Samsung Focus 2 Review
As we all know, the Nokia Lumia 900 kicked Windows Phones into the stratosphere by bringing 4G LTE into the mix with the platform, and soon after that, HTC brought to the table its offering in the Titan II. Strangely though, Samsung’s presence was absent as its competitors moved up one step ahead of them. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait much longer as the Samsung Focus 2 is set for arrival, bringing the Korean based company up to snuff, but more importantly, it’s aiming to stiff arm the competition with its tantalizing $49.99 on-contract price. Will its tempting price point be enough to sway consumers to it?
The package contains:
- microUSB cable
- Wall Charger
- Stereo Headphones
- Quick Start Guide
- Safety & Warranty Guide
At its core, the Samsung Focus 2 follows firmly to the design principles found with previous Samsung devices, since it sports that all too conspicuous sturdy all-plastic body that makes it lightweight. However, we find its design on the adorable side thanks to its pristine white paint job and rounded curves. Adding more love to its design, we really like how its slick feel enables it to maintain a clean appearance at all times – meaning, it doesn’t exhibit any smudges or fingerprints. Having to compete against the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II, we’re happy to see the Focus 2 finding a sweet spot with its balanced approach.
Donning the typical trio of Windows Phone buttons, they’re able to catch a lot of attention due to their piercing backlighting. Meanwhile, above the display, we find its earpiece, front-facing VGA camera, ambient light, and the proximity sensors.
around the sides, there is nothing out of the ordinary as we spot its 3.5mm headset jack, noise cancellation mic, shutter key, microUSB port, volume controls, and power button. With the latter two, however, we don’t like they’re rather indistinct to the touch.
Neither too large or too small, the Samsung Focus 2 actually employs the same identical display found with its predecessor. Specifically, it’s a 4” WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED display, which is nothing to write home about nowadays, but it’s still nevertheless a pleasant looking thing. WVGA resolution is hardly a surprise, even more when it’s used by all Windows Phones thus far, but it’s enough to make out some fine details thanks to its 223 ppi pixel density. Without a doubt, its high-contrast, wide viewing angles, and luscious color production all combine together to provide us with a visual treat.