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Samsung Galaxy Beam / i8520 / i8530

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    8.7 8.7 from 203 reviewers
  • Expert Score (34)
    7.2 7.2 from 34 reviewers
  • Design (22)
    6.9 6.9 from 22 reviewers
  • Value for money (10)
    5.8 5.8 from 10 reviewers
  • Features (10)
    6.7 6.7 from 10 reviewers
  • Ease of use (15)
    6.5 6.5 from 15 reviewers
  • Performance (13)
    5.1 5.1 from 13 reviewers
  • Sound quality (9)
    7.8 7.8 from 9 reviewers
  • Sound (3)
    5.3 5.3 from 3 reviewers
  • Reliability (2)
    4.1 4.1 from 2 reviewers
  • Battery performance (9)
    7.8 7.8 from 9 reviewers
  • Display (9)
    6.4 6.4 from 9 reviewers
  • Functionality (7)
    7.0 7.0 from 7 reviewers
  • Speed performance (4)
    6.5 6.5 from 4 reviewers
  • Build quality (7)
    7.7 7.7 from 7 reviewers
  • Options (2)
    7.3 7.3 from 2 reviewers
  • Camera (4)
    6.0 6.0 from 4 reviewers
  • Multimedia (2)
    6.5 6.5 from 2 reviewers
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Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520

The Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 is a mobile phone that supports CDMA, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, iDEN, UMTS 2100/1900/900, LTE, TDMA and AMPS network, as well as EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s and CDMA data transfers. It has supports for multiple SIM cards, global roaming, and is designed in a candybar form factor that measures 4.84 x2.35 x0.59 (123 x 59.8 x 14.9 mm) that weighs 5.47 oz (155 g). The Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 also features an internal antenna…

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Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520

The Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 is a mobile phone that supports CDMA, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, iDEN, UMTS 2100/1900/900, LTE, TDMA and AMPS network, as well as EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s and CDMA data transfers. It has supports for multiple SIM cards, global roaming, and is designed in a candybar form factor that measures 4.84 x2.35 x0.59 (123 x 59.8 x 14.9 mm) that weighs 5.47 oz (155 g). The Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 also features an internal antenna, keyboard, soft keys and side keys for camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key, OtherVolume control and others. It features a 3.7 inch capacitive touch screen Super AMOLED display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 16 777 216 color. The Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 is powered by a Lithium-ion battery (1800 mAh) that provides users with up to 14.16 hours (GSM)/7.83 hours (3G) of talk time and 630 hours (GSM)/ 530 hours (3G) of stand by time.

Features

The Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 is a mobile phone that runs Android 2.1 operating system and is powered by a 3D Graphics hardware accelerator. It also supports OTA (over the air) Software updates, Java, games, an 8 megapixel camera with Optical Zoom, LED flash, auto focus and video capture; a secondary 0.3 megapixels VGA camera for Video Calling, a Music Player that supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG and MIDI file format, Video Playback for MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, and WMV file format, an FM radio with RDS, a YouTube player, Broadcast Mobile TV, internet browsing via a HTML browser, built-in online services support, Location Based Services such as A-GPS and Navigation; a phone book with Ring ID, Picture ID, Search by both first and last name, Multiple numbers per contact, and Caller groups function; a personal information management organizer for calendar, alarms, To-Do / Tasks, Document Viewer, calculator and world clock; a flashlight, as well as the usual SMS, MMS, EMS, predictive text input, instant messaging with Google Talk and email support with IMAP/POP3/SMTP/Microsoft Exchange/Push e-mail protocol. The Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 also supports memory expandability via a microSD card slot that supports 32 GB of memory, Bluetooth 3.0 conectivity, WiFi 802.11b/802.11g/802.11n, VoIP, WiMAX, an Infrared Port, USB port (microUSB), a 3.5mm headphone connector, SyncML, and DLNA support.

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