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11-15-2011 03:26 AM
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  1. jmerrey's Avatar
    Well, the screen seems much bigger than the focus. The phone itself is very thin and light, almost too thin and light. I seem to recall feeling the same way about the focus though. I hate the way the battery cover snaps on place, seems like it might break/loosen over time. No sliding cover for the micro USB port =(

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    11-06-2011 12:22 PM
  2. jmerrey's Avatar
    Big one for me, the lock screen isn't flashing the home screen like it used to.

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    11-06-2011 12:32 PM
  3. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I think Daniel is doing a screen comparison later featuring the Focus S and the HTC Titan. Going by what he says he was rather disappointed at how dull the screen is on the Focus S compared to the original Focus.

    He seems to think HTC have made a great job of their Titan's screen.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing that as realistically i'm not going to be able to get a Focus S here.

    I'm still concerned about the pixelisation reports some have made about the Titan's screen and some say it's nothing to worry about.

    Just love the Titans large screen. We'll see if he posts the videos up later. :)

    What's your feelings about the screen jmerrey ?
    11-06-2011 12:45 PM
  4. threedog's Avatar
    I think Daniel is doing a screen comparison later featuring the Focus S and the HTC Titan. Going by what he says he was rather disappointed at how dull the screen is on the Focus S compared to the original Focus.

    He seems to think HTC have made a great job of their Titan's screen.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing that as realistically i'm not going to be able to get a Focus S here.

    I'm still concerned about the pixelisation reports some have made about the Titan's screen and some say it's nothing to worry about.

    Just love the Titans large screen. We'll see if he posts the videos up later. :)

    What's your feelings about the screen jmerry ?
    What, the screen is dull? If I remember correctly, SLCD screen is brighter than SAMOLED+ but SAMOLED+ should have better color saturation?
    11-06-2011 12:49 PM
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Well that's what I thought too threedog. Interesting to see the comparison and what he thinks. :)

    I'm off to try out the Titan in the morning, will make my mind up then. It's fine for me size wize, not too big but will have to scrutinize that screen first. LOL

    Either that or wait till spring for a larger Nokia, i just hate waiting though.
    11-06-2011 12:52 PM
  6. threedog's Avatar
    Do you guys know what glass HTC phones use for the screen? I think Samsung uses Gorilla Glass for the majority of its phones.
    11-06-2011 01:05 PM
  7. jmerrey's Avatar
    Putting the two phones side by side, it's possible that the focus has a slightly brighter screen than the focus s, but not by much. It appears to me that the focus s screen is richer than the focus.

    One odd thing, when the white background is on, the phone seems to be hunting for the correct brightness when opening apps, which is strange since I have the auto setting off.

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    11-06-2011 01:07 PM
  8. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Do you guys know what glass HTC phones use for the screen? I think Samsung uses Gorilla Glass for the majority of its phones.
    There's a few listed here, no Titan listed, but this page may not be up to date, no idea threedog.

    CORNING GORILLA GLASS | HTC

    All Other Brands

    http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/p...s-with-gorilla
    11-06-2011 01:09 PM
  9. threedog's Avatar
    Hmmm..yeah it seems like HTC Titan probably has Gorilla Glass. Anyways I'm probably getting the Focus S. I've been off my contract for 4 months now so I can't wait for the Titan which is probably going to be around the same price point. Either way you can't go wrong with either the Titan or Focus S. Despite the differences, both are incredible phones for WP7!
    Last edited by threedog; 11-06-2011 at 01:17 PM.
    11-06-2011 01:12 PM
  10. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yes for sure threedog. :)
    11-06-2011 01:21 PM
  11. VernonEL's Avatar
    I think Daniel is doing a screen comparison later featuring the Focus S and the HTC Titan. Going by what he says he was rather disappointed at how dull the screen is on the Focus S compared to the original Focus.

    He seems to think HTC have made a great job of their Titan's screen.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing that as realistically i'm not going to be able to get a Focus S here.

    I'm still concerned about the pixelisation reports some have made about the Titan's screen and some say it's nothing to worry about.

    Just love the Titans large screen. We'll see if he posts the videos up later. :)

    What's your feelings about the screen jmerrey ?
    Daniel and others may already know this, but the Focus S has an additional sceeen setting that was not on the Focus. It is called "Auto Display Intensity" and if enabled (default) is will reduce the screen intensity when it is on a page with white background. This may be what some have experienced.
    11-06-2011 03:08 PM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yes he showed it in his video BurnEthanol.

    http://www.windowscentral.com/samsun...ressions-video
    11-06-2011 03:11 PM
  13. jmerrey's Avatar
    Ok cool, I unchecked that auto intensity in extra settings and it did the trick, no more weird brightness adjustments when I open the email client.

    Further thoughts:

    1. The keyboard seems slower to register; I cant type nearly as fast as I could on the focus

    2. The buttons almost stick out too far on the sides, a product of the curved sides I think

    3. I'm still not crazy about the shiny black plastic body

    4. The screen is absolutely awesome. I can't wait to to get home and do some serious comparisons, but I'm sure the colors are richer

    5. Scrolling in some applications is much faster, and the device overall is faster all around

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    11-06-2011 03:58 PM
  14. gravage's Avatar
    Ok cool, I unchecked that auto intensity in extra settings and it did the trick, no more weird brightness adjustments when I open the email client.

