Samsung Focus Flash (AT&T)

The Good The stylish Samsung Focus Flash runs Windows Phone 7.5 on a vibrant Super AMOLED screen, and has two cameras and a fast 1.4GHz processor. The speakerphone was surprisingly strong. The phone runs on AT&T's HSPA+ network.

The Bad The Focus Flash's call quality was a little iffy, the fuzzy VGA camera quality can give you the spins, and the screen really should be a little larger.

The Bottom Line The Samsung Focus Flash offers excellent value for its modest price, with a zippy 1.4GHz processor, two cameras, and a vivid screen, though the screen's smallish size and the phone's middling call quality are detractions.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
7.6 Overall

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Review

Samsung Focus Flash (AT&T)

For only $49.99 for AT&T's Samsung Focus Flash, you might think you'd be getting a low-quality Windows Phone. I'm happy to report that you'd be wrong. The Focus Flash may indeed be the less expensive and less provisioned of AT&T's two new Samsung Windows "Mango" phones (the other being the Samsung Focus S), but it can stand on its own in today's tough market.

The Focus Flash has a stylish design, and a vibrant, if perhaps smallish 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.4GHz processor, and two cameras. It's easy to use thanks to Windows Phone's live tiles, and the Windows Phone OS continues to offer one of the better virtual keyboards available today. The handset isn't perfect, and Microsoft still has a long way to go to give Windows Phone the features and allure that iOS and Android have, but the Focus Flash is still an upper-middle model for smartphone buyers, particularly those on tight budgets.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $400
  • Brand AT&T
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Diagonal Size 3.7 in
  • Weight 4.1 oz
  • Sensors Proximity sensor
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features DLNA Certified, Samsung AllShare, Speech-to-Text (speech recognition), TTY compatible, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), multitasking
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