Samsung Focus 2 Review- Great Budget Windows Phone
Windows Phone is slowly taking tracking in the market, especially with 4G LTE on AT&T. Samsung will not be left out in the fun, their first 4G LTE device is the Focus 2, which is a successor to the original Samsung Focus. The Focus 2 is powered by a single core 1.4Ghz Snapdragon Processor, measuring 10.98mm thin and weighing only 4.3 ounces, it fits perfectly in your hand, purse or pocket.The Samsung Focus 2, the latest addition to the Focus family (following the Focus, Focus Flash and Focus S), comes with a 4-inch Super AMOLED™ screen and 5-megapixel camera that makes taking pictures or shooting video in HD 720p . The front-facing VGA camera provides the ability for video chat. Hands-free messaging is available through speech-to-text and text-to-speech features that make it easier to stay in touch safely while out and about. The Device has a chrome finishing on the edges and a glossy plastic back, which is fingerprint hungry, luckily the device comes in plastic.
Functionality- the Focus 2 works well, I mean for a device priced at $49.99. It runs smooth and effective as you would expect from a high end device. I had no issues with slow downs or hang ups. voice calls are also goo on the device, with clear crisp reception and as for 4G LTE; AT&T is continuing to make a name for itself with how fast and reliable their 4G LTE network is. The case can be stated here with great speed reaching up to 20Mbp downloads and 7 Mbp uploads.
The Camera on the device is decent and does the job, with good audio quality in video recording and some decent stills in the right condition. You really aren’t getting this device for the camera. But it does the job when requested.
Overall I like the Samsung Focus 2, its well priced and poses very few issue; though one of them being the awful super glossy back cover, that is slippery and finger smudge best friend. It can be annoying so be prepared to wipe down the device frequently. Other than that. I can easily call the Samsung Focus 2 the best Budget Windows phone 7 device on the market