    Further thoughts:

    1. The keyboard seems slower to register; I cant type nearly as fast as I could on the focus

    2. The buttons almost stick out too far on the sides, a product of the curved sides I think

    3. I'm still not crazy about the shiny black plastic body

    4. The screen is absolutely awesome. I can't wait to to get home and do some serious comparisons, but I'm sure the colors are richer

    5. Scrolling in some applications is much faster, and the device overall is faster all around

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    I noticed the same thing on mine. There is a barely perceptible delay when you hit each key on the keyboard. It's kind of annoying and totally unexpected coming from the original Focus and then an iPhone. I hope Samsung can address this soon with a firmware update, as it's nearly a deal-breaker for me.
    11-06-2011 04:17 PM
  15. techygeek82's Avatar
    How is the camera on the phone? I just ordered the phone today to try out. Considering leaving Sprint. Nervous as all get out! :: bites nails ::
    11-07-2011 02:58 PM
  16. gravage's Avatar
    How is the camera on the phone? I just ordered the phone today to try out. Considering leaving Sprint. Nervous as all get out! :: bites nails ::
    The Camera is great. It must be the same lens as the Galaxy S2. I have taken comparison shots with my iPhone 4s and some shots actually look better coming from the Focus S (blown up on a big screen). Very happy with the rear camera. Haven't tried the FFC yet, but I remember that being good on the SG2 as well.

    One thing, though, is that the phone compresses the pictures automatically no matter where you send them. I noticed the file sizes were rather small. iPhone gives you an option to send them full size or smaller. WP7 doesn't give you that option. The picture quality doesn't really seem to suffer, but there's no way that detail doesn't get lost when the picture compresses and the only way to get the full size photo is to plug it into Zune, as far as I can tell.
    11-07-2011 03:14 PM
  17. jmerrey's Avatar
    As above, the camera is great; very fast, very high quality. Switches between ffc and rear camera quickly. FFC is good. I'm very anxious to try video calling. The camera button sticks out quite a bit. In fact, I'm a bit worried that it might loosen up over time.
    11-07-2011 03:47 PM
  18. techygeek82's Avatar
    Thank you for the feedback on the camera.

    Can I also ask...how well do you all like AT&T service? I've been with Sprint for 10 years and am, frankly, VERY nervous about switching. I figured I could try the device for the trial period and, if anything, return it.

    Sprint has been very good for me, but I fear their network may be in big trouble. Not to mention not a single sign of any new Windows Phones coming to CDMA. I've had my Arrive since March and have NO desire to ever go back to Android, which is massive on CDMA networks.

    Just looking for your thoughts on AT&T. I've never been nervous about purchasing technology before, but again - 10 years is a LONG time commitment. Ha. :-)
    11-07-2011 08:32 PM
  19. jmerrey's Avatar
    My personal experience is that at&t is much better than it was about a year and a half ago. I can't remember the last time I had a dropped call in a good to decent service area. Also, I've noticed I have the 4g icon almost all the time since I got the Focus S. Download speeds are definitely faster with 4g vs 3g, at least so far.

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    11-07-2011 08:37 PM
  20. kevm14's Avatar
    Can I also ask...how well do you all like AT&T service? I've been with Sprint for 10 years and am, frankly, VERY nervous about switching. I figured I could try the device for the trial period and, if anything, return it.
    I'm in a similar boat. Been with Sprint for 12 years (got my first cell phone then). They recently told me that I HAVE to upgrade my plan if I replace my Touch Pro, nothing to debate. Their 2-line family plan becomes as expensive as AT&T and although it is unlimited data, looking at AT&T's WP7 phone selection, I'd rather have a phone I really want, even with the 2GB cap.

    I did find a 50% off coupon for AT&T so that's something. I just need to decide on a dumb phone or messaging phone for my wife and everything seems really crappy.
    11-07-2011 09:10 PM
  21. baseballbert's Avatar
    Where'd you find 50% off?

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    11-07-2011 10:57 PM
  22. kevm14's Avatar
    AT&T Wireless Coupon Codes - all coupons, discounts and promo codes for att.com

    Surprised the $75 coupon made the news while the $100 and 50% were much older.
    11-08-2011 05:35 AM
  23. techygeek82's Avatar
    Got the phone today and WOW am I impressed. I will certainly be porting over from my current carrier.

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    11-08-2011 01:53 PM
  24. peestandingup's Avatar
    AT&T Wireless Coupon Codes - all coupons, discounts and promo codes for att.com

    Surprised the $75 coupon made the news while the $100 and 50% were much older.
    Because the $100 off won't work on existing customers who upgrade. Only new customers or those adding a line.
    11-10-2011 09:04 AM
  25. btbam91's Avatar
    I'm at 13 hours right now with 45% left. I turned off the find my phone faster and it makes a HUGE difference!

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    11-10-2011 10:53 AM
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