Wednesday, 21 November 2012

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT: THE DEFINITIVE GALAXY BEAM REVIEW

GALAXY BEAM, SAMSUNG
£: EXPECT TO PAY AROUND £309 UNLOCKED. ON CONTRACT LOWEST PRICE SEEN, £26 EE – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE.

Yes, gone is T-Mobile and Orange... They have been assimilated by Everything Everywhere! Let’s take a look at this remarkable handset with a projector built into it...


FUTURAMA 
That’s what came to mind when I took the Galaxy Beam out of the box... This solid black-thing with a hazard yellow filling feels great in the hand. Imagine that, huh? A mobile phone with a mini projector built into it! Ok, battery charged up and the Galaxy Beam is ready to go!

Before I had a play with the projector I played around with the phone! It’s stock Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 with the (in)famous TouchWiz 4 overlay! Y’know, I can’t say a bad thing about it – it works! It’s the one thing that I appreciate about Android is that it does what it needs to, which is to deliver a more than satisfactory user experience. I am running Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 on my Galaxy S and there isn’t too much that I miss on the Galaxy Beam as it is. However, I have understood that there’s a Jelly Bean 4.1 upgrade in the pipeline... It’s all good! I found the phone very responsive to the touch which is impressive because it’s a mere Dual-core 1GHz CPU! It feels like the Galaxy S2 with a little more spring!

THIS IS A PREVIEW! YOU CAN READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE IN FULL AND FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING @ www.SYNAPSECIRCUIT.com