08-11-2011 01:03 AM
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  1. kismayaz's Avatar
    So, I am able to get a free samsung focus with att, and am wondering if I should. I've been using android for a year or so, and I do love all the things I can do with it. I understand wp7 is new but I'm really interested in the arcade games. Is it worth it now, and will the focus be able to take advantage of all the new updates microsoft will offer? Or should I wait, and get another android until better wp7 phones are available?
    08-05-2011 11:06 AM
  2. enahs555's Avatar
    The Focus will be able to use the upcoming update and get all the benefits. It is a GREAT phone!

    It does not, however, have a front facing camera; which should be included in the next batch of phones. That is the only really significant thing I can think of.
    08-05-2011 11:20 AM
  3. selfcreation's Avatar
    well if you can wait less then 1 month your gona get the new WP7,

    i use the FOCUS and i LOOOOOVE IT!!! like he said the front facing cam is prety much the only big thing missing ( hardware style ) but i personally never or would never use it soo.
    08-05-2011 11:29 AM
  4. theefman's Avatar
    Gyroscopes and an upgraded CPU/GPU are also among the improved hardware specs to expect. So overall waiting (depending on how long att takes to get the newer hardware) might be best. Software wise the Focus will be getting Mango after testing.
    08-05-2011 11:33 AM
  5. kismayaz's Avatar
    I will have an upgrade for verizon in april too, so if I don't get the focus now, I can get whatever is available then.
    08-05-2011 11:50 AM
  6. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    It depends. The new phones are coming, but they won't be free. At the least $199 with a 2 yr contract. You can get the Focus now, which will be upgraded to Mango, which will be old hardware, but hey, you getting it for free. So it's depends if you want to wait and dole out at least 200 bucks for new hardware or not.
    08-05-2011 12:12 PM
  7. hardrock1a's Avatar
    If you don't despise your current Android device, my suggestion is just to be a little patient for maybe as much as 3 months and you will see something like the GSII running WP7, or the Nokia, or or or... a lot of new hardware is getting ready to hit.
    08-05-2011 12:20 PM
  8. 3migo's Avatar
    If you can, wait until September. Mango is going to be released, along with a lot of new, shiny hardware.
    08-05-2011 12:21 PM
  9. gerrymad's Avatar
    If you like the phone as it is I would recommend buying now. The OS is already smooth on any of the current hardware platforms. You will get Mango sometime around September in any case. The only thing that would worry me is that Samsung has a long history of being really slow to release updates so Mango may take a little extra time getting toyour phone.
    08-05-2011 01:30 PM
  10. Curtieson's Avatar
    What is your device selling for used?

    Purhaps you could get $100-$150 for it on ebay right now...and a used Focus is only $125-$150. It would be maybe a $25 upgrade, and a great device to get started on (buying some Xbox games and finding good apps) while you are waiting for the next big thing to use your contract on.

    Also...the front camera is so funny...I call it the least used most wanted feature on a phone. My wife has an iPhone 4 and has used the FFC a total of 3 times, twice at the bar to show it off to a friend and a 3rd time to show her aunt who also had an iPhone 4.
    08-05-2011 01:48 PM
  11. hardrock1a's Avatar
    Yeah, I dont get the FFC either but I do hear that it is good for making it a mirror but I don't have a need to do that either, why would I want to break my camera with my own ugly mugg?
    08-05-2011 01:57 PM
  12. ninjaap's Avatar
    Every time I get asked this question my answer is always: "The sooner you get a phone, the sonner you can upgrade to the next one. There will always be a better one."
    08-05-2011 02:59 PM
  13. 3migo's Avatar
    Every time I get asked this question my answer is always: "The sooner you get a phone, the sonner you can upgrade to the next one. There will always be a better one."
    Heh, I really like that. I've never thought of it like that before.
    08-05-2011 03:13 PM
  14. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    If he gets one now, it'll be 2 years before the next one.
    Every time I get asked this question my answer is always: "The sooner you get a phone, the sonner you can upgrade to the next one. There will always be a better one."

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    08-05-2011 03:18 PM
  15. ninjaap's Avatar
    If he gets one now, it'll be 2 years before the next one.


    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    Yeah, but what usually happens, is when the new phones come out, in a month or so another set of new phones are announced. Then the question gets asked again...
    08-05-2011 03:31 PM
  16. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I agree, as soon as you buy something, it's already a replacement model on the way. Gadgets are outdated as soon as you buy them.
    Yeah, but what usually happens, is when the new phones come out, in a month or so another set of new phones are announced. Then the question gets asked again...
    08-05-2011 03:42 PM
  17. kismayaz's Avatar
    If I get one now, I can get whatever is available for verizon in april. I'll just get the focus now.
    08-05-2011 03:51 PM
  18. ninjaap's Avatar
    I agree, as soon as you buy something, it's already a replacement model on the way. Gadgets are outdated as soon as you buy them.
    Exactly!
    08-05-2011 05:00 PM
  19. ninjaap's Avatar
    If I get one now, I can get whatever is available for verizon in april. I'll just get the focus now.
    Sounds like a good plan to me ;)
    08-05-2011 05:01 PM
  20. smartpatrol's Avatar
    Every time I get asked this question my answer is always: "The sooner you get a phone, the sonner you can upgrade to the next one. There will always be a better one."
    I don't really agree with this attitude.

    The current crop of Windows phones is almost a year old. The next wave of WP7 devices is only another month or two away. Why get stuck for 2 years with a phone that is practically outdated on day 1?

    TC, the Focus is a great phone, but I say wait it out another month or two.
    08-05-2011 07:43 PM
  21. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Yeah, no way would I use a upgrade right now.

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    08-05-2011 08:14 PM
  22. kismayaz's Avatar
    I'm on an employee program, and have to get something right now. It was either the focus or the inspire. I get upgrades every ten months, and like I said, my verizon phone will be ready in april. I'll get the focus now, and then get a newer one in april if I decide I like wp7.
    08-05-2011 09:25 PM
  23. cdook's Avatar
    The Samsung Focus is a great phone. It's pretty responsive and fast. If you can't wait then I'd get it. The new phones don't appear to have drastically different stats from what it sounds so you should be good to go for a while.
    08-06-2011 12:15 AM
  24. ninjaap's Avatar
    I don't really agree with this attitude.

    The current crop of Windows phones is almost a year old. The next wave of WP7 devices is only another month or two away. Why get stuck for 2 years with a phone that is practically outdated on day 1?

    TC, the Focus is a great phone, but I say wait it out another month or two.
    Sure. I can agree with that view. Just be sure to draw the line at some point. All I'm saying is when those phones come out a month or two from now, no doubt another set of rumors will come out for phones for the holidays (December). Then you'd be tempted to wait for December, January, February, March... and so on. Now instead of getting your next upgrade in August of 2013, you're going to have to wait till December 2013 or January 2014...

    Seriously, what phone do we know for sure is coming out in the States in a month or two? None that I know of. We might not see a phone stateside till December. Anyway, OP has made up their mind to get a Focus now, because they have an upgrade coming up next April for VZW.
    08-06-2011 02:27 AM
  25. Jake_M's Avatar
    The good thing about Mango is that it's actually improving every WP7, opposed to being a better operating system, but leaving those with slower processors behind.
    08-06-2011 02:33 AM
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