Samsung ATIV S goes on preorder for EUR 550 ($711) SIM-free, priced between HTC 8X and Lumia 920
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 28, 2012, 4:50 AM
This puts it in between the HTC Windows Phone 8X, which went for EUR 499 on preorder, and the Nokia Lumia 920 flagship, which ranges from EUR 599 in Italy, to EUR 649 in Germany.
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?
- Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 27, 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 Sep 28, 2012, 4:56 AM 20
Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012
OK, so where is my romovable battery and micro-SD card slot?
posted on Sep 28, 2012, 5:09 AM 3
Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 27, 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 Sep 28, 2012, 5:10 AM 9
Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 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 Sep 28, 2012, 10:38 AM 4
Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 07, 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 Dec 07, 2012, 11:00 PM 0
Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 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 Sep 28, 2012, 5:09 AM 4
Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 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 Sep 28, 2012, 5:44 AM 5
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