Summary: Sprint has taken its time, but it's finally getting on board with Windows Phone 8 nearly a year after the OS made its debut. For its entry into the platform, the carrier is releasing two phones: the HTC 8XT and the Samsung ATIV S Neo.
Conclusion: If you’re on Sprint and are specifically looking for a Windows Phone, the Samsung ATIV S Neo is a better option than the HTC 8XT, largely because of its higher-resolution screen and better battery life.
Pros: Nice screen for a mid-range smartphone, Good battery life, Supports international roaming, Expandable storage via MicroSD card
Cons: Camera is “so-so”, Performance is also “so-so”, Slick plastic back makes the phone feel slippery in the hand
Summary: Usually, when you see a sub-$100 smartphone, you know some shortcuts have been made. That's also the case with the ATIV S Neo. This $99 smartphone offers solid performance, a large and vivid display, and an impressive 8 hours of battery life.
Conclusion: With all Windows Phones running nearly identical software and Microsoft employing strict hardware minimums it can be challenging for manufacturers to differentiate their products. Nokia has already chosen to focus on the camera, and HTC is producing their typical top-notch hardware.
Pros: Large 720p display that performs as well as it looks
Cons: Poor call quality, Uninspired design, Performance issues at times
Excerpt: Aaron reviews the Samsung ATIV S Neo , the second of two Windows Phone 8 devices to land at Sprint this summer and the first high-end Samsung Windows Phone on a US carrier. The ATIV S Neo offers a 1.4 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 4.8-inch 720p HD display, 8-megapixel shooter with 1080p...