Focus S Archive

How To Hard Reset A Samsung Focus, Focus S or Focus Flash

There are times where you just need to do a hard reset.  It doesn’t matter the device or the Operating System, it just has to happen every once in a while.  For me, that happened today as I moved from my LG Quantum to a Samsung Focus S.  After hurriedly trying to set up my new phone, I ended up having it try to do one to many things and… well, let’s just say a hard reset (or Factory Reset) was in order.

The good news is that Windows Phone, like Apple and iOS, have made this pretty easy to do from the phone itself.  If you go to Settings>About at the bottom of the screen you will see a reset button that will completely reset your phone.  But what do you do if your phone is completely locked up and you can’t get to that menu?  Ah, fortunately there is a way to get your phone back to factory reset through pressing a key combination on your phone.  It’s actually pretty easy and every Windows Phone comes with a way to get it to reset.  It can save you a trip to AT&T or T-Mobile where they, in effect, will do the same thing.

This How To is for Samsung Focus, Focus S and Focus Flash Windows Phones from AT&T (or their counterparts internationally).  The trick is the same on each of these phones.

1. Press and hold the Camera, Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time

2. When you feel the phone vibrate, release the Power button but keep the others pressed until you see the Format prompt

3. When you see the Format prompt, release the Camera and Volume Down button and press the Window Start button on your Windows Phone twice (once to select Reset and a second time to confirm that is what you really want to do)

That’s it!  Soon your phone will be back to its factor settings.

Pocketnow.com Reviews The Samsung Focus S

The Pocketnow.com team is the latest to weigh in with a review of the Samsung Focus S.  The extensive review covers all aspects of the latest Windows Phone offering from Samsung and includes a huge number of device shots, a couple of videos and some good photo comparison shots from the Focus S and other Windows Phones.

The 4.3-inch screen is absolutely gorgeous, the speed increase is extremely welcome in the processor intensive games, and the camera works very nicely. The excellent battery life is sure to make your Android and iPhone friends jealous as well.

Check out the full review over at Pocketnow.com

Supersite for Windows Reviews The Samsung Focus S

Well known all-things-Windows expert Paul Thurrott has posted a fantastic review of the new Samsung Focus S on his site, Supersite for Windows.  The review covers all aspects of this latest offering from Samsung, which is an update to the original Focus released last year.

As you would expect, the Focus S has some nice improvements over the original S including a slightly faster processor (1.4GHz versus 1GHz in the original Focus), 16GB of storage (up from 8GB) and 1GB of RAM (up from 512MB).  The Focus S comes standard with Windows Phone 7.5, or Mango, as its operating system.

Give the full review a read at Supersite for Windows which includes plenty of device shots and comparison shots from the cameras as well.

Review of Samsung Focus S on Supersite for Windows