05-02-2012 02:38 PM
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  1. Bifurcated's Avatar
    The truth is, once you buy a new phone, you should stop reading this site, Engadget, etc, until you are six months away from the next phone. Otherwise it will drive you crazy!
    threed61 and snowmutt like this.
    02-03-2012 08:04 AM
  2. threed61's Avatar
    My Focus S has all the hardware advantages of the Galaxy S 2 series, with a better operating system. How could I go wrong?
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    02-03-2012 09:30 AM
  3. chomsky11's Avatar
    To answer OP, no buyers remorse. Nokia makes some great hardware, and it's good to see an OEM whole-heartedly embrace WP7, but the Focus S is a seriously sexy and feature-packed phone, and I wouldn't trade it for a Nokia device unless I had some major incentive. The Lumia 800 is a sweet looking device, but I'll stack the S against it any day.
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    02-27-2012 12:18 AM
  4. snowmutt's Avatar
    To answer OP, no buyers remorse. Nokia makes some great hardware, and it's good to see an OEM whole-heartedly embrace WP7, but the Focus S is a seriously sexy and feature-packed phone, and I wouldn't trade it for a Nokia device unless I had some major incentive. The Lumia 800 is a sweet looking device, but I'll stack the S against it any day.
    I agree on Nokia. Hopefully, them being all in on WP will bring much needed sales to the platform, and bring other Windows Phones makers along for the ride. Kinda like what the Motorola Droid line did for all Android phones a couple years back. The success of that line helped promote all Android devices. I believe Nokia excelling at WP will do the same thing for Samsung, HTC, and all the other handset makers.

    Glad you like your "S"!! And welcome to our forum!!
    02-29-2012 03:01 PM
  5. coffeemike's Avatar
    No. Well, not for the reasons you'd think.

    I've had the Focus S for three weeks now and love it as a phone. It's incredibly light, thin, and the screen is brilliant.

    However, especially over the last week, I've had issues where it just stops talking wifi. Like, it thinks it's still connected to the home router, but suddenly everything stops and times out. (Yes, I know WP7 drops the connections when it's asleep and unplugged to save battery life. This is while I'm using the phone.)

    If that proves to still be an issue, I'm either going back to AT&T for a chat on hardware issues, or I'm returning it and picking up a Lumia 900. I'm hoping the March 18th rumors hold for availability, if that comes to pass.

    One reason I would NOT go to the Lumia 900 is if the screen is worse. The screen is why I picked the Focus S over the Titan; I haven't seen anything like it before. I can't tell from pictures alone whether the 900's screen will be on par or not.

    The Focus S is slim and light. I'd miss light. It is also slippery as all get out; it hasn't hit the floor yet, but it's been bobbled a few times.

    So, I'm really on the fence for now. But I have no regrets about owning a Focus S.
    03-01-2012 09:05 AM
  6. Old_Cus's Avatar
    The Focus S is slim and light. I'd miss light. It is also slippery as all get out; it hasn't hit the floor yet, but it's been bobbled a few times.
    I have two words for you......Case-Mate case.

    I picked up the Case-Mate Barely There Case and I'm loving it with my Focus S


    03-01-2012 12:54 PM
  7. Kredrian's Avatar
    I thought about the 900, but my Focus S is just too good. This is my second WP, and its a boss! Will keep it until Apollo comes.
    04-17-2012 10:03 AM
  8. infamousdaveman's Avatar
    First time posting to the forums and Im super happy to see satisfied Focus S owners out there like myself!(and my wife!) I was a verizon customer and a KIN owner to boot!(Had to get my windows phone love somehow lol) I couldnt wait to get my grubby hands on a true windows phone but I had to wait until my contract was up so I could jump ship to whatever carrier had the best phone. So I researched, scanned every tech site, and followed windows phone blogs nonstop to see what was coming up and ever since the first spy picture of a samsung windows phone emerged, I was very intrigued. So when they started doing windows Phone inner circle parties to showcase them, I jumped at the chance and my wife and I went to the Hard Rock in San Diego to enjoy the festivities. It was a blast, getting hands on with the Flash, Titan, S, even the import models like the LG jil Sander and the Toshiba/fitsu waterproof model ! It was hella fun and I really leaned towards the Titan at first, but it was my wife who fell in love with the focus s and the more I saw it and felt it in my hands, I just had to have it.

