Samsung Beat Review
Since this is a handset, all of this would be worthless if it performed poorly. The interface was very responsive. The only times we found any delay was when a memory card was inserted and when using the media player to change songs found on the card.
Reception disappointed us as the Beat had a hard time finding any inside of buildings. Remarkably, the sound quality was excellent. It’s just surprising that we were able to hear so well considering its signal strength. Voices came through clearly and volume was not an issue at all. The other party was shocked at how well they heard us and some even asked repeatedly if we weren’t using a landline.
For an 800mA battery, it was surprising to see that we got 5 hours and 50 minutes of talk-time out of one charge. Samsung claims that it’s rated for 6 hours so it isn’t far off. The battery even seemed to last well with just light use as it took it about a day and a half to lose just one bar. Its total standby rating is 360 hours.
The Beat comes out as a really nifty little handset. There’s plenty of talk-time available and if you can get and keep signal, the sound quality, from both calls and the media player, surely will not disappoint you. If you can get past the low quality screen, uncomfortable keypad, and the weak reception then surely enough, this will be a great little handset.
- Sound quality
- Battery life
- Reception strength
- Uncomfortable keypad
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1. sudhir (unregistered)
I got this week for 3 days by now. The mp3 player is awesome and I dont find the key pad that uncomfortable. The camera performs below average .It came free with my Tmobile connection and had a 1 Gb microSD card with it. A new feature that I discovered is that when fully discharged and connected to a PC through the USB port, it starts charging. However, it doesnot charge through the USB if it is half discharged.
2. average dude (unregistered)
this isnt very uncomfortable to use. i find it works well in almost all places i go. and it is a lot more comfortable to use and has better sound quality than the juke.
Ive had my samsung beat for about a week now and its pretty cool. I love the music player on it. The setup is like most of the samsung phones out but overall its a great phone.