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Samsung Galaxy Beam

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Beam. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The battery and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the screen. Some have doubts about the camera and price.

durability, portability, battery, performance, design

price, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Beam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Beam

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Beam from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability.

durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Beam Sim Free Mobile Smartphone - GreySamsung Galaxy Beam Sim Free Mobile Smartphone - Grey

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Patrick Afschar Kaboli (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-I8530) Smartphone

 

Dried-out Gingerbread? The Samsung Galaxy beam is a middle-class

Good Workmanship; - Decent Performance; - Fair amount of accessories; - Great viewing angle stability; - Long battery life; - Nice projector feature

Display is not very bright; - Outdated operating system; - Power adapter makes noise; - Modest cameras; - Rattling speakers

Middle class smartphones are like sand in the ocean. We can not pick specific competitors as we would have to leave out quite a few others.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam review: stay for the projector, but nothing more

 

With a seemingly endless stream of flagship phones hitting the market before the holiday season, it can be easy to forget some of the other devices that

Projector works well ; Excellent battery life ; Solid and sturdy build

Runs on obsolete build of Android ; Low-end specs don't match professional needs

Unless you absolutely need a pico projector, there's no reason to splurge on a device with lower-end specs when your money can be best spent elsewhere.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Samsung GALAXY Beam Review

 

If you're looking for just about the strangest smartphone to have been released thus far this year, you're looking right at it right here: the Samsung GALAXY Beam . This device is a relatively powerful smartphone on its own, but with it you get a...

The Samsung GALAXY Beam is certainly a specialty device. If you have a need for a projector that’s also a smartphone, or a smartphone that’s also a projector – this is your only real legitimate choice. This smartphone is powerful enough to be your...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam (unlocked) review: Samsung Galaxy Beam (unlocked)

 

Never mind that the Samsung Galaxy Beam shoots 720p HD video or has a bright yellowjacket design. The one reason you're reading this is because of the quirky smartphone's capability to literally project the contents of your phone onto the nearest...

The Samsung Galaxy Beam comes with an integrated pico projector, a dual-core processor, 720p video capture, and a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen.

The Galaxy Beam's projection software needs some work, the 5-megapixel camera sometimes blurs indoor shots, and the build is thicker and heavier than many of today's phones.

Despite weak software, the Samsung Galaxy Beam's bright projector pushes boundaries, and strong smartphone features make it a worthy standalone device.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam review: Home cinema

 

The first attempts at a projector phone didn't quite work out for Samsung. For many that would be enough to call it a day, but not the Koreans. You don't become the world's number 1 phone manufacturer by giving up easily, so Samsung chose to take a...

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit PLS TFT touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels), Scratch-resistant glass ; Built-in 15-lumen DLP nHD projector ; Android OS...

No Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box ; All plastic construction ; Feeble loudspeaker ; NovaThor U8500 is the least powerful of the dual-core offerings on the market ; Thicker and heavier than mid-range competition

At the end of our review, it's perhaps fitting to return to the highlight of the Samsung Galaxy Beam - the projector. We found its performance pretty good for the casual media sharing, though the low brightness and the uninspiring resolution hardly...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam Review

 

Announced at MWC 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Beam sports a projector module of Samsung's own make, that shines with 15 lumen and nHD (640x360) resolution, supposedly enough to create a watchable experience in a low ambient light setting, which can be...

Built-in 15 lumen pico projector ; Large capacity battery plus a spare one in the box

Camera pictures oftentimes come with a yellowish overcast

It is fascinating how Samsung's researchers managed to stuff all these LEDs inside the small projecting unit in the Galaxy Beam, and still achieve a watchable picture that can be blown up to 50”, as if you carry your own big-screen TV in your pocket....

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Beam was announced way back in February at MWC 2012, and looks like your average Samsung mid-range phone, except that it has a built-in...

Has a Built-in Projector ; Okay Build quality ; MicroSD card slot ; Good battery life (some regions have extra battery) ; Easy to use one-handed ; Decent performance thanks to the Dual-Core

Bit Pricey if you dont consider the projector ; Runs ol’ outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread

It’s a niche device, so if you really need a mid-range Android smartphone with a built-in projector, well here ya go. If the projector isnt important to you, there are a couple high end Android phones for the same price.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Brand (mobile88.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam

 

Samsung just unveiled a mid-range samsung Galaxy Beam Android phone with a twist – it comes with an integrated HD projector

Built-in projector; Light and portable; Excellent battery life

Runs on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread; Awkward audio jack position; Handset; Power adaptor; microUSB cable; Spare 2000 mAh battery; Standalone charger

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Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Wong Casandra (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam (2012) - The Second Light

 

Fancy a smartphone with projection capabilities? The new Android 2.3 OS equipped Samsung Galaxy Beam comes with a powerful 15 lumens built-in projector, a dual-core 1GHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera. We find out how this mid-range smart projector...

Good range of features for its built-in projector ; Good performance ; Reasonable battery life

Bulky and heavy build ; Outdated 2.3 Android OS ; Below average camera capabilities

The new Samsung Galaxy Beam is certainly a niche product and will most certainly appeal to a certain crowd - a smartphone with a built-in projector is a rare gadget. There's no doubt about its general performance; it ran apps with no lags, internet...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Ashima Gupta (technostall.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam Smartphone: Specs and Features

 

The most amazing Samsung Galaxy Beam Smartphone with the exclusive feature of a built in projector which is able to deliver HD projection up to 50 inch wide, has been launched in India by the Samsung Electronics. This Smartphone ...

15 lumens ultra bright projector, 4 inch WVGA TFT PLS display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 1 GHz dual core processor, 5MP flash camera, 768MB RAM and 8GB internal memory, dimensions 124 x 64.2 x 12.5 mm and weight 145 grams

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM