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Samsung ATIV SE

Announced
Apr 4, 2014
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon

Pros

  • Big display (5.0 inches)
  • High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen, over 370ppi (441 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (13 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC

Cons

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Description

The ATIV SE runs Windows Phone 8 out of the box. It's a powerful LTE device with a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU (presumably the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800), 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage memory, a pair of 13MP rear and 2MP front cameras with 1080p video recording, and a 2600mAh battery. It looks like a capable alternative to the Nokia Lumia Icon, another Verizon Windows Phone-exclusive. It also has some perks, such as Channel Surf for Smart TVs, Samsung Link for sharing content across devices, and ATIV Beam for sending files to Android devices.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Phone 8
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.42 x 2.75 x 0.33 inches (138 x 70 x 8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.79 oz (136 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 441 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 2300 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 20.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (745 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.0 days (480 hours)
      the average is 20 days (492 h)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 21.0 days (504 hours)
      the average is 22 days (528 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 20.0 days (480 hours)
      the average is 24 days (575 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2600 mAh

Multimedia

  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Flickr, Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 04 Apr 2014

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