adi, 03 Sep 2012Will it be good to have Ativ as it doesn't have JAVA?
Windows Phones were not designed to be clones of computers for mobile (but Windows Mobile 6.5 used to be that way). WPs are now designed to do the most core and important tasks of a PC at highest efficiency with the lowest amount of strain on hardware. This is why you can be doing all your document editing, youtubing, music-listening and 101 other simple tasks at once and the phone doesn't lag although all WPs are currently single-core.
If you're buying a Windows Phone, there has to be a change of mindset, that it is NOT a full PC replacement. It is designed for you to do the most common things and get updated with the most common things you need to be updated about at a blazing fast speed.
As a review, this ATIV S looks like it is an aluminium cased phone. My Samsung OMNIA 7 was a similar structure to this phone and it is seriously tough. I must have dropped it a hundred times a year, often onto hard gravel and concrete, and the aluminium absorbs all the shocks without damage to the gorilla glass or the internal components.
My OMNIA 7's aluminium is seriously dented and scratched, but everything works as good as new after over a year.
Samsung's build quality and anti-drop designing are seriously good stuff.
Sukanta, 03 Sep 2012download songs,movies,vidoes any website? and transfer file pc 2 phone or phone 2 pc? Regarding your other comment about your huge list of other features,
1. Direct downloading into phone from sites is not necessary because it can synchronize everything you want from PC, wirelessly (since early 2011 by the way).
The more of such redundant features are added, the more system resources are consumed. And you'll end up with laggy Androids like what we're having now, and only flagship quad-core Androids are generally free from lag (which is stupid because all single-core Windows Phones since the 1st generation other than Lumia 610 have ALWAYS been free from lag).
2. If you need to transfer CUSTOM files (not any of the supported media formats of any phone), please be realistic and use an external HDD or thumbdrive. If the phone can't read the file, then it is pointless to just use up phone space as mass storage. Because phones are not meant to be used like thumbdrives. Just put a tiny one in your wallet for God sake.
If you need to do all those stuff you mentioned, on the go, the Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro will be available in 1-3 months' time respectively, and THOSE are the ones designed to do the advanced tasks that you stated (and more).
With a Windows PC + Microsoft Surface + Windows Phone, it's a seamless tier definition. For all essential, core tasks like using media preloaded, internet browsing, document creation or basic productivity apps, Windows Phone has it covered. If you must, then Surface will do what the WP can't, with similar portability (but the WP can do some stuff the Surface can't, which makes sense). For final overkill, simply use a Windows PC.
Microsoft genius for you. It's not extra 'expensive', because a WP7 flagship like HTC Titan II is currently around 400USD, and the Surface RT is rumored to be 199USD. Those two added together is not much more than your Samsung Galaxy S III, but they make you way more productive. I vote for Microsoft also because Google's everything-is-open-source makes things ugly. Like, cosmetically ugly from a badly woven drawing by hundreds of artists.
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1. Windows Phones, so far, HAVE VOICE COMMANDS. Not as extensive as Siri, but at least what we DO know is that in fact, Siri copied the voice commands from Windows Phone.
Why did you not know, you ask. Because Siri is the main selling point of the iPhone 4S because Apple didn't upgrade much from the previous model, so they had to put Siri on huge billboards and advertise it everywhere. It is just an unadvertised function on Windows Phone, available since late 2010.
2. Application for map with driving navigation is available on the software marketplace, and paid ones are especially powerful, detailed and better to use. If you can pay tens of thousands for a car, surely you could pay hardly 10 dollars for a navigation app.
Alternatively, WP's default map application is free, it doesn't have turn-by-turn but there is a constantly auto-refreshing GPS find-me function so it's almost as good for the cheapskates like me.
I hope this answers your misconceptions about WP, Sukanta.
download songs,movies,vidoes any website? and transfer file pc 2 phone or phone 2 pc?
no voice command,no navigation
This going to be one of the flag ship phones for Window phone 8.
Will it be good to have Ativ as it doesn't have JAVA?
it looks good but wait & see the features of windows 8!
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2012JELLY BEAN 4.1 smoothness (4.0 was very smooth, but 4.1 is running so fast and lag free totall... morehow can you try jelly bean when it didn't even arrive for update in my country?
and all of that in jellybean was really did and very well also!
AnonD-50096, 01 Sep 2012wel fandroids belive it or not android starts lagging after a heavy usage of a month or two...... morejellybean or ice cream sandwich fixed that totally! especially jellybean! sonys already don't lag at all! and droid is very fast on sonys!
Justin, 02 Sep 2012 Why I prefer Wd 8 platform over Android inspite of its rich appl market is the OS stabil... moreandrodi is now so new and lag free with ics and especially jellybean! you simply did not used droid from 2.3 to 4.1! just try and then talk! now droid is totally lag free and very new! metro ui in wp8 is so boring and wp8 did not bring anything other than soem already available droid features! droid is far better!
Why I prefer Wd 8 platform over Android inspite of its rich appl market is the OS stability.
Android OS platform development move so fast that the platform hardly stable beyond 8 to 10 months.
It is a very frustracting (outdated) moment for Android customers whose pricy flagship smartphone becoming very cheap item within a year.
i believe it should be priced well under 600 euro in order to sell in big numbers.
if samsung use windows phone, maybe samsung not better than nokia.
Here in Singapore, most people are using iPhones..you'll also see majority of the population carrying an iPhone.. Android phones like Galaxy S2 and S3, Sony Xperias are getting quite common among the people as well.. Windows Phone is rarely to be seen
I used windows phones....and I m sure this will b the bbedt windows phone ever....thanks samsung
Samsung galaxy s3 windows phone! I think this phone it's going to be faster than SGS3 and galaxy note 2 due to the new A15 karti snap dragons processor. But faster than iPhone 5?!
tase, 31 Aug 2012Stupids nyt this. New Nokia Lumia's gives to toi same specifications included PureView Camera,... moreOK ! guy
you might be right with PV on the upcoming lumia 920 ?
but, surely majority peoples would prefer ATIV S for better software specifications with metal backcover battery protection this time +
32gb SD card support,
users friendly replaceable battery ,
much stronger battery capacity,
larger + super AMOLED screen ,
better video formats support,
Wi-Fi direct and hotspot support.
the above facilities are not made available on lumia 920 as per reliable source.
OS is good windows but mobile handset is very bad like a plastic box...!!!
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