1. jalb's Avatar
    Wth? Thinking people say this? I recently shattered the screen on my Titan and went back to my old dear Focus. Man, it's like coming home. I forgot how amazing this thing feels in your hand. It feels like a luxury item to me.
    05-17-2012 12:26 AM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Wth? Thinking people say this? I recently shattered the screen on my Titan and went back to my old dear Focus. Man, it's like coming home. I forgot how amazing this thing feels in your hand. It feels like a luxury item to me.
    The Focus is a very good device, there is no argument there. In fact, I'd argue it's the best of the original group. It was not the best selling 1st gen device for nothing. However, it does "feel" cheap and plasticky compared to other phones. I know they're well-assembled but the choice of materials makes it feel kinda Wal-Martish whereas a device like the LG Quantum or Dell Venue Pro feels like Neiman-Marcus in comparison. Of course, this all subjective so take it for what it's worth.
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    05-17-2012 12:39 PM
  3. awesumjon's Avatar
    I'd compare it to a dummy phone, like those that the carrier kiosks use. When I picked up the Focus it felt just like a dummy phone.

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    05-17-2012 01:39 PM
  4. Thuoudo's Avatar
    The 917 definitely doesn't feel like a "luxury" phone, but it does everything better than the 937 except for thinness, weight, screen, form (the Focus doesn't sit flat and the square slab of S just feels better when typing), and overall looks.

    That said, if someone wanted to give WP a try without extending their contract and they were on ATT, the original Focus is the one to get.
    05-18-2012 01:16 PM
  5. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Samsung makes lightweight plasticky phones. Its what they are known for. They make good devices, beautiful screens, but they care more about weight and cost than touch and feel. That's just how it is. They make Hondas. If you want a Mercedes, you go with Nokia or HTC or an iPhone.

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    05-18-2012 01:48 PM
  6. inteller's Avatar
    perfect analogy. Except say Hyundai not Honda as Samsung is a korean company.
    05-18-2012 03:45 PM
  7. selfcreation's Avatar
    The Focus feels plasticky and cheap but its the Most durable WP out of ALL of the first GEN....

    it feels cheap ,but feeling is often wrong or miss leading ;)

    honestly my focus has taken more of a beating then any other phone Ive ever had, and doesn't even have a broke pin on it.
    05-18-2012 05:04 PM
  8. WP7_Genius's Avatar
    Yea Im still rockin my OG Focus waiting on Apollo and if this thing gets Apollo (unlikely) I will keep it til it dies cause I have a 3500mAh battery that lasts an eternity lol
    05-19-2012 12:29 AM
  9. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    I "feel" a lot of nonsense here.

    FWIW, I drive a mercedes and an audi, but I chose Samsung kitchen appliances and a Samsung Focus. Samsung also produced the first Windows 8 device, and has the best slate of ultrabooks on the market -which, btw, are not cheap.

    I'll put up my robust 36.9-GB-install Samsung against any fancyfeelingonly device out there.

    There :P
    05-22-2012 11:23 AM
  10. phatboy66's Avatar
    I don't see how someone can have this phone without a case. Its just slips out my hand every ten seconds
    05-25-2012 02:15 AM
  11. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    ... Its just slips out my hand every ten seconds
    compelling first post... welcome.

    ten seconds is much too often, phat one.

    I recommend one of these:

    Amazon.com: Triplet Drum Glove Triplet Drum Gloves Large: Musical Instruments
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    05-25-2012 09:26 AM
  12. selfcreation's Avatar
    compelling first post... welcome.

    ten seconds is much too often, phat one.

    I recommend one of these:

    Amazon.com: Triplet Drum Glove Triplet Drum Gloves Large: Musical Instruments
    LMAO!!!! got a good laugh out of that!!
    05-30-2012 12:07 PM
  13. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    Have had mine for over a year. Never had a case. Never slipped out of my hands. Not a scratch on it.
    05-30-2012 03:27 PM
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