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Samsung's Windows 8 phone is finally available for pre order. Comes with Price Match Guarantee.

Samsung ATIV S is a new smartphone for both work and entertainment featuring Windows Phone 8.. ATIV S brings a stunning hairline design and high performance with a range of content-sharing and productivity options. Its impressive 1.5GHz dual-core processor and HSPA+42 connectivity enable great browsing performance and high responsiveness even for the most demanding gaming or work applications. Users can enjoy the brand new Windows Phone 8 experience on the ATIV S’s stunning 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display.

Samsung’s ATIV devices are simple, powerful, and beautiful. The Windows operating system is sleek, intuitive and compatible across devices. Together Samsung and Microsoft will provide users with an advanced, productive and creative experience with its ATIV devices. Its full lineup is designed for a simple user experience to share your work and ideas as well as enjoy consuming content.

Furthermore, Samsung’s Windows devices are enhanced with Samsung’s own unique services and content. Samsung Family Story provides fun and intuitive content sharing. Samsung’s ChatON service complements Microsoft’s popular People Hub to provide a wide range of social communication options across these versatile devices.

Technical Specification:

Network: HSPA+ 42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100MHz
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Processor: 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
Display: 4.8 inch (121.9mm ) HD Super AMOLED
OS: Windows Phone 8
Camera: Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
Sub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera
Video: Codec: H.263, H.264, WMV, MP4, M4V, MOV
Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording
Audio: Codec: MP3, WMA, MP4, M4A, AAC
3.5mm Ear Jack
Sharing Features: Tap + Send (File sharing with NFC and BT/Wi-Fi)
Samsung Family Story
Content Features & Services: Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Samsung Hub
- Music Hub *
- Media Hub* (US only)
Samsung Zone (in Windows Phone Marketplace)
Photo Editor
Mini Diary
Now (Daily Briefing)
GPS: A-GPS
Glonass
Connectivity: Bluetooth® 3.0
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding
NFC
3.5mm earjack
Sensor: Proximity, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Ambient Light, Gyroscope
Memory: 16/32GB User memory + 1GB RAM
microSD (SDXC support)
Dimension: 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm, 135g
Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 2,300mAh
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#1
Cold, not an iDerp.

(srs though, hot but I'm holding out for the 920)
banned 6 Likes #2
unquestioned
Cold, not an iDerp.

(srs though, hot but I'm holding out for the 920)

Do you speak English as well or just Geek?
2 Likes #3
Another RRP deal? oO
1 Like #4
Damn, the money we spend on plastic is freaking ridiculous.
#5
Looks like HTC 8X for me then.
2 Likes #6
Good for people that are after the samsung - personally I am waiting for the lumia 920 as I can't stand the look of the Ativ S - it's just ugly!
2 Likes #7
SHOWMAN36
unquestioned
Cold, not an iDerp.

(srs though, hot but I'm holding out for the 920)

Do you speak English as well or just Geek?

Problem?
1 Like #8
Looks a great phone but personally I think the Nokia 920 is the better phone.
#9
Shame it is Samsung which means it will be made of cheap-o parts and prone to falling apart. Just like my Galaxy Note.
#10
This phone actually has a metal back, so I think it's more sturdily built this time. Although it does look like samsung went back a bit on the overall design.

The HTC 8X is a better deal I think.
#11
920 looks sooo much nicer!
#12
This is an ugly UGLY phone. And people are daft enough to vote it hot at nearly iPhone prices ? Jeeezers.....X)
#13
inb4 somone claims that quad core phones are better...
#14
Nothing special, just a repackaged GSII.
3 Likes #15
PhilK
This is an ugly UGLY phone. And people are daft enough to vote it hot at nearly iPhone prices ? Jeeezers.....X)

What as the iPhone price got to do with it? Why should a Windows phone have to be cheaper than an iPhone when the iphone has less features. Take for example the Nokia 920 with

1. Higher Resolution Screen
2. Bigger Screen
3. Higher ppi screen with superior performance outdoors.
4. NFC
5. Optical Image stabilization.
6. f2.0 Lens.
7. Wireless charging
8. Sensitive touch screen that can be used whilst wearing standard gloves.
9. More robust chassis and screen.

And in my opinion much better OS but that is probably more a matter of personal taste.
#16
Tim1292
This phone actually has a metal back, so I think it's more sturdily built this time. Although it does look like samsung went back a bit on the overall design.

The HTC 8X is a better deal I think.

