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Samsung Focus Flash Review

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Of course, we’re naturally inclined to believe that this handset is a camera-centric one because of the ‘Flash’ moniker in its name, but instead, it simply shoots some average still shots. Overall, details are rather flat looking and sometimes appear fuzzy indoors, plus, it has a cooler color production with almost all conditions. With low lighting shots, it exhibits some faint noise, but what’s more distracting is that colors are visibly washed out looking. Needless to say, you’ll be able to get away using them for small printouts, but for larger ones, it’ll only exacerbate its blemishes.

Camera interface - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Camera interface - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Camera interface - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Camera interface - Samsung Focus Flash Review

Camera interface


Camera samples shot with the Samsung Focus Flash - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Camera samples shot with the Samsung Focus Flash - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Camera samples shot with the Samsung Focus Flash - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Camera samples shot with the Samsung Focus Flash - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Camera samples shot with the Samsung Focus Flash - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Camera samples shot with the Samsung Focus Flash - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Camera samples shot with the Samsung Focus Flash - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Camera samples shot with the Samsung Focus Flash - Samsung Focus Flash Review

Camera samples shot with the Samsung Focus Flash


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Focus Flash Review

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Medium

Low light

3ft - Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - Samsung Focus Flash Review
5ft - Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - Samsung Focus Flash Review
7ft - Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - Samsung Focus Flash Review

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5ft

7ft

Darkness with flash

Indoor samples


The handset shoots 720p videos, but the results are nothing worth bragging about since they’re void of any reasonable details. Compounding its problems, videos tend to have a bluish tinge, and that audio recording is considerably grainy. Yet, the only bright spot that we find is its smooth capture rate of 29 frames per second. For something tagged as being “high-definition”, it’s very card to live up to that title after looking over its results.

Samsung Focus Flash Sample Video:




Multimedia:

When so many music players out there are static in form, it’s always refreshing to always check out the Zune experience with Windows Phone for the simple reason that it employs one of the best presentations out there. To complement it all, the audio quality from its speaker is impressively potent to provide us with some tones that are robust to the ears – plus, it doesn’t crackle at the loudest volume setting.

Nowadays, nearly all devices are able to play high-definition videos with little effort, but what makes it such an alluring thing with the Focus Flash, is the Super AMOLED display it’s packing along. Besides it smoothly playing our test video encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, the rich colors and vividness that it exhibits make our eyes glow with envy.

Music + Videos Hub - The Zune experience with Windows Phone employs one of the best presentations out there - Samsung Focus Flash Review
The Zune experience with Windows Phone employs one of the best presentations out there - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Music player - The Zune experience with Windows Phone employs one of the best presentations out there - Samsung Focus Flash Review
Video playback - The Zune experience with Windows Phone employs one of the best presentations out there - Samsung Focus Flash Review

Music + Videos Hub

 

Music player

Video playback

The Zune experience with Windows Phone employs one of the best presentations out there


Out of the box, the handset only has 6.67GB of free storage, so that means you’ll need to be careful on what you load since it’s not a whole lot of room to play around with.

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posted on 16 Nov 2011, 10:05 2

1. networkdood (Posts: 6260; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Seems like a solid smartphone alternative to those who do not want an iphone, do want to pay a lot of money, and are not techies. Nice job, samsung......in case anyone wants to know:
http://www.phonearena.com/howdowerate

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 10:16

2. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Agree, networkdood. This is a great price for an established device. (It has been released as the Omnia in Europe for some time.) For the consumer who just stumbles into an AT&T store looking for a budget smartphone, this will be a fantastic option.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 00:47

3. ore123 (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


i think the lumia is the best looking up there ...

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 10:14

4. senbobaggins (Posts: 6; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Amazing. Yet again phonearena harshly review another windows phone. Complete lick arses to Android!!! Users rate it 9. More trustworthy than these reviewers.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 06:38

5. M-Walsh (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


The Windows Phone OS is wonderful so I will just focus on the hardware.

Just got this phone for my wife a week ago. I wanted to get her the Focus S or Titan, but she is new to smart phones and thought those phones were too humongous. So I got her the Focus Flash and she loves it. It is small enough for her, yet the screen is still plenty big enough to type on and get a great Windows Phone experience.

The phone is extremely light in the hand. Camera works very well. One particular thing I noticed was that the battery life is great, which is important for my wife as she rarely remembers to charge the phone. The AT&T guy only charged the phone up to 25% in the store yet it still lasted without recharge for almost two days afterwards until I finally forced my wife to recharge.

This was while she was syncing her Live and Facebook accounts and exploring the phone for the first time, so it was plenty busy. Overall we have not found a fault with it yet.

I suggest check for best deal before you will buy this phone at http://www.bestdealschecking.info/samsung-focus-flash

Enjoy!

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 02:58

6. anidude (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


can anybody tell me if the camera is better than nokia e72 ?

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 10:22

7. maen555 (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)


49.99 2 years contract its about 1199.76$
well it is expensive!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:04

8. sped800 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Focus Flash freezes? Has anyone heard about this? Many of the forum messages I found from Google complained that their Focus Flash freezes up, particularly when receiving text messages. They say the only fix is to remove the battery. I'm very interested in this phone because of Windows and because it is smaller and lighter. You don't suppose Google would filter positive reviews of Windows phones, do you? ;-)

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Samsung Focus Flash

Samsung Focus Flash

OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
view full specs
Display3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255, Single core, 1400 MHz
512 MB RAM
Size4.57 x 2.31 x 0.43 inches
(116 x 59 x 11 mm)
4.10 oz  (116 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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