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Samsung I917 / Focus

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Samsung Focus (AT&T)

CNET
26 January 2011
  • Summary: Anyone looking for an alternative to the iPhone, but who wants better multimedia features and a more organized user interface than Android offers, should look at the Samsung Focus with Windows Phone 7, which has all that plus solid performance and a sleek design.
  • Pros: The Samsung Focus features a brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen. The smartphone has good quality, and the camera takes excellent photos and video. Windows Phone 7 brings a fresh and friendly user interface, great multimedia capabilities, and an improved browser.
  • Cons: No copy and paste yet. Limited support for landscape mode. Xbox Live games slow to load. The phone feels a bit plasticky. No direct syncing for non-Exchange Outlook accounts; must go through the cloud.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Focus (AT&T)

PC Magazine
25 January 2011
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Focus plays up Windows Phone 7's strengths and plays down its weaknesses for a great Windows Phone experience.
  • Pros: Slim and light. Gorgeous Super AMOLED screen.
  • Cons: Very few apps or games for this brand-new platform. Clearly 1.0 software.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Focus Review

Brighthand
8 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The Samsung Focus is one of the very first models with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system, which has a greater emphasis on consumers than earlier versions did. Jen Edwards[...
  • Pros: Almost unbelievably good AM-OLED display, Super fast and responsive, Excellent camera, Very good battery life, Great navigation features in AT&T Navigator
  • Cons: Very large and barely pocketable, especially for the ladies, External speaker has great volume, but is rather tinny, Not much third-party software yet
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Focus

MobileTechReview.com
11 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Focus is our favorite Windows 7 Phone launch device. The Dell Venue Pro might offer some serious competition but it's not available as of this writing and is destined for T-Mobile rather than AT&T. The Focus has an absolutely wonderful 4" Super AMOLED display, and the competition literally fades in comparison. It's also more sensitive to touch, even more sensitive than the iPhone 4.
  • Pros: Gorgeous Super AMOLED display, thin and light, good camera., Pro: Wonderful display that stands out from the crowd. Attractive, slim and light. Good performance, very good camera and solid battery life. Only Windows 7 phone with a user-accessible microSD card slot.
  • Cons: Glossy plastics may turn off those who like chic materials., Con: Piano gloss plastics are slippery and won't appeal to the metal and soft touch surface crowd. Must hard reset and wipe the phone if you want to upgrade microSD cards (due to Windows Phone 7 architecture, not a Samsung flaw).
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Focus

cellphones.ca
2 February 2011
  • Excerpt: The Samsung Focus was released in November of 2010 as a Windows-based competitor to the growing smartphone market. This GSM phone features the bells and whistles you would expect to find in a current-gen smartphone: a sleek and sexy design, multi-touch input, GPS and seamless integration with social networks and other mobile internet services. Under the hood, the Focus has a single-core 1 GHz Scorpion processor with 512 GB of both RAM and ROM.
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