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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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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

> In reply to jay @ 2012-11-01 07:40 from rA}T - click to readThere is no such "pureview an' pure HD + display". It's what greedy Nokia decides to call their IPS-LCD to misinform and sell their mobile phones.

I'm more than certain this IPS-LCD is made by someone else.

But you can stay in delusion.

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  • 2012-11-01 09:57
  • YPb1

> In reply to TheAgent @ 2012-11-01 08:42 from nuXm - click to read"Boring"? You mean the design is more professional and conservative.

It is called being a grown up. Being an adult.

That's what a reference phone supposes to be. That's why this phone should've been a reference phone of WP8.

But agian I respect others' taste of design and those kids can colorful plastic toys.

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  • 2012-11-01 09:54
  • YPb1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 03:07 from YPb1 - click to readATIV S can only be a Samsung reference phone. It has the same uninspired design of all other Samsung phones, and that's why no one really likes it. Don't get me wrong, its design is better than the SIII; at least this one doesn't look like it's made from cheap plastic. But the design? Let's say Samsung phones have a hard time winning any design awards.

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  • 2012-11-01 08:42
  • nuXm

> In reply to Lumia710User @ 2012-10-31 09:11 from 7tJx - click to readGizmodo is a mess totally, just follow their articles, they only praise apple blindly nothing else for common tech users. Once they were the best in the industry now they are just a bunch of rotten apples. Wp8 have ftp over bluetooth, samsung does it, but nokia and htc havent included that feature, dont know why?

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  • 2012-11-01 07:45
  • YQ$F

Still Nokia lumia 920 is in the lead with pureview an' pure HD + display
.no comparison with amoled screen

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  • 2012-11-01 07:40
  • rA}T

Samsung is so lazy. Wait for lumia 920 has equalizer and other custom tweeks under it's sleeve. Let's see also what customizations HTC have.

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  • 2012-11-01 07:10
  • MriV
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great device specs n design and only if it wasnt for this wp os which i really dont like despite very agressive marketing, open-source os would be better like symbian belle/carla. that would be better option but as you know there is no agressive marketing for symbian (trojan horse elop)... just a sad sad story! :/

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  • 2012-11-01 03:13
  • 3ITb

After I read through the review, I realize that ATIV S is only phone that has aluminum body which many people and fanboys brag about all those years.

And ATIV S looks more conservative and professional than 920. I mean this is what Nokia used to stand for - being an adult among the crowd.

I mean, at this point, I cannot find any single reason to hate this phone.

This phone should been an window 8 reference phone.

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  • 2012-11-01 03:07
  • YPb1

My respects to Lumia 920

but Active S is for someone who prefers slimmer and lighter phone with sd card expansion slot + Lumia 920. What a sexy beast. It even looks better than S3.

I'm sorry but X8 just doesn't look good. HTC lost its plot lately...

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  • 2012-11-01 01:24
  • YPb1

Need a proper comparison with the galaxy s3 performance wise to see how the OS compares to android

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  • 2012-11-01 00:54
  • IvdW

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-31 17:03 from 0Us{ - click to readI guess it got your attention just can't keep your eyes off the great looks of wp

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  • 2012-11-01 00:50
  • IvdW

> In reply to alexvr @ 2012-10-31 17:49 from ajUc - click to readNo experienced phone user - as you claim to be - would stick to one single platform and call it a "real OS". I won't go as far as calling you a liar but you obviously were never a true user of any of those platforms, save for Android.
iOS for example has enough tricks up its sleeve to make you a fan if you have an iPhone for over 6 months. So does Windows Phone.

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  • 2012-10-31 22:03
  • nuXm

> In reply to Aata majhi satakli @ 2012-10-31 18:00 from 95at - click to readi used bada as well :P but i wasn t impressed

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  • 2012-10-31 20:38
  • ajTh

We need a battery test to define the platform ability

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  • 2012-10-31 19:43
  • AIAA

i dont like wp8 interface only android only sony

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  • 2012-10-31 18:43
  • HId2

> In reply to Ruce @ 2012-10-31 03:55 from LKpV - click to readA fellow kenyan?

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  • 2012-10-31 18:12
  • Nwu9

> In reply to alexvr @ 2012-10-31 17:49 from ajUc - click to readBada os is the best os in the world i love it

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  • 2012-10-31 18:00
  • 95at

No fm radio wtf? Ativs biggg fail

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  • 2012-10-31 17:57
  • 95at

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