mouse, 18 Nov 2013is this phone working fast enough? has windows store got much apps to download as IOS n androi... moreits work very smooth , app store have basic apps u may need like whatsapp , viber , facebook ... but not really cool as in ios or android .
i can say about this device : very good p/p , about os : smooth and somehow its a boring os :D
is this phone working fast enough? has windows store got much apps to download as IOS n android? never use windows phone b4, i need some opinions b4 i purchase it. my alternative choice is sony xperia L.
Spy, 17 Nov 2013Thanks for the info AMI, so it runs smoothly on gdr3? Fm radio? U mean that the update from mi... moreyep , its run smoothly as always . currently Samsung is preparing to roll out the official GDR3 for Ativ S in next some days
Mine got GDR3 Preview ( mean testing version of GDR3 , because i have developer accout )
FM radio i dont see it in there , and i havent noticed in GDR2 official coz i never use it before :)
AMI, 15 Nov 2013Mine updated to newest GDR3 preview with developer account , without Dev.acc , you can update ... moreThanks for the info AMI, so it runs smoothly on gdr3? Fm radio? U mean that the update from microsoft is only gdr2 version?
Spy, 15 Nov 2013Does ur ativ has an update already from microsoft? Hav u checked it already? Can u use custom ... moreMine updated to newest GDR3 preview with developer account , without Dev.acc , you can update to GDR2 from MS.
Good device And price ( 175€ in Germany )
This is a really great phone. I was hesitant as my only experience was using a friends old windows phone a while back. Large vivid screen, touch screen is very responsive, apps run very smoothly almost fluid like. The best thing is I only paid $299 at Dick Smith unlocked. Some complain about the apps store as being limited, I guess it depends on what apps your after. I've found all the ones I needed.
Boiken, 14 Nov 2013It is an excellent product absolutely!Excellent camera, takes pictures of wonderful Fast with... moreDoes ur ativ has an update already from microsoft? Hav u checked it already? Can u use custom text or sms tones? Im planning to buy 1. Thanks
It is an excellent product absolutely!Excellent camera, takes pictures of wonderful
Fast with the battery that keeps very well throughout the day.
The store and very poor comparing Android however, the price and 50% less than!
I would recommend to everyone.
Battery life is good, I usually charge mine every second day. The phone works great. :)
I love this phone and WP8 compared to Android the look and feel wins hands down. However my retailer here in New Zealand has offered to refund this replacement phone as both phones have had have serious wifi connectivity issues that cause the phones to stop responding to inbound ip traffic. Seems to me that the phone doesn't seem to handle busy AP's very well and stop responding causing timeout and slow responses. Sad day for me that Samsung favour a refund rather than resolving real issue at hand or perhaps they know something I don't. My next phone will be a Ativ S for sure but probably not a Samsung.
Floy, 19 Oct 2013Yeah, it gets really hot with some heavy use.But overheats even during internet surfing or only with heavy use like 3g gaming?
Hi, I want to know if Ativ S becomes hot during normal use. Nokia Lumia with same SOC overheat a lot.
If there are users interested how Ativ S competes with other phones in battery life compartment, I suggest to write an email to the kind people of GsmArena to perform the endurance rating tests for Ativ S. You can find their email address on the Contact Us page.
I would like to know from Ativ S users how much is the battery life.
I have Ativ S for a week now, i came from a Lumia 720 wich i had it for 4 months, but those 512 mega rami was not enough for me, Ativ S has a better display at 4.8', a better processor and 1 gb of ram, and it takes AMAZING pictures, i am very pleased with this device, i will recommand to anyone who asks what is best phone with 200-220 euros. It is BEST BUY with this low price.
Okay, its under 2 months and i hav to charge this fon for more than five hrs. Is this thing for real? There must be a way i shuold charge for two hrs like they stated not 5+hrs. Does someone have a remedy to this, plz?