LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Calling quality is slightly more acceptable with the Samsung Focus seeing that its earpiece produces some deep and strong tones that make voices sound audible. However, voices sound a little hissy through the earpiece and our callers stated that we sound a bit mute on their end. Still, that's better than the static noise heard with the LG Quantum which tends to muddy down our conversations. Luckily though, our callers had no problems in distinguishing our voice on their end with the Quantum. When using the speakerphones, the Quantum again is plagued with crackly and distorted voices, but the Focus is moderately better despite its strained tones at the highest volume setting.
Easily a no-brainer on this one, but battery life with the Samsung Focus is exceptionally better as it easily outlasted the LG Quantum in our testing. For normal to heavy users, they'll appreciate the capacity that the Focus is able to deliver as its battery life is more than above average over other smartphones. As for the Quantum, light users will get by a good day without recharging it, but similar to most smartphones out there, normal and heavy users will tend to keep it connected to a power source whenever the opportunity arises.
If you happen to have $200 stuffed in your pockets right now and itch to get into Windows Phone 7 in a hurry, then there is no other handset you should look at other than the Samsung Focus to truly experience the best that the new platform has to offer. Of course the LG Quantum packs that versatile physical keyboard, but the spacious and precise on-screen options available on the Focus eliminate the need to even consider using a physical one. And when you factor in some of its other highlights, like the brilliant looking Super AMOLED display, streamlined form factor, and superior battery life, there is no arguing that the Samsung Focus shines ever so brightly on AT&T's lineup to make you yearn for it. Of course the LG Quantum is still a respectable solution, but when it's priced evenly as the Focus, there is no arguing where you should place your gaze.
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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!!
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.
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.
4. aner001 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2011)
i like LG phones,look like batterychargershop.co.uk
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.
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
7. gFx (unregistered)
This review has been very helpful to me! I'm going after Samsung Focus after reading this :)