The Samsung ATIV SE is up for pre-order at Verizon, ships April 12

The Samsung ATIV SE is up for pre-order at Verizon, ships April 12

Verizon has listed the Samsung ATIV SE smartphone for pre-order. Slated to ship by April 12, the 5-inch handset will cost $199 subsidized and $599 unlocked. To promote it, Verizon is letting buyers of the ATIV SE procure another handset of the same value, such as the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 for free, but a two-year contract is required with each device.



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.



As the majority of our readers have been voting that they are really excited about Windows Phone 8.1, we asked Verizon whether the ATIV SE is eligible for an update. We'll update the article if the carrier responds.




source: Verizon

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ATIV SE
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h talk time)

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21 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Looks a bit better than S4 and S5

10. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

IMO GS4>this>GS5>Ativ S.

13. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Well, that's your opinion. I respect it.

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

But it looks the same.

16. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Not 100% same.

2. TheMeaTree

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 20, 2014

now if sammy had put the s5 in a case like this it would have been MUCH better received.

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i dont see any difference..this look identical with the s5 minus the band-aid design on the back

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

For Samsung lovers. And 930 is for me.

6. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh man..i just wish the 930 running android...its not that i dont like wp..but i cant play the games i currently playng on my ios and android coz it is not available on wp.....

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Ugly inside out

9. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I don't see anything wrong in the design. At least it looks better than the S5, which is strange since Android is Samsung's main focus.

14. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's his opinion, there's no need to argue that.

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

.....its plastic.... I'll pass

21. johnpa2006

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 24, 2013

Except for some Nokia phones, they're all plastic. If it was metal people would say it was too heavy !!! :o)

8. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Lucky Verizon customers, they have 2 great WP choices in the Icon & the Ativ SE!

11. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Except for the speaker placement it looks like it would fit in my Galaxy S4 Otterbox case.

12. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Samsung has made some great WP devices in the past. They just don't make many of them.

17. tokuzumi

Posts: 1895; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Does WP allow for the tiles to be black? That would be a nice theme, especially with the AMOLED.

18. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You can do that by enabling high contrast under ease of access in the settings menu and changing the background to white. I have enabled it on my L1520. Looks sexy. :D

19. DFranch

Posts: 544; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I don't think so with WP8, but with WP 8.1 you can set a background and make the icons transparent. It you had a black background, then most of the tiles would be black with just an icon indicating what the tile is for.

20. papss unregistered

Nokiaftw has it right.

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