro incorporates asingle-core processor , running at a clock speed of 1 GHz .
Autonomy and availability
Regarding the autonomy of the device , we still do not have accurate data provided by Samsung , so the most prudent thing is to wait to find out what support the phone battery can offer us . At the moment, we know that it has a lithium ion part with a capacity for 1,350 milliamps . We will be attentive to offer you exact data on the tests carried out by Samsung to check the performance of the terminal.
The Samsung Galaxy M Pro will be available to European customers from the next autumn months. The downside is that Samsung has not yet announced exact dates, prices or carriers with which the terminal will be available. As soon as we have any news about it, we will update this information.
The combination of its QWERTY keyboard with the touch screen, in addition to its camera with a five megapixel sensor and built-in LED Flash . We also like that it works with the latest version of Android (2.3 Gingerbread) as standard.
It could get better
The design, too serious and discreet . You could have interesting alternatives for younger audiences, such as buttons for direct access to social networks or advanced multimedia functions. The thing is compensated by the camera and excellent connectivity.
|Weight and measurements||113.5 x 66 x 9.97 mm|
|Memory||Requires microSD cards (up to 32 GB)|
|screen||2.66-inch multi-touch (480 x 320 pixels)|
|Camera||Sensor 5 MP, 2048 × 1536 pixels|
Secondary VGA camera for video calls
|Multimedia||Play music, video and photos|
Supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, AMR, RA, M4A, MiDi, WAV, AVI, MPEG-4, 3GP, 3G2, H.264, H.263
|Controls and connections||Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system|
1 GHz processor
3.5mm headphone output
Wireless: Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, 3G, GPS
MicroSD card slot
Front QWERTY keyboard and optical navigation trackpad
|Battery||1,350 milliamp capacity|
3G autonomy in use and idle: not available
2G autonomy in use and rest: not available