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