Whereas Nokia's Lumia 800 is standing tall as the flagship Windows Phone 7.5 device to lead out 2011 for Europe, the selection of new Mango devices is decidedly more competitive in the US. Samsung is taking a very strong two-tier approach with its Focus S and Focus Flash for AT&T. The former is being promoted as a 4.3-inch premier device for $199.99 on contract, while the latter Flash is priced at an entry-level $49.99 with a smaller frame and 3.7-inch screen.

But are looks and price points deceiving? The Focus Flash, after all, still has a 1.4GHz processor, a bright Super AMOLED screen, and HSPA+ connectivity. Is "entry level," then, an unfair moniker here — or are there other unfortunate compromises? Read on to find out!