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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
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

Samsung Ativ S review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: Samsung was the first manufacturer to officially announce a Windows Phone 8 device, but has since been suspiciously quiet about its plans. Plagued by delays and a missed launch period with HTC and Nokia, Samsung’s carrier deals, release dates, and exact pricing haven’t been forthcoming. Microsoft rarely mentions the company's devices in marketing materials, and it feels like Samsung's Windows Phone 8 efforts have been all but forgotten.
  • 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 6
6.0

An affordable entry-level Windows phone

CNET
23 March 2013
  • Summary: The Samsung Ativ Odyssey provides an affordable but not thrilling Windows Phone 8 experience.
  • Cons: The Samsung Ativ Odyssey’s small screen, blah design, and 5MP camera won’t knock your socks off.
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Overall 6
6.0

An affordable entry-level Windows phone

CNET
23 March 2013
  • Summary: The Samsung Ativ Odyssey provides an affordable but not thrilling Windows Phone 8 experience.
  • Cons: The Samsung Ativ Odyssey’s small screen, blah design, and 5MP camera won’t knock your socks off.
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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 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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