Samsung ATIV S 16GB (Grey) - £229.99 @ Expansys
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Samsung ATIV S 16GB (Grey) - £229.99 @ Expansys

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Found 24th Jun 2013
Looks like a pretty decent phone, now been reduced to £229.99

Screen: HD Super AMOLED 4.8 inch display (1280x720)
Processor: 1.5Ghz Dual-Core
OS: Windows 8 - fresh new operating system with live tiles
Camera: 8MP with LED flash - 1.9MP snapper on the front
Storage: 16GB (up to 32GB through Micro-SD)
RAM: 1GB

41 Comments

Banned

its a repost
hotukdeals.com/dea…810
but its over a month so I guess its ok, more of a refresh
hot from this babe

Banned

hot last month
hot this month
love this phone

alot of phone for this sort of price.

What happened to the above 2 lol

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Windows 8 and its integration with Outlook is not as good as Windows 7...or maybe I just haven't figured out how to make it work. Windows 8 loves Outlook.com but converting puts all of my contact and calendar information out on the web...I would much prefer it remain safely on my well secured computer.

I'd love to get this phone tbh.. But the lack of apps/polished apps in the Windows Market did eventually annoy me on Windows 7. Not sure much has changed in that regard.

There's a reason this phone, which is basically a Galaxy S3 running WP8 has dropped and dropped in price.

I had one for a month but there are just so few apps available, in relative terms, that it makes no sense.

If you really must have WP8 get the Nokia.
Edited by: "LouO" 25th Jun 2013

chris2010uk

I'd love to get this phone tbh.. But the lack of apps/polished apps in … I'd love to get this phone tbh.. But the lack of apps/polished apps in the Windows Market did eventually annoy me on Windows 7. Not sure much has changed in that regard.



It hasn't, IMO.

Sorry to be a pedant but this is Windows Mobile, so references to Windows 7 and Windows 8 mean the desktop OS. Correct terminology is Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 or WP7/WP8

/pedant off (I can hear some of you saying that lol)
Edited by: "fishmaster" 25th Jun 2013

LouO

There's a reason this phone, which is basically a Galaxy S3 running WP8 … There's a reason this phone, which is basically a Galaxy S3 running WP8 has dropped and dropped in price.I had one for a month but there are just so few apps available, in relative terms, that it makes no sense.If you really must have WP8 get the Nokia.



It's not an SGS3 running WP8. The SGS3 has a Quad core CPU, so there isn't a comparison in that respect. See the following comparison >

gsmarena.com/com…960

I know the percentage of users using windows to android/iphone users are small compared but windows phone are more polished and refined the only issue is the apps as you say, I wish companies would see windows 7/8 phones as a viable platform to create apps for, the number of times I could do with a particular app and its available for every o/s except windows bugs me, investment in these apps would for sure create turbulence in the mobile industry. Ive never liked android from day one and went from me old phone (no apps) to windows platform and never really looked back, windows o/s on mobiles is great, just lacking support from the big companies, then there mobiles would be top notch

Heat from me. I'm an Android user, but this is a slick handset, and WP8 is actually nice. To be honest, the apps thing is a red herring for many people (some people may miss specific apps), and if I wasn't so happy with my phone, I'd think about selling it to pick up one of these.

chris2010uk

I'd love to get this phone tbh.. But the lack of apps/polished apps in … I'd love to get this phone tbh.. But the lack of apps/polished apps in the Windows Market did eventually annoy me on Windows 7. Not sure much has changed in that regard.


True there is a lack of apps on WP8 to tell you how much beer you need to drink before you fall over, Rate a Fart 2.0, or fruit ninja. All the most popular apps (FB, Netflix, youtube etc are available and many are built right into the phone (no apps needed for Facebook, twitter, linkedin etc integrated right into the people). It is smoother and nicer to use for all the typical communication functions than iPhone or Android, so unless you're a (cr)app junkie it's a brilliant phone for the price.
Edited by: "Muffy" 25th Jun 2013

guildwarschamp

I know the percentage of users using windows to android/iphone users are … I know the percentage of users using windows to android/iphone users are small compared but windows phone are more polished and refined the only issue is the apps as you say, I wish companies would see windows 7/8 phones as a viable platform to create apps for, the number of times I could do with a particular app and its available for every o/s except windows bugs me, investment in these apps would for sure create turbulence in the mobile industry. Ive never liked android from day one and went from me old phone (no apps) to windows platform and never really looked back, windows o/s on mobiles is great, just lacking support from the big companies, then there mobiles would be top notch



I have been using WP8 for 5 months now - there has definitely been a significant improvement during that time in both the range and the quality of the apps. The OS also repeatedly garners the highest satisfaction rate amongst end users - which perhaps explains why it is growing so disproportionately quickly (despite having fewer apps than iOS/Android).

