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AT&T gets the Samsung Focus 2: extremely affordable LTE Windows Phone

0. phoneArena posted on 07 May 2012, 08:57

The Samsung Focus 2 has just arrived on AT&T, and it’s Windows Phone done in the Samsung way with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display…

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posted on 07 May 2012, 09:14 3

1. Carlitos (Posts: 558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

I now think that the Nokia Lumia 900 sales are going to drop. Here you have a phone that has everything the Lumia 900 has, with a better screen and most likely and better camera. Cause the camera in the lumia 900 is CRAPPY! And your getting all this for almost half the price.

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:18 14

3. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

camera on Lumia 900 is not crappy Lumia 900 actually has better screen clear black amoled same resolution at the end of the day

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:43 8

8. jimjam (unregistered)

Free offline sat nav

posted on 07 May 2012, 11:34 6

10. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

naa! doesnt come near Lumia 800/900 still good one

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:18 9

2. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

You´re wrong, the Lumia 900 has a better screen (ClearBlack), better design and more support from Nokia.

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:26 2

4. aquariumdude (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

excuse but can you please come on Verizon instead?! why does at&t get EVERYTHING?

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:36 9

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Samsung Focus 2 looks better than Samsung Galaxy 3

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:40 4

6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Nokia got the sheep allergy too
Go to Nokia Facebook
Check the wall
There's a photo album name
*Don't be a sheep*
PA Staff can check that.

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:42 7

7. jimjam (unregistered)

Why do people always think $0-$50 ON contract is affordable. Really the price of the handset is irrelevant if you are willing to pay for a $50+ contract. I mean really why would you go for a $50 mid spec handset when for another $50 you could say the lumia 900 or for an extra $150 you can get an htc X or another top of the range android. When your 2 year contract price is well over $1500 another $100 isn't going to make much of an impact.

posted on 07 May 2012, 14:25 1

14. Victor.H (Posts: 790; Member since: 27 May 2011)

That's an excellent point that should be open for discussion. Actually, the main reason I use the word affordable is that one way or another you end up tied with a contract. So from that point of view, the down payment you actually make by purchasing the phone is the only variable factor that can make a phone affordable.

So in a nutshell, it's because that's the way the system works in the US right now. In other countries where you don't have the 2-year contract model, the off-contract price might be more relevant. Still, it's absolutely true that $50 here and $100 there initially don't make much of a difference pver the contract term at all.

posted on 07 May 2012, 14:46

15. jimjam (unregistered)

If this phone was ever to be called affordable on contract then att ought to pay the consumer or at the very least be free. Still I suppose that is an issue I have with cell contracts.

There are many monthly prepaid plans that are getting more and more popular. These are far, far more affordable and if people really opened their eyes in the US are far better value as well. You can pick up a phone like this for $300 new and add a $30-$50 plan that gives you pretty much what ATT would offer you for $60 to well over $100 a month. Over two years the prepaid offering easily beats the contract.

Than again the Focus I is still $200 on contract ... i guess this is affordable Then again you could get a palm pixi for free... FREE!! WOW... no wait I still have to shell out $1500 over 2 years....

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:08 2

18. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

its all about perception. if you ask the average american would you rather have 49.99 come out of your account today or 399.99. even if you tell them they can pay 50 a month for unlimited talk and text with 2gigs of highspeed data if they pay the 399.99 today or they can get it for 49.99 and pay 89.99 plus tax for the same plan. they woud pick the 49.99 ive seen it to many time on tmobile. its the same with xbox live people will pay 9.99 a month rather than 60 for the year. some people dont have that much disposable income up front others just like perception my friend.

posted on 07 May 2012, 19:39

19. nando2do (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)

well! actually it is cheap.
Im from mexico and here the economy supposedly is one of the worst of the world, well here you have to pay 350dls if you want to get the LUMIA 800 which is about 6+ months old and no ff camera and bit smaller, but you got yourself an agreement of at least 35-60dls per month for 18 months/ not even think about an android like galaxy nexus, here it cost 650dls plus contract.. its ridiculously pricey

companies has to charge for their service is not free, is like tablets or computers, hell like hd tvs, you get the device but still have to pay for the service (hd channels on cable, internet on tablets or laptops etc even the phone service, if you got phone service you dont get a free phone at least not a bad-ass one).. thats how it is and it will be because is how they make money..

but is funny how you guys complain about this prices when in other countries we will kill for them (hypothetically)

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:51 2

9. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

why does att get all the windows phones they seem like there the only ones support windows this makes you want to switch i read the specs that phone arena had it cant be true that it supports micro sd.

posted on 07 May 2012, 11:37 1

11. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

i should say NOKIA should have started there own carrier when they were on top and today samsung/Apple should think about it hard and get free of miserable carriers

posted on 07 May 2012, 14:47

16. jimjam (unregistered)

I would have loved to try a lumia 800 but had to go with a radar since Im on t-mobile. Still I'm happy with what I got in the end!

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:03

17. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

yeah i wanted the 900 but got the 710 since tmobile it seems is not getting windows phones as fast i thought.

posted on 07 May 2012, 13:26

12. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Looks like I'm gonna be stuck with my HD7 for awhile. Frankly I don't know how MS/wp is supposed to move forward being stuck on ATT. They're acting like they're Apple or something. And I thought tmo had a good relationship with MS/Nokia. Ho hum! UTTERLY frustrating indeed!

posted on 07 May 2012, 14:24

13. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 577; Member since: 07 May 2012)

can't wait for windowsphone to take off,its a pretty neat os and the only one that is completely diff from ios and android

posted on 08 May 2012, 06:48

20. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)

This is exactly what I have been waiting for, the original focus in white with LTE and a front facing camera. Woot!!!!! Thanks ATT for making it so affordable!!! This is going to go well with my unlimited data plan!!! All smiles over here!

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