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LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

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Interface & Functionality:

From what we can gather thus far between all the existing Windows Phone 7 devices we've reviewed, they all exhibit a high level platform experience that makes speed and responsiveness its utmost priority. And that's exactly what we're presented with between the LG Quantum and Samsung Focus as the two operate at a blistering rate thanks to their peppy 1GHz processors in tow. The level of personalization remains the same with the option of changing the color theme and rearranging the home screen tiles to your liking. However, the one quirk that somewhat handicaps the LG Quantum is the fact that Windows Phone 7, as a whole, isn't optimized just yet to be used in landscape. Meaning, some apps will rotate accordingly to the orientation, while others simply are stuck in portrait despite the keyboard being opened and exposed on the Quantum.

The interface of the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The interface of the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

The interface of the LG Quantum

The interface of the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The interface of the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

The interface of the Samsung Focus


Messaging oriented users might quickly gravitate towards the LG Quantum in a heart beat since it packs a physical keyboard, but you'd be surprised how well the on-screen virtual ones work with Windows Phone 7 as a whole. With its spacious confines, the Samsung Focus proves its versatility in meeting the stringent demands of heavy text messengers – thanks partly to the responsive keyboard it has to offer. Needless to say that the same can be said about the LG Quantum, but the landscape option with the Focus just makes it easier to speed type without any worries. In the end, both devices are more than conducive in providing a stellar messaging experience that's not held back by many flaws.

Dialpad - The on-screen keyboard of the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
QWERTY - The on-screen keyboard of the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The on-screen keyboard of the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

Dialpad

QWERTY

 

The on-screen keyboard of the LG Quantum


The on-screen keyboard of the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The on-screen keyboard of the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The on-screen keyboard of the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

The on-screen keyboard of the Samsung Focus



Internet and Connectivity:

From what we've experienced thus far, Windows Phone 7 establishes itself as a highly fine tuned operating system that sheds all doubts about its web browsing capabilities. Using Internet Explorer on both devices, we're enthralled by the level of fluidity it radiates in scrolling smoothly around complex web pages. In fact, it's one of the most responsive web browsers we've checked out as even the most subtle flick or finger gesture will scroll the page accordingly. However, the only thing different between the LG Quantum and Samsung Focus in this department happens to be their screen sizes. With the Focus and its larger display, you're just able to see things a bit better – aside from that, they're equally similar in performance.

Internet Explorer on the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet Explorer on the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet Explorer on the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet Explorer on the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

Internet Explorer on the LG Quantum


Internet
 Explorer on the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet
 Explorer on the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet
 Explorer on the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet
 Explorer on the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

Internet Explorer on the Samsung Focus


You can't go wrong choosing either device to be your international road companion since they're quad-band and tri-band UMTS devices. They'll still work in most places around the globe, but in the event you're not getting fast enough data speeds, you can always switch on their 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi to get acceptable connection speeds. In addition, they both feature Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR to get a wide range of wireless devices to connect to them.

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posted on 19 Dec 2010, 16:35

1. babydriver (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)


I THOUGHT THE REVIEW OF THE TWO PHONES WAS GREAT; VERY INDEPTH. I LIKE THE SAMSUNG OVER THE LG EVEN BEFORE I READ THE REVIEW. IT'S TIME FOR ME TO GET A NEW PHONE AND SAMSUNG HAS BEEN MY CHOICE SO FAR AFTER READING HOURS OF REVIEWS FROM USERS OF VARIOUS SAMSUNG PHONES. GREAT REVIEW OF THE TWO!!

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 10:26

2. BJ (unregistered)


Thanks for the comparison! I have narrowed my selection down to these 2 phones and this comparison is perfect. Now I just need to go into the store and see if I can live without a keyboard. My HTC Fuze is ready to be retired.

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 10:20

3. NG (unregistered)


I have the Focus, it's about 5 weeks old and I am enjoying the windows interface, speed and great screen resolution but hate the flush touchscreen keyboard. After researching both phones I don't believe I'll trade in my focus for the Quantum in spite of the qwerty advantage. The sound and image quality is great. The only other neg. against the focus is the camera, it's ok but I wish I could have the camera from my Blackberry. The focus flash tends to wash out 70% of my pictures.

posted on 24 Feb 2011, 22:13

4. aner001 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2011)


i like LG phones,look like batterychargershop.co.uk

posted on 27 Mar 2011, 19:24

5. rana1621 (unregistered)


I really like these two, but. . . . . . .I MA STUCk!! The reiw was helpful. Now i have the Samsung Impression and..... ugh. The keybored doent rlly type. it either adds 3 letters randommly or dosnt type at all, and whne i decide to look at my pictures, it wants to freeze! so i hvae to turn it off then back on. i need a phone that has a NORMAL keybored.

posted on 08 May 2011, 08:04

6. wrong (unregistered)


I am adding a comment on my windows phone LG Quantum and that is tested report not a consumer report the LG Quantum is the top selling windows phone and number one when as the focus is rated #4

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 21:27

7. gFx (unregistered)


Thank you!

This review has been very helpful to me! I'm going after Samsung Focus after reading this :)

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