1. p.jgordon's Avatar
    A new hands on video for both Samsung devices has been released courtesy of CNET!

    Samsung Focus S, Focus Flash: Good sequels but is that enough? | Dialed In - CNET Blogs

    It's somewhat short, but better than nothing =)
    11-04-2011 10:07 AM
  2. Jowiso's Avatar
    YES. Good find, my friend. Been waiting to see another video the whole week...Well done.
    11-04-2011 10:11 AM
  3. p.jgordon's Avatar
    Quoting the girl "I'm told they both have the same amount of memory as well"

    11-04-2011 10:12 AM
  4. Jowiso's Avatar
    Bah. Yeah. I mean, it's nice to see the phone on video, but there's still a lack of any real spec talk. It shouldn't be that hard to tell us about the RAM and internal memory...
    11-04-2011 10:27 AM
  5. p.jgordon's Avatar
    Bah. Yeah. I mean, it's nice to see the phone on video, but there's still a lack of any real spec talk. It shouldn't be that hard to tell us about the RAM and internal memory...

    Flash Talk!

    I expect a Focus S video soon =)
    11-04-2011 10:32 AM
  6. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Just mentioning that the reviewer does confirm in his comments the Samsung Focus S has 16GB storage.

    Samsung Focus S Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone hands-on Live Photo Gallery

    Just Sharing :)
    11-04-2011 10:53 AM
  7. Jowiso's Avatar
    Here's a new hands on video from Aaron at PhoneDog. He seems to like the device. Can't wait until reviews pop up...

    11-04-2011 12:11 PM
  8. threedog's Avatar
    Samsung Focus S hands-on -- Engadget

    Note to Engadget writers: stop sucking up to Android and Apple! >:[
    11-04-2011 12:12 PM
  9. VernonEL's Avatar
    I had a chance to get my hands on the new Focus S and Focus Flash today.

    It's not available yet. It was only in stock. I cannot walk out of the store with it until Sunday.

    First impression: Wow! SUPER light! Now, I have been proudly rocking the LG Quantum for almost a year, but I won't compare the Focus S to that. Several friends of mine have the original Focus, and I have spend a fair amount of time handling it. As most may know, the original Focus has a 4" screen, and is .39" thick. The Focus S has a 4.3" screen, and is .33" thick. (Obviously I didn't bring my micrometer into the store, I am going off of Samsung's posted specs.) The Focus S just feels so incredibly light and thin, even compared to the Focus. I felt like a strong breeze could blow it out of my hand! The Focus S seems to be made of good quality materials. It does feel "plasticy", but I think the original Focus still feels "weaker".

    The back cover itself is incredibly chintzy. I was very careful taking it off. I confirmed that it has a 1650mAh battery, which looks huge because it is so thin.

    The screen of course is amazing!! I really don't feel I have to elaborate!

    This one had 16GB of storage, showing about 14.3 available I think. Of course, the "About Phone" section did not show the amount of RAM, but the box did say "1.4ghz single core precessor, 1GB RAM", although I know that there was confusion about the Quantum's RAM when released because of conflicting specs.

    The rear-facing camera clearly states 8MP on it, and I have no doubt of that, based on the quality of pics I took in the store, although it does not seem noticably better than my Quantum's. The front-facing camera is reported to be a 1.3MP. I took several pics with it, and they turned out better than I would have expected, even when zooming in all of the way.

    The OS is Mango of course. The Samsung photo editing app was pretty cool. I didn't load up any games to check the fluidity under strain, but strolling quickly through the stock photos was just as fast as all other Windows Phones I have played with. That is of course a good thing. My fingers cannot swipe faster than the phone can react.

    For the Androidians out there, the Focus S is very much like the Galaxy S II. They look very near identical.

    I also handled the Focus Flash. It is obviously smaller, thicker, has less storage, has less RAM, and has lower camera specs than the Focus S, but is a steal at $50 on contract nonetheless.

    The Focus S is just plain sick!! It will easily sell well. The $200 (on contract) pricetag will be a deterent for very few people.

    I know that there are other people that have done reviews, and I am sure I missed something, but just ask, and I'll try to answer as best as I can.

    I can't wait to own this amazing device!!

    I have attached some images showing the difference in thickness between the original Focus, the Focus Flash, and the Focus S. Because the Focus had it's security appendage, the order is Flash, S, and S, top to bottom. Obviously the lighting was crap, so I apologize.
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    11-04-2011 07:27 PM
  10. greenjbhsd's Avatar
    If it is just like the GS2 then I am so in. I LOVE the GS2 hardware so this is going to rock. Thanks for this post, though I cannot wait till Sunday and I hate wishing weekends away!
    11-04-2011 07:55 PM
  11. Duvi's Avatar
    How is the screen accuracy and sensitivity on the Focus S? It was good on the Focus and hope it continues with the S.
    11-06-2011 01:59 PM
  12. KingCrimson's Avatar
    So it's only expandable up to 16GB storage?
    11-06-2011 02:12 PM
  13. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    WPC Samsung Focus S Hands On Video Now Available.

    (Includes Screen Comparisons)


    Enjoy. :)

    Wooo Titan for me after all I think.

    (Not that I could get a Focus anyway, but Daniel has made me feel happier about that Titanic screen) :)

    And of course it's all metal not plastic.
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 11-06-2011 at 02:51 PM.
    11-06-2011 02:41 PM
  14. theefman's Avatar
    My coworker from Microsoft got his today and I had a look, actually quite impressive, very fast, nicely slim but not flimsy. It feels like a sliver of high tech WP7 goodness, though I did notice the auto brightness going haywire. Lucky for you at&t guys, and it really deserves better support from at&t.
    11-08-2011 12:38 PM
  15. timGSU's Avatar
    So where the **** are all the reviews for this device????? Seen plenty of Focus Flash reviews but no real full Focus S reviews. What gives?
    Depatter likes this.
    11-09-2011 08:34 AM
  16. Depatter's Avatar
    First review I have seen so far....

    Samsung Focus S review | Windows Phone Sauce
    11-13-2011 05:38 AM
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    11-13-2011 03:54 PM
  18. kevm14's Avatar
    I see the 512MB vs 1GB mystery continues...
    11-13-2011 04:54 PM
  19. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    And now WPC's own review has arrived. :)

    11-14-2011 07:34 AM
  20. edboogie78's Avatar
    11-30-2011 10:42 PM