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11-07-2011 08:02 PM
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  1. baseballbert's Avatar
    Ok, so to the screen issues: turn "extra setting auto display off and BAM!! The screen goes super nova. The tile colors pop even more with the dark background.

    It is definitely brighter than the original Focus. Size is pretty damn big compared to 4", wow.

    Video quality is great (used Kia soul Choice is Yours commercial streamed on YouTube), although sound quality is about 2.5/5. The speaker isn't that good which is a bummer because I listen to podcasts quite a bit.

    Feels great in the hand

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    11-06-2011 04:32 PM
  2. KingCrimson's Avatar
    How does that square with the other reviewer saying audio is poor.
    11-06-2011 04:35 PM
  3. baseballbert's Avatar
    Doesn't feel cheap at all. The Flash is pretty legit too. The aluminum body is sleek, and pretty cool.

    ATTENTION LUMIA FANS: The Flash 3.7" seems minuscule compared to even just the 4" of the Focus. However, its a pretty sweet little phone, and for 1st time WP users, it is perfect.

    Pretty good screen, should do well. An actual home button is really nice to have, it is actually a tempting phone because of that alone.

    Just set the screen to its brightest setting, and drew a bunch of weird looks when I said "WHOA!" a little too loudly. The Flash is a strong offering, feels very solid in the hand, I like the weight and definitely recommend it to people who dont need a big screen.

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    11-06-2011 04:40 PM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Did you get it yet? YO! Bert did you get it?! Get it!...lol
    11-06-2011 04:49 PM
  5. baseballbert's Avatar
    I'm actually selling an iPhone user on the S! He came in looking for it!

    He said he hates his iPhone, and Alberto started selling him on it, and he's going to get one! As soon as I sell my 3gs on ebay, I'm on the S!

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    Last edited by baseballbert; 11-06-2011 at 08:08 PM.
    11-06-2011 04:52 PM
  6. baseballbert's Avatar
    I took the guy through the people hub, and he went nuts! I told him you don't have to go through tons of apps to do anything. He also liked changing the background and tile color.

    I then took him through Office and showed him a power point I had on my phone. He kept saying over and over "this thing is so zippy! I'm definitely buying it."

    The att sales hacks gave me dirty looks when I said it was much better than the iPhone.

    Hey BALMER, YOURE WELCOME!

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    Last edited by baseballbert; 11-06-2011 at 08:08 PM.
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    11-06-2011 05:03 PM
  7. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I'm glad your on our side Bert
    11-06-2011 05:05 PM
  8. baseballbert's Avatar
    Local Scout made the guy go nuts too.

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    Last edited by baseballbert; 11-06-2011 at 08:09 PM.
    11-06-2011 05:11 PM
  9. baseballbert's Avatar
    WPCentral Salesmen of the month b****es!

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    11-06-2011 05:13 PM
  10. mapexvenus's Avatar
    Still not sure. I have been playing with the Focus S for a couple of hours now and while I appreciate the phone, I am still not sure if thus is what I will stick with. I walked into the T-mobile store and flirted with the Radar. I think I might has a crush on the HTC device. If only it weren't on a network that has such poor coverage in Beaverton :[

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    11-06-2011 05:27 PM
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    Apologies for the bad grammar above. Autocorrect doesn't always work right.

    Sent from my SGH-i937 using Board Express
    11-06-2011 05:29 PM
  12. 3migo's Avatar
    Still not sure. I have been playing with the Focus S for a couple of hours now and while I appreciate the phone, I am still not sure if thus is what I will stick with. I walked into the T-mobile store and flirted with the Radar. I think I might has a crush on the HTC device. If only it weren't on a network that has such poor coverage in Beaverton :[

    Sent from my SGH-i937 using Board Express
    Same here. It's a fine device, but I just couldn't get over the hardware... It felt like I was using a feature phone from 2005.
    11-06-2011 05:29 PM
  13. foosball's Avatar
    Still not sure. I have been playing with the Focus S for a couple of hours now and while I appreciate the phone, I am still not sure if thus is what I will stick with. I walked into the T-mobile store and flirted with the Radar. I think I might has a crush on the HTC device. If only it weren't on a network that has such poor coverage in Beaverton :[

    Sent from my SGH-i937 using Board Express
    LOL. I don't know what it is about the Radar but I really like it too.

