Peter, 23 Aug 2010Rooting is SUPER EASY!! Just a few clicks. Now about the freezing issue... I had that problem ... moreHi Peter,
The patch brings other issues. think Samsung better recall the phone. Read my opinion posted today after a visit to their Plaza Singapura service center.
I have bought this phone on 30 Jul 2010. Since then, I have visited the Samsung service center 4 times in less than a month. The issue are as follow.
the first 2 vists are to refresh the software to overcome the "hanging issue at andriod Screen". The 3rd visit, I was there to "upgrade" the software to rectify the hang at andriod screen issue. However, after installing the upgrade. The GPS, Samsung Apps could not be run. When using Samsung Apps, the message "no updates" will be shown.
Another issue that user may experience is when usig Samsung Kies to convert video to MP4, if user try to play the video on the Galaxy Beam, the message the file format is not supported.
I've sent the phone to the customer service again on the 24th Aug 2010 to report the issues and left the set there for checkup. On 27th August, I was told to collect the phone only to realise that the technician has reinstalled the software again, wiping out all the installed applications but leaving the problem unresolved.
When questioning the counter staff and the technician, they simply told me that the Samsung Apps is not available on Galaxy Beam. However, when I questioned that when I first bought the phone, I could access the Samsung Apps. They further replied that "Maybe" they have removed the function. Upon questioning on the MP4 issue. They replied that I should use another converter.
I am very dissatisfied with such unprofessionalism and lack of competency, that I have refushed to sign on the service chit to "certify that the repair was done to my satisfaction". I think we, the Galaxy beam users have suffered enough inconvenience already. I am going to request CASE to pursue the matter with Samsung for launching such products that are no operationally ready, and also for misrepresenting that Samsung Apps/ Andriod Market is available as a valid feature on their product flyers.
Hey, does anyone know if the camera has touch focus, just like galaxy S?
Since i've got it in JULY, it's been giving me problems.
I've changed the sets twice.
First, is the "hang" problem.
You can't turn ON the phone if you turn it OFF. The Service Centre has to load/reset it. SAMSUNG knows about this issue.
After samsung service centre ( only a week back ) release the "patch", it didn't have the "hang" problem BUT now, android app seems to be "crashing".
Can't play video unless i end task the video player.
Clock app will "crashed" too...
If you want to buy it, i think you have to wait for samsung to release a STABLE phone.
rocker, 24 Aug 2010hi simon are the speakers better than galaxy s???yes by far, beam's got its own audio engine. is supposed to be used as projector after all!
This sucks that I still cant find the darn phone, its niether in Philippines nor in Singapore..:-(
Wonder its not there because of shortage of AMOLED screens?
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rocker, 24 Aug 2010hi simon are the speakers better than galaxy s???even samsung also does not know when it will be avaialble.I called samsung mobile plaza in lagos.they replied me they also don't know
reply to jack,
ah.ok is good to choose samsung galaxy beam because this is first mobile brand has projector... but the price is over.. last july 17, 2010 gsmarena will announced the official price of samsung beam is $400. why phillipines samsung store not yet released samsung galaxy beam? 29,990 is over pricing the planet store.. is only $400 big differences the dollar priced and peso price... my budget to this unit is 22-23k only.. not 29,990php... but if you covert the promised priced $400 is only 18,800php.. jack why planet store in greenhills overpricing the samsung galaxy beam?
i just called planet gadgets in greenhills. no stock of samsung beam
SOMEBODY must know where someone from overseas can order this phone????
kate, 22 Aug 2010reply to jack, hi are you sure the price this phone is around 29k in greenhills? but expected ... moreI asked the shop Planet Gadget (Greenhills, PH) for the samsung beam, unfortunately they haven't got any stocks yet. They have galaxy s tho. Samsung Beam and Samsung Galaxy S have the same price at PHP 29,990. I am confused on what to choose. Is it beam or galaxy s? wachathink guys, need help.
tictoc, 20 Aug 2010I heard starhub, which seems to be the main supplier of the beam, has run out of stocks becaus... moreRooting is SUPER EASY!! Just a few clicks. Now about the freezing issue... I had that problem too and sent it back to the saler. I was told that they installed a new firmware or something, but I'm a little worried about trying it.. so I still dont know if its solved. If you hear anything, please reply.
@Desire, SGS benchmark - Are you the same person on hardwarezone.sg? If so I answered those results there already :p
@Ppl trying to buy - Try googling singapore's google. Not the international google.
@Camera,Sound quality - Sound is top notch in a mobile phone sense (got its own audio chip like xpress musion) but the camera is average. Very good camera software thou...