QWERTY Mobiles in India have gained a nice popularity. Started by Blackberry and almost every brand has their range of Qwerty phones in India. In this post we are going to compare two very nice Qwerty phones one is Symbian based Nokia E5 and the other one is Android based Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510. Both these phones have done a good business in Indian mobile market and they are at almost the same price range of Rs.10,000. So I think, it will be a good idea to explore the advantages and disadvantages of these two phones over each other.
Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510 is a Android 2.2 Froyo Mobile Phone where as Nokia E5 is Symbian based phone. I don’t think i need to tell you more w.r.t to the OS, Clearly Android is a far better OS than Symbian. So here the vote goes to Galaxy Pro (+1 for Galaxy Pro)
Galaxy Pro has a MSM7227-1 Turbo 800 MHz processor and E5 has ARM 11 600 MHz processor. Galaxy pro is again the winner as it has a better processor and it also has a better OS, so the combination of both makes it the winner again. (+2 for Pro)
Display and Screen:
Galaxy Pro has a 2.8″ TFT Display with 320 x 240 Pixel resolution which supports 256k Colors and E5 has a 2.36″ QVGA 320 x 240 Pixels display with 256k colors. So display wise both the phones are moreover same.Galaxy Pro is a Touch and Type, i.e. it has a Capacitive touchscreen as well as QWERTY Keypad whereas E5 has Qwerty Keypad only. (+3 for Pro)
Galaxy Pro has a 3MP camera with QVGA Video recording and E5 has 5MP Camera with LED Flash. This is where E5 actually beats Galaxy Pro. Common man when buys a phone they look mostly for normal features likes display, camera, connectivity etc. So here this 5MP Camera will make a huge difference and I think that’s one of the reasons for E5’s success in Indian market. Both the mobiles however does not support Video calling. (+1 for E5)
Galaxy Pro has 1350 mAh Li-Ion with 6 Hours 3G talk time and 11 hours 2G talktime. E5 has 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery with 5 Hours 3G talk time and 13 Hours 2G talk time. Here, relying on the battery life and battery performance of Nokia i think E5 has a better battery back up. I will suggest don’t just go on 1350 or 1200, there are many other factors which finally decides the battery life. Nokia has always been better in terms of battery life. (+2 for E5)
Galaxy Pro and E5 both has GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Micro USB. So they are at par here.
Galaxy Pro has 160 MB Internal memory and expandable up to 32 GB and E5 has 256 MB Internal memory and expandable up to 32GB. Not much a of a difference here, Galaxy pro has less internal memory but it is compensated by nice processing power of Android.
Audio and Video:
Galaxy Pro supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA Audio formats and has Stereo FM Radio. It supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid Video formats. E5 supprts mp3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA audio formats. It supports MP4 Video formats. However it does not matter much as there are several video players available to run almost any format. Here also they are moreover same.
Galaxy Pro current price in India is Rs.9,500 and Current price of Nokia E5 is Rs.9,000. So price wise they are almost same. However based on my analysis stated above, I would like to go for Samsung Galaxy Pro for its better Operating system, Better processor and its touch and type functionality.