    Now that you have the Focus S could you really go back to a 3.8 inch screen?
    11-06-2011 05:32 PM
  14. baseballbert's Avatar
    No, you can't. Even the Flash, while a killer little device, at 3.7" seemed microscopic.

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    11-06-2011 05:47 PM
  15. 3migo's Avatar
    Seems like you need to update your Phone info on your user profile Bert :D
    11-06-2011 06:10 PM
  16. mapexvenus's Avatar
    LOL. I don't know what it is about the Radar but I really like it too.

    Now that you have the Focus S could you really go back to a 3.8 inch screen?
    Aesthetics and visual appeal. The Radar surpasses the Focus S in both aspects. Also, the Radar is quite snappy. I was expecting some lag in UI performance, but the device performed flawlessly during the few minutes that I was messing around with it. I have to research whether T-mobiles coverage has improved in this area and also whether the Titan will end up on AT&T in the next 30 days.
    11-06-2011 06:48 PM
  17. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Aesthetics and visual appeal. The Radar surpasses the Focus S in both aspects. Also, the Radar is quite snappy. I was expecting some lag in UI performance, but the device performed flawlessly during the few minutes that I was messing around with it. I have to research whether T-mobiles coverage has improved in this area and also whether the Titan will end up on AT&T in the next 30 days.
    I'm a huge fan of the Radar. It's fast, well designed, quality and on 4G, shreds.

    Only wish my int'l Titan had HSDPA+ on board, evidently I have to wait till the AT&T version. But the Titan and Radar are both solid, quality phones.

    The Focus S? So far, it's a bit a of a let down. The auto-screen dimming is really bothering me. It's not a terrible phone, just not as impressive as HTCs. And even I'm surprised at writing that last sentence.
    11-06-2011 07:57 PM
  18. baseballbert's Avatar
    Even with the "extra setting" turned off? That took care of the auto dimming and made a huge difference in both screen brightness and clarity.
    11-06-2011 08:12 PM
  19. Deano019S's Avatar
    So turning off the extra setting made the phone screen much better? Because I know for a fact, that my sisters Galaxy SII's screen auto-dimming is a pain is the arse!
    11-06-2011 08:38 PM
  20. mapexvenus's Avatar
    I'm a huge fan of the Radar. It's fast, well designed, quality and on 4G, shreds.

    Only wish my int'l Titan had HSDPA+ on board, evidently I have to wait till the AT&T version. But the Titan and Radar are both solid, quality phones.

    The Focus S? So far, it's a bit a of a let down. The auto-screen dimming is really bothering me. It's not a terrible phone, just not as impressive as HTCs. And even I'm surprised at writing that last sentence.
    Completely agree with you. It isn't terrible, but it has not lived up to the hype and expectation. The Radar is looking really good right now, and at $99, may be the device I end up getting.
    11-06-2011 08:39 PM
  21. timGSU's Avatar
    Having owned a SGSII I got used to the strange auto-dimming.....If thats what y'all are focused on, calm down, its not a big deal. Turn that off if you don't like it, and change the extra setting for the screen and you can get the screen back to the way you expect it.

    The only thing about the Radar thats good is the 4G....to me.
    11-06-2011 09:07 PM
  22. Dusteater's Avatar
    The only thing about the Radar thats good is the 4G....to me.
    I wouldn't have minded the Radar, I like how it looks, but being white only is definately a deal breaker. I hope I like the Focus S. But then again, how could I not love anything coming from a Blackberry Tour?
    11-06-2011 09:14 PM
  23. mapexvenus's Avatar
    I have decided that I will sign up for a T-mobile account and test the Radar alongside the Focus S for a week. I like the aesthetics of the Radar but I am not sure how it will end up performing when I actually use it on a daily basis.
    11-06-2011 11:13 PM
  24. p.jgordon's Avatar
    Even with the "extra setting" turned off? That took care of the auto dimming and made a huge difference in both screen brightness and clarity.
    I changed the settings on both the Flash and the S to high brightness, no auto correct and light background at the ATT store when I was getting my flash. =)

    The ATT salesrep told me that she had only sold 1 windows phone since working there =/
    11-06-2011 11:40 PM
  25. Duvi's Avatar
    I changed the settings on both the Flash and the S to high brightness, no auto correct and light background at the ATT store when I was getting my flash. =)

    The ATT salesrep told me that she had only sold 1 windows phone since working there =/
    What made you pick the flash over the S?
    Last edited by duvi; 11-07-2011 at 12:04 AM.
    11-06-2011 11:58 PM
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