Anonymous, 09 Jun 2014Yes i know Lumia 930 will come with WP8.1 and i know Ativ S will be updated to WP 8.1. My conc... moreIf you are in USA or if you can anyhow purchase it, go for the Samsung ATIV SE, 5" display, quad core and 2GB RAM, but if you are on budget or not that much of a freak about pixels, then go for the ATIV S, I love mine. And I read somewhere (don't remember the site) that ATIV S is on the list for the next upgrades after WP8.1 (yes, including WP9) :)
BorisMKD, 09 Jun 2014Why don't you read the comments first then ask? That questions was answered 10-15 posts bellow... moreYes i know Lumia 930 will come with WP8.1 and i know Ativ S will be updated to WP 8.1. My concern is a windows phone that is guaranteed to be updated beyond WP 8.1, such as WP 8.5 or WP 9, whatever it is.
I need a windows phone w/ large screen right now. Lumia 930 is my first choice but it seems Microsoft/Nokia takes a lot of time to release it. My second choices are Ativ S, L920 & L925. but I prefer Ativ S because it has the same Soc as the 2 Lumias, a larger screen and cheaper.
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2014Will Ativ S receive future updates such as WP9? If yes, i will this phone tomorrow. Im tired w... moreWhy don't you read the comments first then ask? That questions was answered 10-15 posts bellow, search for it. :))) And one more question, Were you thinking of Windows Phone 8.1 or you really think of Windows Phone 9? cuz Windows Phone 9 is not coming with Nokia Lumia 930, but WP8.1 is. For both 8.1 and "9" you have the answer bellow, just scroll the comments.
Will Ativ S receive future updates such as WP9? If yes, i will this phone tomorrow. Im tired waiting for Lumia 930. Please reply. Thanks...
xian zing, 01 Jun 2014May I know if anyone have tried to check for the antutu benchmark? If yes, May I know the scor... moreAntutu Benchmark for WP8 sucks, that app is mainly great for Android and iOS, i read (you should try that), somewhere on some sites i found that Antutu for WP it doesn't show real benchmarks, for example for Lumia 920 it gets resolution of 480x800. There are others benchmark tools for WP, use them, find them, do a research. :) And in matter of fact, Youtube has a good videos about benchmarking ATIV S, and in all it came with very good benchmarks.
The key word here is: RESEARCH! :)))
Beagleboy, 01 Jun 2014Hi, I am in New Zealand. I have one of these phones and love it, except for the broken screen!... moreIn case you don't have a retail or mobile service shop there to fix it, then you have options like ebay, amazon, and lots of other sites. Bottom line: USE GOOGLE :))))
May I know if anyone have tried to check for the antutu benchmark? If yes, May I know the scores please?
Hi, I am in New Zealand. I have one of these phones and love it, except for the broken screen!! Any one know where I can get one? I can be emailed on email@example.com, cheers.
carlos 2107, 12 May 2014Am using this phone for the past 4 months. Only now do i realize how good these samsung phones... moreWell done Carlos, congrats dude. I got mine (i8750) 2 months ago and i am loving it. I got it for 100 euros on 2 years contract, but the phone alone is around 350 euros in Macedonia. Hope the phone will serve you as long as you need :)
All we need now is to wait for the official version of WP8.1 and the phone will get even more perfect. :)
Am using this phone for the past 4 months. Only now do i realize how good these samsung phones are. Real easy to use , clear sounds and great screen . Did not have any issues to adapt from berry with i had been using for several years and a android prone for some time as well. Would buy this phone again any time . By the way bought it really for a good price 300 usd.
quasitraveler, 04 May 2014Where do you get off telling all the posts here that the Ativ S will get WP 9 update. That has... moreWell, if you follow sites like GSMArena (the news section), PocketNow, WPCentral, and similar ones who have tech people whos job is to know this kind of stuff and ofcorse Microsoft's pages regarding the Windows Phone, you might learn thing or two. I can't remember exactly where did I read about this, but it was a reason I wrote to MS and Samsung asking them is that a rumor or it might happen. WYI, WP9 is already in the process of making. I got an answer from MS and Samsung Support that pretty much confirms those rumors but not entirely, but they also didn't say "No, thats not true".
If i find the article where i read that i will post the link here so you can read yourselfs. From what i have heard, any WP device with 720p and above will get the WP9 when it comes. don't know about the lower resolution devices tho.
JunN, 04 May 2014wow wow, your kindness is very appreciated, long respond right? haha. sory, for now i cannot d... moreWay to go JunN, i am glad you succeed to have the GDR3 update on your ATIV S. Bravo :)
BorisMKD, 04 May 2014i so hate people who come here and just bump a question like this before they do their re-sea... moreWhere do you get off telling all the posts here that the Ativ S will get WP 9 update. That has not been determined for any of the existing WP 8 phones.
wow wow, your kindness is very appreciated, long respond right? haha. sory, for now i cannot do it anymore (write down all csc code). but fyi, i try all the csc, and no update available. still at 8.0.103xxxxx. as long as i remember, all csc code mean indonesia, singapore, 2 philipines, and 2 malaysia. that's it. still lazy? i prefer yess...
now,my phone already get gdr3 which is 8.0.105xxxx. how? search the flashing tool, wp8 image with gdr2, and europe csc. after flashing, check the csc code list, and thanks God, there is ATO. check for update, bingo.....thats it. thanks to all people in gsmarena. vladimir and of course, you....
I have just checked and i have to apologize to Jordano, cuz he was right, but that is due a bug in the Windows Phone App, that triggers the WP8 device to get the WP8.1. I wrote to MS about this to ask them and they do admit it was a bug and since no harm is reported so far, they have no intent to fix that or to shut that option. People are free to do whatever they want to do until no harm is made. :)
As for me, i have no intent to upgrade to WP8.1 yet, i will gladly wait for the OFFICIAL version to be out in few months. So far, GDR3 is working just perfect for me :)
JunN, 03 May 2014not lazy, but i cannot fint ATO or NEE on my csc list. all csc list are south east asia countr... moreJunN I totally agree with Vladimir that you been lazy on researching. Anyway, please provide us with all CSC you have on your phone, write them down on a piece of paper and write them here so we can see which one you to use, or you can simply try any of those and see if you get the updates. Yes that will require lots of hard resets but eventually you will hit the right one.
The process of upgrading will go (assuming that you are on GDR1) with this order: First you upgrade to GDR2 and all other minor updates after that and then you hit the GDR3. Each of this big updates (GDR2 and GDR3) will take approximately between 30-60 minutes, so, you better keep your phone on the charger all the time while you are updating.
To get you the clue about OS Version after each update here is the version you will probably get (at least one of them):
GDR2: OS Versions 8.0.10327.77 or 8.0.10328.78**
GDR3: OS Versions: 8.0.10501.127, 8.0.10512.142, 8.0.10517.150, or 8.0.10521.155*
I myself followed Vladimirs procedure and get the GDR3 right away with the CSC NEE.
Vladimire brate, ako ovo procitas dodaj me na fejsbuku: Boris Nevermore
Bilo bi dobro imati nekoga s kojim bih se mogao konsultovati :) Pozdrav iz Makedonije :)