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Samsung Focus S

 

Dec 29, 2011 by Rob B

Starting with a gorgeous screen, featherlight and thin body, and going into a superb camera and user experience, I am not sure I can think of a bad thing to say about this phone. I am a from launch fan boy, buying a Samsung Focus the day after launch day last year, and updating to this phone on November 6th.

Screen-
The SAMOLED + screen is just...wow. The size is just right, the look and feel of text, web pages, photos, games, are all just amazing. This has been hashed, rehashed, said, beaten, etc all over between the SGSII and the Focus S, but try it. You will want this screen in your life.

Body-
This phone is incredibly easy to hold, and is so thin and light that I sometimes forget it is in my pocket. Some decry the plastic construction, but it feels as sturdy as my original Focus, and I have no concerns over longevity. The battery cover is thing, but it is on all of the SGSII phones. And you will rarely if ever have to remove it again.

Camera-
The 5MP unit on the original Focus was no slouch, but this takes the phone into a category where you really do not need a point and shoot. Photos are lovely, and video in VGA is shockingly good, while 720p is predictably good. Auto focus is quick, and the settings are all save-able.

Software-
We all know Mango. You love it or you like it or you respect it. I happen to love it, and it surprises me every day with new features, even as a power user.

Battery life-
I am away from a charger for 16-18 hours a day, and on average with fairly heavy use, I come home with 40% or more remaining. This includes 2-400 texts, 50+ emails, web browsing, and 1-2 hours of talk time.

Overall-
I am a huge fan of this phone. If I leave it, it will only be because of something LTE capable, or a fun colored Nokia. I wasn't sure if I would upgrade from the original Focus, but about 5 minutes of hands on with this and I was sold. The Titan for me was much to large and heavy. You will not regret purchasing this phone.

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