- George Ponder , WPCentral
The Focus 2 may not appeal to everyone but if your looking for a low cost, nicely built, capable Windows Phone it's worth consideration.
- Jamie Lendino , PC Magazine
Doesn't stand out from other Windows Phones in any way.
There aren’t too many products available running Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. Part of the reason for this is the somewhat strict system requirements for such smartphones. So the Samsung Focus 2, which runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango by default, is almost guaranteed to perform well and give a great overall experience. And it actually does, based on comments from users and professional device reviews. It’s tagged as one of the most impressive smartphones with Windows Phone 7 released to date. And it’s affordable, too.
The Focus 2 is available at a cheaper price than the old Nokia flagship with Windows Phone 7, the Lumia 900. Despite being cheaper, it ships with similar specs, only with a slightly smaller screen, less internal storage, and a less impressive camera. But it has a few advantages of its own, which include a great processor and RAM combination, 4G LTE network support, and a removable battery. These make the Focus 2 more than capable of easily handling the Windows Phone 7 OS.
Speaking of the OS, the Focus 2 won’t be getting an upgrade to Windows Phone 8 any time soon. In fact, it will be stuck with Windows Phone 7 until the end of time. If you can look past this potential deal breaker, the Focus 2 stands to offer plenty of bang for your buck. Just don’t expect its app selection to be as good or as extensive as the one on iOS and Android, and you’ll be fine.
Need to Know: Samsung Focus 2
1. Ships with high-end features that include speedy processor and 4G LTE. (The Good)
2. User-replaceable removable battery. (The Good)
3. Won’t be upgraded to Windows Phone 8. (The Bad)
4. Uses an old design and looks boring. (The Bad)
Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)
A solid phone, one that offers performance a small step above what you would expect for
The Samsung Focus 2 is definitely a solid phone, one that offers performance a small step above what you would expect for $50. It's certainly a good deal for an entry-level phone (with the not-so-entry-level luxury of 4G LTE), but bearing that in mind, if you're willing to shell out another $50 you can get your hands on the flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 900. The Lumia 900 is not without its flaws -- its awful camera springs to mind pretty quickly -- but for another $50, you can get a much, much better-quality screen, better battery life, more storage, and, depending on whether or... Full review
Scorching LTE data speeds, lush AMOLED screen, lightweight and slim build
While the Samsung Focus 2 may appear to be just another mid-to-high level smartphone, it’s actually an impressive Windows Phone 7 handset that gives the pricier Nokia Lumia 900 a run for its money.
Don’t take that to mean it’s as good as the 900 - the 8GB of non-upgradeable storage is disappointing, the design is dull and the camera is distinctly average here - but if you want the Windows 7 OS alongside a great screen and speedy performance, the Focus 2 delivers.
LTE is a huge draw too - provided you live somewhere where it works! In short, we like what Samsung has done wi... Full review
A compact and user-friendly Windows Phone that offers 4G LTE speeds at an affordable price
Ideal for those who want to get into Windows Phone 7 for as little money as possible
The Focus 2 can’t be ignored due to its price point and features
The Samsung Focus 2 gets you access to AT&T’s 4G LTE in a compact, appealing, and most importantly, cheap device
A worthy successor to the original Samsung Focus
Offers a nicely looking, no frills, pocket friendly, and well built hardware package
Entry into the smartphone world can hardly get any easier than what you'll experience with the Samsung Focus 2. The smartphone offers a nicely looking, no frills, pocket friendly, and well built hardware package, bundled with a software platform which is well known for its elegant simplicity. The latter will surely appeal to many people who are switching from a feature phone. LTE radio on the other hand, future proofs the device quite neatly.
The 5MP snapper of the I667 turned out to be a surprisingly good performer in both still and video capture. The retail package is also great. Qu... Full review
4G LTE, solid performance, camera and video camera are both impressive
The Samsung Focus 2 isn't perfect, but it's not far off the mark, either. My biggest gripe with the handset is its slippery plastic shell. Yes, it really is that easy to drop. Otherwise, it earns solid A's across the board.
The display looks great, the phone latches onto AT&T's network firmly, voice calls sound great, and the battery lasts all day under HSPA+ coverage. The user interface isn't perfect, but it performs speedily and without trouble. The camera and video camera are both impressive and the PhotoStudio software from Samsung really lets creative types enhance their content.... Full review
It's an okay phone, but one that's tough to get excited about
Darn, there are no reviews yet for this phone.
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Manuals / User Guides
- Samsung Focus 2 Manual (PDF)
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