The Samsung Focus S has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Are they still all they're cracked up to be once you view pictures full-size off that gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus display?
Killer Windows Phone?
If you think you've seen this design before, you'd be right. It's essentially the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T, but in Windows Phone, rather than Android, form. To top it off, the Samsung Focus S may just be the best all-around Windows Phone we've seen.
The only drawback to the Super AMOLED Plus screen is that it could amplify photos, making them look better on the phone than they do in real life. To test the camera quality, I took photos using default settings (like of this grilled-cheese joint), then transferred pictures to the computer. This outdoor photo, like all these photos, has been resized, but remains otherwise untouched.
The Focus S, like many other phones bearing Samsung's 8-megapixel camera, has a tendency to oversaturate some colors, particularly greens and reds. This photo, however, looks pretty true to life in terms of color.
I turned the sharpness setting from the default, medium sharpness, to maximum sharpness to achieve a clearer shot that's very good. If you forget to save the settings, the camera returns to the defaults after each tweak.
Poltergeists must have hopped into this photo, taken indoors with artificial lighting. The CNET "C" doesn't have a habit of emitting any sort of blue light; in fact, the center of the "C" is completely white.