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Samsung Focus S review: Different kind of flagship

9 December 2011 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung Focus S review: Different kind of flagship - read the full textThe Samsung Focus S is the top dog in the Korean company’s Windows Phone lineup. It is the bigger brother of the Samsung Focus Flash in AT&T’s smartphone lineup. The term “bigger” is almost entirely related to size here. Due to Microsoft’s...


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i want to buy this phone and use it in india, we have various gsm providers here,my question is what would be the best option to get this phone?

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  • 2012-03-10 12:05
  • vGur
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@airhis: I guess we all know how much "THIRD PARTY APPS " and "FLASH" is available for n97 :).
Yeah but elop is a crack for leavin meego in favour of win OS!

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  • 2011-12-12 15:52
  • vGtJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-11 15:18 from MZxI - click to readTell any phone that is better than this phone in terms of hardware - none.

No doubt, the best WP you can buy at the moment.

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  • 2011-12-12 13:13
  • YPb1

> In reply to airhis @ 2011-12-11 20:09 from fXJy - click to readkeep using your N97 which is perfect lol

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  • 2011-12-12 13:03
  • pT7q

> In reply to bertos @ 2011-12-12 05:21 from 7tp$ - click to readbad review from gsmarena saying no bluetooth then

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  • 2011-12-12 10:32
  • fXJd

> In reply to airhis @ 2011-12-11 20:09 from fXJy - click to readnot one of those disadvantages u cant work around effortlessly and unless im mad but all windows phones have bluetooth file transfer. My samsung omnia 7 does.

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  • 2011-12-12 05:21
  • 7tp$

No system-wide file manager
Non-expandable memory
No Bluetooth file transfers
No USB mass storage mode
Limited third-party apps availability
No Flash (nor Silverlight) support in the browser
Too dependent on Zune software for file management and syncing
No DivX/XviD video support (automatic transcoding provided by Zune software, but lowers quality)

my n97mini has all this plz elop give me one reason why i should use a wp7 phone

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  • 2011-12-11 20:09
  • fXJy

Average hw with poor OS. Next.

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  • 2011-12-11 15:18
  • MZxI

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-10 14:44 from YPb1 - click to readDid you even check the video ?
Yes AMOLED provides better contrasts but as I said the Titan gives more natural colors.As for viewing angles,they're pretty much the same on both devices

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  • 2011-12-10 18:18
  • 86Fw

> In reply to Maz @ 2011-12-10 07:57 from pT75 - click to readTechnically OLED is a clear winner for contrast, battery life and viewing angle. This applies to the real life usage as well.

Think why Samsung switches to OLED(Amoled) when they manufacture both S-LCD and OLED.

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  • 2011-12-10 14:44
  • YPb1

Finally some decent WP!
I wouldn't go for any Window phones at the moment before M$ gets really seriously about their mobile os business, but if i need to choose one then this is the one that i will choose.

I have the review from Engadget and this one beats hell out of every WP in terms of battery life, performance benchmarks and so one. However, as usual, they conclude somehow the quality is mediocre at the best which is contrary to their results! and it sounds a bit biased to me.

so, it's good to see GSMArena does write a review that doesn't cling to one particular brand.

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  • 2011-12-10 12:58
  • YPb1

"It stands out with a bigger 4.7” screen and metal clad body. Keep in mind, however, that 4.7” display with WVGA resolution is not the prettiest sight around. And the Titan screen lacks the contrast and viewing angles of the Focus S Super AMOLED Plus unit."

It seems you guys didn't rven compare the 2. check this vid
As you see Titan has better viewing angles and more natural colors.

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  • 2011-12-10 07:57
  • pT75

Hey, the browser does support text reflow! Just double tap on the column of text you wanna read and it fits text to the screen.

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  • 2011-12-10 04:56
  • U{Le

> In reply to BinJo @ 2011-12-09 22:12 from 36Fb - click to readIt is possible to set / transfer custom ringtones - not even hard to do at all! Only because GSM Arena hasn't figured that out yet, doesn't mean Windows Phone 7 can't do it.

Basically, you can use any mp3 file. Set its category to Ringtone, then drag and drop within the Zune software on your computer.

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  • 2011-12-09 23:27
  • jMLQ

With the "hacked" Nokia Drive... this is a much better choice than the too expensive Lumia!

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  • 2011-12-09 22:42
  • mrGa

"What’s missing is the ability to set any song from your collection as a ringtone – a feature some of you might miss. You can download new ringtones from the Marketplace though (possibly at some cost though)."

Unbelievable....Come on, this is 2011 !
Welcome back to 1990's with Windows phones

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  • 2011-12-09 22:12
  • 36Fb

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