1. snowmutt's Avatar
    After 4 exchanges of my Wife's Titan for just endless problems, my Sons and my Daughters constant lagging and freezing of their Androids (Sony Play and Samsung Captivate Glide), and helping my buddy try to keep his BlackBerry alive a little longer and helping his wife with her LG Revolution with it's constant lags and death on batteries, all the launch problems with the Nokia 900 as well as the disappointment with their camera, and the rather dull experinces I have had with the iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4 while helping 2 of my coworkers set up or optimize their devices, I just sit back, pop on "tune in" radio, or listen to my Zune selections, or play my lag free games, enjoy my vibrant screen, make crystal clear calls to my family down South, enjoy my Tango updated keyboard and wonder how I got so lucky.

    Samsung, just a little fan mail kicking your way. WP on your device is the beat all end all. Please give me a reason to stay with you on WP 8. I am all in.
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    08-06-2012 06:02 PM
  2. jimski's Avatar
    Still enjoying my original pre-launch L900. Just sayin.

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    08-06-2012 06:35 PM
  3. snowmutt's Avatar
    Still enjoying my original pre-launch L900. Just sayin.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    Yeah, Yeah.... Stinking Nokia owners... Trolling my Samsung cheerleader post....

    Okay, so maybe I didn't mention all the fixes Nokia rolled out, but dang it, it was my post.

    (You do know the above was in good humor, right Nokia fans?)


    Just like my "S". Don't think people appreciate how good of a WP 7 it is. I know Nokia is the lifeblood and future of WP, but Sammy can do high end devices like few can.
    08-06-2012 07:24 PM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    The Focus S is for sure in the top 2 WP's. I have my T2 and THE Focus S I switch between the two almost daily. I have the real deal Tango on my S (Zune trick) and I just installed the .cab version of Tango on my T2. THE Focus S is the most overlooked WP device IMHO
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    08-06-2012 11:25 PM
  5. snowmutt's Avatar
    I do wish either Sammy had done something to make it stand out (more memory, maybe 32 gigs) or had priced it to sell. It is way too good of a phone to not stand out. Also, a variant on T-Mo would have been a monster success. It would have sung on there 4G, and with their LTE rollout a year away, it would have stood the test of time.
    08-07-2012 01:16 PM
  6. infamousdaveman's Avatar
    After 4 exchanges of my Wife's Titan for just endless problems, my Sons and my Daughters constant lagging and freezing of their Androids (Sony Play and Samsung Captivate Glide), and helping my buddy try to keep his BlackBerry alive a little longer and helping his wife with her LG Revolution with it's constant lags and death on batteries, all the launch problems with the Nokia 900 as well as the disappointment with their camera, and the rather dull experinces I have had with the iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4 while helping 2 of my coworkers set up or optimize their devices, I just sit back, pop on "tune in" radio, or listen to my Zune selections, or play my lag free games, enjoy my vibrant screen, make crystal clear calls to my family down South, enjoy my Tango updated keyboard and wonder how I got so lucky.

    Samsung, just a little fan mail kicking your way. WP on your device is the beat all end all. Please give me a reason to stay with you on WP 8. I am all in.
    I couldnt agree more, The Focus S has been an absolute dream and Ill be eyeing what Samsung has in store for us over any other OEM. My wife and I both have Focus S's and we couldnt live without em!! Aside from some paint coming off the camera bezel(only had this puppy in a case for a few weeks), my phone still looks just as stunning as it did when I got it. If this device was advertised, Im pretty sure it would have sold, but you know, having such a killer device that hardly anyone knows about makes me feel pretty cool. It takes amazing pics, like you stated, everything runs lag free, and it has this brilliant super amoled plus screen. If its turned on high(brightness), even in direct sunlight its gorgeous!! I am so glad I picked this up over the Titan, which was my original choice. The Sammy fits sooo good in my hands, so light and sleek, and it turns heads everytime I use it. Im glad Nokia fans have their 900, but for me, The Focus S is the device to own.
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    08-07-2012 02:33 PM
  7. snowmutt's Avatar
    I am so glad I picked this up over the Titan, which was my original choice. The Sammy fits sooo good in my hands, so light and sleek, and it turns heads everytime I use it.
    Boy, I am with you there Dave. I was excited about the Titan. My wife and I spent a couple of hours at an AT&T store, and I was so sure walking in I was a HTC man, but I walked out a Samsung admirer. The "S" just seemed to perform better in loading up screens and responding to commands.

    Since we have had so many problems with my Wife's Titan (recently got the Titan 2 through warranty after throwing a very polite hissy fit), I can't imagine life without the Focus S.

