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Samsung Focus 2 (AT&T)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 2.47 inches, 0.43 inches, 4.79 inches
  • Weight: 4.32 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: LTE
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 420 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 250 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.4 x 4.8 inches ; 4.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008514DV8
  • Item model number: Focus 2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,310 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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The Focus 2 features a vivid 4.0-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, perfect
for watching videos (view larger).


Clean design, lightweight, and fast - the perfect phone for those on the
move (view larger).
Samsung Focus 2
At a Glance:

  • 4G/LTE (limited service areas) connectivity

  • Windows Phone 7.5 OS

  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm single-core processor

  • 4.0-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen

  • 8 GB user-accessible storage, 512MB RAM

  • 5-MP auto-focus and LED Flash + 720p HD front-facing video camera

  • GPS navigation

  • Talk time: 6 hours

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

Phone Overview

The Samsung Focus 2 4G LTE phone features a vibrant, rich 4.0-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display. The AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) technology increases the refresh rate of the screen and enhances the contrast ratio while reducing energy consumption to increase battery life. In simple terms, this bright display improves your experience when viewing videos, images, or reading email, even in direct sunlight.

Note: AT&T's 4G mobile broadband coverage is not available in all areas.

In addition to the beautiful display features, the Focus 2 utilizes a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm single-core processor to run the Windows 7.5 operating system, designed to keep phone tasks simple and easy for the everyday user. The music and videos hub turns your Samsung Focus 2 into a full-function media player, connecting you with your music, video, and podcast library through Zune.

Want to share photos with family or friends? With the fast AT&T 4G network and a quick processor at your fingertips, this phone can capture and upload images in no time. The Focus 2 features two built-in cameras, a 5 megapixel, auto-focus, 4x zoom, with LED flash on the back, and a VGA camera on the front to take 720p HD video or quick self-portraits.

With AT&T's 4G HSPA+ network, you'll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband network (learn more below). You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan). This GPS-enabled phone can also access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Focus 2 weighs 4.3 ounces and measures 4.79 x 2.47 x 0.43 inches. Its 1750mAh lithium-ion battery is rated up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours (10.4 days) of standby time. It runs on AT&T's GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850/1900/2100 MHz), and LTE 4G (700 MHz) frequencies.

What's in the Box
Samsung Focus 2 device, 1750 mAh battery, USB data cable / charger, quick start guide



The Power of Windows Phone 7.5

The Windows Phone 7.5 operating system is designed to help you do more in fewer steps, and keep you updated on the things that are most important to you.

You can customize the Live Tiles on your Start Screen with what you care about--from people to web sites--and they'll continuously scan the web to keep you updated about your world at a glance.



Improved Live Tiles.


History view.

Windows Phone 7.5 also brings together the things you use most on your phone in six Hubs: People, Pictures, Office, Games, Music + Video, and Marketplace. Grouping them in Hubs like this lets you get to what you need, quicker, because you don't have to jump from apps to the web to contact lists.

The latest release of Windows Phone--version 7.5, codenamed "Mango"--has hundreds of improvements and new features. Here's just a sample:

Multitasking: Now you can keep your place in a game while reading e-mail or listen to music apps while texting. Many apps can run in the background, so you don't need to shut one down to use another--plus you can switch between open apps in a flash.

Improved Live Tiles: The Live Tiles on Start dish up more (and quicker) updates on your apps, and they're also a whole lot of fun--the Pictures Tile animates with a slideshow of your favorite snapshots and Group Tiles flash your friends' latest updates.

Threads: Start with a text, and finish in Facebook or Messenger chat (or vice versa). The whole conversation stays in one thread, and all it takes to switch back and forth is a tap.

Send a text with your voice: With Speech, you can text, search the web, and lots more, totally hands- (and sometimes eyes-) free. Your phone can even read you an incoming text, and then you can use Speech to dictate and send your reply.



Find nearby restaurants, shops, and things to do with Local Scout.

Local Scout: Powered by Bing, Local Scout teams up search and mapping to show you nearby restaurants, shopping, and activities in a single tap.

Driving directions: Your Windows Phone can get you where you're going by showing you on the map or giving you directions from where you are.

More social networks: Twitter and LinkedIn are now built into Windows Phone, so practically everything you do on your social networks is a tap away. Windows 7.5 also includes new ways to filter all those new contacts and their social updates.

Persistent camera settings: Now if you change camera settings--for instance, photo resolution, brightness, or another option your phone manufacturer might have included--you can save them for the next time you use the camera.

History view: Contact cards now show the history of your recent calls, e-mails, texts, and chats with the person. Just tap in the list to return the call or go to the thread.

Visual voice-mail: See your voice-mails in a list, then listen to them on your phone.

Sync with SkyDrive: You can sync your Office docs between SkyDrive and your phone, so you can edit them on your phone now, then edit some more on your computer later.



AT&T 4G Network

What is 4G?

