Samsung Focus 2 hands-on

Samsung Focus 2 hands-on
Just when we all thought that the Windows Phone hysteria was all starting to dwindle with AT&T, out comes Samsung bringing to the table its first 4G LTE equipped Windows Phone smartphone – the Samsung Focus 2. Already, we’ve seen them put out the Samsung Focus Flash and Focus S back in the fall, but for this spring, they’re getting into the game with LTE.

Right off the bat, the unique thing that makes the Samsung Focus 2 stand out is the pristine white body it’s flaunting. At its core, the Focus 2 embodies a typical Samsung made device, as it sports a plastic body that’s decent with its construction, but notorious when it comes to attracting smudges. Nevertheless, its white paint job minimizes the effect, as it’s able to maintain a clean appearance. And considering that this handset is both lightweight and compact, it magically fits perfectly into our hands.



Even though it’s nothing terribly new or exciting with its hardware, we’re still somehow fascinated by the 4” WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED display it’s flaunting. Indeed, WVGA doesn’t come off as particularly attractive, but it’s enough to allow us to view fine text with no problems. Above all, its high contrast and superbly rich color production attracts out attention from afar – and with that, it’s one of the many reasons why it stands out. Aside from that, it hardware specs are pretty much in line to other current generation Windows Phone, though, the addition of LTE enables it to throw blows back and forth with the competition. As for the rest, it features a single-core 1.4GHz Processor, 5-megapixel camera, front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and the most up-to-date version of Windows Phone.



However, there’s something even better that makes it more attractive. What’s that you ask? Well, it’s going to launch sporting an oh-so easy to handle price tag of $49.99 with a 2-year contract. Yes people, that’s half as much as the highly touted Nokia Lumia 900 – so yeah, it’s sure to keep things very interesting. Considering that costs come into play for a lot of people, the Samsung Focus 2 is looking to be an attractive option either way.



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Focus 2
  • Display 4.0 inches 800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 1750 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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