Samsung Focus Flash 4G Windows Phone (AT&T)
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Samsung Focus Flash 4G Windows Phone (AT&T)

by Samsung
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • 3.7-inch AMOLED display
  • Runs Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS; 1.4 GHz processor; 8 GB memory; Affordable, 4G-enabled Windows Phone 7 smartphone
  • 5-MP camera with HD 720p video; 1.3-MP front cam for video chat; Bluetooth stereo music; GPS navigation
  • Up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 240 hours (10 days) of standby time; released in November, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, stereo headset, quick start guide
  • Affordable, 4G-enabled Windows Phone 7 smartphone with large 3.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen
  • Runs Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS; 1.4 GHz processor; 8 GB memory
  • 5-MP camera with HD 720p video; 1.3-MP front cam for video chat; Bluetooth stereo music; GPS navigation
  • Up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 240 hours (10 days) of standby time; released in November, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, stereo headset, quick start guide

Product Description

Product Description

Ideal for those new to the possibilities of a smartphone, the affordable Samsung Focus Flash is powered by the latest Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) operating system, which boasts hundreds of improvements including multitasking, photo and video capture, and threaded conversations that move with you from text to Facebook and back again.

Ideal for those new to the possibilities of a smartphone, the affordable Samsung Focus Flash is powered by the latest Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) operating system, which boasts hundreds of improvements including multitasking, photo and video capture, and threaded conversations that move with you from text to Facebook and back again. And you'll be able to keep yourself entertained with Xbox LIVE gaming and Zune-powered music and videos, yet stay productive on the go thanks to AT&T's 4G (HSPA+) network.

Windows Phone 7.5 power in your pocket with 1.4 GHz processor and 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display.

Samsung Focus Flash
At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G HSPA+ connectivity

  • Windows Phone 7.5 OS

  • 1.4 GHz processor

  • 3.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen

  • 8 GB memory

  • 5-MP camera + HD 720p video

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

Nicely thin at just 0.43 inches and easily pocketable at 4.1 ounces, the Focus Flash sports a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED multi-touch display, which delivers richer, deeper, brighter colors and will look great from almost any angle in almost any light--perfect for sharing photos and videos with friends. With a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera (with HD 720p video capture) and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, the Focus Flash has you covered.

The Focus Flash is a great device for the Microsoft business environment with the best e-mail and business productivity apps, and includes true Microsoft Office apps: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

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.

Powered by a 1.4 GHz processor, the Focus Flash also features an 8 GB internal memory, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, GPS for navigation and location services, a full HTML browser, and up to 6.5 hours of talk time.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Focus Flash weighs 4.1 ounces and measures 4.57 x 2.31 x 0.43 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.5 hours of talk time, and up to 240 hours (10 days) of standby time. It runs on AT&T's dual-band 4G HSPA+ network (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS) plus international 2100 MHz 3G networks. It's also a quad-band GSM phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz GPRS/EDGE).

What's in the Box
Samsung Focus Flash handset, rechargeable battery, charger, stereo headset, quick start guide

The Power of Windows Phone 7.5

The Windows Phone 7.5 operating system has been 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

This phone runs on AT&T's dual-band 850/1900 MHz 4G network (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+), and with HSPA+ you'll experience mobile data speeds up to 4x faster than ordinary mobile broadband--up to approximately 6 Mbps (download). AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber).

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.

Coming later in 2011, AT&T will deliver a second layer of 4G network called LTE (Long Term Evolution) that is even faster than HSPA+ speeds.

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.

Note: AT&T's 4G mobile broadband coverage is not available in all areas. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul; availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment.

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 You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.

DataPro 4 GB for Smartphone Tethering: Tethering lets you use your smartphone as a wireless modem or mobile hotspot, enabling you to share your mobile broadband connection to laptops, netbooks, and more. The DataPro 4 GB plan also includes unlimited access to more than 26,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots. And if you go over, you'll get an additional 1 GB automatically for only $10.

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.


  • Ultra-fast 4G connectivity via AT&T's HSPA+ network (with enhanced backhaul).
  • 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) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.


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

Communications & Internet

  • HTML 5 web browser for accessing real 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)


  • 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash.
  • HD 720p video recording
  • 1.3-megapixel front camera for video chats and self portraits.


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, WMV, H.264, and H.263


  • 8 GB internal memory (no expansion slot)
  • 1 GB of RAM

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Voice recorder
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: M3

Product Details

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Windows Smart Phone December 2, 2011
We are seniors and needed a new phone, looking to upgrade our older Samsung phones. While we were a little afraid of a smartphone, this Flash and its Mango OS seemed to be what we wanted, but still more than we needed. Well, were we surprised. It is a great phone and while we will not use some of the advanced features, it is just fine for us. We also did not have to ask our grandchildren to come over and teach us how to use it.

So if you are looking for your first smartphone, look no further. Windows Mango is very good and the operation of this phone is easy, once you get over the shock of such an upgrade. We did however have to go online to ATT to get some help via their tutorials but the learning curve was not too bad.

We heartily recommend this phone.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Excellent OS, Buggy Hardware, Low Memory January 18, 2012
For the sake of brevity, considering the dozens of reviews that I had to read to make a purchasing decision, I will state my key points in bullet format. Pardon the lack of prose. Lest there be any confusion, I love the Windows Mango Operating System interface, and this phone delivers it decently well.