4G is a wireless technology term meaning "Fourth Generation." 4G follows 3G as the latest addition to AT&T's mobile broadband network. When combined with enhanced backhaul, 4G means faster speeds, where data transfers take less time to complete. AT&T has upgraded the software of its nationwide mobile broadband network with HSPA+ which, with enhanced backhaul, enables speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband speeds. And now, AT&T is evolving to even faster 4G speeds with the launch of AT&T's 4G LTE technology in select markets.

Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.

How does AT&T 4G differ from other 4G networks?

AT&T is the only network offering two layers of 4G technology: HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul and LTE, both capable of delivering 4G speeds. Customers will have access to fast speeds as they move in and out of 4G LTE areas. Customers of competitors who do not have HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul are likely to see a steep drop-off in speeds when they move out of LTE areas.

In areas where either AT&T's 3G or 4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.

Optional AT&T Services

AT&T Navigator: This premium GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.

AT&T FamilyMap: Locate any phone indoors or outdoors on the AT&T Network. FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family's information is secure and private. Want to verify that your child arrives home from school each day? Set up a Schedule Check to automatically get location information sent to you via text message or e-mail.


Connectivity

  • Ultra-fast 4G connectivity via AT&T's LTE network.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • AT&T Mobile Hotspot capable enabling you to connect multiple devices--from tablets to gaming devices--to the phone's 3G/4G cellular connection via Wi-Fi.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
  • Optional AT&T Navigator service includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, and re-routing options.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1 +EDR) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.

Hardware

  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm single-core processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 4.0-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)

Communications & Internet

  • HTML 5 web browser for accessing web sites.
  • Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging
  • Access to popular instant messaging services
  • Personal and work e-mail (supports Microsoft Exchange corporate e-mail)

Camera

  • 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, LED flash, and 4x zoom
  • HD 720p video recording
  • VGA front-facing camera for video chats and self-portraits.

Multimedia

  • Music player compatible with 3G2, 3GP, AAC-LC, HE-AAC, MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA, and MP3/Music Tones
  • Video player compatible with 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, QCIF, WMV, and streaming

Memory

  • 8 GB internal memory and available SkyDrive cloud storage
  • 512 MB of RAM

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Voice Recognition, Voicemail, Visual Voicemail, Picture Caller ID, Airline Mode
  • Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, email, chat
  • Xbox Live, Office 365, Zune, Bing Maps and Local Scout

Product Description

Maintain productivity on the go with this Samsung Focus 2 I667 4G mobile phone that features a 4" Super AMOLED touch screen for easily navigating menus. Mobile hotspot capability allows simple wireless connection for up to 4 other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm in love October 19, 2012
This is my first smart phone and since I always rely on the reviews on this site from others, I have to say how much I love this phone. Since it was my first smart phone, I didn't want to spend a fortune and this one filled that bill. I also felt that since it was a windows operating system, it might be a good thing to try this since I'm familiar with windows. It's very easy to use and really has a lot going for it.

My priorities were: first, the easy ability to make phone calls. This one definitely does that and the bluetooth feature was extremely easy to pair with GM. Second priority for me was music. This phone comes with a built in FM radio and a stereo headset was included. Since I was warned that many of the music streaming options are data hogs using the FM radio at the gym works for me and does not eat up my data plan. Third priority was e-mail while we're on vacation and with a little help from my internet service provider, this was also extremely easy to set up and use. The calendar feature is wonderful; can't say enough good things about it. So far I've also been pleased with the battery life.

I have only had the phone for 2 weeks and have been making it a priority to learn something new about it every day. So far I have not really used the camera. That will be on next week's agenda so maybe I'll check back in and let you know how that's going. But I would definitely recommend this phone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 1st smartphone. January 30, 2013
I was ready to upgrade to a smart phone, I researched and reviewed all of my options. I decided for my needs I wanted a Windows phone. I also had great luck with my previous Samsung phone. I also wanted a pocket size. I needed to stick with my familys carrier, so The Samsung Focus 2 fit perfectly. A very stylish looking phone. Easy to set up and get going. I only need a few apps so I am not worried about 8g of memory. I am happy with the Mango 7.5 but looking forward to the 7.8 update. When I feed my horses I carry my phone, well now I can listen to the FM radio ( includes earphones). I still have a few more things to learn about the phone such as multi-tasking, taking photos, and voice commands. I have not come across anything I dislike. This is a easy, fast, and fun phone do not hesitate.
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great phone, but..... October 28, 2012
Had this phone for almost two years now. First the OS is good, very easy to use, voice commands etc. Battery saver in the settings is a must. Another good built in tool, nothing really close in the android aps, (wife has another samsung droid).

I was very happy with this phone until it started alarming constantly. Alert #3 is the sound I had setup for texts, but there were no incoming texts, calls, messages, nothing. But the phone wouldn't stop alarming. Found a lot a chatter on the web about this issue. Drains the battery within hours, because the phone/screen will not shut off. Makes the phone unusable.

Samsung claims to have no knowledge about this even with the internet chatter about it. Their fix, hard reset, akin to wiping your hard drive, didn't work. Great suggestion Samsung! A new battery was suggested, so I did pick one up for around $5 on amazon, and seemed to work for a short period of time, however the alarm keeps coming back. I don't know if I'll ever buy another Samsung again, but I did the like the OS.
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