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Galaxy Beam

GT-I8530

Discover the freedom to share content - almost anywhere. The Samsung Galaxy Beam features a powerful built-in beam projector, offering great definition and a picture as large as a TV. You can capture amusing photos and videos with Galaxy Beam’s camera, and then use the projector to show them to friends instantly. You can also beam images or video to decorate your surroundings, or magnify and project physical notes, pictures and more. And, with high battery capacity, great video streaming and lots of storage space, you’ll be able to share everything you want. 4 5 5 reviews

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

Galaxy Beam

Features

  • Use built-in projector to share content almost anywhere
  • Project decorations, notes or camera footage overhead
  • Share videos and photos instantly with all your friends
  • Store, stream and share more thanks to high capacity
Potent Mobile Beam Projector
The built-in projector of GALAXY Beam gives you the freedom to share-to really share - all kinds of contents with your friends virtually anywhere. Stunningly good definition with a gradated throw up to 2 meters away, you can adjust sizing as you wish, up to 50” large - as big as your TVs.
Potent Mobile Beam Projector
Ambience Mode & Visual Presenter
Ambience Mode allows you to customise your environments -- beaming up any image or video to decorate instantly and change the mood any time! Overhead projector mode magnifies your hard copy, even physical objects, to project what your camera captures to share with everyone. Carry the power of projection wherever you go.
Ambience Mode & Visual Presenter

Take a Video and Share It Instantly

Having a camera in your phone is no new news, but only GALAXY Beam allows you to use your camera to capture the best pictures and the funnies videos and share them with your friends instantly on a big surface! No worries about file incompatibility because the device is multi-codec-enabled for smooth and seamless projection every time.
Take a Video and Share It Instantly

Various Supplementaries for Beam Projector

The Ace 3 comes with an important little perk—50GB worth of free storage on DropHumungous battery capacity powers a whole range of full-session activities -- up to 3 hours of continuous performance -- to fully immerse yourself, uninterrupted, in feature-length movies, live streaming of performances, sports matches and continuous game-play. Abundant 8GB memory plus 32GB microSD lets you store away all your contents for easy retrieval any time.box for 2 years. That means every photo is automatically backed up and you can access your files anywhere, anytime, right from your phone.
Various Supplementaries for Beam Projector

Powerful Smartphone Performance

Smart, super powerful CPU supports outstanding performance every time, it’ll leave you breathless for more. The most seamless applications and flawless multimedia with little to no lag time for ultra-smooth playback / projection and hyper-fast gaming -- even players with the quickest reflexes will be satisfied. Advanced HSPA+ networks with speeds of 14.4Mbps doubles the standard rate so you can get your content twice as fast. Enjoy blazingly fast downloads of even the largest files -- no need to wait, let’s start the show!
Powerful Smartphone Performance

Youthful and Sleek Design

Hot style factor in highly desirable, durable design that is extremely portable with a unique edge. Backed with soft rubberized grip, users can comfortably hold the device when projecting. Too-cool-for-school yellow racer-strip accent perfectly expresses your individual style -- lets everyone know it’s no ordinary smartphone! Large 4” display provides maximum comfort and readability for all of your contents and applications with superb visuals -- everything from sharper graphics to multimedia so brilliant and vivid you can’t wait to share. For all the cutting edge features packed into GALAXY Beam, the 12.55mm body is so awesomely thin -- you’d never guess you had a projector on hand!
Youthful and Sleek Design

tech specs

  • OS
    Android, 2.3
  • Display
    4"
  • Camera
    CMOS, 5MP

Dimension of GT-I8530BAABTU

Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity

  • EDGE/GPRS

    GSM 2G, 3G, HSPA

  • Communication

    EDGE / GPRS

  • HSPA

    HSPA 14.4 / HSUPA 5.76

  • Wi-Fi

    802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz

  • Wi-Fi Direct

    Yes

  • Bluetooth Profiles

    3.0 + HS

  • NFC

    No

  • AllShare Play

    DLNA

  • KIES

    KIES

OS

  • OS

    Android, 2.3

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Physical Specification

  • Dimension (HxWxD)

    123.9 x 64.2 x 12.55mm

  • Weight

    148g

Display

  • Technology

    TFT PLS

  • Colour Depth

    16 Million

  • Size

    4"

  • Resolution

    480 x 800 (WVGA)

  • S Pen

    No

Battery

  • Capacity

    2000mAh

  • USB Chargeable

    Yes

  • Talk Time

    Up to 1200min (2G) / 575min (3G)

  • Standby Time

    Up to 760 hours (2G / 3G)

Camera

  • Camera Resolution(Front)

    CMOS, 1.3MP

  • Camera Resolution

    CMOS, 5MP

  • Flash

    Flash-LED

  • Auto Focus

    Support

Memory

  • Memory

    768MB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory, microSD slot*

Chipset

  • Type

    Dual Core Application Processor

  • Frequency

    1GHz

Sensors

  • Sensors

    Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor

Colour

  • Colour

    Ebony Grey & Spot Yellow

Connectors

  • USB v2.0

    USB 2.0

  • Earjack

    3.5pi 4pole

  • MicroSD

    MicroSD (up to 32GB)

