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Overall 8
7.6

Samsung ATIV S Review

mobilesyrup.com
9 May 2014
  • Summary: The Samsung ATIV S is a good phone. It’s an appropriate device to sum up the year; its consummate performance, build quality and design feel very much a product of 2012, whereas the Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X embody forward-facing designs and next-year technology. Available on Rogers, TELUS and Bell, the ATIV S isn’t quite what it should have been, but maintains Samsung’s position as a competitive and reliable smartphone maker.
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Overall 8
7.6

Samsung ATIV S Review

mobilesyrup.com
9 May 2014
  • Summary: The Samsung ATIV S is a good phone. It’s an appropriate device to sum up the year; its consummate performance, build quality and design feel very much a product of 2012, whereas the Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X embody forward-facing designs and next-year technology. Available on Rogers, TELUS and Bell, the ATIV S isn’t quite what it should have been, but maintains Samsung’s position as a competitive and reliable smartphone maker.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Ativ S Review: In Depth

Recombu
27 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Whilst Samsung’s rivals have split elements like removable storage and a removable battery between their flagship and secondary Windows Phone 8 devices, Samsung launched its WP8 story with one device aiming to do it all. In some aspects this has resulted in a ‘jack of all trades’ experience, with competent performance across the board but no real point with which to excel in.
  • Pros: Hardware shutter key, Fantastic battery life, Removable storage
  • Cons: Bland design, All-plastic construction, Windows Phone still lacks depth
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Overall 8
7.5
Performance 5
5.0
Battery performance 10
9.6
Display 9
8.7
Weight 10
10
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 3
2.7
Connectivity 4
3.7
Keyboard 5
5.3
Temperature 8
8.1

Review Samsung ATIV S Smartphone

Notebookcheck
22 February 2013
  • Summary: A new star in the Windows sky. Samsung offers a direct competitor to the HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 920 with the ATIV S; all three devices run Windows Phone 8. Where are the small but subtle differences and can it ascend to the Windows Phone 8 throne?
  • Pros: Good build quality and low weight, HD Super AMOLED Display, Completely smooth operating system, High quality camera, Removable battery, Storage extension via micro SD card, Long battery runtime, The main camera produces very good pictures and can replace less expensive digital cameras. The temperature is always in the non-critical range and the battery runtimes are convenient.
  • Cons: Retail price: 549 Euros, Small scope of delivery, The app variety is still small - we are spoiled by the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. The Samsung ATIV S cannot change that.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Quick Review

pocketnow.com
1 February 2013
  • Conclusion: That’s the real question: whether to get serious about the ATIV Odyssey. At first glance, there’s positively nothing remarkable about this device. To stretch the automotive analogy a bit: it’s got a fine engine under the hood, but it’s built like a mid-90s family sedan – one with an old-style cassette deck, at that. This ain’t a phone that’s built to impress.
  • Pros: The ATIV Odyssey is available now via all Verizon Wireless sales channels. Its $449.99 full retail price comes down to $49.99 after all rebates and promotions for new customers, or existing subscribers qualifying for new-device pricing. That promotional pricing requires the usual two-year contract, though, so you’d better be ready to put a ring on this thing if you’re looking to get serious.
  • Cons: The ATIV Odyssey is available now via all Verizon Wireless sales channels. Its $449.99 full retail price comes down to $49.99 after all rebates and promotions for new customers, or existing subscribers qualifying for new-device pricing. That promotional pricing requires the usual two-year contract, though, so you’d better be ready to put a ring on this thing if you’re looking to get serious.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Review

Phone Arena
28 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Samsung is no doubt embarking on an odyssey with this venture, which should be a refreshing thing to see for Big Red’s customers. Attached with a very easy-on-the-wallet price point of $49.99 with a 2-year agreement, there’s plenty of things to like about the Samsung ATIV Odyssey – especially when it performs rather well in pretty much all categories.
  • Pros: Inexpensive price point, Smooth performance, Includes a microSD card slot
  • Cons: Bland design, No noteworthy exclusive apps
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Review

Digitaltrends
25 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Samsung might not be Microsoft’s favorite son in the Windows Phone 8 realm, but it’s managed to slide in on the budget level with a phone that is desirable without draining the wallet, just like Nokia. Design-wise, the ATIV Odyssey is more streamlined and attractive than the budget 800 series Lumias. Specs-wise, the Lumias have a few more powerful elements. But, when taken as a whole, they’re about on the same level.
  • Pros: Light, comfortable design, Bright and crisp display, Speedy performance, Hardware shutter button for camera
  • Cons: Low resolution display, Uninspiring camera, App store still lacks good selection
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung ATIV S Review

pocketnow.com
23 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Taking the whole Windows Phone landscape into consideration, it’s easy to see why some would be disappointed in this device, from an aesthetic perspective. The company has succeeded in building a nicer-looking smartphone than much of its competition … from last year. In 2012, though, the ATIV S’s design displays a singular lack of boldness when compared with its more bombastic counterparts from HTC and Nokia.
  • Pros: Big, bright, high-resolution display,  Excellent battery life,  Good camera performance,  Comfortable form factor,  Expandable memory,  Removable battery
  • Cons: - underscored the cocksure attitude of a company that knew it had a hit on its hands. Samsung, the globe’s leading handset vendor, was on top of the world, and it wanted everyone to know it., While the ATIV S hasn’t yet seen an official release on any US carrier, it’s available elsewhere. Online retailers Clove and Expansys began stocking the device on December 14th, and carriers from Austria to Canada are now offering it with varying levels of contract discounts. So ...
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 9
9.0
Camera 8
8.0
Software 6
6.0

Expert Review

theverge.com
21 December 2012
  • Summary: Admittedly I was expecting a lot worse from Samsung’s Ativ S going into this review and I am pleasantly surprised by the handset. Although it’s plasticy and has a cheesy faux aluminum effect, it works well in practice. The device is very comfortable thanks to the lightweight and slim build, despite the large display. I don’t typically like large screens on a smartphone, but Samsung has the right mix here that makes me want to use this as my daily smartphone.
  • Pros: Lightweight and slim, Large display, Physical Windows key
  • Cons: Samsung's additional software, Speaker is tinny, Windows Phone app ecosystem
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

mobilephones.com
3 April 2013
  • Summary: The Samsung Ativ S is the thinking man's Windows Phone. Nokia’s mammoth marketing campaign for its Lumia 920 gave the impression that it was the sole Windows 8 Phone handset to own. However HTC produced remarkably good WP8 smartphones with the HTC 8X and 8S and now Samsung has delivered a low-key but high spec version of its own. Samsung is the undisputed king of the Android handset market and has consistently produced mobile phones that sell in huge volumes.
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