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Samsung Focus Flash Review

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Samsung Focus Flash Review
Nearly everything appears in tip-top shape in the calling quality department as both ends of the line are greeted with natural sounding and distortion-free voices. Even better, the speakerphone exhibits the same traits as well, but the earpiece is simply lacking with its volume output – causing us to jam the phone next to our ear in noisy environments.

Displaying mostly 4 out of 5 bars in high coverage areas, we’re content with its strong signal reception – plus, we didn’t experience any dropped calls during our testing in the greater Philadelphia area.

Some would think its 1,500 mAh battery is on the small side, but for a handset of its size, it’s soundly effective in providing ample battery life. In fact, we’re able to achieve close to 1.5 days of normal usage on a single charge, which should also appease heavy/power users with a day of usage.


Conclusion:

There’s no arguing that we’re spoiled time after time with some high-end smartphones, but to tell you the truth, it doesn’t require a super-spec’d device to offer a resounding Windows Phone 7.5 Mango experience. Rather, the Samsung Focus Flash is simply one of those understated smartphones that deceptively has a lot of offer for its price – thus, giving us a good performing smartphone that won’t cost us a leg and an arm to purchase. Naturally, we’ll eventually see a decent amount of killer spec’d Windows Phones in the near future, but in the meantime, you can still experience something worthwhile with the Samsung Focus Flash.

OS Version: 7.10.7720.68

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Pros

  • Affordable cost
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Polarizing Super AMOLED display
  • Peppy overall performance

Cons

  • Ugly looking 720p video capture
  • Weak sounding earpiece
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posted on 16 Nov 2011, 10:05 2

1. networkdood (Posts: 6252; 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: 3188; 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
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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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