Samsung M7600 Beat DJ review: Scratching the beat

GSMArena team, 11 June 2009.
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Tags: Samsung, Touch UI

The Samsung M7600 Beat is a DJ. What's on its mind is on its face, a brave stab at not only putting music in your pocket but in your hands as well. The M7600 Beat is quick to claim a territory of its own, where playback simply won't do unless you mix your own music.

The inspired and unmistakable styling, vibrant OLED capacitive touchscreen, sweet clicking TouchWiz and a whole new music experience will make you have a crush or wish you were younger. Meet the first DJ phone.

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Samsung M7600 Beat DJ official photos

Key features:

  • Stand-out design
  • Quad-band GSM and 3G with HSDPA support
  • 2.8" 16M-color AMOLED touchscreen display of WQVGA resolution
  • 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA video at 15 fps
  • Accelerometer for screen auto rotate
  • Proximity sensor for auto screen turn-off
  • MicroSD card slot (up to 16 GB), 8 GB card included
  • Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support, Google Maps
  • Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM recording
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Office document viewer
  • Smart dialing
  • BeatDJ app for scratching and sampling

Main disadvantages

  • User interface is quite laggy
  • BeatDJ app could've been better and more responsive
  • No virtual on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Limited Flash support in browser
  • Poor music reproduction quality

The Samsung Beat lineup has a few pawns on the chessboard already, but the M7600 Beat DJ is different stuff. A touchscreen media gadget with high-speed data, GPS, enhanced video playback and good enough imaging, it's fit to stand its ground even against smartphones with an ear for music.

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Samsung M7600 Beat DJ live shots

Walkmans to the left of it, XpressMusic to the right, the Samsung M7600 Beat DJ makes a stand with a truly unique feature and throws a DJ deck at the young. The party is on at the Arena, Samsung spinning.

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