The Samsung focus flash 1677 is one of the easiest phones on the market and suitable for all ages. It is fast for browsing, uploading or downloading as it operates on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS and a 1.4 GHz processor. It has a rear-facing camera able to capture bright and beautiful photos and also shoot HD videos. The touchscreen is about 3.7 inch AMOLED and able to display deep rich colors whether in bright sunlight or in darkness.
The integrated Internet Explorer provides smoother graphics, video, animation and has the latest Java Script engine. With this Samsung focus flash 1677 browsing is easy and you can open as many as six tabs at the time without slowing the system down.
The big advantage with this smartphone is that it is Unlocked, giving you the freedom to just insert a SIM card so you can use it when you travel.
What Exactly is Unlocked Phone?
Unlocked phones are gaining popularity these days and rightly so. There was a time, not long ago when you paid for an expensive phone that would only operate with one particular carrier. An Unlocked phone is one that can be programmed to accept a different service provider information. Therefore if you are not satisfied or you find a cheaper service and want to switch, your plan can be transferred to a different service provider with only some basic programming.
Be careful though because not all cell phones have this feature. Only phones with GMS or Global Systems for Mobile Communications models have this capability. One of such phones is this
Samsung focus flash 1677. Other GMS phones are sold by service providers such as AT&T, Cingular, T-Mobile and Nokia. You can do a search online to find other providers.
These phones work simply by inserting a SIM card with the subscriber’s information and serial number programmed into it. The company or provider activates this card to work on your phone. If you switch to another company the SIM has to be unlocked and re-programmed with your new information for it to work. The service provider will do this for you or provide you with the code.
The big advantage with Unlocked phone is the freedom it gives you especially when you travel overseas. A GSM service will work in some 212 countries but make sure the model you buy also can operate in North America.
The Samsung focus flash 1677 is basically a good phone, fast, user-friendly, portable, lightweight and reasonably priced.
Some Helpful User Reviews
The big brother and improved version of Samsung focus. It is excellent and user friendly with Windows Phone 7.5 . It will probably support windows Phone 8 if it becomes Available to update for current Windows mobiles since it is the latest generation of Windows Phones.Though it has a small bug of freeze up the improved firmware is now available and has no problem since I updated it with new firmware.
1. Better pixel density than focus.
2. Faster 1.4 Ghz processor.
3. Is capable of 4G.
5. Is latest generation of Windows phone.
6. Front facing camera for skype or video chat or video call
7. Excellent 5 MP camera.
1. Sometimes freeze up.(though updating firmware solves it quickly) but not completely.
2. Smaller screen than Samsung focus(3.7 vs 4 inches)
So This is an excellent phone for the price.Just go for it. For its specs the phone should be sold for a price range of $250+.
After using phone for like 4 months I have following things to say:
1. I haven’t faced a single phone freeze after the recent tango update(there is way to trick phone to update even though AT&T doesn’t push it)
2. The app center is growing rapidly(In last few months as I myself have seen). There are a lots of apps tailored for your need.
3. Games works great on this device no freezing and lagging.
4. Some people have said that they got a locked phone .I too got a locked phone but THIS PHONE WILL BE UNLOCKED BY AT&T FOR FREE.Just call them and ask for an unlock code. They will give it right away to you no need to go to third party.
5. Battery life is superb.
I have been using smartphones since 2008, first on Windows Mobile 6 on a HTC Tilt, then iPhone 4, and I got bored of the iOS and wanted to try the Windows Mango interface. I picked up the Samsung Omnia W (the international equiv. of Focus Flash), which is the newer model that replaces the original Omnia 7, and found it simple to use since day 1. Skype is now fully integrated making it complete. Here are the details tech summary:
Super AMOLED Technology, WVGA (800 x 480) Internal Display Resolution
3.7″ Internal Display Size
16 Million Internal Colour Depth
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
Dual-band 3G with HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
1.4GHzQualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB of RAM
5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash (FRONT Facing & BACK Facing!)
720p video recording @30fps
8GB of built-in storage
Standard 3.5mm audio jack
Standard microUSB port (charging, hooking up to PC via Zune)
Stereo Bluetooth 2.1
Mobile Office document viewer/editor
Social network integration (Facebook/Google/Hotmail etc) and cloud services
Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS
Stereo FM Radio with RDS
115.97 x 58.8 x 10.9mm Physical Dimension