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.
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.
Samsung Focus S 4G Earned Top 20 Viewed List on Amazon
26 December 2011
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.
Excerpt: The Samsung Focus S is one of the two new Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones for AT&T that succeed last year's Focus that was build around WP7. The second model is called Focus Flash ( reviewed here ), which is a more compact Windows Phone that is also more affordable.
Excerpt: Aaron reviews the Samsung Focus S , a new Windows Phone available on AT&T . Specifications include a 1.4 GHz single-core CPU, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, 1,650 mAh battery, and Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango).
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...
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 (automati...
Excerpt: Android and iOS may be hogging the holiday spotlight, but Microsoft is gearing up for the busy shopping season themselves. The Samsung Focus S is one of the newest Windows Phone devices, and at $149.99 with a new contract, it's priced to move.
Conclusion: It's hard to not like a smartphone with serious Samsung Galaxy S II DNA when married to the elegant and enjoyable Windows Phone Mango OS. The display is lovely and Samsung's Super AMOLED technology makes those colorful Live Tiles pop. The phone is fast; in fact it's extremely fast.
Pros: Lovely OS, excellent display, very thin and light.
Cons: Plasticky, audio out to amplified sources has issues but fine with headphones.