Samsung Focus Flash, Windows Smartphone

| November 8, 2011 | Comments

Samsung launched the Focus Flash this week, its a 4G phone that runs on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network. This makes it faster than 3G phones, but not as fast as those that run on 4G LTE networks.

The Samsung Focus Flash is equipped with a 3.7” super AMOLED WVGA touchscreen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4GHz processor and runs on Windows 7.5 mobile operating system, aka “Mango”.

The Focus Flash too comes with two cameras. There is a front-facing VGA camera and a 5 megapixel camera at the rear with autofocus and LED flash. Although other phones with higher resolution cameras give you better picture clarity, the Focus Flash delivers decent image quality.

The Autofix editing icon in the camera app help auto-adjust light brightness and so on. Samsung has even included a Photo Studio app with basic editing. The brushed metal panel at the back and its sharp, squared-off edges give the Samsung Focus Flash a classy look, something many other phones in the $50 price range lack.

At 4.6’x2.3”x0.43”, it is quite compact in size, and weighs just around 4.1 oz. But small screen size does also mean a trade-off in terms of ease of reading and typing, although Windows Phone tiles tend to be larger than iOS or Android icons.

Windows Phones do not support microSD card storage, which means that you only get the built-in 8GB memory. Depending on how many videos or songs you want to store on your phone, that limited storage might be a potential problem. The Focus Flash has a powerful speakerphone and allows voice based dialling.

It supports Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and multimedia messaging. The Bing Maps app provides turn-by-turn instructions whether you’re driving or walking.




Source: Samsung

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