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Samsung Focus i917

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 reviews of Samsung Focus i917. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and screen are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Focus i917 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Focus i917

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 352 user reviews of Samsung Focus i917 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 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)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Focus i917

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Focus i917 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Focus I917 Unlocked GSM Windows 7 OS Cell Phone - BlackSamsung Focus I917 Unlocked GSM Windows 7 OS Cell Phone - Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Samsung Focus (AT&T)

 

Slim and light. Gorgeous Super AMOLED screen

Very few apps or games for this brand-new platform. Clearly 1.0 software

The Samsung Focus plays up Windows Phone 7's strengths and plays down its weaknesses for a great Windows Phone experience.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Review: Samsung Focus (mit Video)

 

Die US-Kollegen haben mit dem Samsung Focus das bisher dünnste Windows Phone 7 -Handy unter die Lupe genommen. Es hat vieles mit dem Omnia 7 gemeinsam: 4-Zoll Super AMOLED-Dispay, 8GB Speicher, 1GHzCPU und eine 5-Megapixel-Kamera. Und die hat es in...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Brian X. Chen (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Focus with Windows Phone 7

 

The Windows Phone 7 OS shows a lot of promise. But how is it in practice? Pretty awesome, actually.

Gorgeous tile-based UI laced with large, smooth text doesn’t rip off the iPhone’s app interface. Provides a rich dose of social savvy thanks to tight Facebook integration. Physical camera shutter button is a nice shortcut for shooting quick photos

Internet Explorer lives up to its super-lame reputation. Camera shots too blurry to be taken seriously

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Helena Stone (chipchick.com)

Samsung Focus SGH-I917 With Windows Phone 7 Review

 

The Samsung Focus SGH-I917 from AT&T is one of the first Samsung smartphones to come out that runs on the newish Windows Phone 7 operating system. The first ever Windows Phone 7 device that we tested was the HTC HD7 back in November. The HD7 was a fine...

Excellent Display and form-factor, Great camera, Solid performance

Not a 4G device, lacks multitasking capabilities and other features – at-least until Mango update in the fall, no front-facing camera

We dare say that the Samsung Focus feels like a very female-friendly phone with strong “girl” appeal, while the HTC HD7 just looks and feels more masculine to us. Unfortunately, the Samsung Focus lacks 4G and some premium features like a front-facing...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Samsung Focus

 

The Samsung Focus was released in November of 2010 as a Windows-based competitor to the growing smartphone market. This GSM phone features the bells and whistles you would expect to find in a current-gen smartphone: a sleek and sexy design, multi-touch...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: phonedog.com (phonedog.com)

Samsung Focus Review Pt. 2

 
Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Brighthand (brighthand.com)

Samsung Focus Review

 

The Samsung Focus is one of the very first models with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system, which has a greater emphasis on consumers than earlier versions did. Jen Edwards[...

Almost unbelievably good AM-OLED display, Super fast and responsive, Excellent camera, Very good battery life, Great navigation features in AT&T Navigator

Very large and barely pocketable, especially for the ladies, External speaker has great volume, but is rather tinny, Not much third-party software yet

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: techlicious.com (techlicious.com)

Samsung Focus Review for WP7 (AT&T)

 

When compared to the other Windows Phone 7 devices, the Samsung Focus is my favorite. I like the bright display, smaller form factor and the fact that it is appreciably lighter. When you broaden the choices to Apple and Android, though, the Samsung...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Philip Berne (phonescoop.com)

Review: Samsung Focus with Windows Phone 7

 

We tackle the Samsung Focus, one of the first Windows Phone 7 devices, from a business users perspective. Does it earn Microsoft a promotion?

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Samsung Focus review

 

The Samsung Focus is an attractive, well designed phone that has a great camera and a speedy processor. Windows Phone 7 delivers when it comes to usability and performance, but the amount of content users will have access to remains to be seen. Android...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:SUPER AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:Windows Phone 7
Operator:Sim Free / T-MOBILE
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:Unknown
Processor Number:Unknown
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