Samsung Ativ S: the key features

Samsung Ativ S: the key features
Although we thought that Nokia would unveil Windows Phone 8 smartphones before anyone else, Samsung beat the Finns to it by making the Ativ S official today. And just a quick glance at its specs sheet is enough for us to conclude that we are dealing with a top-tier handset. Its impressive hardware specification is matched by the device's exquisite design and the use of premium materials in its construction, which is why we are eagerly waiting to get our hands on one for a spin around the block.

Yet until that happens, let us examine the key features of the Samsung Ativ S – the features that make it so much better than previous Windows Phone handsets. Care to join us?

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  • 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)



1. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012


18. MeoCao unregistered

This is very easy for SS, take GS3, make a few tweaks and voila. The key now is the price.

37. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I think this phone is better than the s3

2. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Sleek and sexy. I wouldn't mind giving it a try at all.

29. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

Samsung Ativ S..its sexy and stylish...put the look of the S3 to shame... S3 is a beast... looks like a beast and feels like a beast and its just a beast.... Ativ S is a Sexy Beast while S3 is just beast.... but i still think they should change the WP8 family line... android being "Galaxy" but Windows Phone being "Ativ" it should be like "Asteroid" or "Odyssey"... so i think sammy will remove ommina and focus line so that it will be just a unified family.. i wonder what will be the family line of tizen...if samsung is still working with that OS...

40. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

A sexy beast that hides an ugly OS underneath. Fail.

41. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I would love to give you plenty of thumbs down had i been given that option! :D

44. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Me too. Windows phone 8 is good, better than ios. Now it support multicore, hd display, and best of all expandable memory. Android and WP8 will rule the market shares.

48. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Wow!!!! Those features are really new!!! Like those features have been on Android since.. I dunno, since the beginning of time.

49. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You never know...WP might take the world by storm. 3-4 years back, most people didn't even know Android existed...including me. The world circled around Symbian, iOS, BB...and some other minor proprietary OS's....Samsung looked crappy without Bada and Android...LG and MOTO was the same. Android developed slow; no one ever heard about Android 1..or 1.2.3 or whatever. It came to limelight after version 2...but updates were fast! Now it maybe WP's turn to spin the wheel...

3. Ueliton

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Now we´re talking... first menace to my HD7! Let´s see what HTC, Nokia, Huawei and possible others have to offer.

4. 7ceez

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

Man... that's alot of dimp... we'll see what the Nok's comes up with...

38. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

They(Nokia) cannot leave anything to chance. They just have to come up with better products. If it turns out that Samsung is offering better WP8 devices than Nokia then i guess Nokia should just hang itself !

5. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

"...should make even Galaxy S III owners turn their heads wondering why Samsung didn't use the same premium materials when designing its Android flagship." nowadays they only rarely make toys out of premium materials.... :D

11. SleepingOz unregistered

Toy that's better than any Lumia out there.. Oh well, haters gonna hate.. =]

45. No_Nonsense unregistered

If you mean current Lumias then yes; if the new ones you might as well have to take back your words next week.

51. SleepingOz unregistered

sweet dreams baby.. =]

53. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

ooo, just because wp does not require a power plant under the hood to work smoothly in every aspect, makes it weaker. wow. think about that again for a second... :)

56. SleepingOz unregistered

Same old argument.. *yawn* The reason why Android needs more horsepower is because it has so much more to offer! But oh well, talking to a biased fanboy is like talking to wall.

57. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

lol, look who's talking about being biased. :D

58. SleepingOz unregistered

Is it me or you called the GSIII a toy? If you're not a biased fanboy from Nokia/Windows camp, then can you please tell us how is it toy exactly? Right, that's what I thought.. Haters gonna hate anyway. Next time, come with some valid arguments.

6. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

It looks sexy as hell! :O damn

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Sexy! Honestly! ;) even when My heart belongs to the S3 I wish S3 looked like this

39. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

yup! it even has a windows home button that looks like it belongs there. Unlike the S3

8. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012


9. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Samsung just upped the ante for Nokia, that's for sure. No cheap plastic toy feel on this one, although it looks very iPhone-ish from the front. Hopefully shows commitment to WP8 from Samsung. Nokia should still be able to make a far more interesting and good design, and if they bring out a phone with the same specs and PureView, it's game over for its WP competitors. Exciting week coming up!

12. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

pureview plus wp8 would be killer but i still think they will struggle in the US sadly..for some reason nokia just are not a force in the US...personally i would love a nokia android phone with pureview but i know that will not happen unless wp8 does not get significant market share within the nexx 1-2 years then i think nokia will have no choice but then give android a shot.

46. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I don't think Nokia is never ever going to go Android on it's phones...though i like the idea!!

50. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

am a huge nokia fan and before i had an iphone or an s2 and s3 all my phones were pretty much nokia symbian even though i dont use them at the moment i want them to succeed although lol deep in side i hope they fail with wp8 and are then forced to use android...i know everyone says android is too crowded etc but i believe outside of europe where nokia still have alot of fans can succeed with android as the jump from symbian too android is similar and not as drastic change from symbian to wp...i guess i can dream

59. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I like Symbian too, but they must do something for the applications to boom in their platform... + I think they should go above the normal 360X640 resolution, which is ok for a 3 incher...but beyond that, pixels come alive! And yes, the hardware area should definitely be beefed up!!!! What is Nokia still doing with single core-d processors!!! I agree Symbian can manage well with single core, but think what a double core can!! It will work wonders!!!

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