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Samsung Galaxy Beam vs Samsung Beam I8520

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Samsung Galaxy Beam Remove phone

Posted: 26 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Beam I8520 Remove phone

Posted: 14 Feb 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3.6) TouchWiz UIAndroid (2.1) 
Dimensions4.88 x 2.53 x 0.49 inches (124 x 64.2 x 12.5 mm)4.84 x 2.35 x 0.59 inches (123 x 59.8 x 14.9 mm) 
Weight5.13 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches3.7 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

233 ppi252 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTSuper AMOLED 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchYes 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerAutofocus 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)Yes 
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHz  
Graphics processorARM Mali-400  
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

768 MB RAM  
Built-in storage8 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time 14.16 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time 26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 7.83 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Capacity2000 mAh1800 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
RadioFMFM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
ProjectorBuilt-inBuilt-in 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced26 Feb 2012  

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