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LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

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Interface & Functionality:

From what we can gather thus far between all the existing Windows Phone 7 devices we've reviewed, they all exhibit a high level platform experience that makes speed and responsiveness its utmost priority. And that's exactly what we're presented with between the LG Quantum and Samsung Focus as the two operate at a blistering rate thanks to their peppy 1GHz processors in tow. The level of personalization remains the same with the option of changing the color theme and rearranging the home screen tiles to your liking. However, the one quirk that somewhat handicaps the LG Quantum is the fact that Windows Phone 7, as a whole, isn't optimized just yet to be used in landscape. Meaning, some apps will rotate accordingly to the orientation, while others simply are stuck in portrait despite the keyboard being opened and exposed on the Quantum.

The interface of the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The interface of the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The interface of the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The interface of the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

Messaging oriented users might quickly gravitate towards the LG Quantum in a heart beat since it packs a physical keyboard, but you'd be surprised how well the on-screen virtual ones work with Windows Phone 7 as a whole. With its spacious confines, the Samsung Focus proves its versatility in meeting the stringent demands of heavy text messengers – thanks partly to the responsive keyboard it has to offer. Needless to say that the same can be said about the LG Quantum, but the landscape option with the Focus just makes it easier to speed type without any worries. In the end, both devices are more than conducive in providing a stellar messaging experience that's not held back by many flaws.

Dialpad - The on-screen keyboard of the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
QWERTY - The on-screen keyboard of the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The on-screen keyboard of the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

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The on-screen keyboard of the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The on-screen keyboard of the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
The on-screen keyboard of the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus


Internet and Connectivity:

From what we've experienced thus far, Windows Phone 7 establishes itself as a highly fine tuned operating system that sheds all doubts about its web browsing capabilities. Using Internet Explorer on both devices, we're enthralled by the level of fluidity it radiates in scrolling smoothly around complex web pages. In fact, it's one of the most responsive web browsers we've checked out as even the most subtle flick or finger gesture will scroll the page accordingly. However, the only thing different between the LG Quantum and Samsung Focus in this department happens to be their screen sizes. With the Focus and its larger display, you're just able to see things a bit better – aside from that, they're equally similar in performance.

Internet Explorer on the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet Explorer on the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet Explorer on the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet Explorer on the LG Quantum - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

Internet
 Explorer on the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet
 Explorer on the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet
 Explorer on the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus
Internet
 Explorer on the Samsung Focus - LG Quantum vs Samsung Focus

You can't go wrong choosing either device to be your international road companion since they're quad-band and tri-band UMTS devices. They'll still work in most places around the globe, but in the event you're not getting fast enough data speeds, you can always switch on their 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi to get acceptable connection speeds. In addition, they both feature Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR to get a wide range of wireless devices to connect to them.

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