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Samsung ATIV S goes on preorder for EUR 550 ($711) SIM-free, priced between HTC 8X and Lumia 920

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Samsung ATIV S goes on preorder for EUR 550 ($711) SIM-free, priced between HTC 8X and Lumia 920
The only Windows Phone 8 handset that will sport less color-happy looks - the Samsung ATIV S - is now up for preorder in Europe at an online retailer for the cool EUR 549 ($710) SIM-free.


Prices in Euro usually directly translate to prices in USD here in America, so it's clear that Windows Phone 8 flagships will be in the ballpark of Android and iOS ones - $600, give or take 50 bucks or so.

These are, of course, the SIM-free prices, and we only now the HTC 8X price with a carrier, since the company said it will cost the usual $199.99 with an AT&T contract that flagships command. What do you think, is that a wise pricing strategy for the new WP8 handsets?

source: VandenBorre.be via WMPU

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posted on 28 Sep 2012, 04:56 20

1. StephenEIop (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


Samsung = No way.
-All fake brushed plastic that look like aluminium
-Limited apps from Samsung
-Limited support from Samsung
-No NFC/Wireless charging
-No OIS/PureView
-No PureMotion HD
-Phone look exactly like its Android counterpart, wheres the uniqueness?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:09 3

3. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


OK, so where is my romovable battery and micro-SD card slot?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:10 9

5. StephenEIop (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


I dont think there's a need for removable battery since I've been using Lumia 900 with an average life time of 1 day with moderate use. 3 push notification, 5 live tiles, Facebook/MSN chat on.

As for Micro-SD slot, is it even necessary that Lumia 920 have 32GB of storage? I only use 8GB on my L900

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:10 7

14. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I gotta agree with elop here, removable battery is overrated. A portable charger will do. MicroSD? 32 GB storage isn't enough? What are you going to do with this phone? fill with porn?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 07:11 5

18. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


A LOT of people have huge music libraries. Just like me.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:36 3

25. SleepingOz (unregistered)


My Music Library is about 87GB.
MicroSD is a MUST for me.
Nokia fanboys should stop being in denial of these lackings.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 10:38 4

32. StalkinUrMom (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Samsung fanboys should accept that just for once, their phone isn't the very best in it's respective OS. Samsung hands down makes the best Androids but leave the Windows Phones to a company who's not using the OS as an afterthought.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 14:31 2

42. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I'm, not talking about Samsung being the best but that storage does matter.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:11 1

33. StephenEIop (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


You must have stored a tons of porn.. but do you watch every porn everyday? LOL

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:35 1

35. StalkinUrMom (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Why don't people just stream? Downloading is too risky. Seriously though, do people just fap everywhere they go?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:00 2

37. SleepingOz (unregistered)


As an audiophile, I like to carry all my music with me.
Just don't take your own case for a generality buddy.
Limited storage is a con dude, deal with it fanboy.. =)

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:40 1

38. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


So the same goes for you, not everybody has a music library of 87GB. In my case, I only carry the music I like the most, that's it.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 14:35 2

43. SleepingOz (unregistered)


It's not just about me, it's about choice!
The more the better.
You only carry the music you like the most because you have a LIMITED storage. You said it all!LOLOLOL

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 13:14 1

41. StalkinUrMom (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


SKYDRIVE

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 14:42 2

44. SleepingOz (unregistered)


No wifi in my car and I'm not willing to waste my data plan on synching music(which is kinda stupid as I can have all my music on a microSD).
Like it or not, limited storage is a con, deal with it fanboys! =]

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:45 1

39. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Me thinks there's Nokia Music for that. Free for a year.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 16:33 2

49. Plaisir009 (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


87GB!? WTF, so f**king much!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:41 2

30. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


and how many of those song do you listen to? See, there's an abuse in using so much storage. If you'll fill a 32GB storage with songs, I bet you need 2 lifetimes to finish all of them.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 23:00

53. sup3rb0wlz (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


He probably has high bit rate music files like any true music listener does. i dont...yet. i am still building my collection but it is not unreasonable to have 87GB mines 12GB and most of mine are crappy quality(because its easier for me ATM cuz my internet sucks) stop argueing about something you dont get. Limited storage is a con

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:35 3

29. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Yeah I have an Arrive and I'm no where close to filling it.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 07:54

21. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


It does have a removable battery and Micro SD card slot.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:09 4

4. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


You got to be kidding me right??? Do you even know what are you talking about and about which company?

Samsung = No way? Well, then definitely you should stand front of an Apple store and wait for Steve Jobs to give you something innovative.

1. All fake brushed plastic that look like aluminium = You should be blind then

2. Limited apps from Samsung = Hahahahaha, Microsoft is going to give you apps.

3. Limited support from Samsung = Then probably you owned a Samsung device 10 - 15 years before.

4. No NFC/Wireless charging = Won't make any difference to a phone how you charge your cell phone lolzz. It is always optional

5. No OIS/PureView = Agree with you but Ativ's camera is not bad either

6. No PureMotion HD = You should give it a go and then talk about this I'd say

7. Phone look exactly like its Android counterpart, wheres the uniqueness? = You must be blind then again....!!!!!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:11 8

6. StephenEIop (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


Dude your excuses sucks, try harder next time.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:26 7

10. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


You suck too mate :p

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:40 7

11. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 385; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I can see Nokia sheep blindly trolling and thumbing down. Ativ S is really a good phone apart from Nokia's purview camera.valuable pricing.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:44 5

12. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


I agree that Lumia is the best windows phone smartphone. But for different reasons, some of your arguments can be easily countered.

1. Lumia is plastic too so why not add a metallic finish while you are at it?

2. Agreed

3. Not true, Samsung is updating a ton of devices to Jelly Beans that it didn't even update to ICS, and Galaxy S III is also the first officially NonNexus Jelly Bean update.

4. Wireless charging is kind of a gimmick anyways.

5. Agreed. That stuff is amazing

6. AMOLEDS have a much better refresh rate than LCD even with Pure Motion HD. AMOLEDS have less than a second of refreshing.

7. Agreed

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 07:13 5

19. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


By the way, ATIV S also has NFC... so that invalidates your number 4.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:41 3

26. SleepingOz (unregistered)


StephenElop got PWNED in the ass!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:11 2

23. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


refresh rate is in micro seconds

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 04:58 4

2. hateftotti (Posts: 202; Member since: 03 May 2011)


If you do not notice about the camera of lumia 920,Ativ S is really better than that;)

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