11-07-2011 09:11 AM
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  1. baseballbert's Avatar
    C'mon people, we need updates here!!!
    11-06-2011 11:09 AM
  2. aubreyq's Avatar
    Waiting, here.

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    11-06-2011 11:19 AM
  3. VernonEL's Avatar
    I'm still at the store, and its sitting right in front of me, activated, waiting to be enjoyed. The problem is that it is not in the product system yet, so I cant pay for it yet. Great. I just want to jump into this thing already!!

    Sent from my LG Quantum using Board Express
    11-06-2011 12:42 PM
  4. jmerrey's Avatar
    Yes

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    11-06-2011 12:45 PM
  5. erike3198's Avatar
    I got it, not so impressed, strangely I feel like the UI lags a little compared to my original focus with mango. the start screen stutters when I scroll it up and down. dont know why,
    11-06-2011 01:47 PM
  6. KingCrimson's Avatar
    I got it, not so impressed, strangely I feel like the UI lags a little compared to my original focus with mango. the start screen stutters when I scroll it up and down. dont know why,
    Woah that's bad! I was actually thinking I was going to get a Focus S instead of the HTC Titan because I don't want a huge device that won't fit easily in my pocket.
    11-06-2011 01:50 PM
  7. mapexvenus's Avatar
    I have it. Will post back later. Initial impressions: No wow factor yet, sorry.

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    11-06-2011 02:17 PM
  8. gravage's Avatar
    I picked mine up today. I came here specifically to post my review. I read this site every day and I rarely post here.

    First, let's start with the AT&T store experience. I went to a local store in Austin, TX. A bunch of people were waiting outside. They let us in and there was a couple who was there to see the Focus S as well. There was a display for it, but no phone on display. The couple asked if they could see it and one of the reps went in the back and looked. She came out and said they didn't have it, that they only had the Focus Flash. Since I overheard, I confirmed this with her when the couple left. She said I could wait around to check again and find out if another store had it. When my turn came up, I asked the (different) rep and she went to look in the back. She came out with one and said there were only 2 in the back (Two!).

    Shame on AT&T and Samsung. What a pathetic "launch day" for the device. No device on display, no knowledgeable reps, no advertisements. There were no posters in the store hyping the device, either. This is partly why WP7 is not doing better.

    Now, onto the device.

    Overall, it feels good in the hand. It is very similar to a GSII, if you have had an opportunity to hold that device. I have taken sample shots with the camera and they turned out like the ones my GSII took. Very sharp and full of detail. I'm going to take some comparison shots with my iPhone 4s today and compare them side-by-side. Without the battery, the device felt very cheap and light. This doesn't deter me at all and it's trademark Samsung, but don't be surprised when you hold one.

    One thing that alarms me a little is that it seems to lag a bit. It's definitely not as responsive as I expected. There is a microscopic delay when typing and when scrolling up and down, there's a barely perceptible lag to the transitions. I wish I had my original Focus with me to compare, but I don't remember WP7 ever being like that. I have been using an iPhone 4s for weeks and maybe the speed of that device is what makes it seem laggy. I will need to do more testing to be sure. All I can tell you is that the screen and camera are great. My one concern is how the phone runs at this point. I will do more testing in the coming days and post my impressions here.
    11-06-2011 02:17 PM
  9. gravage's Avatar
    I'm getting the same impression. I suspect that it can be fixed with a firmware update, but I have never seen WP7 run like this on a device.
    11-06-2011 02:18 PM
  10. gravage's Avatar
    I got it, not so impressed, strangely I feel like the UI lags a little compared to my original focus with mango. the start screen stutters when I scroll it up and down. dont know why,
    I'm getting the same impression. I suspect that it can be fixed with a firmware update, but I have never seen WP7 run like this on a device.
    11-06-2011 02:18 PM
  11. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Weird, every video of WP7 I've seen shows no lag on anything.
    11-06-2011 02:20 PM
  12. Dave Blake's Avatar
    You know....

    I don't agree no lag here this thing sails past my a HD7S and its so so thin and light. Samsung really makes some sold feeling hardware I'm just scared I'm going to drop it. With my big clumsy hands and this phone being so thin I'm glad I have the insurance.
    11-06-2011 02:22 PM
  13. bpgui's Avatar
    I'm officially disappointed. Not with the phone yet, since I haven't seen it yet.

