It's one thing to read about a phone in a press release and another to see it in the flesh. The Samsung Focus 2 is appealing for several reasons. First, it's a 4G LTE Windows phone. Second, it'll cost only $49.99 with a new two-year contract.
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The Focus 2 features a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, which looks very nice, but not quite as vibrant as the Super AMOLED Plus display.
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Although the phone comes in an attractive white color, it also features silvery trim. Overall, it's a good effect and the handset manages to dodge the cheap-and-cheesy look.
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Don't expect 8 megapixels on a $50 phone. It's a 5-megapixel camera, and so far, the shots were pretty good. We've seen a similar camera on quite a few of Samsung's Windows phones.
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One last look
You can see the Focus 2 for yourself starting May 20 at AT&T stores.