Samsung Focus Flash
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Despite some tradeoffs in the storage and camera departments, the modestly proportioned Focus is a worthy contender for smartphone dollar -- especially considering the price.
- Gorgeous, high-contrast displaySmooth, speedy operationSolid construction
- Lackluster cameraLimited storageMediocre battery life
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Samsung Focus Flash
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- 79AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE7 ReviewsPC World80Samsung Focus FlashAlthough I’m pleased with Samsung for breaking away from the mold that so many other Windows Phone 7 phones have fallen into, I still think the company could have done a bit more with the hardware. It’s disappointing to see a great Windows Phone being held back by such a mediocre camera.Engadget80Samsung Focus Flash reviewThe Focus isn't meant for the mobile warriors out there who don't bat an eye at dropping $200 on a phone. It's a smartphone for a less demanding crowd that simply wants to check their email, do some web browsing and keep tabs on their social networks.CNET70Samsung Focus FlashThe Samsung Focus Flash offers excellent value for its modest price, with a zippy 1.4GHz processor, two cameras, and a vivid screen, though the screen's smallish size and the phone's middling call quality are detractions.TechCrunch80Samsung Focus Flash Review: High-End Feel At A LowThe Samsung Focus Flash proved me wrong. I was certainly excited for Windows Phone Mango, but wasn’t sure that $49.99 hardware could keep up. I was wrong. The Focus Flash is a delight. While the specs might not be able to compete on paper, you wouldn’t be able to tell during use.SlashGear80Samsung Focus Flash ReviewConsider trying the Samsung Focus Flash. The few letdowns like the weak market and short list of apps may run some users away. If you are just looking for a budget smartphone that is easy to use and will let you check the occasional email and update your Facebook, this might just be for you.Windows Central80AT&T Samsung Focus Flash ReviewReservations asides, the Samsung Focus Flash is a well built, quality Windows Phone. It may not appeal to everyone but for those in which it does, they'll be very pleased with where Samsung has taken things.BGR80Samsung Focus Flash reviewI’m very impressed with Windows Phone 7.5, and the Focus Flash is a great, affordable vessel for the new OS. Everything is fluid, the experience is unique and alive, and I never really found myself complaining about any aspect of the user interface.
- 83AVERAGE USER SCORE4 ReviewsEngadget Reader100May 20, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader70March 31, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It's a neat little phone, particularly if you take in consideration its price. It does look quite better in real life than in pictures or videos. Of course some things had to be sacrificed in order to lower the price point, where Microsoft allows: the camera, build quality and call quality. It looks really ugly from the back. The camera is extremely poor in low-light situations. With full sunlight it takes decent pictures. The screen, however, is totally gorgeous. Even at its lowest brightness it is stunning. The colors are extremely vivid and the blacks are deep.Where this phone excels is at giving you the same premium Windows Phone experience. This OS has a premium feel in every single phone, it is quite fast and smooth, a very pleasure to use.Overall, it's a great phone but if you have in consideration other AT&T Windows Phones, you should definitely go for the Nokia Lumia 900 at the same price point.Engadget Reader80February 24, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80February 14, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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