As you might know, Microsoft launched a few months ago a new operating system for mobile phones. Windows Phone 7 is a completely recoded superior operating system and it is not compatible with the current smartphones that runs the older version – Windows Mobile 6.5. In order to work properly, Windows Phone 7 needs a special hardware. Therefore, Samsung came with an interesting model that is fully operational with Windows Phone 7. Let’s see what Samsung Focus has on board.
First of all, the phone is equipped with AMOLED touchscreen with a 4″ diagonal, empowered with an accelerometer sensor and multi touch support. The resolution is 480×800 px, so nothing special here. The processor is one of the best – Qualcomm Snapdragon at 1GHz, the sad thing here is that Samsung Focus comes with only 8GB of internal storage memory. But, if that’s not enough, you can supply it with microSD card. The camera is exceptional though, you got a 5MP camera with an impressive max resolution of 2592×1944 px….
Samsung Focus doesn’t come with a spectacular design, comparable to other Windows Phone 7 models launched recently on the market. It has a classical look for a touchscreen phone, with the frontal side representing the AMOLED screen. On the back you have the powerful camera, a flash light LED and the loudspeaker. According to the specifications from the manual, the phone weights 115g and measures 123x65x10mm.
As a standard for Windows Phone 7 phones, the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 processor is helped by an internal memory of 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM. The user has no less than 8GB to store music, pictures, videos and other documents. The connectivity is maintained through the latest technologies on the market, like 3G (HSDPA, HSUPA), GPRS and EDGE class 10, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. Obviously, the 3.5mm audio jack couldn’t miss.
When it comes to video and audio, Samsung Focus is able to play MP3, WMA, AAC+, AAC, AMR, eAAC+ and WAV, while the video player supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and WMV. Also included in the multimedia chapter, the 5MP camera should be mentioned. It has autofocus, flash light LED, image stabilization, smile detector and digital zoom 4x. It can also record HD quality video clips at 1280×720 pixels and 23 frames per second. Therefore, the camera is an excellent asset. Taking in consideration the fact that Windows Phone 7 concentrates on socialization, don’t be surprised to find out that Samsung Focus has an preloaded interface with shortcuts to Facebook, Twitter, Bing, Office, Xbox Live or Zune.
The Li-Ion battery has a capacity of 1500mAh and supports up to almost 7 hours for talking and about 300 hours in stand-by mode. Pretty high numbers for a 4″ touchscreen phone. Samsung Focus was launched in October and comes as a great gift for the winter holidays and specially for Christmas.