Check some reviews - the ones i read said it was painted plastic
#17
Sponge
Another RRP deal? oO

agreed.
A good phone and a competitive price for it.
I may consider voting hot if i could walk into my highsteet and just pick it up for that price
1 Like #18
Tim1292
This phone actually has a metal back, so I think it's more sturdily built this time. Although it does look like samsung went back a bit on the overall design.

its also great if you like the massively scratched gadget look too :)
1 Like #19
If you're into looks, you wouldn't go for the now looking dated, toy look IOS. After all, it's the OS you should be looking at ,not the case.
#20
nokia = better camera(best by far), build quality, higher resolution non-pentil(good) LCD, thick(bad), nokia maps navigation

Samsung = micro sd card support, bigger battery (amoled will also use less battery), super amoled hd (pentile (bad)-but so sharp can you even tell?S3 users never complained)- less accurate colours but much higher contrast and deeper blacks. much thinner phone so better for the pocket bulge problem

same processor and ram.

pick what feature you value more




Edited By: amitkg on Oct 06, 2012 14:11: added
#21
Superduperade
scrumpypaul
Tim1292
This phone actually has a metal back, so I think it's more sturdily built this time.

Check some reviews - the ones i read said it was painted plastic

Read the official Samsung page then. It's Metal. Samsung ATIV S

Well the Samsung page doesn't state that it's metal - it states "Metallic CMF" which can mean a whole host of things...metallic doesn't mean it's metal, just that it looks like metal and may contain some. CMF could refer to the frame of the phone, or could be the metallic material - something like Composite Metallic Foam.

Will have to wait for the final devices ;) But even so, it's not the potentially plastic back that makes this phone ugly - its the fact it looks like a tocco with those awful rounded edges etc:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Samsung_S5230G_Avila_GPS.jpg

Edited By: Spud211 on Oct 06, 2012 12:10
#22
How can RRP be called competitive? oO

I'm sorry, but regardless of how good the phone/deal is this is supposed to be a site for deals. RRP is not a deal and threads like this are basically adverts.
banned#23
Sponge
How can RRP be called competitive? oO

I'm sorry, but regardless of how good the phone/deal is this is supposed to be a site for deals. RRP is not a deal and threads like this are basically adverts.

How do you know this is the RRP?? I don't think there is any news out on this front.
#24
rscorpio
Sponge
How can RRP be called competitive? oO

I'm sorry, but regardless of how good the phone/deal is this is supposed to be a site for deals. RRP is not a deal and threads like this are basically adverts.

How do you know this is the RRP?? I don't think there is any news out on this front.

Considering the S3 costs a bit less now, and it is basically the S3 with a dual core instead of quad core processor (and different os) and phones often cost just under £500 when they first come out (except iphones), i say that it's an accurate assumption.
#25
qualar
PhilK
This is an ugly UGLY phone. And people are daft enough to vote it hot at nearly iPhone prices ? Jeeezers.....X)

What as the iPhone price got to do with it? Why should a Windows phone have to be cheaper than an iPhone when the iphone has less features. Take for example the Nokia 920 with

1. Higher Resolution Screen
2. Bigger Screen
3. Higher ppi screen with superior performance outdoors.
4. NFC
5. Optical Image stabilization.
6. f2.0 Lens.
7. Wireless charging
8. Sensitive touch screen that can be used whilst wearing standard gloves.
9. More robust chassis and screen.

And in my opinion much better OS but that is probably more a matter of personal taste.

Agreeded the Iphone is old hardware, with exception of the screen, microsoft new os and mango are really good
#26
windows phone? NO. Not at this price.1 Year later they will tell you, sorry you cannot upgrade to windows 9 lol
#27
naodai_mmx
windows phone? NO. Not at this price.1 Year later they will tell you, sorry you cannot upgrade to windows 9 lol
Do your homework before thrashing OS's around. The reason why it can't be upgraded is that the current spec phones simply cannot handle windows 8.
#28
Still the 920 for me - must admit, I love the Nokia Apps that come with their Windows Phones
#29
Nokia Lumia is cheaper over here.
#30
naodai_mmx
windows phone? NO. Not at this price.1 Year later they will tell you, sorry you cannot upgrade to windows 9 lol

The kernal change from 7 to 8 means this won't be a problem for future updates.
#31
Superduperade
scrumpypaul
Tim1292
This phone actually has a metal back, so I think it's more sturdily built this time. Although it does look like samsung went back a bit on the overall design.The HTC 8X is a better deal I think.
Check some reviews - the ones i read said it was painted plastic
Read the official Samsung page then. It's Metal. Samsung ATIV S

I wasn't arguing with you, just the reviews I read said they were flexible plastic backs, so much so that they could be bent.
#32
Franzkill
can someone please answer my question, the SAMSUNG page says this has SDXC support as well as micro sd support. would that include any of these following cards?

http://www.picstop.co.uk/memory-cards/sdxc-memory-card

No, they won't work. You'd need to get the micro SDXC cards.
#33
Now down to £431.99

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