- 01-04-2012, 05:16 PM #1
Okay, we all know how this works. It is time for a Phone upgrade. You can bolt from your old, worn out phone to something new. You look, you research, you take your time, you look for a great deal, and you find it exactly. It makes you giggle and show off your new toy and learn all the great things you can do. Then, it happens: The next wave of Mobile struts its stuff, and you start thinking "Man, had I just waited 2 more months..."
With the Nokia 900 all but announced, the new HTC Titan variant with LTE in the works, and Samsung rumored with LTE that may actually have greater specs and a larger screen, anyone out there feeling that weird, pressing feeling in the pit of their stomachs when they play with their Focus S?
I know how I feel, but just curious how all my fellow "S" owners are doing right now....
- 01-04-2012, 07:17 PM #4
Will all the new Nokia/Titan LTE phones even be out within the next 3 months? CES stuff often doesn't show up for 3-6 months it seems like. I haven't yet decided between the titan and the focus s, but the new possibilities aren't terribly deterring. Especially since they haven't been announced yet.
- 01-04-2012, 10:35 PM #7
no remorse here, just a little pissy about having to return my Titan...but my Focus S has been very solid and I have had zero issues with it...
That said, not so sure about how long I will wait to make the jump to the Galaxy Note when/if it drops on the Death Star--as good a phone as the S has been, it will still be difficult not to drool over a phone like the Note...
- 01-05-2012, 12:37 AM #8
I think the best I can say about my "S" is that I really do not care at all other "improved" WP's are coming out. That is what made me think about throwing the question out there. I am really enjoying my new toy, and yes I got mine for the penny as well, so that helps. No other phone I have ever had, even when I enjoyed them, kept me from looking at other ones with a little bit of longing. But with my "S" I am not even worried about it.
Now, if Apollo brings some high def screens and truly upscale hardware, maybe I will start getting the itch, but I am happy with the Focus S. And I am pleased most of you are as well.
And by the way, tmotytn- my Wife is a Titan owner, but she is wanting the note as well. So, do not feel alone!!
- 01-05-2012, 12:44 AM #9
I highly recommend the Focus. The Titan is a good smartphone, but the "S" is a GREAT one, with no real weakness and very few reported problems.
01-05-2012, 09:24 AM #11
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Not at all, especially given the fact that I was originally holding out hope for a solid LTE WP7 Verizon annoucement at CES. Now that Verizon's only projected WP7 phone is just the 710 in the Spring, I'm glad I jumped to ATT early and didn't wait. Other than form factor/build, the S and the 900 won't be too different, other than for potentially LTE. But I'd rather have my fake 4G and better battery life than give that up for LTE and increased thickness.
- 01-05-2012, 06:54 PM #13
I paid $0.00 for mine, so I'm as happy as can be :)
Also... I will have an upgrade for the 900/ace or whatever high-end nokia comes out.
01-18-2012, 01:09 PM #14
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I have a bit of remorse with every tech purchase because there's always something better coming out next week, but the Focus S has been a stellar phone and who knows when the Lumia 900 will actually land.
After CES, I'm actually more excited about the Titan II. If HTC has improved the call quality to Samsung levels combined with that monster camera and monster screen, it ought to clean up.
In all fairness, my biggest disappointments with the Focus S have to do with the limited space, picture/video quality (coming from an iphone), and the lack of factory docking stations (assuming the Galaxy S II ones don't happen to fit). Call quality, speed, display, gps, and the whole WP 7.5 experience are all amazing, so I don't think I could have bought a better phone at the time.
- 01-18-2012, 06:22 PM #15
My Focus S has been great but looking forward to getting the Lumia 900.
I like how light the S is though. Thinking the 900 might have a "wow" factor that the S doesn’t quite have...other than the screen.
Honestly other than the design/case I don’t expect there to be much of a difference. Sure the 900 may have better reception, data speeds, camera, and exclusive apps but not enough to warrant an upgrade.
A part of me wants to support Nokia for having a top notch exclusive design. Can’t say that about the S as it’s just a rehash of the Galaxy II….not necessarily a bad thing but not exclusive.
Nokia has a certain allure to their devices that is hard to express. I expect them to be a strong contender against Apple in industrial design. Really can’t say any non-Nokia WP competes with Apple's industrial design.
- 01-20-2012, 01:16 PM #18
I think the sceen on the 900 is just as good if not better than the Focus S. It has a SAMOLED Plus display with an additional coating (they call it ClearBlack).
Nokia Confirms Full RGB Matrix Display On Lumia 900 Windows Phone
01-23-2012, 06:29 PM #21
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One thing I think people miss is the large numbers of new smart phone owners that don't have the experience of using ios or android. My wife and son choose wp and they both loved them. A year later I decided to follow them and I choose my focus S over an iphone 4S. I think the largest influx of wp7 users will come from new crossover customers instead of iphone and android defectors.
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01-24-2012, 03:10 AM #22
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That's great news Old_Cus, yes WP is easy to use for new users of smartphones I think.
Hope you're liking your Focus S. :)
3 WP's in the family? Can't be bad. :)
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- 01-24-2012, 09:25 AM #23
I completely agree with you- WP's best chance for loyal customers is from feature phone conversions. I do think Microsoft and Nokia aiming for developing countries with Tango is a reflection of that. I think the US sits at 45%-ish for Smartphone ownership in mobile right now, or there about. There is a ton of growth out there, as I bet over time the analysis of about 75% Smartphone ownership will be about right.
Welcome to the forums!! Please keep posting!!
- 01-26-2012, 08:08 PM #24
Nope. I will enjoy my Focus S as long as I can, though I'm still trying to find a way to sneak my $10 mediaNET data plan in there. I'll just sit back and wait for the LTE network to mature a bit more. I look forward to a an Apollo-powered Nokia in my future.Toting a locked Samsung Focus S