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Samsung Focus Flash review: A lot for a little

Samsung's new Focus Flash is a great Windows smartphone for those who want a little bit of everything, but who don't require the utmost in cutting-edge specs.

Samsung Focus Flash
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I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by AT&T's Samsung Focus Flash.

The specs looked more than reasonable for a smartphone that costs a quarter of the price of most high-end smartphones out there. More than that, the features all came together to achieve a solid Windows Phone at a stellar value. While the Samsung Focus S may be a better choice for those interested in more onboard memory (16GB versus 8GB) and a potentially higher-end camera (8 mexapixels versus 5), this model has its own shot at mass appeal.

Why? Let's start with the vibrant SUper AMOLED screen, we'll move on to the 5-megapixel camera that takes quite good photos, and we'll round it out with the fast 1.4GHz processor. Plus, speakerphone delivered, and it runs on AT&T's "4G" HSPA+ network.

It isn't all rosy, of course (it never is), and there's a lot more to know. So, read the full review and see all the pictures (including the phone's camera photos) in CNET's full Samsung Focus Flash review.