- 01-15-2012, 04:49 PM #1
Hello there, WP7 community! I am new to all things Windows Mobile but lately I've been researching the internet on a new phone (I'm AT&T) and WP7 has definitely taken my interest. Now I'm stuck between choosing one of the budget Samsung smartphones. I know the technical specification differences between the two and at first I had chosen the Flash, but the problem with the lockup on notifications has not been resolved to my knowledge. So I'm asking you, Flash owners, in retrospect, if you had known about the lockup problem and the current workaround, would you still have purchased the Focus Flash?
tl;dr: For people who have the Focus Flash, if you had known about the freezing problem on notifications and the workaround, would you still have bought the Focus flash?
- 01-15-2012, 06:27 PM #3
01-15-2012, 07:37 PM #4
- 14 Posts
For some, the workaround is not enough of a solution to warrant keeping the phone for long. For those of us that are patient, we can deal with this. As long as you allow the proximity sensor to light the phone up, you should be set. I have no other issues with the phone.
Definitely also consider all the upcoming WP7 handsets coming to market that were announced at CES: HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900.
Anyway, good luck on your hunt for a new Windows Phone.
P.S. Forgot to mention Mobile World Congress is also taking place soon. There may be more announcements pertaining to WP7 there also
- 01-15-2012, 07:43 PM #5
But, now that you mention it, is it possible to lockup the phone at the AT&T store? I was under the impression that it can only be possible when the phone received a notification, and I don't suppose those phones on display has access to anything that can induce a notification. Thank you for your input though!
- 01-16-2012, 07:29 AM #7
Few of the bugs discussed in the forums affect every user of a particular device. They can seem more prevalent here, because those who are not having problems are also not posting. This is a great place to ask questions and learn from others, just remember to keep in context, make the choice that is best for you, and you'll be happy w/ windows phone.
01-16-2012, 03:16 PM #8
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Send a text message to an on-display Flash while covering the proximity sensor with a finger. Attempt to remove your finger and press either the Windows button or unlock button simultaneously and you should be able to achieve the lock up. Kinda sucks, but as long as you can pull out the phone from your pocket and allow it to light itself up, you'll be set. I haven't had a lock up in two months.
As for pricing, I definitely feel you there. I am also a college student and getting the budget-minded Flash seemed like a no-brainer. Also remember that the Flash has a better set of specs overall compared to the original Focus: front-facing camera, 1.4GHz processor, HSPA+ ("4G"), tighter build quality, and (in my opinion) a more pocketable size.
So I wish you luck in your continued search. I will gladly answer any more questions you may have.
01-17-2012, 09:50 AM #9
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I would hardly trade the Flash (or in my case Omnia W) for any non-AMOLED screen phone. I just LOVE this screen. What I hate is the soft buttons. I constantly press them unintentionally especially when playing games.
I have never experienced the freezing issue.
- 01-17-2012, 11:10 AM #10
The only thing truly better on the original Focus is the camera. It was considered high end at the time & was basically the same guts as the Galaxy S line. Whereas the Flash started life as more of a mid to lower range device. The Flash isn't awful, but I def pulled better shots with my original Focus.
Thats about it though. Everything else on the Flash is better. Its a smaller screen, but thats more of a preference thing than a negative. I personally like that its more pocketable & has better build quality. I like the windows hardware button too.
- 01-17-2012, 11:43 AM #11
And a thank you everyone who has replied in this topic. You have all persuaded me to get the Flash over the original Focus!
I do have another question however! (Sorry for the annoying questions :P) Does the phone/browser have the ability to save log in information and even automatically log in whenever you visit a web page? The reason I ask is because the apartment I stay in has wifi, but to use it, it redirects you to a page and you have to put in your account info (typical network stuff).