Samsung Focus 2

73
Engadget
Score
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Samsung Focus 2 review

Summary

The Focus 2 is a solid little handset, but the Lumia 900 offers more bang for your buck if you can manage the extra $50.

Pros
  • Solid build quality, if a bit plastickyGrade A battery lifeFantastic audio quality
Cons
  • PenTile display6.51 usable GB of non-exapandable storageMiddling speeds over LTEUnderwhelming camera performance
Samsung Focus 2 review

Ready for Samsung's latest entrant to the Windows Phone game? Hopefully you answered "yes," because we're about to take you through an in-depth look at such a device: the Focus 2. Around the time that we United States-based Engadgeteers were lusting over Nokia's Lumia 800 and getting to know the HTC Titan, Samsung introduced its Focus S and lower-tiered Focus Flash WP7.5 handsets. Redmond's hardware restrictions haven't exactly changed much since then, begging the question as to how the Focus 2 fits in as a late follow-up to the original Focus from back in 2010. The bulk of the answer, of course, is LTE. This handset is the only other Windows Phone aside from the Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II to feature such connectivity on Ma Bell's network. That, and it's priced at just $50 dollars on a two-year commitment. Is it a veritable steal like the Focus Flash proved to be, though? Join us past the break where we'll lay it all out.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.8
Display
7.5
Battery life
7.8
Camera
6.9
Ease of use
7.7
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Specs

Focus

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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Specs

Focus

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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