Samsung Focus 2 2012: Full Review – Part 2

Saturday, May 19th, 2012 5:57:56 by

Up top is VGA front-facing camera that is dedicated to video chatting. Below the screen are three standard Windows Phone buttons; Back, Home and Search. Behind the screen is a 5-mega pixel camera that takes 720p videos with sheer quality. The stills however, have overdone colours that might make the pictures look from the 70s. However, for $50 you get a snapper that takes pictures with pretty amazing details and sharpness.

Silvery buttons on the right spine control power and the camera shutter. The volume rocker is on the left spine. A Micro-USB charging port is on the bottom and up top is the 3.5mm headset jack. The phone has no expandable memory option but it gets the micro-SIM card for GSM connectivity.

Features and Operating System

The Focus 2 comes with the latest iteration of Windows Phone, 7.5 Mango with Tango updates in messaging and camera app. Smartphone manufacturers have their hands tied by Microsoft in making any tweaks to the phone. Only HTC has Sense app in the Titan II that offers an Android-like Sense 4.0 interface.

On all other handsets, the outlook is the same. If you have used Windows Phone before, getting used to Focus 2 will not be a problem. MS offers apps like voice actions, music ID, and bar code scanning for identification and shopping uses. There’s also Yelp-like functionality in Local Scout, social network check-in from the personal profile on the Start screen, and auto-fix editing features in the camera app.

AT&T brings its own hoard of applications, some of which are the images of Windows-based apps like AT&T Code Scanner, Family Map, and My AT&T. Samsung’s contribution includes Samsung Zone within Marketplace application, Photo Studio and a daily headline app.


The price is a major attraction and although WP has a long way to go before they catch-up with Android and iOS, Focus 2 offers a lot to new Windows Phone users to migrate from Android and iOS. It has a better camera, a potent processor to run WP smoothly and search and web browsing are already known to the world for their buttery smooth functionality.

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