Reviews and Problems with Samsung i8520 / i8530 / Galaxy Beam
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29 April 2013
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: 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!!
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: The issue is that most online trade-in programs will alter the payout amount after you have sent in your phone without giving you a choice. At www.smartphonecashin.com if you disagree with the payout amount, they will send you your phone back at no cost to you if prefer it.
Summary: "I found these guys are the best, www.smartphonecashin.com - they pay the highest dollar amount out of any smartphone trade-in program out there... They don't accept as many types of phones, but pay the highest dollar amount for the cell phones that they do accept. I was skeptical at first, but found their process to be hassle free and very easy - FedEx Free pickup for your phone, and very quick payment.