Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510 review: Utility droid
Android gallery is nice
The Galaxy Pro uses the standard Android gallery, which is great. It offers the good functionality, we’re accustomed to, cool 3D looks and nice transition effects, but unfortunately (again) only shows a downsized version of your images.
The thing missing here is multi-touch zooming and if you’ve used an Android with this feature you’ll immediately feel the difference. Sadly, Android isn’t quite suited for zooming in and out without the pinch gesture and feels laggy and unnatural.
Getting back to the gallery, images and videos placed in different folders appear in different sub-galleries that automatically get the name of the folder, which is very convenient – just like a file manager.
The different albums appear as piles of photos, which fall in neat grids once selected. Online albums at Picasa show up as separate stacks as well.
You can also organize the photos by date via a button in the top right corner which switches between grid and timeline view.
In grid view, there’s a date slider, which can also be used to find photos taken on a certain date.
If you are checking out a photo, you can use the tabs at the top of the screen to jump back to the main gallery screen, without having to go through its folder.
The gallery supports finger scrolling or panning so you can skip images without having to return to the default view. Just swipe to the left or right when viewing a photo in fullscreen mode and the previous/next image will appear.
There are tons of options for a picture – you can crop or rotate it directly in the gallery. The Send feature offers quick sharing via Picasa, Email apps, Bluetooth or MMS.
Video player is as basic as you can get
The video player of the Galaxy Pro B7510 is nothing to rave about. It covers only the basic 3GP and MP4 formats and doesn’t even have an icon in the menu. The only way to get at it is through the file browser or the gallery. Watching DivX or XviD movies is a no-go with the default player though Samsung official specs advise otherwise.
The on-screen controls boil down to play/pause and skip buttons as well as a scrollable progress bar.
TouchWiz music player
The music player in the Samsung Galaxy Pro is blessed with the TouchWiz UI as well. You can sort the music using the sorting options, which are neatly displayed in a tabbed interface. Among the options are current playlist, all tracks, playlists and albums, artists and composers. You are free to remove some of the filters to make the interface easier to navigate.
Music experience on the Galaxy Mini can be enhanced thanks to the included equalizer in the settings menu.
As far as usability and looks go the music player on the Galaxy Pro is top notch and offers everything from creating playlists to enabling equalizer settings and enjoying an enhanced audio experience.
Passable audio quality
The Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510 audio is hardly the best we have seen, but given the device market positioning, it's more than adequate.
When connected to an external amplifier the smartphone is slightly on the quiet side, but it achieved some great results all over the place.
The hit that the performance takes when headphones are connected is quite substantial though - stereo crosstalk spikes, intermodulation distortion rises too, while frequency response is no longer perfect. Volume levels aren't spectacular here either.
And here come the full results so you can see for yourselves:
|Test||Frequency response||Noise level||Dynamic range||THD||IMD + Noise||Stereo crosstalk|
|Nokia C6-01||+0.07 -0.37||-88.2||88.1||0.0073||0.017||-89.4|
|Nokia C6-01 (headphones attached)||+0.48 -0.25||-88.1||87.8||0.016||0.362||-71.7|
Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510 frequency response
You can learn more about the whole testing process here.
The Samsung Galaxy Mini is equipped with an FM radio with RDS. The interface is simple – there’s a tuning dial and you can save as many as 4 stations as favorites. You can also play on the loudspeaker, but the headset still needs to be plugged in to act as an antenna.