Samsung I8520 Android Cellphone Review

Samsung has been around in the mobile phone industry for a while and has been lagging behind other companies such as HTC and Motorola who have recently been creating much hype with their Google Android based cellphones such as the Motorola Droid or Milestone and the HTC Hero and ERIS. Not to be outdone though, Samsung was very active at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) held in Barcelona, Spain and launched a new mobile operating system, Bada as well as a host of new mobile phones including the Samasung I8520 Android smart phone.

The Samsung I8520 mobile phone is not just your regular run of the mill smart phone, it is one of the few cellphones around that also double as a mobile projector. This is courtesy a built-in DLP projector in the Samsung Beam I8520 smart phone by Texas Instruments.

That is not to say that the Samsung Beam I8520 cellphone just has that feature, the technical specifications for the Samsung Beam I8520 mobile phone are quite impressive regardless of its capability to act as a projector. Some of the more impressive features are its 3.7″ WVGA Super AMOLED screen (Super AMOLED is a new technology that uses less power and allows for better display and will be used for the first time in the Samsung Wave S8500 and the Samsung Beam I8520 smart phones) and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) capability.

Wi-Fi 802.11 n class connectivity is one of the innovative features of Samsung‘s new phones and will quite likely lead the way for similar technology to be introduced in cellphones by other companies.

The Samsung Beam I8520 cellphone also features an 8 Mega Pixel camera and a secondary VGA camera at the front for video calls. Other noteworthy features of the Samsung Beam I8520 mobile phone are A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, HD video recording capable and plays H.264, H.263, DivX, Xvidm VC.1 and 720p videos.

The 1800 mAh battery provides an insanely long talk-time and standby time regardless of whether it is operating in 3G or 2G mode. This we expect is quite likely what the Super AMOLED screen is all about though of course the 1800 mAh battery used in the Samsung Beam I8520 smart phone is slightly larger in capacity than what is used in most phones.

We expect we’ll be able to better judge the abilities of the Samsung Beam I8520 cellphone and in particular its projector once we get our hands on a commercial release model and can test it out ourselves.

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