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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
Operating System Microsoft Windows v8
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
Box Contents Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Also Known As Samsung Ativ S I8750

Performance

Average
Performance compared to
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This Device
41 /100
Average in group
29 /100
Best in this group
99 /100
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Processor
Dual core, 1.5 GHz, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Basic
Processor compared to
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Dual core, 1.5 GHz, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Average in group
Dual core, 1 GHz, Chipset: MediaTek MT6572
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.1 GHz, ARM Cortex A57 + Quad core, 1.5 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: Exynos 7 Octa 7420
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Graphics
Adreno 225
RAM
1 GB
Good
RAM compared to
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1 GB
Average in group
512 MB
Best in this group
4 GB
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Storage

Best in Class
Internal Memory
32 GB
Outstanding
Internal Memory compared to
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32 GB
Average in group
4 GB
Best in this group
256 GB
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Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB

Display

Very Good
Display compared to
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This Device
66 /100
Average in group
43 /100
Best in this group
99 /100
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
4.8 inches
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density (sharpness)
306 ppi
Excellent
Pixel Density (sharpness) compared to
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306 ppi
Average in group
234 ppi
Best in this group
803 ppi
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
Super AMOLED

Camera

Very Good
Camera compared to
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This Device
66 /100
Average in group
51 /100
Best in this group
99 /100
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
8 MP, Auto focus
Very Good
Main Camera compared to
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8 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
50 MP
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Flash
LED
Zoom
Digital Zoom
Camera Features Smile detection, Scenes, Continuos Shooting, Multi Shot, Digital image stabilization
Video Recording
1920x1080 @ 24, Stereo sound recording, Digital image stabilization, Optical image stabilization
Front Camera
1.9 MP
Good
Front Camera compared to
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1.9 MP
Average in group
1.3 MP
Best in this group
13 MP
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Battery

Average
Battery compared to
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This Device
39 /100
Average in group
50 /100
Best in this group
99 /100
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
2300 mAH, Li-ion
TalkTime
Up to 8(2G) / Up to 14.83(3G)
Stand By Time
Up to 168(2G) /Up to 218(3G)

Connectivity

GPRS
EDGE
3G
HSPA , EV-DO , Rev.A
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n, Dual antennas, Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth
v3, A2DP
GPS
with A-GPS
USB Connectivity
No
More Connectivity
DLNA,

Design

Compare Size
Touch Screen
Capacitive Touchscreen
Weight
135 grams
Good
Weight compared to
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135 grams
Average in group
137 grams
Best in this group
71 grams
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Dimensions
137.2 x 70.5 x 8.70 mm
Excellent
Dimensions compared to
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8.70 mm
Average in group
9.90 mm
Best in this group
4.7 mm
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours
Mystic Blue

Features

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

Multimedia

FM Radio
RDS

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18 Expert Reviews for Samsung ATIV S

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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...

  • A lack of 4G holds back an otherwise stellar Windows Phone.
    Alex Roth
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    24 Dec 2012 | techradar

    Producing powerful and balanced devices like the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, Samsung is a force to be reckoned with in the Android smartphone market. Not one to be rushed, the Korean manufacturer has taken its sweet time producing a Windows Phone 8 device. After some delay, the Samsung Ativ S has emerged. With its big and bright display, it shows just how lovely those Windows Phone 8 Live Tiles can be. With the Ativ moniker, it stands among the ...

    Pros: Thin, stylish design, Biggest screen of any Windows Phone 8 device, Strong specs, MicroSD support,

    Cons: Limited WP8 apps, No 4G, Made of slippery plastic,

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