Samsung Galaxy Beam

Announced:
Feb 26, 2012
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

57.17 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Front:

1.3 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

4.88 x 2.53 x 0.49 inches (124 x 64.2 x 12.5 mm)

Weight:

5.13 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Radio:

FM

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz

GPU:

ARM Mali-400

RAM:

0.75 GB

Internal storage:

8 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (2.3.6), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Battery

Capacity:

2000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Other features

Projector:

Built-in

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 17, 2012

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI8530 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.35 W/kg

Body:

0.70 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.78 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.78 W/kg

This device is also known as Samsung I8530

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.49 inches)
  • Too little RAM

Description

The Samsung Galaxy Beam is Samsung's latest attempt at manufacturing a projector-equipped phone. Succeeding the Beam I8520, the Galaxy Beam is now positioned in the company's critically-acclaimed Galaxy line. In addition to the signature feature of this model, which is its projector, it also comes with a 4" WVGA screen, 1GHz processor, and a 5MP AF camera.

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