The Samsung M7600 Beat DJ is a phone which is superior to many phones in that it is what could be termed a “niche phone”. For all its features and functions, its name purveys the real purpose behind this innovative mobile phone. Many need more from a phone than to simply take pictures or listen to music and this phone provides that by offering an unrivalled level of interactivity not available in other phones in the current era. The phone provides the means to mix and add sound effects to music tracks and become a DJ.
This is all achieved by accessing the large 2.8 inch touch screen display. This screen is the central element of the phone and integral to its mixing and real time editing capabilities. The display is an AMOLED capacitive touch screen which displays 16 million colours at a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. Clarity and life like colour representation is not an issue when viewing images on this screen. The accelerometer sensor should ensure images are displayed in their correct aspect, whether that is portrait or landscape.
The phones major feature is its ability to offer real time editing of music. The feature is unique and allows scratching, mixing and additional sound effects to be added to soundtracks and saved as a personal recording. The screen displays the turntable which is the tool by which all of the editing can be performed.
Sound quality, as you would expect is second to none by utilising SRS Virtual Surround Sound 5.1. and stereo speakers that are powered by Bang & Olufsen’s ICEpower amplifier. This should ensure a level of sound that is literally unheard of in a mobile phone. Internal memory is 50 Mb which doesn’t sound like a great deal of storage but by using the microSD slot this can be expanded to 16 Gb which is more than large enough capacity.
The phone also provides a 3.15 mega pixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. Geo-tagging, face and smile detection are also included to make certain picture quality. Video capabilities are present and can record at VGA quality and 15 frames per second.
The Samsung Beat DJ is a phone which offers a different element to other phones. Although it contains many features that are found on other mobiles, this phone offers something different. It unique selling point is the fact that its musically interactive and provides a whole new experience that should ensure its popularity will never wane.