Editors Liked

  • Excellent Display and formfactor, Great camera, Solid performance
  • Lightweight with good build quality; has microSD card slot, can capture some great pictures, quick with its Snapdragon processor; extremely crisp and colorful Super AMOLED display
  • Lavish fourinch Super AMOLED screen, Very thin and comfortable, WP7 is wellsuited to the design, Loud speaker, Samsung's Now news app is helpful, Good (though not great) photo quality
  • Gorgeous Super AMOLED display, thin and light, good camera
  • Beautiful display, Impressive camera, Thin
  • Gorgeous tilebased 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 pho
  • Brilliant Super AMOLED display, Long battery life for such a smartphone, Great responsiveness with WP7, Dynamic aspects of the homescreen, Zune integration, Accurate onscreen keyboard
  • Great camera, Beautiful Super AMOLED display
  • Eye-popping Super AMOLED screen, Attractive, intuitive interface, Sharp 720p camcorder, Daily Briefing app for weather, news, stocks, Good selection of games and launch apps, Loud speaker
  • The Samsung Focus features a brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen. The smartphone has good quality, and the camera takes excellent photos and video. Windows Phone 7 brings a fresh and friendly user interface, great multimedia capabilities, and an
  • Slim and light. Gorgeous Super AMOLED screen
  • Slick and simple UI, great camera, WiFi music sync, awesome display, solid text input
  • The Samsung Focus features an AMOLED 4inch touchscreen

Editors Didn't Like

  • Not a 4G device, lacks multitasking capabilities and other features – atleast until Mango update in the fall, no frontfacing camera
  • Mediocre battery life; very cheap, “plasticy” feel; some lag from time to time (third-party apps); Windows Phone 7 still has some bugs; blemishes very easily
  • Usual WP7 limits: no multitasking or copy/paste, Screen can look slightly fuzzy and oversaturated, Shorter battery life than some rivals, Calls sounded somewhat muddy, Pixelated 720p movie capture
  • Glossy plastics may turn off those who like chic materials
  • Plastic casing feels cheap, Frame rates can be spotty on video capture, Bizarre storage upgrade procedure
  • Internet Explorer lives up to its superlame reputation. Camera shots too blurry to be taken seriously
  • Not yet a fully mature platform, Plastic casing that scratches easily
  • Call quality is a mixed bag, Windows Phone 7 has some key features missing
  • No multitasking for third-party apps, Camera has slow shutter speed, Only 8GB of built-in memory, Address bar for IE Mobile and Maps don't work in landscape mode
  • No copy and paste yet. Limited support for landscape mode. Xbox Live games slow to load. The phone feels a bit plasticky. No direct syncing for non-Exchange Outlook accounts; must go through the cloud
  • Very few apps or games for this brand-new platform. Clearly 1.0 software
  • No 3rd party app multitasking or copy/paste, few applications available, no task switcher
  • The average microSD card may not be compatible with this device