  • Dual SIM Support

    Yes

  • Connector

    Micro USB (5V, 550mA)

  • MHL

    No

Location

  • Location

    AGPS Support , Qualcomm

Services and Applications

  • Samsung Apps

    Yes

  • Social Hub(Integrated phonebook with SNS, IM, and Email)

    Social Hub 2.5

  • Music Hub

    Music 1.5

  • Readers Hub

    No

  • Game Hub

    Game Hub 2.0

  • ChatON, mFluent IM

    No

  • ActiveSync

    Yes

  • B-to-B Compability

    ODE, EAS, MDM, VPN, CCX, WebEx

Audio and Video

  • Video Format

    MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid

  • Video Resolution

    HD (720p) Video Playback / Recording

  • Video Frame rate

    30fps

  • Audio Format

    MIDI, AAC, AAC+, AAC++, AAC+e, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, e-AAC++, Enhanced AAC+, I-Melody, IMY, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA

SAR Information

SAR Information

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REVIEWS (5)

Owners Overall Ratings

4 out of 5 (80%) customers recommend this product

  • Features4.6/5.0
  • Performance4.6/5.0
  • Design4.3/5.0
  • Value3.3/5.0

Owner Reviews

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SamsungFan

2013-01-07

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

League of its own

Nice Projector Light Weight Good Memory/CPU Just waiting for ICS Upgrade

Christ14n

2012-08-04

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

Awesome

I would just like to say this product is awesome it is really cool, the projector is awesome. The design of the phone is really stylish too.

sishep

2013-06-05

    One of the best phones I have ever owned!

    I used to work in a mobile phone store so used to the latest tech, so my expectation of a phone that's not top of the range was quite low. But this thing kept up with my galaxy note 2 and my s3 for almost everything.

    RAM a little low but only because I use so many apps on it. For your average user its just plain awesome! The projector is no good in daylight, but that's expected. But at night it really comes alive!! I have watched films off a 130 inch projection and its good!

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    BORG

    2012-10-21

    • Features4/5.0
    • Performance4/5.0
    • Design3/5.0
    • Value2/5.0

    GREAT FOR CAMPING ETC BUT...

    This is a pretty good device, but for the price it should have been fitted with a higher specification projector (certainly as this is the only viable reason that this device carries such a high premium).

    The projector component should at least match the likes of the optoma PK201 or better still using a pico laser projector (such as Microvision's ShowMX/ShowWX/ShowWX+ range) as the pico laser projector is always in focus, regardless of angle of device or surface/surface imperfections. No MHL support is unfortunate in this cost bracket, as is the lack of Gorilla Glass for the screen or the cover of the projector. The inclusion of DLNA is a bonus though and almost makes up for the lack of HDMI support. device only seems to be able to play 720P movies as a maximum this is on the screen or the projector. inclusion of two batteries and a battery charger to charge the spare is helpful, charger double as a standfor projector but does not charge handset simultaneously/at all. These are all minor quibbles though and generally it is quite a nice handset to use. It will shortly be getting an update from Android 2.3.6 (latest for handset) to Android 4.1.x (latest stable release) I look forward to this update. Now if Samsung release a slightly chunky Galaxy S3/Note2 specs/looks device with a 15 or more Lumen laser projector built in... STOP!! I'm drooling!

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    Expert Reviews

    Natasha Lomas

    08/16/12

    Samsung Galaxy Beam review

    Kudos to Samsung for trying something different with the Galaxy Beam. The projector isn't amazing quality but it's a cool gimmick. If you've always wanted to project a booty-shaking Beyoncé onto your bedroom wall, this is the phone for you, but you'll...

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    Natasha Lomas

    08/16/12

    Samsung Galaxy Beam review

    Kudos to Samsung for trying something different with the Galaxy Beam. The projector isn't amazing quality but it's a cool gimmick. If you've always wanted to project a booty-shaking Beyoncé onto your bedroom wall, this is the phone for you, but you'll...

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    Niall Magennis

    01/05/13

    Samsung Galaxy Beam i8530

    The Samsung Galaxy Beam is more than a mere phone; it's your own private cinema too.

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    12/07/12

    Samsung Galaxy Beam review

    Samsung's Galaxy Beam is the South Korean firm's latest Android-toting handset, running on Gingerbread and featuring a built-in projector

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    GSMArena team

    07/24/12

    Samsung Galaxy Beam review: Home cinema

    The first attempts at a projector phone didn't quite work out for Samsung. For many that would be enough to call it a day, but not the Koreans. You don't become the world's number 1 phone manufacturer by giving up easily, so Samsung chose to take a...

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    Support

    User Manual

    7.94 MB, pdf, ENGLISH(Europe)

    7 Sep, 2012

    Software (2)

    • SAMSUNG Kies,PC Sync

      Win XP/Vista/Windows 7, 66.33 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE

      Version : 2.5.3.13043_14_1

      29 Apr, 2013

    • SAMSUNG Kies (Mac),PC Sync

      Mac OS 10.5 ~ 10.7, 27.94 MB, dmg, MULTI LANGUAGE

      Version : 2.0.0.13023_10_1

      25 Feb, 2013

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