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Google Nexus S vs Samsung Focus


Google Nexus S vs Samsung Focus
Calling quality is more satisfying with the Google Nexus S because voices are distinctive and natural on both ends of the line. Conversely, we find some hissy voices through the earpiece of the Samsung Focus – which doesn't help when our callers say that our voice sounds mute in tone on their end. As for their speakerphones, it's recognizable that the Focus emits the stronger tones, but its output on the loudest setting tends to make it sound strained – whereas the Nexus S emits a modest level.

Battery life in our experience is fairly the same with both smartphones as we achieved 1 ½ days of normal usage – while manually setting their brightness to the middle setting. Naturally, light user will benefit more with longer battery life, but heavy users will more than likely get by through an 8 hour work day with no problem. Compared to other touch enabled smartphones on the market, these two are clearly above average considering the bright looking displays they carry along.


Ultimately, you're going to have to make the decision of which platform seems to prove more alluring to you. However, it's instantly recognizable right now that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience on the Google Nexus S manages to offer more functionality and personalization over the Windows Phone 7 powered Samsung Focus. Even then, there are some aspects of the Focus that make it the better choice – like its superior performance in taking photos and videos. Additionally, there's just something about the overall look and feel of Windows Phone 7 that makes it one polished experience from the onset. Regardless, the Nexus S still seems to offer more bang for the buck since it employs things like a front facing camera, tethering support, multi-tasking, Flash Player 10.1 support and NFC.

Google Nexus S vs Samsung Focus Video Comparison:


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posted on 27 Dec 2010, 09:46 2

1. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

I'll stick with my focus but to each his own.

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 01:44

2. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


posted on 28 Dec 2010, 04:00 1

3. renegadEEE (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Dec 2010)

I've switched my Nexus One for a LG Optimus 7 and I must say I'm very happy I did. I loved the Nexus One and I've used android from the very beginning (G1) bu to me its features cannot compete with the nice overall look and feel of Windows Phone 7. So I'd definitely choose the Focus.

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 01:42 1

4. Patchy Patch (unregistered)

Ive been an Android fan for a very long time....just recently did I decide to dish out $630 to Rogers to buy the Samsung Focus straight out. Best damn $630 I spent on a phone....sorry Android but WP7 is my OS of choice now and will be for a long time. So fast and fluid, the UI looks SO nice, 2 updates coming in 2011 for WP7 that will add a ton of flexibility and customization, and I have been saying this before and I will say it again, by the end of 2011 WP7 will be kickin ass and taking names!

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 00:35 1

5. ding ding ding (unregistered)

wp7 has i think the best user interface overall but once wp7 gets more developed i think it can become king i still prefer the focus though

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