    And I get lots of compliments and questions on my WP as well. Verizon is the big provider where I live, so I am hoping WP 8 on Big Red will get some looks from my circle of friends when it becomes available.
    08-08-2012 10:20 AM
  8. infamousdaveman's Avatar
    Boy, I am with you there Dave. I was excited about the Titan. My wife and I spent a couple of hours at an AT&T store, and I was so sure walking in I was a HTC man, but I walked out a Samsung admirer. The "S" just seemed to perform better in loading up screens and responding to commands.

    Since we have had so many problems with my Wife's Titan (recently got the Titan 2 through warranty after throwing a very polite hissy fit), I can't imagine life without the Focus S.

    And I get lots of compliments and questions on my WP as well. Verizon is the big provider where I live, so I am hoping WP 8 on Big Red will get some looks from my circle of friends when it becomes available.
    We got our first look at these devices at a windows phone inner circle party at the Hard Rock and like you, i was CERTAIN I was a Titan guy. I loved the panoramic feature, the build felt solid, and I thought I wanted that big of a screen too. But my wife was soo drawn to the Focus S, she said proudly that when they were released, that was THE device she wanted. It was "perfect" in every way, size, sleekness, and it was smoother as well.(scrolling, pinch to zoom, etc) So after about a month, when I was finally ready to jump from Verizon to ATT, I kept thinking back to the inner circle party and I just couldnt stop thinking about the Focus S. I realized that my wife was right, it was perfect in every way and it was THE device to get. So we got em and we havent looked back since. My Focus S gets some serious use, and its been bulletproof in every way. I couldnt have hoped for a better device and Samsung has definately earned my respect. Cant wait to see what they have in store for wp8, but seriously, Im gonna find it really hard to part with mine. I really love everything about it!!
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    08-08-2012 12:27 PM
  9. btbam91's Avatar
    I love my Focus S, but as soon as my brother gets his WP8 phone, I'm getting his Lumia 900.
    08-09-2012 02:07 PM
  10. snowmutt's Avatar
    I love my Focus S, but as soon as my brother gets his WP8 phone, I'm getting his Lumia 900.
    TRAITOR!!!

    (Again, Nokia owners, good humor... relax....)
    08-11-2012 10:20 AM
  11. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    Isn't the focus s a non LTE phone? This could be a reason its being overlooked. Its the reason by wife didn't buy it. ATT LTE network is decent as of now and is expanding. In my area in VA and DC, we have LTE. Sooooo, yeah something to think about.

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    08-11-2012 10:28 AM
  12. Corepc's Avatar
    Correct Focus, Focus S and Focus Flash do not have LTE only 3g/HSPA(fake 4g)..Which is fine if you live in area with No LTE and will not have it for a long time..

    I love my Focus S little brother the Flash, Thanks Sammy for making a great phone..And thanks SnowMutt for the thread
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    08-11-2012 10:30 AM
  13. snowmutt's Avatar
    Isn't the focus s a non LTE phone? This could be a reason its being overlooked. Its the reason by wife didn't buy it. ATT LTE network is decent as of now and is expanding. In my area in VA and DC, we have LTE. Sooooo, yeah something to think about.

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    Yeah, as AT&T pushes their LTE it makes sense the "S" and the Flash would get pushed aside in the offerings. But from November until now I would have liked to see more of a push.

    And I really enjoy the Flash as well, Corepc. WP is actually fairly popular among my Daughters friends, and one of her best buddies got a Flash about two months ago. I actually really like the physical home button for reasons I can't really explain. It's just kinda nice to get a little feedback to a push.
    08-11-2012 10:40 AM
  14. Corepc's Avatar
    I would have loved a Focus S but could not afford it off contract. The bigger Screen and hd in particular.

    The flash I loved how it feels with it metal back in hand, has weight, does not feel plasticky like the other sammy's..

    I would love if Sammy used the Flash Design for a W8P but made it bigger with 4" Screen. I would buy it.

    What is strange is that if you go one AT&T site, you can find the Flash still for home..But not the Focus S unless you look under business.
    08-11-2012 10:50 AM
  15. snowmutt's Avatar
    What is strange is that if you go one AT&T site, you can find the Flash still for home..But not the Focus S unless you look under business.

