- 08-05-2011, 11:06 AM #1
So, I am able to get a free samsung focus with att, and am wondering if I should. I've been using android for a year or so, and I do love all the things I can do with it. I understand wp7 is new but I'm really interested in the arcade games. Is it worth it now, and will the focus be able to take advantage of all the new updates microsoft will offer? Or should I wait, and get another android until better wp7 phones are available?
08-05-2011, 11:20 AM #2
- 626 Posts
The Focus will be able to use the upcoming update and get all the benefits. It is a GREAT phone!
It does not, however, have a front facing camera; which should be included in the next batch of phones. That is the only really significant thing I can think of.
- 08-05-2011, 11:29 AM #3
well if you can wait less then 1 month your gona get the new WP7,
i use the FOCUS and i LOOOOOVE IT!!! like he said the front facing cam is prety much the only big thing missing ( hardware style ) but i personally never or would never use it soo.If your looking for Information, be sure to check out: WindowsPhone: Getting started!
If one of our Members helps you, be sure to THANK him or her!
- 08-05-2011, 11:33 AM #4
Gyroscopes and an upgraded CPU/GPU are also among the improved hardware specs to expect. So overall waiting (depending on how long att takes to get the newer hardware) might be best. Software wise the Focus will be getting Mango after testing.
- 08-05-2011, 12:12 PM #6
It depends. The new phones are coming, but they won't be free. At the least $199 with a 2 yr contract. You can get the Focus now, which will be upgraded to Mango, which will be old hardware, but hey, you getting it for free. So it's depends if you want to wait and dole out at least 200 bucks for new hardware or not.Goodbye Dooley! You will NOT be missed!:@
Bring back the WeeeeeBeeeeaaarrrr
08-05-2011, 12:20 PM #7
- 94 Posts
If you don't despise your current Android device, my suggestion is just to be a little patient for maybe as much as 3 months and you will see something like the GSII running WP7, or the Nokia, or or or... a lot of new hardware is getting ready to hit.Proud WinPhone user since Generation 1 (5/31/11)
08-05-2011, 01:30 PM #9
- 174 Posts
If you like the phone as it is I would recommend buying now. The OS is already smooth on any of the current hardware platforms. You will get Mango sometime around September in any case. The only thing that would worry me is that Samsung has a long history of being really slow to release updates so Mango may take a little extra time getting toyour phone.
08-05-2011, 01:48 PM #10
- 555 Posts
What is your device selling for used?
Purhaps you could get $100-$150 for it on ebay right now...and a used Focus is only $125-$150. It would be maybe a $25 upgrade, and a great device to get started on (buying some Xbox games and finding good apps) while you are waiting for the next big thing to use your contract on.
Also...the front camera is so funny...I call it the least used most wanted feature on a phone. My wife has an iPhone 4 and has used the FFC a total of 3 times, twice at the bar to show it off to a friend and a 3rd time to show her aunt who also had an iPhone 4.
- 08-05-2011, 03:42 PM #16Goodbye Dooley! You will NOT be missed!:@
Bring back the WeeeeeBeeeeaaarrrr
- 08-05-2011, 07:43 PM #20
The current crop of Windows phones is almost a year old. The next wave of WP7 devices is only another month or two away. Why get stuck for 2 years with a phone that is practically outdated on day 1?
TC, the Focus is a great phone, but I say wait it out another month or two.
- 08-05-2011, 09:25 PM #22
I'm on an employee program, and have to get something right now. It was either the focus or the inspire. I get upgrades every ten months, and like I said, my verizon phone will be ready in april. I'll get the focus now, and then get a newer one in april if I decide I like wp7.
- 08-06-2011, 12:15 AM #23
The Samsung Focus is a great phone. It's pretty responsive and fast. If you can't wait then I'd get it. The new phones don't appear to have drastically different stats from what it sounds so you should be good to go for a while.
- 08-06-2011, 02:27 AM #24
Seriously, what phone do we know for sure is coming out in the States in a month or two? None that I know of. We might not see a phone stateside till December. Anyway, OP has made up their mind to get a Focus now, because they have an upgrade coming up next April for VZW.
- 08-06-2011, 02:33 AM #25
The good thing about Mango is that it's actually improving every WP7, opposed to being a better operating system, but leaving those with slower processors behind.My apps are on JMTK Application Development
How to completely switch from Gmail to Outlook.com
Embarrassing phones > Sanyo Katana Eclipse X > Palm Pre > HTC Arrive > HTC Trophy