Samsung is one of the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturers and the popularity of its galaxy series of phones is known to all. The model in question is the Samsung Galaxy Beam that is the world’s first and only mobile phone that has a built in projector. Let us first have a look at the features of this masterpiece.



HSPA 14.4/5.76 850/900/1900/2100

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
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1GHz Dual-core Processor


4.0 WVGA (800×480) TFT


Android™ Gingerbread 2.3
(IceCreamSandwich version upgradable)


5MP with Flash + 1.3MP


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

Recording/Playback: 720p@30fps




WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

BT 3.0+HS

USB 2.0


3.5mm Ear Jack

Projector features

15 Lumen @ 1W

nHD resolution (640×360)

Ambience Mode

OHP Mode


Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Light, Gyro


6Gb RAM, 8GB iNAND (ROM + User Memory)

microSD (up to 32GB)


124×64.2×12.5mm, 145.3g



Value-added Features

  • Quickpad
  • Social Hub
  • Music Hub
  • K-pop hub
  • Video Hub (with Ice Cream Sandwich version)
  • Kies 2.0

Pros: The first and the most obvious advantage to have this phone is the projector. The mini projector is by far the excellent piece of technology as far as its limits goes. You can easily give out a presentation or even create a mini theatre at your home or at your campsite. The other great thing about this phone is the internal memory. The phone harbours 8Gb of internal memory that is more than enough to carry all your presentations and your favourite movies in your pocket. The blazingly fast dual core processor is more than sufficient for you. HD video capture and a decent resolution deliver crisper and more vibrant pictures and videos.

Cons: The ‘nothing is perfect’ phrase is adequate for this mobile phone as it may be designed for humans but it is also made by humans.  The performance can be a bit sluggish sometimes even though it has a dual core processor. The OS also is a major drawback which is android 2.1 with no signs of getting upgraded anytime in the future. The bad architecture and planning for the phone is visible from the microSD slot that is behind the battery moreover, the device is bulky so not very convenient to carry around in the pocket.

In the end, the phone does sound cool and innovative and a good source of entertainment however, it could have been much better if Samsung had paid more attention to little details.