Conclusion: After weighing in all its positives and negatives, we can say that the Samsung Omnia W is one decent all-around smartphone, especially when we take its price point into account. Sure, it may not come bragging with a dual-core processor, tons of RAM, or any bells and whistles of that kind, but its performance is nothing short of flawless despite the mid-range hardware that is listed on its specs sheet.
Pros: Compact and lightweight, Silky smooth navigation, Very good in-call audio quality
Cons: Storage cannot be expanded, Somewhat underwhelming multimedia performance
Summary: Windows Phone 7 as an OS has become mighty delicious after the Mango update. I would go on to say Microsoft has managed to offer a better user experience than what Android offers, making WP 7.5 second best only to the iOS. The Omnia W performs very well. Add an excellent battery life and a good display, and the dish is ready to be served, hot.
Pros: Windows Phone 7.5 is impressive, Excellent performance, Pretty looking UI, Good battery life
Cons: None, really!, Cheap battery cover opening mechanism, if we nitpick!
Conclusion: The battery life hurts, but aside from that, the Samsung Focus Flash performs as well as any Windows Phone and costs only $50 with a two-year contract — roughly $150 less than a lot of other high-end smartphones. With that price cut comes a smaller 3.7-inch screen, a weaker 5-megapixel camera, and no microSD slot, but the core functionality of the phone is on par with almost any single-core device on the market.
Pros: Bright, colorful Super AMOLED Plus display, Low $50 price, High-end specs for its price, Solid construction, Windows Phone 7.5 interface rocks
Cons: No microSD, 5-megapixel camera is a bit slow, Poor battery life, 3.7-inch screen may be too small for some
Summary: Whether you're shopping for your first smartphone or you just want a capable device without spending a bundle, the $49.99 Samsung Focus Flash is a compelling choice. The interface is attractive and easy to use, the Super AMOLED display is top-notch, and the design is compact but solid. While some may find the display a little cramped--and wish the data speeds were faster--the Focus Flash is a great alternative to budget Android phones and the iPhone 3GS on AT&T.
The cheaper half of Samsung's two-tier Windows Phone 7.5 strategy for AT&T packs quite a bit into its smaller, 3.7-inch frame
7 November 2011
Summary: If you're looking to try out Windows Phone 7.5, the Focus Flash provides just as good an OS experience as any other device out there — it's rocking the same 1.4GHz processor with 512MB RAM as pretty much everyone else, and the 800 x 480px resolution on a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display means the screen is bright and crisp. For this much, Samsung should be praised.
Pros: Crisp, bright display, Low cost, Competitive Windows Phone specs
Summary: The Samsung Focus Flash offers excellent value for its modest price, with a zippy 1.4GHz processor, two cameras, and a vivid screen, though the screen's smallish size and the phone's middling call quality are detractions.
Pros: The stylish Samsung Focus Flash runs Windows Phone 7.5 on a vibrant Super AMOLED screen, and has two cameras and a fast 1.4GHz processor. The speakerphone was surprisingly strong. The phone runs on AT&T's HSPA+ network.
Cons: The Focus Flash's call quality was a little iffy, the fuzzy VGA camera quality can give you the spins, and the screen really should be a little larger.
Conclusion: There’s no arguing that we’re spoiled time after time with some high-end smartphones, but to tell you the truth, it doesn’t require a super-spec’d device to offer a resounding Windows Phone 7.5 Mango experience. Rather, the Samsung Focus Flash is simply one of those understated smartphones that deceptively has a lot of offer for its price – thus, giving us a good performing smartphone that won’t cost us a leg and an arm to purchase.
Pros: Affordable cost, Compact and lightweight design, Polarizing Super AMOLED display, Peppy overall performance
Cons: Ugly looking 720p video capture, Weak sounding earpiece
Excerpt: Although the curated (read: super-restrictive) nature of the iOS platform is fine for showing off, it is practically useless for anything that can be considered productive. It's no secret that an Android or Symbian smartphone is a must if you want to get any work done. However, the iPhone has been the sole option offering a refined and lag-free experience for a long time now.
Pros: Brilliant AMOLED display; Excellent UI; Seamless Social Networking Integration; Front camera; Wi-Fi tethering; Powerful Office suite; Compact and lightweight; Includes Gorilla Glass protection.
Cons: Lacks USB mass storage mode; Useless as a PMP; No Bluetooth file transfers; Non-expandable memory; Strange bug with on-screen keypad.