Samsung Galaxy Beam

69
Engadget
Score
69

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Extendable

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (2000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus)

Storage

Internal memory
8 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript, Flash)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes
Vibrate mode
yes

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (EDGE) (UMTS / WCDMA)

Display

Screen size
4 inches
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging, USB On-The-Go [host])