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Samsung Focus

Samsung Focus
alaScore 85

667 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 667 reviews of Samsung Focus. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, performance, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Focus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Focus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 449 user reviews of Samsung Focus from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Focus Windows Phone (AT&T)Samsung Focus Windows Phone (AT&T)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gary Krakow (knowyourcell.com)

Samsung Focus review

 

We review the Samsung Focus - a top Windows Phone 7 handset from AT

Stunning screen ; Windows Phone 7 seamless ; microSD memory card slot

No cut and paste

The Samsung Focus is a stunning handset to kick off Windows Phone 7. It's easy to use and coupled with a top screen, one to watch in AT&T's smartphone lineup.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Focus S (AT&T)

 

We're still waiting for the first truly high-end Windows Phone device, but the Focus S comes closer than any other before it.

Incredibly thin design. Vibrant screen. Smooth performance. Good camera.

No dual-core processor or true 4G data. Short battery life. Not as many third-party apps as you get with Android or iOS.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions There's a standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack on top of the phone and a roomy 16GB of internal storage. There's no microSD card slot, but Microsoft's sync software, available for both PCs and Macs, is easy to use and...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Focus S review: Different kind of flagship

 

The 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.

4.3" 16M-color Super AMOLED Plus screen with WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with HSDPA (14.4 Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps) ; Windows Phone 7.5 operating system ; Ability to uninstall wireless provider’s...

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...

It seems hard to find a better player than the Samsung Focus S in the US Windows Phone game at the moment. The device’s hardware is as good as it gets for the platform, but its main selling point is certainly the Super AMOLED Plus screen – its...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Samsung Focus S: A Standout Windows Phone

 

The Samsung Focus was my favorite of the first generation Windows Phones so I was excited when I heard that Samsung was releasing not one, but two new versions of the Focus with the Mango 7.5 update. The Samsung Focus S ($100 with a two-year contract...

Gorgeous Super AMOLED display ; Good 8-megapixel camera ; Smooth performance

Faint hiss in background of some calls ; Windows Phone 7 has some limitations ; Phone feels a bit plasticky

The Samsung Focus S is the best Windows Phone available with smooth performance, a great camera and a gorgeous display.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Focus S (AT&T) review:

 

The Windows Phone OS has arrived on a number of good handsets, but none of the manufacturers has yet been able to produce a killer Windows Phone for the U.S. market...until now. The Samsung Focus S, introduced by AT&T, is a beautiful device: it's thin,...

The Samsung Focus S has a gorgeous, large touch screen; a good 8-megapixel camera; a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera; and HSPA+ speeds.

Thin and less than 4 ounces in weight, the phone lacks durability.

Bolstered by a brilliant display and strong hardware specs, the Samsung Focus S is arguably the best Windows Phone ever released.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Terrence O'Brien (engadget.com)

Samsung Focus S review

 

The deluge of Mango devices isn't over yet. Hot on the heels of the Lumia 800, the Titan, Radar and the wallet-friendly Focus Flash comes the Samsung

Gorgeous screen ; Epic battery life ; Delightful dedicated camera button

Questionable build quality ; Ho-hum specs ; Overpriced

A solid phone that doesn't quite feel deserving of its high-end price.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Focus (AT&T)

 

The Samsung Focus is the best of the Windows Phone 7 crop so far.

Slim and light. Gorgeous Super AMOLED screen.

Very few apps or games for this brand-new platform. Clearly 1.0 software.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Samsung Focus Review - PCWorld

 

When I first heard that Microsoft would be placing hardware restrictions on manufacturers, I imagined boring, uniform designs. Fortunately, the Samsung Focus is undoubtedly a Samsung phone with its glossy piano-black face and rounded edges.

Great camera

Call quality is a mixed bag

The Samsung Focus is beautifully designed with a gorgeous display and solid 5-megapixel camera, but it remains to be seen if Microsoft can win over customers with Windows Phone 7.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Samsung Focus (AT&T) review: Samsung Focus (AT&T)

 

Editors' note: In our reviews of the HTC Surround and the Samsung Focus, we point out some of the more major features of Windows Phone 7, but for a more detailed look at the full operating system, please check out our in-depth review of Windows Phone 7 .

The Samsung Focus features a brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen. The smartphone has good quality, and the camera takes excellent photos and video. Windows Phone 7 brings a fresh and friendly user interface, great multimedia capabilities, and an...

No copy and paste yet. Limited support for landscape mode. Xbox Live games slow to load. The phone feels a bit plasticky. No direct syncing for non-Exchange Outlook accounts; must go through the cloud.

Anyone looking for an alternative to the iPhone, but who wants better multimedia features and a more organized user interface than Android offers, should look at the Samsung Focus with Windows Phone 7, which has all that plus solid performance and a...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Focus S Review

 

The Samsung Focus S seemingly fits the bill as being a premier AT&T offering that's sure to melt the hearts of many with its Super AMOLED Plus display, slim figure, and HSPA+ connectivity. Can this possibly make the A grade and become the Windows...

Dec, 2011