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Samsung Focus 2 hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 07 May 2012, 17:22

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...

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posted on 07 May 2012, 17:23 5

1. bbonline (Posts: 38; Member since: 24 Feb 2011)

This is a very nice looking Windows Phone. At this price point, it should sell well.

posted on 08 May 2012, 12:16

37. profperez1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 May 2012)

I am currently using the VZW Trophy and it is a great phone. In the last 3 years I have had EVERYTHING. BB, iPhone 4, Android. The Trophy is the best to date. I took the Lumia for a test drive----very fast. Pretty much the same as Trophy---bigger/faster. Not sure I want the bigger. I can get a upgrade this month----my contract is up in Sept. Not sure what I am going to do. Scared off ATT. Not rated high in the LA area.

posted on 09 May 2012, 20:29

40. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

You've probably read, but it is rumored that Verizon will get behind Windows Phone 8, which should be out right around when your contract is up, give or take a month.
Just keep your fingers crossed.

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:27 14

2. joeymk (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

Say what you want, but this one is better looking then the S III

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:30 7

3. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

It beats the shine off of the blue one, not sure about the white one though.

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:59 1

14. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

much like Lumia 710

posted on 08 May 2012, 04:56

30. MustafaSaidCin. (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 May 2012)

Because this product didn't affected by Apple impringement????

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:32 10

4. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

That looks very similar to the SGS3. I see samsung is starting to push similar design language across its platforms. Thats good.

What I think is funny, is that it looks very similar to the SGS3, and yet some people are already saying its nice looking, yet hating on the SGS3. Blow it up to 4.8inches, add another flash on the back, shrink the bezels and its an SGS3 with very minor differences.

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:49 6

7. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

i guess SGS 3 gonna look nice in hands. i really liked this design scheme of sammy. its no alien ware but its nice.

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:58 4

8. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you ALWAYS know an Alienware when you see it. :) Yea, they have some pretty killer designs.

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:02 2

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

i mean all the hype made people feel like there are going to see something from outer space hence many were disappointed with the design language of S3. but its a good looking phone and i am sure it will outperform everything else out there.

posted on 07 May 2012, 23:31 5

19. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

No doubt about who's the Android King as of the moment. And giving the SGS3 a minimalistic look is actually a plus for me (like the wonderful N9).

No blings, no nonsense. All business. Let's rock! :p

posted on 08 May 2012, 01:29 5

23. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Totally agree. I have no idea why so many are bashing the GS3.

Unlike the Focus Flash, Sammy's other attempt at a cheap WP, it stands out with the white and silver color scheme and the 4.0" screen, which is the sweet spot. If you like small screens, it ain't to big, if you like big screens, it still is large enough to enjoy the all touch screen experience. Nice it is LTE. AT&T is adding major cities at a decent pace.

posted on 08 May 2012, 02:38 2

26. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Yeah it looks similar to SGS3 but still there is something which makes it looks better than SGS3 . "Shrink the bezel" i think this makes Focus2 a better looking devise than the SGS3 . The bezels are too thin in SGS3 compared to the phone size .

Off-topic SGS3 looks good . But it could have been designed better a lot better since it is their flagship phone and "a successor of the most selling android phone" and this is only our disappointment . Samsung could concentrate more design since all other OEM's are concentrating on it .

For Nokia its N9 and Lumia , for Motorola its Razr , for Sony Xperia series (first arc and now Xperia S,P) , Iphone may be old very old but still it was a better design at that point . At least Htc One is not a deal breaker when it come to design . But Samsung being No.1 in all other aspects could concentrate more in designing its flagship phones .

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:33 2

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

ima snag that and the lumia 900 for my grandparents

posted on 08 May 2012, 09:10

33. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I'd rather stick with all Lumias... better camera, larger screen, nicer materials... for $50 difference on a 2-year contract (about $2.08 per month over 24 months) it'd be much more worthwhile, personally

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:08 1

10. jechrin (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)

The pricing of this phone is ridiculous

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:10 3

11. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Looks very similar to the SG3 but something about this phone makes the design work!!!

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:11 4

12. megadirk (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)

Please take off your thumb ring. That's all I can see in these pictures.

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:57 3

13. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

The focus s is still better. That had a 4.3" plus display.

posted on 07 May 2012, 20:04 5

17. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

and also much more expensive... i think samsung realized they are not going to beat nokia with an expensive phone at nokias price point so they sacrificed some quality and undercut the price

posted on 08 May 2012, 01:35 1

24. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Love my "S". Nokia's 900 is a decent offering and the Cyan (I call it light blue, but what do I know) stands out. It also has the advantage of LTE. But the "S" is a great device with no real problems since it's launch. It is easy to get at the same price as the 900 if you shop around.

The Focus 2 is actually a nice alternative to the Nokia. If the 5.0 camera takes decent pictures and it performs like the "S" did, it might actually be a better buy than the 900.

posted on 08 May 2012, 09:11

34. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Maybe they'll come out with a Focus S2. This seems to be an upgrade on the Focus Flash

posted on 07 May 2012, 19:52 1

15. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

looking beautiful,i always love technology in white!!!! sure windows phone is new bt u have to admit itz beautiful and a truly different os.

posted on 07 May 2012, 19:57 1

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


posted on 07 May 2012, 22:29 2

18. jibraihimi (Posts: 770; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Say no to plastics and save the planet...........

posted on 07 May 2012, 23:47 1

20. Dutch1 (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

Is there anything different besides the hardware of this Windows Phone? For example, what is different between this phone and the Lumia 900 besides the shell?

posted on 08 May 2012, 08:13

31. DFranch (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Smaller screen, 5mp vs 8 mp Camera and 8gb vs 16gb storage.

posted on 08 May 2012, 01:25

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

The RAM?

posted on 08 May 2012, 02:57 1

27. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

And thats why samsung is on top. It has both android and windows devices. As well as its own bada, and tizen devices which hopefully get released in the near future. Sammy will be on top for a long time.

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