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Overall 8
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Design 8
8.0
Performance 9
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Battery performance 7
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Display 9
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Camera 8
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Software 6
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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 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
8.0

Samsung ATIV Odyssey review: a budget WP8 phone that performs like a flagship

Engadget
4 February 2013
  • Summary: The Odyssey is far from perfect but, like its forebear the Focus 2, this budget Windows Phone is not without its charms. Granted, a good chunk of that comes from the beautiful OS, but the handset itself has a lot going for it -- namely, its top-notch performance. Unlike other companies, Samsung isn't skimping on horsepower to keep the cost down. The 1.5GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM are not only capable; they're the same basic components inside flagship Windows Phone 8 devices.
  • Pros: Impressive performance for the price, Minimal bloatware, Expandable storage
  • Cons: Low-res screen, Underwhelming camera performance, Cheap-feeling construction
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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
7.6

Samsung ATIV S Review

mobilesyrup.com
27 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Samsung’s ATIV S was the first Windows Phone 8 device to be announced. Since then the hype for Microsoft’s overhauled mobile OS has subsided, but the battle rages on. Apps are beginning to be updated; users are starting to take notice.
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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
7.7

Samsung ATIV S review: the Galaxy S III, repackaged for Windows Phone 8

Engadget
19 December 2012
  • Summary: Samsung sits atop the smartphone world like a colossus thanks to its Android leadership, but the ATIV S ultimately feels like a third wheel on the Windows Phone 8 bicycle -- in part because it arrived late, but mostly because the design doesn't bring anything exciting to the table. HTC's Windows Phone 8X thrives on its compact, stylized body and helpful (if minor) tweaks; Nokia's Lumia 920 centers on major features for navigators, shutterbugs and cold-weather explorers.
  • Pros: Expandable storage, Swappable battery, Slim, comfortable design, Solid camera performance
  • Cons: Samsung apps are hit and miss, WP8 app selection still weak
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Overall 9
8.5

Samsung ATIV S Review

Phone Arena
1 November 2012
  • Conclusion: There's a lot to love in the ATIV S . It's not the perfect smartphone, but it has a large and eye-catching Super AMOLED screen, as well as decent exterior and stable performance. It may not be particularly pretty, but it sure does stand out from the rest of the WP8 offerings. Where it falls a bit short is the camera and call quality departments, but if this isn't such a big issue for you, we believe you won't regret investing in the ATIV S.
  • Pros: Very large screen, microSDXC card slot
  • Cons: A bit too big for some users, Camera and camcorder could be better
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