    Like others, I purchased it for a penny around Thanksgiving and I have been nothing but satisified with my purchase!! Im not gonna lie, the Nokia Lumia 900 looks pretty sweet, and I really like the Cyan, but I see no real reason to upgrade. The Focus S is fasst, has been reliable and very sturdy, and I have no issues with my "4g" speeds either. Too bad samsung and mircosoft didnt market it more, it would have had alot more success if people knew it existed. But you know, Im happy with having one of the best unknown phones out there...love being different. So no, Im not ready to abandon my phone now...with a small investment, I now have what I want, a "lumiafied Focus S' ;)
    04-17-2012 02:45 PM
  9. HeyCori's Avatar
    haha, a fellow Kin owner! I still have my Kin TWOm (the redesign that didn't require a data plan).
    04-17-2012 04:53 PM
  10. thelastfoiter's Avatar
    Just for my S from the WPChallenenge! I love it so far but I want to unlock it and use it on Tmobile. If anyone would recommend a reputable unlocking site that you've used that doesn't require paypal, it'd be much appreciated!
    04-17-2012 05:28 PM
  11. Winterfang's Avatar
    The only thing I don't like about the Focus S, is the ugly SAMSUNG bellow the main buttons and the Windows Phone logo on the back. ( Nokia phones don't have that Windows Phone logo, which makes them look nicely).

    But after the embarrassment that's the Lumia 900 camera, The Focus S is the king.
    04-17-2012 07:23 PM
  12. thelastfoiter's Avatar
    The only thing I don't like about the Focus S, is the ugly SAMSUNG bellow the main buttons and the Windows Phone logo on the back. ( Nokia phones don't have that Windows Phone logo, which makes them look nicely).

    But after the embarrassment that's the Lumia 900 camera, The Focus S is the king.
    I completely agree, the HUGE Samsung logo needs to go, and I personally think they never should have been named the "windows phone" in the first place. Windows is great but nobody makes a correlation between it and a phone. Everybody likes xbox and there is tight LIVE integration. It should've been like the xPhone or something along those lines.
    Just my 2 cents
    04-17-2012 08:47 PM
  13. hulawafu77's Avatar
    Yep, because this phone's reception with 4G is terrible and the 900 is a speed demon. Also longer battery. Noticed the Focus S also runs hot, the 900 remains cool.

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    04-18-2012 01:25 AM
  14. infamousdaveman's Avatar
    haha, a fellow Kin owner! I still have my Kin TWOm (the redesign that didn't require a data plan).

    Me too! I actually really liked my Kin alot! It was great training until I got my Focus S too! Did you ever revert yours back to the original OS? The one with the loop and spot? I did once I got off Verizon just to see what it was like and Its kinda cool to see how they originally worked. :)
    04-18-2012 12:40 PM
  15. Silverdogz's Avatar
    nope
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    04-18-2012 05:23 PM
  16. LikeAChameleon's Avatar
    No buyer's remorse. I'm pretty happy with my Focus S, although that hasn't stopped me from eyeing the Lumia 900 :D
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    04-18-2012 07:01 PM
  17. TMavC5's Avatar
    Nothing is perfect, I am very happy with L900. :P

    Sent from my Lumia 900 Cyan using Board Express
    04-18-2012 07:05 PM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    No buyer's remorse. I'm pretty happy with my Focus S, although that hasn't stopped me from eyeing the Lumia 900 :D
    Boy, I understand that. While I am not really tempted by the 900, wait until Apollo devices start rolling out. I will so be taking peaks while my "S" isn't looking....
    04-19-2012 04:57 PM
  19. ninjaap's Avatar
    No buyer's remorse. The sooner I upgrade now, the sooner I can upgrade later. Waiting sucks. :D
    04-19-2012 05:00 PM
  20. Cartman's Avatar
    I have a 900 and sometimes miss how thin and light the Focus S is. 900 is better all around though :)
    04-19-2012 05:27 PM
  21. Kredrian's Avatar
    The only thing I don't like about the Focus S, is the ugly SAMSUNG bellow the main buttons and the Windows Phone logo on the back. ( Nokia phones don't have that Windows Phone logo, which makes them look nicely).

    But after the embarrassment that's the Lumia 900 camera, The Focus S is the king.
    I am not sure if its the phone or some setting, but the photos I get out of my S look terrible. Other than that I love this phone.
    05-01-2012 06:47 PM
  22. Old_Cus's Avatar
    I posted earlier that I damaged the charging port on my Focus S and replaced it with a Lumia 900. While I'm enjoying the 900 this morning I sent the Focus to Samsung to have the port serviced. (I do miss the lightness of the S).

    Maybe I can have my cake and eat it too. :blush:
    05-02-2012 02:38 PM
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