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Samsung Focus 2 Review

Samsung Focus 2

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Samsung Focus 2 Review
Comprehending conversations might be a tough thing with the Samsung Focus 2, mainly because its earpiece is rather weak in tone, and that voices on both ends of the line have a robotic sound. Switching to the speakerphone, it exhibits a little bit of muffling with its output.

In high coverage areas, the smartphone retains 3 to 4 bars out 5 on the average, but luckily, it didn’t drop any calls during our testing.

Strictly using it with HSPA+ connectivity, we’re very happy with the battery life we’re able to get out of the phone’s 1,750 mAh battery. In fact, after a day of normal usage, we find its capacity at the 40% mark. Clearly, the results are going to lessen once it’s on 4G LTE – since we all know how much of a drain it is to the battery.


Conclusion:

We have to say, at $49.99 with a 2-year contract, the Samsung Focus 2 isn’t that bad of a smartphone – even more when this is a brand spanking new device we’re talking about! Strengthening its value, we love that it sports an adorable design, equipped with 4G LTE connectivity, and offers that casual Windows Phone experience like everything else before it. Thinking more about it more, the Focus 2 is able to compete well against its rival, but looking at the overall picture, the Nokia Lumia 900 still seems to have a tiny bit more polish to its offering. Nonetheless, it’s a valiant effort for Samsung, as they’re finally in the game with a 4G LTE enabled Windows Phone.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
OS Version: 7.10.8112.7

Samsung Focus 2 Review:



Pros

  • Affordable $50 on-contract price
  • Adorable design
  • LTE enabled

Cons

  • Shoots terrible photos
  • Poor calling quality
PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
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Samsung Focus 2

Samsung Focus 2

OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1400 MHz
Size4.79 x 2.47 x 0.43 inches
(122 x 63 x 11 mm)
4.30 oz  (122 g)
Battery1750 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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