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Samsung Focus

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Samsung Focus
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Samsung Focus.jpg
Model Number: See Page
Specification
Device Type: Phone
Manufacturer: Samsung Samsung-icon.png
Release Date: Oct. 2010
Operating System: Windows Phone 7 Windows Phone 7-icon.jpg
Dimensions: 61 x 124 x 10 mm
Weight: 115g
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250
Display: 4" WVGA AMOLED
Networks: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS850, UMTS1900, UMTS2100
Wifi: Not Known
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
NFC: Not Known
GPS: Yes
Video out: Not Known
Camera: 5 MP, LED Flash, Autofocus
Secondary Camera: N/A
Internal Memory: 512MB RAM, 1GB ROM, 8GB Internal Storage
Memory Card: N/A
Battery: 1500 mAh
Additional Features: Not Known


Intro

Introducing the Samsung Focus.

Also known as Samsung SGH-i917.

With a 4" Super AMOLED display, 5MP camera and running the latest Windows Mobile operating system, the Samsung Focus is one of the best phones on the market.


Overview

  • The thinnest and lightest of the Windows Phone 7 devices, making it one of the most desirable. It's 4" 800x480 Super AMOLED display is vibrant and rich with colour, perfectly complimenting Windows Phone 7.
  • It's capacitive touch screen is beautifully responsive and accurate.
  • Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7, with additional Samsung and AT&T applications.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 Processor/Chipset
  • 5MP camera with LED flash and auto focus. Ability to change everything from ISO, to contrast and sharpness.

Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows Phone 7
  • Processor: Qualcomm SnapDragon QSD8250
  • Bands: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS850, UMTS1900, UMTS2100
  • Display: 4" WVGA (800x480) Super AMOLED 24 bit - Multi-touch input method - Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate - Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • Camera: 5.0MP Camera with LED flash and Auto-Focus, Geo Tagging, Image Stabilization, Smile Detection
  • Video 720p@25fps
  • Memory: 512MB RAM, 1GB ROM, 8GB Internal Storage, Expandable to 32GB (with certified WP7 SD Cards)
  • Connectivity: WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, USB 2.0; GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps; EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps; 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps Infrared port No USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
  • Dimensions: 61 x 124 x 10 mm
  • Weight: 115g
  • Battery: 1500mAh
  • Other: GPS, FM Radio, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor and capacitive sensor buttons
  • Notable Mentions: Raised power button is on side of device, 3.5mm Headset jack and USB Micro B connection are on top of phone, the phone does not have an external LED for sms/call notification


Samsung Focus Tips & Tweaks

Soft Reset: Samsung Focus will be powered down, all settings, apps and data are saved.
Method 1: Hold Down Power Button (Goodbye!)

Hard Reset: Samsung Focus will be returned to its original state with full data wipe.
Method 1: (PREFERRED) Dial ##634# from the phone pad press the call button when the diagnostic screen appears type *2767*3855# to preform a full restore.
Method 2: Hold down the Power button, volume down button, and camera button
Method 3: Go to the Start screen, select Settings. Select the About screen. Select 'reset your phone'

Set Static IP for WIFI connection on Focus You can change the network settings after you connect to the wireless network. Just press and hold the wireless connection name that you succsesfully connected to and you can edit it.

Set APN for Data connection You can set the APN for your carrier to access data connections by clicking the Add APN button in Settings > Cellular. At this time there is no known way to access the MMS APN which is suspected to be in the Network Profile.

Samsung Focus Diagnostic Mode To access the diagnostic program you will need to dial ##634# from the phone pad.
Diagnostic Commands:

  • *#0*# - LCD Test
  • *#0002*28345# - Roger's Focus Audio Control
  • *#0002*28346# - Audio control utility. (These settings vary based on having the headset plugged in or not. For instance: PLUG YOUR EARPHONE, ##634# Make CALL, type *#0002*28346#, click GET on Device Gain, in 'device gain' leave number 5, set 1500 (max) and -1100 (low), click set, MAKE SURE AUDIENCE.CFG IS ON
  • *#0011# - Power and Temprature settings
  • *#0228# - Battery Information
  • *#0289# - Melody Test\Test External and Internal Speaker
  • *#03# - SMDInfo
  • *#05# - Simple test menu
  • *#06# - Show IMEI #
  • *#0673# - MP3 Test Menu\Shows Audio sound tests
  • *#0782# - Shows Clock & Alarms settings
  • *#0842# - Vibrate test menu
  • *#0987# - Multitouch test
  • *#1111# - Show FTA software version
  • *#1234# - Shows the PDA and the Phone version number
  • *#197328640# - The Root Menu
  • *#2*# - Battery Information
  • *#2222# - Show FTA hardware version
  • *#2263# - RAT Selection option is resricted
  • *#232337# - Bluetooth MAC Adress
  • *#2580# - Integrity Control
  • *#3*# - Test Brightness
  • *#32489# - (GSM test) Shows the ciphering status and options to enable or disable it.
  • *#7284# - USB Path control
  • *#745# - Operation (2): Ril log done
  • *#7450# - Operation (99):Error Report off done
  • *#7451# - Operation (99):Error Report off done
  • *#7465625# - Shows status of the Network Service Provider SIM or Corporation lock
  • *#770# - Operation (99):Vphone 770 done!
  • *#771# - Operation (99):Vphone 771 done!
  • *#772# - Operation (99):Vphone 772 done!
  • *#773# - Operation (99):Vphone 773 done!
  • *#774# - Operation (99):Vphone 774 done!
  • *#775# - Operation (99):Vphone 775 done!
  • *#776# - Operation (99):Vphone 776 done!
  • *#777# - Operation (99):Vphone 777 done!
  • *#778# - Operation (99):Vphone 778 done!
  • *#779# - Operation (99):Vphone 779 done!
  • *#780# - Operation (99):SR Test done!
  • *#9090# - Diag Config\UART/USB settings
  • *2767*3855# - Full Reset (Caution every stored data will be deleted.)
  • *#1472365# - Location Service (GPS test app)

Tethering Currently instructions only apply to AT&T network, USA.

  • Open the phone screen composition
  • Enter the code: # # 634 # > Press Call<br.
  • This will open a new screen will be similar but in test mode
  • Then type in the code * # 7284 # > Press Call
  • See the screen that you see in the picture > Select Tethered
  • The phone will restart
  • Attach the USB cable to your phone and PC and wait for it to install drivers
  • You will see the phone modem and you can configure the data connection
  • number: *99***1#
  • user name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
  • password: CINGULAR1

Click on connect and the Internet tethering would start, while if it does not work for the first time you should retry it a few times before which the connection would successfully work.

Further Information