Reviews and Problems with Samsung I800 / Ativ S Neo
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Value for money 2
A great phone.... when it worked...
10 April 2014
Summary: After having my ATIV S Neo for about a month, the phone just randomly shut itself off and would never turn back on again. Until this happened I was really enjoying the phone. The screen alone was larger than an iPhone...and I mean the whole iPhone, not just the screen. Very easy to use and good apps. If the phone had not died on me for no apparent reason, I would have rated it 5 stars all around.
Summary: This is not a phone that I would tell anyone to buy. If you want a Windows phone on Sprint buy a HTC 8xt. I had many issues with the phone freezing and having to remove the battery to reboot it. The windows button at the bottom would not work correctly. The thing the ended it for me was the touchscreen quit working. This is the worst piece of hardware I have ever purchased.
Pros: Windows 8 mobile is fantastic and intuitive, users can remove the battery, SD slot for increased memory
Cons: the hardware is cheap, the bezel scratches very easy, the hardware is very flaky
Summary: This phone was purchased to replace a 3 year old Samsung Focus windows phone, that had been bulletproof. I also own samsung laptops and televisions that have all performed very well, so I assumed the ATIV would have the equal level of durability. Not so. The first ATIV lasted one day. Then, it got a crack along the bottom of the screen, from the windows button to the edge.
TFT/LCD screen instead of AMOLED screen - Disappointing
functionsOverForms, Wireless AT&T
8 November 2013
Summary: The Samsung Neo has a legacy LCD screen instead of an AMOLED screen, LCD's use more power, are fragile, and look worse compared to AMOLED's. Even a video on Samsung's website points out the superiority of AMOLED over TFT LCD. We have the original windows smartphone on AT&T, the three year old Samsung Focus, which has a beautiful AMOLED screen. We were looking to upgrade to new Samsung's with Windows Phone and 4G.