    Went to my AT&T store to look at this and the new Blackberry 9900. Neither were in stock. When i asked the rep, he (obviously not very well taught) said that both phones were delayed for several weeks and wouldn't be there until December. The only positive about the store was that the rep didn't try to push me to iPhone.

    Went to Best Buy, and they didn't have either phone either.

    I did play with a non-working original focus though, and liked the feel of the phone, but I really need to see a working model before making a decision.
    11-06-2011 02:36 PM
  14. gravage's Avatar
    You know....

    I don't agree no lag here this thing sails past my a HD7S and its so so thin and light. Samsung really makes some sold feeling hardware I'm just scared I'm going to drop it. With my big clumsy hands and this phone being so thin I'm glad I have the insurance.
    If the Samsung Galaxy S2 vs iPhone 4s drop test is any indication, your new Focus S will fare rather well if you drop it.

    11-06-2011 03:05 PM
  15. Dave Blake's Avatar
    If the Samsung Galaxy S2 vs iPhone 4s drop test is any indication, your new Focus S will fare rather well if you drop it.

    Nice that makes me feel a little better. The device does feel solid that's for sure.
    11-06-2011 03:22 PM
  16. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    You could do your bit and test it Big D5, fling it across the room and see how it performs!
    11-06-2011 03:24 PM
  17. Dave Blake's Avatar
    You could do your bit and test it Big D5, fling it across the room and see how it performs!
    #$%^ IT BROKE!!!!




    jk ;)
    11-06-2011 04:05 PM
  18. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Aw too bad, thanks for the test though, you're not a bad soul after all. :)

    Sent from my OMNIA7 using Board Express
    11-06-2011 04:27 PM
  19. hubgoblin's Avatar
    I picked it up this morning. It's fantastic. I"m sooooo happy I switched to Windows. It's blazing fast on this device, the screen is gorgeous, and the camera takes unreal pics. The phone feels great in the hand, too. I'd prefer it just a *little* heavier but it certainly doesn't feel cheap. This thing is just a pleasure to slip out of my pocket and use. Glance and go my ***, I don't want to put it down!
    11-06-2011 05:43 PM
  20. Timeslicing's Avatar
    I picked it up at a local MS store this afternoon. They were selling it for $499.99 no commitment price. And better yet, they had a 20% discount if you spend $500 in their store. The cashier bumped the price up by a penny for me and i paid 400 + taxes for mine :D

    I like this screen much better than my friend's HTC HD7.
    11-06-2011 06:54 PM
  21. kevm14's Avatar
    Could the jerkiness when scrolling be a function of your thumb/finger skipping across the screen? It does honestly sound like an input thing. But what this tells me is I need to get some hands-on time with a Focus S, as I was only able to check out the Focus Flash today, between two AT&T stores. Waiting for possible Titan announcement tomorrow to help guide me...and I'll be switching from Sprint on top of it.
    11-06-2011 09:50 PM
  22. J4rrod's Avatar
    This device is awesome. Everything is faster than on my original Focus. Only issue seems to be when the device is charging it stutters sometimes. Not sure what's up with that.
    11-06-2011 11:04 PM
  23. devilhound1's Avatar
    This is crazy, I cannot find this phone anywhere 3 att stores and 2 best buys, no luck, wtf.

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    11-07-2011 06:16 AM
  24. Maximus21jr's Avatar
    I have it. Its awesome. I love its response and its ease of use. Screen is in my opinion, better looking than even the retina display the isnore(iPhone 4 lol) The only issue which I think might be with the windows servers and not the phone is that I'm getting this STUPID incorrect password error for my windows live account. But other than that it's great I'm actually using the phone to write this! I created an account for this site with the phone as well! I think Microsoft needs to upgrade their servers and windows live servers if they're going to be serious contenders for real because google is almost taking over I'd they already haven't taken over. But yea best windows phone so far!!Ih and its so light and thin for a 4.3 inch screen! I sometimes don't notice its in my jacket pocket :D
    11-07-2011 07:27 AM
  25. btbam91's Avatar
    I bought it at my local AT&T store. They had a unit on display. While paying for my device, my brother asked when they expect to get the HTC Titan, and the sales rep replied with, "Oh, we're not getting that phone, we're getting the HTC Vivid." I *facepalmed* and said, "I am absolutely positive that you are getting the Titan."
    11-07-2011 07:39 AM
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