- Windows OS (cannot be under-estimated...I will only buy Windows phones now. Live tiles are a game-changer.)
- Hardware Windows button
- Front and rear facing cameras, with good picture quality
- Very nice looking, black metal phone when not in a case
- Slim, when not in a case
- Excellent sound quality, garners many compliments even when using bluetooth via Sync in my car
- Good music quality / speakerphone
- Fast fast fast! Very responsive.
- Beautiful video quality.
- Zune is an awesome media interface, makes itunes look like software from the 1990's.
- Quad band, including 4G
- Voice commands and voice recognition are incredibly impressive.
- AT&T commercials don't do it justice: I use data while I chat all the time, for work and personal reasons.
- Skype was bought by Microsoft, so integration should be great in the near future

- Unless you get lucky, your hardware will crash CONSTANTLY
- Most of the pros are due to the Windows OS, not the phone
- 8GB Storage, NON-expandable. Budget phone, budget option. Disappointing, but you get what you pay for. 8gb means you have to manually filter thousands of songs and pictures.
- Back cover snaps on, rather than a push-button release. Given that this has quad band technology, repeated SIM access may break the cover.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone - very pleased November 26, 2011
By S. Mann
I love the Windows 7.5 software, and I find this phone has plenty of processor power to run it well. I am very pleased with the phone. It's very well made, and will please the bargain hunter like myself. I got this phone for free so it's hard to argue with the price. I was also considering the Titan and the Flash with the larger screen. When I considered that this phone was only slightly smaller and saved me $200 it was the one.

I have 3 iPhones in the family, 1 is my work phone. I can honestly say that I enjoy the Windows software and find it different, but every bit as good as the iOS devices.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great if you need a smaller phone November 28, 2011
By Aaron
The Windows Phone OS is wonderful so I will just focus on the hardware.

Just got this phone for my wife a week ago. I wanted to get her the Focus S or Titan, but she is new to smart phones and thought those phones were too humongous. So I got her the Focus Flash and she loves it. It is small enough for her, yet the screen is still plenty big enough to type on and get a great Windows Phone experience. The phone is extremely light in the hand. Camera works very well. One particular thing I noticed was that the battery life is great, which is important for my wife as she rarely remembers to charge the phone. The AT&T guy only charged the phone up to 25% in the store yet it still lasted without recharge for almost two days afterwards until I finally forced my wife to recharge. This was while she was syncing her Live and Facebook accounts and exploring the phone for the first time, so it was plenty busy. Overall we have not found a fault with it yet.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first smartphone January 7, 2012
By Glo
First let me say I am a senior 72 years and needed to get a new phone when my old one broke. The whole family complained that I never used texting or facebook enough to stay in touch because it seems my kids dont ever talk on the phone anymore! After trying everyones phones at several holiday parties (iphones, blackberrys, htc, samsung, motorola) I noticed that this system was the easiest to read. For people my age it is important that the letters are large and the screen is bright and easy to read much easier than the other phones with little symbols. The calls are clear and the buttons on the screen for mute or hold are easy to use when youre on a call. I'm not fast at typing on the screen but at least its easier than using a number pad. The voice control is something I use more than I thought. I can say open email or text someone and its an easy way to get around the phone. Its easy to get map and directions just talking to the phone. I didnt download many programs but my grandkids love the xbox games and they play until the battery dies its better than tv for them. The camera button is convenient like having a real camera and so fast and easy to take a picture. Ive had the phone about 2 weeks and have no problem sending texts, reading emails and looking at facebook with all the pictures and nonsense my family puts on there. The screen is easy to navigate and very smooth with no problems. One thing i noticed is that some phones you have to close programs or do something to save the battery but with this phone the battery lasts me about 3 days just using it like normal.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars It was great at first
Ive had this phone for over a year. It was great at first, but..
Im really bored of it and a tad annoyed. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kelly Stadelhofer
1.0 out of 5 stars Very Disapointed
When I first got my phone I was pleased, easy to use and responded quickly to my request. After having it about 4 months it no longer stays charged. Read more
Published 22 months ago by suprised
3.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Phone, at First, And Then...
The Windows 7 Phone, Samsung Focus Flash, was an amazing product when I first had it. I didn't have any problems with it whatsoever, aside from the Market not opening every now and... Read more
Published on November 25, 2012 by cam
1.0 out of 5 stars critically bugged hardware
Highly recommend against buying this phone due to a common hardware glitch that disables the touch screen while the phone is not plugged into a power source. Read more
Published on June 21, 2012 by john
4.0 out of 5 stars So far, so good....
I wanted a Windows phone, but needed to keep the price down. Reviews on the site here were helpful and I decided to take a chance on the Focus Flash. Read more
Published on May 19, 2012 by desert59
5.0 out of 5 stars Faster (4G), sleeker, better designed than the others...some tips
I am a 40 year old professional and this is my first smartphone. Why? Simply because all of the features on previous models like the iPhone and Droid seemed to promise more than... Read more
Published on April 1, 2012 by Million Dollar Legs
1.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating glitch- freezes up frequently.
As with a couple other reviewers, I have noticed a most annoying thing that happens when trying to navigate my phone or use it in any number of ways. Read more
Published on March 30, 2012 by GypsySeller
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget the iPhone - get this instead!
Summary: Fantastic phone - period.

Windows phone critics don't know what they're talking about. Read more
Published on March 1, 2012 by SF Guru
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome phone
I first wanted the Samsung Focus S but when I saw the price difference for just few inches of screen I finally took the Focus S.
And I'm far from being disappointed ! Read more
Published on January 23, 2012 by rama
3.0 out of 5 stars It Works OK, With Issues
I'm just gonna make it short and not to repeat what others have said about this phone.

Mine came pre-activated by AT&T and does NOT have an owner's manual. Read more
Published on January 21, 2012 by Mr. Green Thumb
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