Reviews and Problems with Samsung I8750 / T899M / Ativ S
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Samsung Ativ S Review: In Depth
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.
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 temper...
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.
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...
Pros: Inexpensive price point, Smooth performance, Includes a microSD card slot
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.
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
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Lightweight and slim, Large display, Physical Windows key
Cons: Samsung's additional software, Speaker is tinny, Windows Phone app ecosystem
Excerpt: If you're convinced that Windows Phone is the right mobile OS for your next smartphone, then the Samsung Ativ S is worth considering. It's one of many such phones running Windows Phone by default, and if the reviews of it online are to be believed, then it's among the best money can buy.
Summary: A lack of 4G holds back an otherwise stellar Windows Phone.
Pros: Thin, stylish design, Biggest screen of any Windows Phone 8 device, Strong specs, MicroSD support, The overall build of the Ativ S is great. It may be plastic, but it sure looks like metal, and it has a more mature design than the colorful HTC 8X and HTC 8S . It also doesn't feel cheap like a Lum...
Cons: Limited WP8 apps, No 4G, Made of slippery plastic, The lack of 4G is a real bummer. While there are advantages to not having it, better battery life and lower monthly rates come to mind, the Ativ S blows its chance at the being the best WP8 by sticking to 3G. While we have grown to like the WP8 O...
Samsung ATIV S im Test: Volle Windows-Kraft voraus
28 April 2015
Summary: Zunächst einmal hat Windows Phone in der achten Version auf jeden Fall den Anschluss zu iOS und Android Herstellern können. Es gibt nichts, was das mobile Microsoft-Betriebssystem nicht kann. Das mobile Betriebssystem läuft auch auf dem Samsung-Smartphone ATIV S durchweg flüssig.