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Key Features

  • Microsoft Windows v8
  • Performance



  • Display


  • Camera



  • Battery


  • 32 GB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Available
  • FM Radio
  • Lightweight (135 g)
  • Slim (8 mm thickness)

What makes Samsung ATIV S unique?

  • The first phone with Windows Phone 8
  • The best1 Windows Samsung phone
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Buy For

  • Easy to handle
  • Great display
  • Nice camera
  • Looks

Beware Of

  • Slippery plastic
  • Not many apps for wp8

Do it all

The Samsung Ativ S is a high end windows device which packs it all. It has got a superb AMOLED display which offers amazing contrast ratios and colour levels. It goes against the likes of high end Nokia Lumia devices but with a larger display on offer, it might be a better choice for some. You get office suite preinstalled on the device to handle your office documents on the go.

The phone measures at 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm which is not really small but the device is slim and has been built very well. The phone weighs 135 gms which is not very heavy for its size. It runs a Qualcomm chipset with 1.5 GHz Krait processor. It has an Adreno 225 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. The Windows Phone 8 OS runs like a breeze on this hardware. The storage options are 16 and 32 GB and there is no expandable storage.

It has an 8 megapixel camera which performs really well. It can record videos in full HD. There is a 1.9 megapixel front camera for video calls.

The connectivity options include 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi, DLNA, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and micro USB 2.0. The hardware is powered by a 2300 mAh battery which is good enough to give you a decent talk time and long standby periods.

Verdict

In a category dominated by Nokia Lumia devices, this device tries to find a spot for itself. And in many ways, it betters the high end Lumia phones. Like you get a bigger display as compared to the Lumia 920, which is a good thing. The device looks great and would make a great buy if you need a simple to use premium device.

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Samsung ATIV S Specifications

General

Brand Samsung
Model ATIV S
Also Known As Samsung Ativ S I8750
Operating System Microsoft Windows v8
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available

Design

Size Compare
Dimensions 137.2 (H) x 70.5 (W) x 8.70 (T) mm
Weight 135 grams
Colours Mystic Blue

Display

Screen Size
4.8 inches
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
306 ppi
Display Type
Super AMOLED
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen

Performance

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor
Dual core, 1.5 GHz
Graphics
Adreno 225
RAM
1 GB

Storage

Internal Memory
32 GB
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB

Camera

Main Camera

Resolution
8 MP
Flash
LED Flash
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting
Camera Features
Digital Zoom, Smile detection, Digital image stabilization
Video Recording
1920x1080 @ 24
Video Recording Features
Optical Image stabilization

Front Camera

Resolution
1.9 MP
Camera Features Fixed Focus

Battery

Capacity
2300 mAh
Type Li-ion
Talktime
Up to 14.83(3G) / Up to 8(2G)
Standby Time
Up to 218(3G) / Up to 168(2G)

Network & Connectivity

Network Support
3G, 2G
SIM 1
3G Speed:
HSPA , EV-DO category Rev.A

GPRS:
Available

EDGE:
Available

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n, Dual antennas
Wi-Fi Features
Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
v3
GPS
with A-GPS

Multimedia

FM Radio
RDS

Special Features

Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Applications Document Viewer/Editor

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  • Samsung Ativ S review: A fresh start
    GSMArena team
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    30 Oct 2012 | gsmarena

    Microsoft`s campaign is underway across the board with Windows 8, RT and WP 8 and all eyes are now set on Redmond`s allies for a demonstration of fire power. Following some early warning shots from Nokia and HTC, Samsung are now free to fire at will. Samsung Ativ S official pictures Their 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 Wi...

    Verdict: So, the Omnia lineup is no more. To match Microsoft`s profound OS overhaul, Samsung chose to start with a clean slate. The Ativ line is the new home of Samsung`s WP devices and it has room for smartphones, tablets and tablet PCs. Windows is now a con...

  • Samsung ATIV S Review
    Ray S.
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    31 Oct 2012 | phonearena

    Samsung`s ATIV S is a strange kind of Windows Phone device. Not because it does anything wrong, but because it really stands out from the first batch of Windows Phone 8 devices. While Nokia and HTC are trying to come up with most lively and cheerful......

    Pros: Very large screen ; microSDXC card slot

    Cons: A bit too big for some users ; Camera and camcorder could be better

    Verdict: There`s a lot to love in the ATIV S. It`s not the perfect smartphone, but it has a large and eye-catching Super AMOLED screen, as well as decent exterior and stable performance. It may not be particularly pretty, but it sure does stand out from the.....

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