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11-23-2011 04:17 PM
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  1. asac12's Avatar
    I had an opportunity to play around with a Focus S at the AT&T store (they don't have any Titan's in) and thought it felt solid in my hand. The feather weight was awesome, but I can see how it might seem cheap to others. I turned off the auto dim and the screen looked great when comparing it to my 3gs. I could cradle and swipe/control the phone easily with one hand. I did accidently activate the camera 3 times while playing with the phone for 30 mins. It was annoying and just another thing to put on the cons list along with the audio pop, paint rubbing off with use, blue tint on the screen, etc. Also, is there a burst shot and panorama mode for the Focus S's camera that's found on the Titan? I use the camera a lot and pic quality and camera options are 2 main deciding factors for me.

    I'm really hoping the Titan's are in today. I've read all the reviews and the screen/resolution doesn't seem to be a problem except on websites, but I would like to witness it in person. The size is another concern as I'm typically a one-handed operator and don't want to "teach" myself to use both hands. The Titan's camera seems to be better based on the reviews and it also has burst shot and panorama mode, which is a HUGE plus for me. Hopefully the store will have some in stock today...
    11-23-2011 02:56 PM
  2. peestandingup's Avatar
    Just so you know, the so-called typing lag goes away when you turn off the key press sounds.
    It didn't for me on both units I tried (unplugged). I think it masks it & its more or less a kind of band aid. Obviously if the sound isn't there, its not gonna be as noticeable.

    But what I experienced is a real lag, not a sound lag. The letters themselves popup sort of randomly & don't keep up with my thumbs. No, I'm not a speed typer. This is just normal everyday typing.

    Its hard to explain. All I can say is that the typing is not nearly as good as it is on the Flash or my old Focus. So there's something going on with the S for sure.

    Besides, even IF it was only a sound lag & I could turn down the volume, I shouldn't have to do that on a brand new phone that I'm shelling out big bucks for (off contract). Plus, I like that WP typing sound! :)
    11-23-2011 03:13 PM
  3. naplesbill's Avatar
    Oddly enough I did not notice any typing lag on the Focus S for the two days I had it. I do not type slowly either. I only had the audio pop issue. I wonder if it is somehow related to holding the phone.

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    11-23-2011 03:46 PM
  4. yunchikan's Avatar
    I had an opportunity to play around with a Focus S at the AT&T store (they don't have any Titan's in) and thought it felt solid in my hand. The feather weight was awesome, but I can see how it might seem cheap to others. I turned off the auto dim and the screen looked great when comparing it to my 3gs. I could cradle and swipe/control the phone easily with one hand. I did accidently activate the camera 3 times while playing with the phone for 30 mins. It was annoying and just another thing to put on the cons list along with the audio pop, paint rubbing off with use, blue tint on the screen, etc. Also, is there a burst shot and panorama mode for the Focus S's camera that's found on the Titan? I use the camera a lot and pic quality and camera options are 2 main deciding factors for me.

    I'm really hoping the Titan's are in today. I've read all the reviews and the screen/resolution doesn't seem to be a problem except on websites, but I would like to witness it in person. The size is another concern as I'm typically a one-handed operator and don't want to "teach" myself to use both hands. The Titan's camera seems to be better based on the reviews and it also has burst shot and panorama mode, which is a HUGE plus for me. Hopefully the store will have some in stock today...
    There's no burst mode, panorama, or face detection on the Samsung focus s, only on the new HTC devices. Camera quality on a phone is really important to me too, and I have used 3 HTC devices in the past, HTC Touch Pro, HTC Touch Diamond2, and currently using the HTC Surround. I have to say, the camera quality on the Surround has made me decide that I won't be using a HTC device anymore, or at least anytime soon. The noise compression is driving me nuts. This doesn't seem as big of a problem anymore on the Titan, but I saw some pictures taken by the Titan on Flickr and the problem is definitely still there. I've read online that a lot of users say HTC cameras have great details, but for me, its a little too much. it adds a painting effect on my photos, and I've been really disappointed with my Surround.
    I have a cat and I always take pics of her.
    Here is a great example of the noise compression problem:
    http://i.imgur.com/kADrJ.jpg
    This is just really unacceptable for me :[

    I have some comparison shots from my Surround and my brother's Focus
    i kno its not from the Titan to the Focus S, but just to get an idea on the noise compression issues on the HTC devices I've seen. Not just wp7s but also on android devices, so I suppose its not a wp7 software issue, I can tell if my friends on Facebook are using a HTC device or not.
    my friend uploaded a pic via his mobile and i immediately thought the pic was taken on a HTC, and i was right, he was using a EVO.

    Surround: http://i.imgur.com/Vroaf.jpg
    Focus: http://i.imgur.com/ug4AY.jpg

    Surround: http://i.imgur.com/nHIyQ.jpg
    Focus: http://i.imgur.com/tkrP7.jpg


    I played with the Focus S in different AT&T Stores, i didn't notice the keyboard sound lag the first time, but the 2nd time is definitely there, but if i mute it, i wouldn't even notice it.
    Besides the camera quality, 4.7" is a little too big for my small hands :] it does look good tho. If only the camera was better, it would've been a much tougher choice for me.
    Last edited by yunchikan; 11-23-2011 at 04:49 PM.
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