Samsung Galaxy Beam Android phone (preview)

Samsung Galaxy Beam preview: An Android phone with a built-in pico projector

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Michael Czajka

5.0

1

Pros
Projector
Cons
Old version of Android
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This will probably be my next phone.

I've wanted a portable projector for ages... and the cost of many of the pico projectors is about the same as the phone.

Only the price is stopping me from buying it now.

:-)

S M Qaisar

5.0

2

Pros
Projector
Cons
Don't know
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Really Nice ....!

Tristan

4.5

3

Pros
Projector phones
Cons
reduced features
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Expand I have had the original Samsung Galaxy Beam for over 1.5 years (model I8520 released in Singapore only). I can tell you that the projector is great. Forget projecting anything while the sun is out, but the darker you make it, the bigger you can project the image / video. A projector in a phone is far from a gimmick. I use it quite often. Mainly for streaming media from my PC wirelessly over WiFi network and projecting onto bedroom wall / ceiling. It will totaly surprise you how usefull it can be in many different situations. Recently I have used it for as babysitter - projecting kids cartoons onto the hallway wall while all the other televisions in the house were being used. BBQ Party a few weekends back, I used my phone to project song lyrics (from internet browser) onto the wall while everyone was singing to a guitar player. Basically you have a 40 inch TV / Screen in your pocket.

My only problem with the new second Galaxy Beam is that the other specifications / features have been toned down. When my Galaxy Beam was released 2 years ago, it had features and specs that even beat the flagship Galaxy S1 at the time. My Galaxy Beam (Original) has 8 megapixel camera, and 2 years later, the new Beam (and the old Galaxy S1) only has 5 megapixel. Also they have halved the internal storage memory to 8Gb. My Galaxy Beam has 16Gb. Because of how usefull the projector is I have maxed out my 16gb as well as a 32Gb micro SD card. I would be very unhappy with a phone that doesnt have a projector. I would rather loose the camera or Mp3 player. However this new second Galaxy Beam needs to improve on the other specs - to top of the range! I just cant accept a reduction of specs / features from a phone I have had for almost 2 years!

Brent

4.5

4

Pros
Pico Projection
Cons
15 Lumens
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Samsung should add a second pico projector to the bottom of the phone. One for the image and the other for a projected keyboard giving the user an experience similar to a desktop/laptop computer.

Josh

0.0

5

Pros
comedy
Cons
innovation
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Poor old Samsung. They should stick to copying other companies instead of trying to create their own lol

billamy cabanisas

4.0

6

Pros
built in projector abd slim phone
Cons
battery life,and the brightness
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wish I could have one...as a tester..and to compare the diference of my galaxy s2.

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