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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 think yhe only advantage android hqs over windows is high level of customization....while its a good thing to let diff companies and users to control their phone it leads to fragmentationqnd frag leads to decreased performance. Lags and hangs have plagued android from the very beginnimg....its all bcoz they have nt optimed android towards a specific chip mqnufacturer...but microsoft has outdone themselves this time. While they removed many previous restrictions but they hqve still mqintained absolute buttery smoothness of os......i think this os is gonna catchup with android in apps cause developers dont need to write seperate apps they just need to port app from windows 8 bcoz both shqres same core......it wont be long wen we start seeing apps like km player and some old generation desktop games like half life on wind ph 8......

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  • 2012-10-31 03:04
  • uu4b

So nice

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  • 2012-10-31 02:43
  • HsLh

Looks nicer than SGS3.

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  • 2012-10-31 02:14
  • t7Xk

"There'll be no learning curve but the performance boost will be instantly felt - the dual Krait cores combined with Microsoft's optimizations have made an already snappy OS even snappier. A job well done."

Any WP8 will be faster than the fastest Android phone because of the optimizations Microsoft worked with Qualcomm on the Snapdragon S4 chip on WP8.

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  • 2012-10-31 01:51
  • kg3U

Samsung will have a hard time competing with Nokia within this space. Same scenario If Nokia adopted Android.

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  • 2012-10-31 01:48
  • X3tr

Does it have LED notification like the GS3?

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  • 2012-10-31 01:30
  • uKfD

Lumia 920 FTW!

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  • 2012-10-31 01:08
  • v0qZ

Like it.

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  • 2012-10-31 01:00
  • ptD5

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