    Huh.... I may have to check that out, just out of curiosity...
    08-11-2012 10:56 AM
  16. Corepc's Avatar
    I stand corrected they have the Focus S once again..Just checked..AT&T Must be trying to get rid of stock..was out of stock not to long ago..
    08-11-2012 11:00 AM
  17. bikedogrun's Avatar
    Samsung, just a little fan mail kicking your way. WP on your device is the beat all end all. Please give me a reason to stay with you on WP 8. I am all in.
    Have had the Focus S for a week now ... looks like the Lumia 900 will go up on eBay now.

    Loved the "look" of the Lumia 900... like a piece of art. The way the screen (which is gorgeous!) seems to just float above the polycarbonate shell. But in the hand... not so good. The 4 buttons all on the same/right side was driving me crazy! Just too close together.

    Never expected a Samsung so be so smooth, fast, great feeling in the hand ... loving it!!!

    /BD
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    08-13-2012 08:00 PM
  18. scottcraft's Avatar
    If Samsung puts the effort into WP8 they have in the Galaxy S3 they should put out some impressive products.
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    08-13-2012 08:39 PM
  19. snowmutt's Avatar
    If Samsung puts the effort into WP8 they have in the Galaxy S3 they should put out some impressive products.
    Would love it if Sammy put out one device designed only for WP 8. I know the GS 3 is near sacred in the mobile world, but if the designers that maximized the Android experience really dedicated themselves to a device that optimized the experience on the UI formally known as Metro I bet something really special would come out of it.

    But if rebranding any Android device would be a great WP, I would take a GS 3 over a HTC One X any day.
    08-13-2012 09:40 PM
  20. MrBurrrns's Avatar
    But if rebranding any Android device would be a great WP, I would take a GS 3 over a HTC One X any day.
    While the S3 is actually pretty nice when you hold it in the hand (it looked terrible IMO when the first pictures came out) I much prefer the design of the One X. It very much reminds me of the Lumia and is for me by far the most beautiful Android phone out right now. But to each their own, they are both nice phones and I'm looking forward to what they come up with for WP8. I really hope though that Samsung doesn't just recycle the Galaxy design again as they did with the S2/Focus S.

    I'm curious though, why do you prefer the S3 over the One X?
    08-14-2012 04:31 AM
  21. snowmutt's Avatar
    I'm curious though, why do you prefer the S3 over the One X?
    There are two major reasons why I would take the GS3 over the One X:

    1) Pure and simple, the last two years performance. Let's start with the Android skin. HTC had let Sense really become a negative. During 2009 to early 2010, Sense was the golden child UI for Android. It was regarded (and still is) as the best looking, most polished UI that really added flavor to HTC devices other Androids didn't have. HTC saw it's profits and sales raise, and they made the next generation of Sense a little more layered. By the time Gingerbread was all the Android Rage, Sense had become so complicated it made for the most bug filled, force closed, laggy experience. HTC sales dropped. Samsung, meanwhile, may not have the nicest looking UI in Touch-Wiz, but it stays pretty much out of the OS's way. Android just runs smoother on Samsung devices. While Sense 4.0 is better, it is not the smooth ICS experience of the GS3.

    2) Pure and Simple my personal WP experience with both companies. My experience with HTC Titan has been horrid. As you can tell, my experience with the Focus S has been a dream. That automatically puts me in Samsung's corner until they let me down.

    I will say I like the weight and feel of HTC devices better. I like a little "girth" to my phone. (Samsung is just as durable as HTC in independent testing, so it is not that.) I put the heaviest case on my "S" I can find just to simulate that. I also am not a photo nut, and I understand HTC puts out better camera's than Sammy.
    08-14-2012 04:43 PM
  22. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Time to stop the thread craping and get this thread back on topic take your Android conversation to the Android forum or other OS and devices forum please.

    Off topic post after this one will be deleted. Sorry I should have told you. Now you know.
    08-14-2012 05:30 PM
  23. snowmutt's Avatar
    Time to stop the thread craping and get this thread back on topic take your Android conversation to the Android forum or other OS and devices forum please.

    Off topic post after this one will be deleted. Sorry I should have told you. Now you know.
    Sorry, Buddy.
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    08-14-2012 09:55 PM
  24. redeyss's Avatar
    I have to add that I have sent my Focus S into Samsung 4 times now (not with ATT anymore) for warranty repair and NO PROBLEM!! As long as it's not physically damaged or water damaged they have stood by their 1 year manufacturer warranty. I have a new touch screen, new motherboard, new USB port, and new power button. All to repair an unresponsive touch screen and inability to sleep (turn off screen). I never had to prove I was the original owner (although I am and have receipt from ATT). I don't know how HTC warranty is but they couldn't be better than Sammy.
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    08-16-2012 02:31 PM
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