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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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PPl please try out the phones at your local carrier or retail store first before posting comments all the phones are feature rich. Each with its own pros & cons but all in all add more phones into the mix for the consumer to pick from.

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  • 2012-11-11 13:25
  • r$S7

We all know the apps catalog falls short of Android/IOS, however, they are on the move so that must count for something.

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  • 2012-11-08 14:16
  • AEuW

> In reply to Maria @ 2012-11-01 10:54 from PSxg - click to readLumia 920 is clearly better!

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  • 2012-11-07 10:03
  • DQgW

> In reply to 26 @ 2012-11-04 08:23 from tA$7 - click to readMicrosoft set the standars.

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  • 2012-11-05 21:47
  • qbYT

> In reply to Maria @ 2012-11-01 10:54 from PSxg - click to readYes, you should!!!

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  • 2012-11-04 17:02
  • pWS%

1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU Qualcomm, why?

have samsung realized that "LG was better using this CPU?"

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  • 2012-11-04 08:23
  • tA$7

Why no smart dialing? My old 6.0 Windows Mobile phone had it. It just seems flat out silly that a modern phone OS can't have a feature as simple as that.

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  • 2012-11-03 10:06
  • i{tk

> In reply to jay @ 2012-11-01 07:40 from rA}T - click to readactualy 920 is second best after iphone5

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  • 2012-11-01 19:09
  • L5Cs

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-31 17:03 from 0Us{ - click to readMaybe its only you who cant understand the UI haha

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  • 2012-11-01 18:07
  • Ia9y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 14:58 from IvdW - click to readAtivs is not 4g device :P

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  • 2012-11-01 17:41
  • PSxg

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 09:57 from YPb1 - click to readMost likely made by LG. Both screen technologies have advantages and disadvantages.

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  • 2012-11-01 17:21
  • ii9f

As a focus s user I will definitely by this its twice as fast and I never had lag problem on my focus s . I DONT use FM radio on a phone so that missing feature not a prob to me and the 4g HSPA+ here is blasing fast for what I use it for so bring it on samsung with a good price tag though

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  • 2012-11-01 14:58
  • IvdW

> In reply to yeip @ 2012-10-31 16:05 from N9xA - click to readlike what trying out 20 launcher app because the default one get boring. Its a matter of preference you prefer android others wp, IOS etc.

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  • 2012-11-01 14:32
  • IvdW

> In reply to Nokian @ 2012-11-01 10:20 from HkqX - click to readya u r right samsung is just playing safe. They have not tried anything to bring a fresh feel about wp8 phone

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  • 2012-11-01 12:34
  • tUhX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 09:54 from YPb1 - click to readThen can you explain why the Lumias get hailed by critics for their design, why the Sony XPERIA series is considered beautiful by the majority, but almost everyone at least says "it could have been better" about Samsung flagships?

If by "professional" you mean uninspired, cheap looking and repetitive no one really likes that kind of "professional" phone, sorry.

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  • 2012-11-01 12:34
  • nuXm

hmmmm, i thought samsung and HTC would release a navigation app (powered by tomtom maps f.ex.) and other apps to compete with nokia maps, but seems samsung is playing on the slimmer body and hardware superiority (well in some areas at least!) to compete,, at 10.7 thickness nokia 920 seems ok for me, and i can live with 32gb with no micro-SD, so samsung should offer this device for 100-200 cheaper thn nokia's so that i can consider getting ativ S!

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  • 2012-11-01 11:06
  • nQe2

Is it worth buying or shud i prefer lumia 920?

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  • 2012-11-01 10:54
  • PSxg

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 03:07 from YPb1 - click to readDid you even read the review? It's not aluminium, it's all plastic.

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  • 2012-11-01 10:38
  • m}Vm

Galaxy S3 is awesome and prettier...

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  • 2012-11-01 10:31
  • 0IFR

This phone is only made for the sake of launching wp8 by samsung..nothing special

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  • 2012-11-01 10:20
  • HkqX

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