MWC 2012 – Samsung Galaxy Beam hands on review
Samsung Galaxy Beam – projector
In the world of projectors, 15 lumens isn’t much to brag about, but the Galaxy Beam’s shining light is bright enough to make a screen up to 50in big, and is just about readable in a flourescent room from four feet away. It’s better used at close quarter to the reflecting surface, or in a dark, dark room.
Our prototype had trouble focussing, but eventually – we’re told – this will be done via the volume rocker. We just hope it won’t adjust the volume at the same time.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam has a dedicated projector button to activate or shut off the feature, instantly displaying (or ceasing to display) either your current screen or PowerPoint, picture or movie files via the Projector app.
We can see this being a hit with kids, but we’re not convinced it’ll wash when you make a presentation for your next job interview. Unless you want to work at Stuff, of course. We’d be pleased as gadget lovers watching a smartphone projector.