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Samsung Beat Review

Samsung Beat

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Samsung Beat Review
Performance:


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.


Conclusion:

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.

Pros

  • Sound quality
  • Battery life
  • Size

Cons

  • Reception strength
  • Uncomfortable keypad
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PhoneArena rating:
6.6Good
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PhoneArena rating:
6.6Good
Display128 x 160 pixels TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size3.54 x 1.80 x 0.70 inches
(90 x 46 x 18 mm)
2.72 oz  (77 g)
Battery800 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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