A well-earned reputation precedes Samsung and their complete line of mobile phones built to please consumers at every price range. Whether you are looking for an entry level phone or a high end mobile device, Samsung will likely make your shortlist of phone options. Not uncharacteristically, they have made quite a buzz with the Samsung Galaxy Beam. This phone, which is part gaming console and part mobile projector is a great device for mid-range consumers with high-end tastes. Without further ado, let’s get to the details that make this device a hit among many and great value for all.
The Built In Projector
Since the built in projector is what makes this device truly unique, I decided to start with It. Designed and manufactured by Texas Instruments, the compact size makes the “Pico” projector a perfect fit for this device. Reportedly capable of projecting a very good image up to 51 diagonal inches, this phone would most certainly come in handy for those of you who would like to show movies or other presentations on a nearby surface. The 8 gigabytes of storage that comes standard should allow you enough room to store some entertainment, however if you are a real movie buff, upgrading to the 16 gig version may prove beneficial for you. If that still proves to fall below your storage needs, unlimited space is available through external storage cards.
The “Wow” Factor
I am sure that most of you who purchase this phone will be rather excited to show of this neat little toy. So, you may be asking; is it a looker? That really depends on what you are looking for in a phone. The first thing that grabs your attention when you are looking at this phone is the bright yellow band that wraps around this device. If your eye follows it for long, you will end up seeing a slightly odd lump near the top of the phone. This is of course the projector and perhaps most dazzling feature of this phone. Aside from those to key points, you will find a pretty average screen surrounded by a single physical button and two sensor buttons. Overall, this phone is relatively sleek and comfortable, considering it has a projector built in.
Surprisingly, the details of this phone are less than impressive. Android 2.3 is the operating system that you will find on this device. Historically speaking, Android has made a wonderful operation system that boasts a great user interface and prompt, responsive menus. The problem with this phone is that the operating system that comes standard on it is not up to date, as a matter of fact; it is almost 2 years old. Recently, Samsung has indicated that they will be releasing an update to resolve this issue.
The hardware of this phone is again pretty standard. You will get 8 gigabytes of storage with the standard model. Aside from that, you will find a NovaThor CPU that provides a pretty good user experience and is even capable of running moderately complex gaming applications.
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