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All posts tagged "samsung focus s"


Monday, January 16, 2012

Samsung's 2nd Gen Focus - the Focus S

Posted by Don Tolson in "Samsung Windows Phones" @ 08:00 AM

Product Category: Windows Phone 7 Smartphone
Manufacturer: Samsung
Where to Buy: Expansys [affiliate]
Price: $775 USD (unlocked, no contract)
System Requirements: Comes with Windows Phone 7 Mango (7720) installed.
Specifications: 1.4Ghz single core CPU, 16Gb internal storage, 1Gb RAM; 4.3in WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen; Quad band (850/900/1800/1900) GPRS, Tri band UTMS (900/1700/2100), HSPA+; GPS; 8mp colour camera w/autofocus + LED flash, 720p HD video recording; BT 2.1 EDR & A2DP; 802.11b/g/n; 3.5mm stereo audio jack; microUSB 2.0; G-Sensor; 124mm (4.96in) x 66mm (2.6in) x 8.4mm (0.33in); 110g (3.9oz). Full specs are available at the Samsung site.

Pros:

  • Large, bright screen with amazing contrast;
  • Light weight, but solidly built;
  • All round, an amazing phone!

Cons:

  • Positioning of the power button makes it easy to 'accidentally' hit and turn it on/off when not intended;
  • A keyboard slider version of this phone would be a big bonus;
  • Sorry, it only comes in black :-).

Summary: The original Samsung Focus, despite some niggling flaws, multiple versions, and difficulties with upgrades, has been the Windows Phone 7 'phone to beat' almost from the day it arrived. While the HTC Titan and HD7 have been making inroads, the Focus still holds a significant portion of the Windows Phone 7 user community. Now, Samsung has issued the successor in two slightly different models - the Focus S with better specs and screen, and the more budget-minded Focus Flash. While not quite the massiveness of the HTC Titan, Samsung has again shown that it can 'lead the pack' in design and features with the Focus S. Read more...


Friday, November 18, 2011

Samsung Focus S Reviewed

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Samsung Windows Phones" @ 02:00 AM

http://pocketnow.com/windows-phone/...-focus-s-review

"Last year the AT&T Samsung Focus ended up being the best new Windows Phone around as it shot to the top of the charts in satisfaction surveys. This year, Samsung has released two Focus successors and the Focus S is meant to be the high-end model...what's changed in this new flagship Windows Phone from Samsung? Read on to find out."

If you're curious about the latest edition to Samsung (and AT&T's) stable of Windows Phones, check out Pocketnow's review. It's mainly complimentary, with some minor niggles like how the back cover fits on, but apart from that the Focus S appears to be a worthy and hopefully less problematical successor to the Focus. Just about every hardware component has been upgraded, from the larger screen to the 8MP camera, and it comes with Mango out of the box.


Monday, September 12, 2011

AT&T To Unleash The Titan, Focus S and Focus Flash

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 08:00 PM

http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?p...|mobile-devices

Fresh off its European debut two weeks ago, the Titan is now coming to AT&T. This monster features a screen diagonal of 4.7" (shades of the Advantage here), a 1.5GHz processor, and 8MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash, all in a package weighing under 6oz (160gms). Cumbersome? It's your choice, though personally I love big screens. Also along for the ride are Samsung's Focus S (4.3" screen, 8MP camera, 1.3MP front camera) and the Focus Flash (3.7" screen, 5MP camera). No due date has been given except for the typically vague "this fall", though I daresay you'll see them in shops before the holiday season.


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