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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 are impressed by the performance and design. The battery and portability are also appreciated, but the camera and price get less positive views. Views are divided on the screen.

durability, portability, battery, design, performance

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 are impressed by 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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Beam boasts a built-in projector. No, really.

Cool projection effect ; Cute design ; Decent performance

Projector needs dark setting ; Chunkier than rivals ; Screen is average

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Laura Tosney (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam review

 

A projecting piece of kit: but will it leave you beaming?

Good battery life ; Projector capability ; Decent camera quality ; Additional battery

High cost ; Projector needs darkness ; Screen terrible in sunlight ; Niche market appeal

Forget HDMI-ready devices, Samsung has decided to go low-maintenance…got a wall? Got a Samsung Galaxy Beam? Great: project your puppy pictures, downloaded episodes and PowerPoint presentations at will!

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Sung (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Beam pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Samsung Beam, a smartphone with a built-in projector, has made it from concept to reality at Mobile World Congress 2012, with the company announcing

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Beam preview

 

Samsung says the Galaxy Beam will come with a "projector-dedicated application" that will enable projection of specific content, so the phone won't simply just project whatever is on the screen. Photos, videos, games, maps and "business information"...

The Samsung Galaxy Beam is definitely one of the more interesting releases of 2012 so far. It's essentially an average, mid-range Android phone that boasts a built-in HD projector as its key feature.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Beam

 

First Look: Projector, meet phone. Phone, meet projector. I'll leave you to it...

Overall then, the Samsung Beam is clearly a niche product, and we feel most people would be much better served by buying both a phone for general phone duties and a tablet for on the go video watching and presentations. However, as proof of concepts...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Beam - the projector-phone review

 

Samsung have built a projector into a smartphone - it's barmy but brilliant

The Samsung Galaxy Beam certainly isn't for everyone, and we're a little worried about the eventual price. For now though, no pricig or release date has been announced. However, the fact it will ship with Android 2.3.5 suggests it won't be too far off.

Expert review by: MARGOT HUYSMAN (ibtimes.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Beam Review

 

The Samsung Beam is Samsung\'s answer to a problem that, frankly, may not even exist. If you have ever found yourself in a position of having to project a PowerPoint presentation without a projector handy, you can now use your phone. Finally, an...

If this were a better phone, with much more exciting specs, then it would be worth it, but unless you are 100 percent sure you will make use of the projector - and that is more than once or twice for fun - you may want to pass and just look into a...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Beam review

 

Smartphones often like to focus on a single \"killer feature\". Some claim to have screens as good as cinemas, others are the perfect iPod music player alternative. The Samsung Galaxy Beam, however, is really a movie projector.

Built-in projector, spare battery supplied

Projector\'s not great quality, old version of Android, pricey for a midrange handset

The Samsung Galaxy Beam is a gimmicky phone, with niche appeal, but it\'s not a bad effort. If the idea of a pocket projector appeals to you, it\'s good enough quality to show off your videos to an audience (though perhaps without the detail and...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: nicholasfearn (gadgetxpert.co.uk)

Review – Samsung Galaxy Beam

 

You don't see many phones with projectors, in fact you don't really at all, but Samsung managed to change this by announcing the Galaxy Beam, one of the world's first phones to feature a fully working projector. But that's not all, because it's still a...

The Galaxy Beam is a feature packed smartphone, however, the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich and a decent screen resolution may disappoint some, but that doesn’t mean that the Beam is terrible handset, because it’s quite far from it. Features such as the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: ALED JONES (dailymail.co.uk)

A phone and a projector - is that such a bright idea? Aled Jones finds out

 

I'm a real gadget freak – I just love having a new gadget in my hand – so getting to try out the new Samsung Galaxy Beam mobile was a lot of fun.

Mind you, if my daughter was old enough, she’d buy one tomorrow!

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Samsung / ST ERICSSON
Processor Number:U8500

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p / Unknown

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
IP Protection:IP 52
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA:No / Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:AMOLED / Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.0/2.0.1/2.1 Eclair / Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:Samsung / ST ERICSSON / Unknown
Processor Number:U8500 / Unknown
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