Samsung Focus 2 Review: Budget-Price, LTE-Enabled
Samsung and AT&T are hoping to attract customers who want a sleek Windows Phone at an affordable price with the Samsung Focus 2. The Focus 2 is Samsung's first 4G LTE Windows Phone. It's also the third Windows Phone from AT&T that connects to the carrier's 4G LTE network. AT&T's 4G LTE network is currently available in 47 markets which covers over 74 million Americans.
Running on Windows Phone 7.5 (codenamed Mango), the Focus 2 features a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor, and a 5-megapixel camera. With Windows Phone 7.5, you'll get Live Tiles which gives you real time updates directly from the Start Screen; you can see calendar appointments, emails, social media updates, and more with a quick glance thanks to Live Tiles.
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|Processor and memory
||1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm (Snapdragon S2)
8GB internal storage (non-expandable)
||Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
||GSM Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
UMTS Tri-band: 850/1900/2100MHz
LTE Dual band 4 & 17
Data Speed: EDGE/GPRS/HSPA+/LTE
||4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED (480 x 800 Pixel)
|Size and weight
||4.79 "x 2.47" x 0.43"
|Cameras and multimedia
||5.0 Megapixel Rear-facing Camera
VGA front-facing web camera
3.5mm headset jack
Standby Time: Up to 10.4 Days (3G), Up to 6.5 Days (4G LTE)
Continuous Usage Time: Up to 6 hours
||AT&T ($49.99 with two-year contract)
The Focus 2 is thin and lightweight, measuring 10.98mm thick and weighing 4.3 ounces. When you compare the footprint of the Focus 2 to many of today's popular Android handsets, you'll immediately notice the Focus 2 is smaller, enabling it to fit very easily in your pocket or purse and making it comfortable to hold in your hand.
The Focus 2 is currently available from AT&T for $49.99 with a two-year contract. Given its budget-friendly price, the Focus 2 isn't designed to compete with the high-end $200+ handsets on the market. Instead, it's designed to give Windows Phone users 4G LTE connectivity and reasonable performance without breaking the bank.