Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Beam / i8520 / i8530
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Sound quality 10
Battery performance 8
Build quality 10
Samsung Galaxy Beam
jlendario, Phone Arena
8 March 2014
Excerpt: This cel phone is very usefull to me, as a professor in a university. The camera isn't the best camera in the world, but the cel phone feels nice and works just fine for me. I love the fact it comes with an extra battery and an external charger. This way the cel phone never dies...
Pros: The projector itself, extra battery, extra external charger
Excerpt: It is a good phone and a cool gadget at the same time. The projector is a real highlight, and it works great if the room is dark. But it's useless when you can't darken the room. The only cons are the screen and the camera. The camera doesn't have zoom, and the screen is unreadable in bright sunlight. But the batteries(2) last long: some gaming, phone calls, internet... and still 50% of battery life.
Summary: Love the Samsung Halo. Best phone out there for sure. Would love to know if it is available on a prepaid plan. I know Straight Talk has quite a few Samsung phones on it's service... is the Halo one of them? Straight Talk is the best prepaid plan out there that would be saving me a great deal of extra money, please someone let me know asap!
Summary: The Samsung Beam runs Android Gingerbread. While this software may be dated, it may not be important depending on what the intended use is. Since the phone runs many Android apps and operates smoothly on this version of the OS, I have no complaints since I can run all the apps I need. This phone has a built in projector, which is surprisingly good.
Summary: If this worked then I would have thought keeping it. It kept turning off now and then automatically which indicated that it might have some malware. As such projector gave good performance but due to the projector it a bit thick phone to keep in pocket. I hope Samsung would come out with the slimmer version of it. I got a very good deal on it so would have kept it keeping in mind it came with a back up battery and a battery charger/phone stand.
Summary: I used to work in a mobile phone store so used to the latest tech, so my expectation of a phone that's not top of the range was quite low. But this thing kept up with my galaxy note 2 and my s3 for almost everything. RAM a little low but only because I use so many apps on it. For your average user its just plain awesome! The projector is no good in daylight, but that's expected. But at night it really comes alive!!