Samsung Galaxy Beam, also known as the I8520 is an older phone from the Samsung Galaxy series. Nevertheless, it’s a quite decent phone with good specifications.
This category deals with the other important aspects of the phones. There are tons of features in this phone such as:
Android Eclair (v2.1) Operating System
720 MHz single core processor
Accelerometer and Proximity sensor
GPS with A-GPS support
Java with its MIDP Emulator
Social Networking integration with live updates
Built in WVGA projector
Predictive Text input (SWYPE)
The phone supports GSM 850/900/1800/1900 in 2G network and HSDPA 900/1900/2100 in 3G network. Something quite common in most of android smartphones in the market.
The galaxy beam is not very slim, with body dimensions measuring 123 x 59.8 x 14.9 mm, but anyways it is acceptable. And the body is not lightweight either since it weighs 156 grams which is a small disadvantage of the phone.
As for the display, the phone is quite ahead, sporting the Super AMOLED display for a phone released in 2010 is definitely above the mark. The phone hasn’t left itself behind as far as the display is concerned, with the support of 16 Million colors, a resolution of 400 x 800 pixels and a 3.7 inches screen with ~252 ppi pixel density. The phone is multitouch too and has scratch resistant glass to keep your phone’s display looking good as new.
Nothing much to say in this category, the phone has 16 GB of internal memory which is quite good. A microSD card slot with the option to expand memory upto 32 GB paired with 384 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM adds the cherry on the top.
Going to the data, the phone supports GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots) at a speed of 32 – 48 kbps and EDGE class 12. And on the 3G network the phone sports HSDPA at 5.76 MBPS and HSUPA at 7.2 MBPS. The phone supports wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n too. Bluetooth in every smartphone is a must, so the phone does not disappoint here also, having Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP.
The 8 MP camera fixed on the phone is sure to tempt those who plan to buy it. The image capturing resolution is 3264 x 2448 pixels which is quite good too. Not forgetting the video, it can record 720p HD video at 30fps. The secondary features that come along for the camera are: Geo-tagging, video light, face, smile and blink detection.
Yet another important aspect of the phone, the phone has a Standard 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery which is supposed to give a stand-by time of 630 hours on 2G network and 530 hours in 3G network. The Talk time is no less, with a decent 14 hours 20 minutes on 2G network and 7 hours 20 minutes on 3G network.
It can be concluded that this phone, in spite of being heavy, covers the disadvantage with a brilliant display, a good camera and huge 16Gb of in built memory which creates a lot of space for you to save your files, apps, images, so on and so forth. A must buy for people who don’t mind the little extra weight and the outdated Operating System.
Samsung Galaxy Beam Price
Price of samsung galaxy beam is Rs. 35000.