Samsung Focus Flash reviewed

Engadget have published their review of the Samsung Focus Flash.  While they found many flaws on the handset, including a less than brilliant camera and poor camera button, the extremely low price of only $49.99 on a two year contract served to counter most of the objections.

They concluded:

The Focus Flash isn’t going around begging for attention. Simply put, its specs aren’t going to draw in the hardcore gadget crowd and no one is going be camping out overnight to get their hands on one. That said, we could easily see this being a sleeper hit. At only $50 with a two-year contract it should snag a few second glances from those who might otherwise be eyeing a budget Android handset or perhaps even an iPhone 3G S. The screen, though not the highest-res panel out there, is bright and beautiful, and Mango hums along without a hitch on the 1.4GHz CPU inside (and smooth operation is something many of those other bargain handsets can’t boast about).

The Focus isn’t meant for the mobile warriors out there who don’t bat an eye at dropping $200 on a phone. It’s a smartphone for a less demanding crowd that simply wants to check their email, do some web browsing and keep tabs on their social networks. The Focus excels in these areas, and does so while feeling nicer in your hand than many of its more expensive competitors. You’ll make some sacrifices on the camera, storage and battery fronts, but if you can live with that the Focus is a veritable steal.

Read their full review, which include photo and video samples, at Engadget here.

The Samsung Focus Flash is an upcoming Windows Phone with a 3.7” S-AMOLED screen, HSPA+ data speeds, and a 1.4 GHz single-core processor. The phone has a 5-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing camera, gyro sensor, and 8 GB of storage. It will be released on November 6th, 2011, through AT&T. The Focus Flash will be released as the “Omnia W” in other countries. Full specs…

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