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A solid Windows Phone handset, but you can still do better

73

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.

Critic reviews

7.1
11 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.8
  • Display
    7.5
  • Battery life
    7.9
  • Camera
    6.9
  • Ease of use
    7.9
  • Design and form factor
    7.9
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    6.3
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.5

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  • Reception and call quality
  • Display
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Ease of use
  • Design and form factor
  • Portability (size / weight)
  • Media support
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
7.0
Engadget May 26, 2012

There's no question that the Focus 2 is a solid little handset, but we also have no doubt that when faced with a two-year agreement the Lumia 900 is still the best bang for your buck if you can pony up the extra $50.

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8.0
CNET May 17, 2012

The bottom line: A generously low $50 price tag pumps up the value on the Windows Phone Samsung Focus 2, which has a satisfying range of features and support for LTE speeds.

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6.0
PC Mag May 21, 2012

The Focus 2's biggest problem is Nokia—specifically, the stellar Lumia 900, a Windows Phone with a larger and more vibrant screen, 16GB of internal storage, and a slimmer and classier design, all for the same price as the Focus 2.

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6.0
Laptop Magazine May 22, 2012

The Samsung Focus 2 is a compact and user-friendly Windows Phone that offers 4G LTE speeds at an affordable price. However, it's not the best deal for AT&T shoppers.

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7.0
SlashGear May 20, 2012

The Samsung Focus 2 is a very tidy device, and ... anyone who purchases it won’t be disappointed, especially those who require long battery life. That said, if a great camera or a big, high-res screen are in your list of must-haves, look elsewhere.

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8.0
phoneArena May 17, 2012

We have to say, at $49.99 with a 2-year contract, the Samsung Focus 2 isn’t that bad of a smartphone ... 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.

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8.0
WPCentral May 24, 2012

The Samsung Focus 2 is a baseline Windows Phone that is very capable of meeting your day to day smartphone needs. It's well constructed, has a quality screen, respectable battery life, and an attractive price tag.

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8.0
GSM Arena May 24, 2012

What Samsung have done with the I667 instead, is to create a well-balanced and cleverly priced device to keep the competition on its toes. Unsurprisingly, it is a task well executed.

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8.0
HotHardware Jul 20, 2012

The Focus 2 isn't designed to be one of AT&T's high-end phones. Instead, it's designed to be a budget-friendly and feature-rich smartphone. If you're looking for a good Windows Phone smartphone ... the Focus 2 is definitely a smartphone to consider.

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7.0
Digital Trends May 20, 2012

There's nothing flashy about the Focus 2 and it doesn't have the navigation apps of the Nokia Lumia 900, but it's one of the more comfortable phones on the market and has a form factor that hits that size sweet spot.

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6.0
MobileBurn May 18, 2012

The Samsung Focus 2 is a worthy successor to the original Focus from 2010, but I don't think it really does enough to make a dent in today's smartphone market.

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