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Hello all,

I'm planning to get a new Samsung Focus S off eBay within the next few months. They're selling as low as $350 shipping included so I figured I'd take advantage of the deal.
I currently have an LG Quantum (two of them, actually), which are loaded with apps and interop-unlocked. I can typically get 10-12 hours on a single charge, with moderate messaging and internet usage, email push @ 1 hour, etc.

I'm honestly not satisfied with that and hope this device has either similar or better battery life. What do you guys find your devices get? I'll be purchasing an extra battery with the Focus S by default, as I prefer to always be connected.

Also, is it possible to interop-unlock the Focus S, or is there custom ROMs available for it? Those two things are absolute musts.

And to anyone with a carrier unlocked Focus S, does MMS/picture messaging work?

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[B]LG Quantum -> Samsung Focus S i937 -> HTC 8X -> Nokia Lumia 920 White
 
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I just got my S and trust me man, your gonna love it, battery gets me through my school day and sports afterwards returning home with about... 30% battery left? WiFi always on same with "4g". You can interop unlock it FREE by going to windowsbreak http://windowsphonehacker.com/windowbreak/ BUT so far no custom roms and I haven't gotten any info on development for 1. If you hear something keep me posted. I was also wondering about it SIM unlocked and if MMS and the likes work because I haven't even put mine on AT&T yet/ at all.
 
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If you want a Focus S, now is the time to look for one. The market is a bit flooded after the "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenge down here, and Ebay US prices are now sub $300. In some cases, well below $300. Something to consider.
 
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If you want a Focus S, now is the time to look for one. The market is a bit flooded after the "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenge down here, and Ebay US prices are now sub $300. In some cases, well below $300. Something to consider.
Yup I stood in line for 5.5 hours in the pouring rain for mine Got a Titan for my dad too, since they had to take the challenge for me (not old enough)
 
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I just got my S and trust me man, your gonna love it, battery gets me through my school day and sports afterwards returning home with about... 30% battery left? WiFi always on same with "4g".
how many hours are we talking here? I usually go from 7 am to 4 pm on my quantum before its dead, usage dependant.

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I found a great deal here on the xda marketplace for a lightly used Focus S, just in the final dealings right now. I'm still a slight bit concerned about battery life.

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Maybe a little late to the party, but Id buy the phone.

I just picked up 2 of them for $200 each.

One off a friend and the other off craigslist.

These phones are a beauty.
 
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Thanks! I got one for $180.. In the mail now.

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Thanks! I got one for $180.. In the mail now.

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Dude that's a steal! Yeah sorry I didn't comment on battery life, yeah that's from 6:30 AM to about 6:00 PM with moderate use, browser, texting, stream/playing music and light gaming. 12 hours with about a quarter fo third battery left. Good LUCK!

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