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Samsung Ativ S review: A fresh start

30 October 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung Ativ S review: A fresh start - read the full textTheir Ativ S was the first Windows Phone 8 flagship announced and, respectful of chronology, the first we're about to properly review. The Nokia Lumia 920, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Ativ S are often painted as allies - but that's mostly rhetoric...


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I recently bored thi samsung window phone every time I want to add an application it keeps on asking for location then I must create the Microsoft account then my email address then for some reason it is unable to do what Ian looking for pls help because iam already feeling that I have wasted my money in buying this.

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  • 2015-03-22 10:47
  • N7$x

Please can you tell me, I have samsung Ativ S, how to set up a camera for panorama shoot or shooting with postponement? Seems that there is no that option, or...
thank you

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  • 2014-07-26 23:31
  • SX@q

> In reply to smiley @ 2013-08-20 20:57 from N7$D - click to readtry setting date and time correctly

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  • 2014-02-11 17:19
  • xii%

Brilliant phone. Never going back to Android. Love WP8

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  • 2014-02-10 01:18
  • RLqf

can you push video that are posted on facebook directly to the telly like on the s3 s4 and other phones ?

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  • 2013-12-22 13:43
  • n}We

Ativ s is giving me hard time i can't log in to Microsoft account. I've been to vodashop twice but no success. What must i do?

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  • 2013-08-20 20:57
  • N7$D

Does it have turn to mute?

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  • 2013-04-28 00:20
  • n2G7

So far, I think this is the Best WP8 that can compete seriously with Lumia 920, plus it didn't copy the aesthetic look of Nokia, still a Samsung Trademark. Great job!

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  • 2013-04-14 04:30
  • t7Xk

Maaaaaybe. I have some interest in Windows Phone 8, so I might dive into this device and see what it's like.

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  • 2013-03-05 19:23
  • j8LN

FYI,here in Indonesia Samsung Ativ S would cost almost $90 less than HTC Windows Phone 8X and $160 less than Nokia Lumia 920, as its excatly the same price with Nokia Lumia 820.

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  • 2013-03-01 19:58
  • tA$7

I wanted to starts my phones vedio, music help me

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  • 2013-01-28 08:53
  • Hkqt

> In reply to dsantacruz @ 2012-11-07 10:03 from DQgW - click to readI think not. No one needs the optical image stabilization, unless they have shaky hands. The display sounds cool. The satnav stuff is kinda useful, but most people I know use their car satnav, or buy something like a Garmin or a TomTom. The replaceable battery solves any issues with battery life. The sd slot is very useful. The weight of the Nokia meant that you needed to hold it with two hands (and I mean it, as when I held my friend's 920, it felt like it weighed a lot, being close to 200g).

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  • 2012-11-29 21:21
  • m1Px

> In reply to TheAgent @ 2012-10-31 16:53 from nuXm - click to readWell my phone OS before i'm using Lumia 710 is Android, and i'm totally in love with WP and don't want to go back to use Android. So i think it's just a matter of personal preference.

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  • 2012-11-29 13:37
  • tDxb

The reason why ativ s is more expensive than galaxy s 3 ia the expensive windows 8 license. Hope the masters of xdadev could do a miracle giving the htc or samsung wp8 dual booting ability so I can use both amdroid and wp8 on such wonderful hardware

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  • 2012-11-29 00:41
  • 6c7D

Where is really 4G. LTE support???.(WAKE UP,Samsung!!). ;(

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  • 2012-11-24 18:55
  • 6uKP

A gr8 phone !!! Windows have done a great job

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  • 2012-11-24 09:41
  • JEuv

Nokia lumia 920 is better the ativ s .....

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  • 2012-11-21 17:20
  • t}t1

Where is this phone and why won't they bring it to the US? This phone would have done quite well.

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  • 2012-11-19 14:15
  • AEuW

> In reply to Lenny @ 2012-11-08 14:16 from AEuW - click to readother than the sheer number of apps there is little to complain about

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  • 2012-11-18 12:50
  • BN8E

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