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Samsung ATIV S Review

Samsung ATIV S

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The camera interface on the ATIV S is a pretty straightforward one. It offers a bunch of cool options like focus modes, anti-shake, white balance, ISO, contrast, effects and resolution. Working with this camera app and tinkering with its settings is a breeze.

The camera interface - Samsung ATIV S Review
The camera interface - Samsung ATIV S Review
The camera interface - Samsung ATIV S Review

The ATIV S comes with an 8 MP camera with an LED flash. Truth be told, the ATIV S didn't blow us away. Photos from the ATIV S come out with natural colors, but brightly-lit areas tend to be overexposed. We noticed that the pictures produced by the handset aren't particularly sharp. Such kind of softness means that there won't be much noise in the photo, but also that fine details may end up being a bit blurry. All in all, it will depend entirely on the user if they like the photos produced by the ATIV S or not. We can imagine that some will not like the soft looks of the images, while other will be perfectly fine with them.


The 1080p video recording, however, is quite detailed. The handset manages to pack quite a bit of imaging information with its video capturing, and we can say that it's definitely in the upper echelon in that respect. The video is mostly smooth at 29 fps, but there is some slight choppiness visible here or there.

Samsung ATIV S sample video:



Samung ATIV S indoor sample video:




Multimedia:

Thanks to the hub-oriented structure of the WP8 operating system, consumers will find it very easy to discover, purchase and enjoy various content on the ATIV S. For example, the Music+Video hub takes care of all your music and video, and provides access to the music store. Meanwhile, the Photos app will not only hold your photos, but will also provide updates about new image uploads by your friends in social networks.

Music+Video hub takes care of all your music and video - Samsung ATIV S Review
Music+Video hub takes care of all your music and video - Samsung ATIV S Review
Music+Video hub takes care of all your music and video - Samsung ATIV S Review

Thanks to WP8's mass storage support, you can now simply upload stuff like videos to your phone and start enjoying it – you no longer need to sync through Zune.

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Samsung ATIV S

Samsung ATIV S

OS: Windows Phone 8.1 8
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PhoneArena rating:
8.5Excellent
Display4.8 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
1 GB RAM
Size5.40 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches
(137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm)
4.76 oz  (135 g)
Battery2300 mAh, 13 hours talk time

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