The appearance of Samsung’s slimmest phone was able to catch the attention of technology freak people around the world. The slimmest phone from Samsung is just 8.5mm thin which is quite thinner than iPhone 4S. The phone is very lightweight. Easy to slip in the pocket of jeans even.
What is it?
The latest Samsung device Focus S comes with the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS. The Windows OS enhances the functionality of the phone. The phone comes with built in speaker and sound quality seems to be excellent, the quality is great with crystal clear sound and fairly loud voice. The speakers were pleasant loud to hear the music or call for long time.
The Super AMOLED Plus Screen is 4.3″ and is capable of providing the extra brightness yet energy saving technology. The colors are more vibrant and richer and it’s just beautiful from every angle. This is exactly the device to watch your movies, photos and websites. The main disadvantage of the screen is that it is very flimsy.
The Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS is ready to compete with Apple iPhone in this functionality. The another beautiful characteristic of this phone is its processor; 1.4GHz scorpion processor is to ensure that phone will be able to respond even at the high system usage. The internal RAM is 512MB with Snapdragon chipset. The prominent screen size of 4.3” on the Focus S is sufficient to see the social networking websites and browsing efficiently.
There are lots of functionalities offered by Samsung Focus S which are enough to make you spend money from your pocket. The good screen functionality is worthless if the camera of the phone is not good enough, Samsung has also taken care of this aspect. Take picture yourself and you will not be disappointed with having a 5 mega pixel rear-facing camera. The front camera doesn’t create much impression as it is only 1.3 mega-pixels. However, it is good enough for video calls.
The OS from Windows Mango increases the functionality like built-in Twitter and LinkedIn. It seems to be a good initiative from windows to provide the users to connect with social network. A very useful utility is its Inbox to keep an eye on all your email messages in glance, which is very user friendly way of using Windows computers. Like Android promotes Google on its devices, Mango OS is boosting its own search engine Bing.
Samsung didn’t work on battery part of the device it is only1650 mAh. The combination of energy saving screen and good battery power makes it efficient. But, keeping in mind that Windows utilities also use data services a lot, you may need to recharge the phone again in some of the hectic days. The internet savvy people may find it tough to have enough battery support. The people who are used to of other operating system like Android or Symbian may find it problematic. Microsoft has put in its efforts to make it quicker and user friendly.
The easy connectivity and synchronization to Windows computers with all Windows versions is again provide a good feel about the phone. As Focus S is running the Microsoft system, Xbox live services can be accessed for the finest in mobile gaming experience. The user may be disappointed for some time because when compared to iPhone, the availability of apps is quite less in numbers. But as Windows re-kicked the mobile battlefield, the good results will be coming in some more time. But, remember, those days when there were limited applications were available for iPhone even.
Price and availability
The price of the phone in the market is around $200 which is near to the price of Android phones available in the market featuring a lot functionality. But, this phone does not lack anywhere in competition. This could be a good choice for the Samsung lovers. This device is available with AT&T’s network. As with AT& T, it is fluxed with carrier’s application like AT&T Navigator.
The bottom line
The functionality and good design is the most attractive features of this phone. Nowadays it is the highest selling Windows mobile phone in its range. A must try phone from Samsung for the technology hungry youth.