Samsung Focus

Announced:
Oct 11, 2010
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 08, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Samsung Focus

Announced: Oct 11, 2010
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 08, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

56.97 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (23 fps)

Features:

Continuous autofocus

Design

Dimensions:

4.84 x 2.56 x 0.39 inches (123 x 65 x 10 mm)

Weight:

4.07 oz (115 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion

GPU:

Adreno 200

RAM:

0.5 GB

ROM:

1024 MB

Internal storage:

8 GB

OS:

Windows Phone, 7.5 Mango

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Talk time:

6.50 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)

Stand-by time:

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Location:

A-GPS

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Radio:

FM

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 05, 2010

FCC ID value:

A3LSGHI917 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.55 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.75 W/kg

Measured in:

850 MHz

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 200

This device is also known as Samsung SGH-i917

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)

Description

Samsung Focus is the US equivalent of the Samsung Omnia 7, at least regarding the possession of a 4" Super AMOLED screen with WVGA resolution, 5MP camera, 8GB of storage and is 0.35" (9mm) thick.

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