In addition to using the Focus 2 in a variety of everyday usage scenarios, we also conducted some formal performance testing to see how well the handset compares to other smartphones. WP Bench is a performance-oriented benchmarking application within the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. To date, it's one of the only ways to test the small-but-growing stable of WP7 handsets.
Similar to the Nokia Lumia 900, the Focus 2 has a single-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM. In comparison to today's hottest Android smartphones, the Focus 2 may appear under powered. Despite the hardware, the Windows Phone operating system functions quite well--it simply doens't need multi-core processors to feel quick. As you can see from the WP Bench scores above, the Focus 2 performs very well in comparison to a few other Windows Phone handsets we've seen recently. In fact, the Focus 2 always came in first or second place in all of the benchmarks.