Samsung Focus S 4G Earned Top 20 Viewed List on Amazon
30 September 2012
Summary: Unfortunately, the Samsung Focus S 4G mobile phone isn’t yet available in all areas, but considering it has international network capabilities, it seems as though distribution will widen in 2012.
Summary: While primarily an Android fan, I must admit that I haven't enjoyed a phone this much in a long time. Sleek and sexy, and with just the right amount of horsepower under the hood makes for a great...
Pros: Screen Quality, Design, Slim, Fluid Operation, Camera Quality
Cons: A Bit Fragile, Expensive, Low Resolution, Out-Dated Graphics
Summary: AT&T has the best line-up of Windows Phone devices so if that's your carrier of choice, you have a lot of options. The Focus S is easily one of the best Windows Phone handsets on the market due to its beautiful, large display, excellent camera, and 4G capabilities. It's definitely a great option for AT&T customers or for those looking for a GSM Windows Phone device.
Conclusion: We’ll cut to the chase. The lack of dual-core and LTE aren’t really cons to us. For starters, raw power isn’t necessarily a good way to judge a phone. If that were the case, high-end Android devices would win every battle — and that is simply not the case. Furthermore, while LTE would have been an awesome treat, the small reach of AT&T’s current LTE network as well as abysmal battery life that accompanies said feature mean we’re more than happy to wait.
Conclusion: The Samsung Focus S is an impressive and enjoyable smartphone to use. While it is not perfect by any means, and it suffers from Windows Phone's continuing growing pains, it has some really great qualities that make it worth a look for anybody in the market for a new smartphone. The only real negative might be its price ($199 on contract), since the Focus Flash offers a very similar user experience for significantly less money upfront.
Samsung Focus S review: Different kind of flagship
9 December 2011
Conclusion: It seems hard to find a better player than the Samsung Focus S in the US Windows Phone game at the moment. The device’s hardware is as good as it gets for the platform, but its main selling point is certainly the Super AMOLED Plus screen – its ultra-deep blacks and Microsoft’s Metro UI are a match made in heaven.
Cons: No system-wide file manager, Non-expandable memory, No Bluetooth file transfers, No USB mass storage mode, Limited third-party apps availability, No Flash (nor Silverlight) support in the browser, Too dependent on Zune software for file management and syncing, No DivX/XviD video support (automatic transcoding provided by Zune software, but lowers quality)
Summary: The Samsung Focus S is one of the two new Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones for AT&T that succeed last year's singular Focus (the other model being the previously reviewed Focus Flash ). Of the two, the Focus S is much more the spiritual successor to the Focus, and it has a number of upmarket features over the smaller Focus Flash.
Pros: Great display, snappy performance, thin design
Cons: Unimpressive video recording, virtual keyboard lag, minimal app selection