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Samsung Ativ S: the key features

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:34

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...

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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 22:59 1

62. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

we could put the blame to nokia heads not on symbian... symbian is a very capable OS but nokia just so stupid to support the symbian foundation...the foundation collapse.its greatest engineers are now working on google and they are the one who "modernize" android!!

i truly believe symbian can do better!! its not restricted..it is even capable of doing what android can do... best multitasking aside from maemo/meego.. can run many apps and not a battery hog...

nokia should consider symbian again... i've seen some videos of the upcoming belle fp2 and its really neat...the only problem with symbian is its apps and its browser... aside from that..symbian is one awesome OS...

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 05:47

65. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Yes, on Nokia heads...
Hardware too...it should be considered.
And i agree that Symbian is the beat multitasking OS!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:26 1

10. phonton (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

good specs but only LTE radio is missing... as far as consumers are concerned most of them are okay with HSPA+.. i would personally like to see such beasts with LTE.. opinions do differ

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:48

13. scorpeyun (Posts: 26; Member since: 18 May 2012)

Sprint better step up to the plate on WP8 or I'm jumping ship to the LTE team who puts this in there lineup!! ... and I'm a 10 yr Sprint customer

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:25 1

14. khmer (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Samsung Galaxy Ativ is much better than Nokia which is looking to be in bankruptcy very soon because couldn't keep up with MS WP quick changing platform.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:03

15. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

Nice looking phone. One question though, where is MHL in all of this? Is WP still lacking in the ability to output video to a bigscreen with wires? Not all of us have super fast Fios connections.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:05

16. So-Sayz-Eye (Posts: 31; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

I'm honestly a little dissapointed here. No LTE and no quad core. I know i've said in the past that quad core was pointless with as long as the OS runs smooth but if this is suppose to be Flagship by samsung they should have brought just a little bit more to the table. HTC is rumored to have a quad core WP8 phone coming why cant Samsung do the same. But I cant deny, it is sexy as hell and such a huge screen does make up for the previous 2 missing items, but not that much.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:05 2

17. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

I don't trust Crapdragon.. EXXYNOS all the way

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:22 1

47. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I don't like Exitnos either...Snapdragon all the way :P!!!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:14

19. KingShango (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 May 2012)

Wonder if it will have S-voice or any other Samssung specifics apps.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:43

21. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

A rectangle with rounded corners? I sense another round of litigation...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:10

22. luxzy801 (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)

agreed, especially that single middle button makes it look just like the iPhone LOL. I bet anything that the next move would be apple making a new list of devices to ban and it will include this one because its a rectangle, it has icons and has a middle button on the bottom.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:12 1

23. luxzy801 (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)

It really looks nice. I, for one, was not expecting this from Samsung, I thought they would keep the premium with Droid and make mid range WP phones.
I would but it quick as long as it has outlook sync and a file explorer (Yes, I am old school and yes, I am dreaming. Im a WinMo Fanboy, what can I say)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:14

24. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

Looks alot like the HTC HD7 just thinner.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:39

25. doody (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

since the Windows Phone 8 will have Micro SD Card capability, does that mean that Windows Phone 8 will have a file manager?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:29

61. luxzy801 (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)

I have been trying to get some info on that from Microsoft but they have not said anything, for the most part, they are keeping hush hush on the full list of features.
I think it might turn out like android, where it does not have a native file manager but the capability might exist which would mean that devs would be able to make fully functional file managers (and considering that it is based on NTFS, it should have an accessible file system).
I really hope that is the case.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:41

27. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

Way to go Samsung. Lets hope everyone make good Windows Phones like this or better!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:52

28. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

my last three phones: Galaxy SII, Galaxy SIII, One X. My next phone: Ativ S. This thing looks how the Galaxy SIII should have looked and it is made from materials the Galaxy SIII should have been made from. I love that they have a physical home button AND a dedicated camera button. I am real keen to try WP8, cant wait!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:02

31. md227a (Posts: 172; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I really like this phone, hope it comes to AT&T if not I don't mind ordering an unlocked version

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:05 3

32. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

That phone will look like a toy after Nokia World

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:36

33. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

i know.. but this phone really looks good... just one thing in mind... what happen to ommina and focus line? and what the heck is ative... it should be "Odyssey" or "asteroid"... Odyssey S or Asteroid S... like galaxy... galaxy is catchy!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:59

34. shnibz (Posts: 390; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:07 1

35. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

I found the Ativ S to be more of a attraction than the Note 2, anyone with me?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:11 2

36. J1919 (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

I think they're both pretty actually. They're refined version of the S3. It's like Samsung saw the negative feedback on the S3 design and tried to rectify it withthese 2 + the new colors for the S3, lol.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:40

42. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I don't like the upper back, it looks like a cheap version....however, the lower half is nice.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:49

43. jeff1434325 (Posts: 97; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)

Now look at that!.. ain't that a very very very sexy yet powerful phone. I just cant wait to have this baby.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:46

52. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

The thing I like most about this smart phone is it's screen size. Because smart phones can do video and turn by turn navigation in your car a person needs a large screen to
see all this stuff without some eye strain

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:00

54. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

excited for the phone hopefully it isn't reserved for the gsm carriers only

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:51

55. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

the visual design of wp7 and 8 is abhorrent, it looks more at home on road signs or coloring books than a phone or computer operating system.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 05:48

60. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

it looks gr8 in mobile..
For PC im not sure just yet

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