Samsung Galaxy Beam ReviewSamsung Galaxy Beam 8
All the usual bells and whistles coming with the transparent interface menu of TouchWiz are present on the Galaxy Beam, including Smile shot and Panorama mode.
The pictures come out pretty good - slightly off more to the yellowish and warmer side than needed, but exhibiting a good amount detail, and a sharp looking photo.
The 5MP shooter with LED flash on the back of the Samsung Galaxy Beam only records video with HD 720p definition, not the 1080p type we'd expect from having a dual-core processor. The 720p video has the warm yellowish overcast, too, but the footage is crisp, and it runs with smooth 30fps.
Samsung Galaxy Beam Sample Video:
Samsung Galaxy Beam Indoor Sample Video:
The tried-and-true TouchWiz music player sports the usual array of ways to categorize your song library by albums, artists and playlists with cover art galore, and a rich selection of equalizer presets.
Here we have to note the potent loudspeaker, which emits strong and clear sound, adding significantly for the viewing experience when you are projecting a movie, for instance, and the only sound source is the built-in speaker.
The Galaxy Beam plays almost every video format you throw at it, including DivX/Xvid/MKV files up to HD 720p definition, and the video player is the usual rich in functionality TouchWiz endeavor. It's all good, since you will be tempted to project a great variety of videos when demonstrating the phone's projecting capabilities to every stranger on the street that is willing to listen to you. We wish it was able to handle 1080p though, so it can play absolutely any file.
1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Samsung's really been innovative lately. I'm hoping to see the resolution get better in a year, a projector to cover a whiteboard at least for school. but anyhow, it's a good one.
3. kanagadeepan (Posts: 760; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Giving a spare 2000mAh battery is a good idea...
4. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Isn't the projecter 30 lumens? In the pros in the conclusion is says 15. And the title is written Conclsusion.
6. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
What a stupid review, PA! The only interesting thing about this phone is the projector. The review should have been filled up to 50% with performance data of it. Very unprofessional. The neighbour's kid would have done a better review if asked.