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Samsung Focus I917 Unlocked Windows 7 Cell Phone - I917

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Very nice phone

by Diego on 1/19/2012

This Samsung is a really nice and well designed phone. The Windows OS is absolutely amazing, I thought I was going to miss my iphone a lot, but to be honest, after some months with this new phone, I must admit that is was a really nice change. Of course on the Iphone universe you have a way bigger apps collection, but the interface and the integration with social sites on the Windows Phone is the better on the market. Don't even doubt, go for it and you will be extremelly happy.

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on 4/11/2012

I've been using the Focus for about three months now and it's honestly by far the best phone I've ever owned. The screen is gorgeous, the WP7 OS is responsive and intuitive, and most of all it actually works as a phone! As a previous dedicated Iphone owner, I can say that I have absolutely no regrets in switching, and I can see the jealousy of my family (who are still Apple nuts) whenever I let them mess around with the interface. The only cons I can put against it are that it only comes with 8 gigs initially (which is just ridiculously low these days), but I stuck another 16 in with an sd card I had lying around. Some people seem to be having an issue with not having their cards work, but I've never had a problem. Also-and this is incredibly minor-there's no gapless playback on the Zune software. I know only about 5 people will actually care (or even notice), but it's slightly irritating at times. In it's current state, I would already put the Focus and WP7 at the cream of the mobile crop, but with the Mango update coming in a week or two, I really can't see any other OS coming near to holding a candle to it. A lot of people are still understandably skeptical due to Microsoft's less than stalwart track record with mobile devices, but WP7 fixes every issue of the past and does what Apple has quit doing-innovating.

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Product Overview

Samsung Focus seems is the US equivalent of the Samsung Omnia 7, at least regarding the possession of a 4" Super AMOLED screen with WVGA resolution, 5MP camera, 8GB of storage and is 0.35" (9mm) thick.


Manufacturer Samsung
Mfg Part# I917
SKU 225161239
UPC 899794007292
UPC 14 00899794007292
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks only
3G Network: HSDPA 850/1900/2100
Contract with a GSM wireless carrier such as AT&T, T-mobile etc is required
Verizon and Sprint will not work with this phone
Color: Black
Camera: 5MP, 2592x1944, autofocus, LED flash
Video capability: Yes 720p@25fps
Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480x800 pixels, 4.0 in
Keyboard: Touchscreen
Connectivity: GPRS,EDGE, 3G, Wi-FI, USB
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1
Memory card: No
Talk Time: up to 6 hours 30 min
Standby time: up to 300 hours
Internet browser: HTML
SMS, MMS, Email, IM,
Phonebook: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Style: Bar
AT&T U-verse Mobile, NavigatorSM, FamilyMap, Radio, myWireless
Digital compass
Microsoft office document viewer/editor
MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
Voice memo
Predictive text input
Weight: 4.07 ounces
Dimensions: 4.84 inches long x 2.56 inches wide x 0.39 inches thick
Package includes Samsung Focus I917 Cell Phone, Rechargeable battery, Home charger, User guide
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