Samsung recently released one of its first phone offerings that runs the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. Windows Phone 7 has been out for months but it is only now that it is getting more traction with manufacturers like Samsung.
My friends have told me about Windows Phone 7 and how snazzy it looks. I have to agree, it does look cool. But first, the phone.
The Samsung Focus SGH-I917 not very large and has weight that is only a smidgen heavier than 4 ounces, this means it’s quite light and thus very handy to carry. The Focus also carries Samsung’s vaunted AMOLED display – measured at 4 inches in this phone. This means crisp and vivid images, and couple with Windows Phone 7’s visual goodness, it’s a perfect partnership.
How fast is the Samsung Focus? Well, it’s fast enough. It carries a 1Ghz processor and has a built-in memory of 8 gigabytes. But it is expandable due to the micro SD slot that is built into the phone. With such a relatively high rated processor, the system is very responsive. It’s easy to open and close apps or use various multimedia applications. This is one phone that has enough power packed inside its hood, so to speak.
Call quality is loud and clear. You won’t have any problems hearing the person you’re talking to on this baby. The speakerphone is not as good though, but in an enclosed area like a car, I think it will be more than adequate.
The battery life of the Samsung Focus is nothing to sneeze at. Extensive use of the phone will still allow you to use the phone for the whole day before it needs recharging, which is better than most other smartphones right now.
A caveat though is that the Samsung Focus still doesn’t support 4G, so that’s a bit of a downer if you are planning on keeping this for phone for a relatively long time.