Samsung Focus I917 Unlocked Phone with Windows 7 OS, 5 MP Camera, and Wi-Fi–No Warranty (Black)

Samsung Focus I917 Unlocked Phone with Windows 7 OS, 5 MP Camera, and Wi-Fi–No Warranty (Black)

Samsung Focus I917 Unlocked Phone with Windows 7 OS, 5 MP Camera, and Wi-Fi--No Warranty (Black) Editor’s Rating:
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Product Description

The Samsung Focus weighs 4.07 ounces and measures 4.84 x 2.56 x 0.39 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.5 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T’s dual-band 3G network (850/1900 MHz; HSPA/UMTS) plus international 3G networks (2100 MHz).

Details

  • Ultra-thin 3G-enabled Windows Phone 7 smartphone with 4-inch Super-Amoled touchscreen
  • Windows Phone 7 OS provides easy access to social networking, personal/corporate e-mail, office apps, Xbox LIVE games, streaming media, and more
  • 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture;8 GB internal memory; microSD memory expansion; Wireless-N Wi-Fi;
  • Up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time; released in November, 2010
  • What’s in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
  • 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture;8 GB internal memory; microSD memory expansion; Wireless-N Wi-Fi; Bluetooth stereo music; PS for navigation
  • Bluetooth stereo music; PS for navigation

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3 Comments

  1. 65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Ahead of its time, September 18, 2011
    By 
    Matthew D. Ruffell (Webster, NY USA) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Samsung Focus I917 Unlocked Phone with Windows 7 OS, 5 MP Camera, and Wi-Fi–No Warranty (Black) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    SCREEN:
    The AMOLED screen is awesome! Much better than the iPhone, HTC and Motorola displays. It truly is amazing and works good in all conditions including outdoors. The Samsung Captivate (android phone) also has the same screen. If fact, Samsung is now switching all their future phones to use AMOLED.

    SOUND:
    The Speaker and call quality is very good. I have used a lot of phones and I can tell you this is the best yet. The speaker phone sounds just as good as a full size home phone. Compared to my daughters new iPod, the Focus speaker is way better, and she even admitted it.

    SPEED:
    Windows Phone 7 powered by the snapdragon 1GH processor is very fast. No lag, no screen delay, no issue flicking and scrolling. Fast internet browser as well.

    FEATURES:
    I am very impressed how polished Windows Phone 7 is, and I think its going to get better. Microsoft is putting a great deal of money into it and consumers get the reward. The Windows Phone 7 live tiles are so much better than old school icons on most other phones.

    SUMMARY:
    This phone is truly ahead of its time. There are people that will say the iPhone or Android is better, but that is only bias because they probably have never used this phone and compared the features I mentioned above. I am also looking forward to the WP7 mango update that has 500+ more features. This phone is amazing.

    – UPDATE 11/22. Running latest windows phone 7.5 mango update. Works great. A lot more high quality apps are now available. My wife got the same phone for free at ATT with 2 year contract. For $200 samsung now has a Focus S (based on the Galaxy S 2) which I guess is the next gen for this phone. Try it!

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  2. 29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Satisfied, March 5, 2012
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    This review is from: Samsung Focus I917 Unlocked Phone with Windows 7 OS, 5 MP Camera, and Wi-Fi–No Warranty (Black) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    I am very satisfied with this phone. The only thing that could be better would be the availibility of phone settings. I think this is a limitation of the Windows Phone 7 O.S. On the one hand, since there are few settings, it is easy to set up. On the other hand, since there are few settings, you can not pick and choose when to use your data plan versus your WIFI during a specific action. It is on or off for WIFI, DATA, BLUETOOTH, AIRPLANE MODE. (My old Nokia had the ability to ask which network to use for every connection, which I liked.)

    While it defaults to WIFI when WIFI is present, it turns off WIFI in sleep mode to conserve battery life. I was kind of shocked to find that I used up 10 MB one night while I was asleep. A quick search finds this as a common complaint.

    I am on AT&T’s Pay-As-You-Go plan, 10 cents per minute and I prepay for data, $5 for 10MB, $10 for 100MB, and $25 for 500MB. What I do is to pay $5.00 per month for the data plan, which rolls over my available data. This works out to about $100 every 6 months or so.

    There were no problems whatsover getting this phone up and running. It connects nicely with Microsoft’s Skydrive. You can enter all of your contacts and calendar entries in Hotmail, and it syncs nicely with your phone, to give you a constant backup.

    Nothing bad to say, it looks great, there are plenty of apps available, and overall, it’s a winner.

    Edit: There is one thing I’m not used to. There are no reminders for missed calls or text messages. So, I do have to keep looking whenever I am away from my phone.

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  3. 77 of 85 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best phone I’ve ever used. Period., September 9, 2011
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    This review is from: Samsung Focus I917 Unlocked Phone with Windows 7 OS, 5 MP Camera, and Wi-Fi–No Warranty (Black) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    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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