Nokia (and Microsoft to a certain extent) are doing an excellent job in filling the app gaps....and Microsoft are also reportedly paying up to $100,000 for particular apps to join the ecosystem.

In short, the OS is excellent, and the app ecosystem is already good. The OS is also becoming a very significant player in many markets around the world - one which app developers are going to struggle to ignore.

As for this deal - it's certainly a good price. But the Lumia 920 is available in EE stores for £259.99, including a free wireless charger (£40 value), and a free Phillips bluetooth speaker. It's a much better phone - without even considering all of the value that Nokia adds to the proposition (Nokia Drive+ --- worldwide sat nav exclusive to Lumia. Nokia Music --- best music discovery service I've used to date. Nokia Creative Studio, Photobeamer, Transit...the list goes on, and on!)

Muffy

True there is a lack of apps on WP8 to tell you how much beer you need to … True there is a lack of apps on WP8 to tell you how much beer you need to drink before you fall over, Rate a Fart 2.0, or fruit ninja. All the most popular apps (FB, Netflix, youtube etc are available and many are built right into the phone (no apps needed for Facebook, twitter, linkedin etc integrated right into the people). It is smoother and nicer to use for all the typical communication functions than iPhone or Android, so unless you're a (cr)app junkie it's a brilliant phone for the price.



I'm v.much a proponent of WP8...but you are definitely using some tired arguments there;

windowsphone.com/en-…art

There's a hell of a lot of fart apps on the Windows Phone store. Most of the other stuff you say is fairly accurate.

Muffy

True there is a lack of apps on WP8 to tell you how much beer you need to … True there is a lack of apps on WP8 to tell you how much beer you need to drink before you fall over, Rate a Fart 2.0, or fruit ninja. All the most popular apps (FB, Netflix, youtube etc are available and many are built right into the phone (no apps needed for Facebook, twitter, linkedin etc integrated right into the people). It is smoother and nicer to use for all the typical communication functions than iPhone or Android, so unless you're a (cr)app junkie it's a brilliant phone for the price.



It's well known if you actually use Android and IOS that there is a multitude of fantastic quality apps. WPx has existed for a smaller period of time, has a much smaller user base and app base. The WPx store is atrocious, and needs a major overhaul to massively improve functionality. I really do like WPx I also don't like bias.

I repeat the same old thing > there are pros and cons to each mobile OS and none are perfect. I use all three mobile OSs on an almost daily basis. Everyone should try the new religion of "platform agnostic", it's a wonderful feeling.

Imagine being stuck on an island, you have the basics to live, but you know there's more out there but you can never reach it. When you limit yourself to your own biased beliefs and don't bother to take a swim and maybe find another island and then build a bridge, you are limiting yourself and then you have to defend your way of life as being the best there is.

Jelavic18

Looks like a pretty decent phone, now been reduced to £229.99Screen: HD … Looks like a pretty decent phone, now been reduced to £229.99Screen: HD Super AMOLED 4.8 inch display (1280x720)Processor: 1.5Ghz Dual-Core OS: Windows 8 - fresh new operating system with live tiles Camera: 8MP with LED flash - 1.9MP snapper on the front Storage: 16GB (up to 32GB through Micro-SD)RAM: 1GB



Just for info, the phone comes with 16GB of internal storage, plus it has a micro SD slot which can take 64GB cards (Often listed as 32gb but it will take 64gb cards)

fishmaster

I really do like WPx I also don't like bias. I repeat the same old thing … I really do like WPx I also don't like bias. I repeat the same old thing > there are pros and cons to each mobile OS and none are perfect.


Yes, I admit to a bias, but it's not from a position of ignorance like most of the people who **** off WPx. I buy the phones for my wife and 3 kids and choose my work phone. I currently have a BlackBerry 9800, awaiting delivery of the replacement Lumia 925. My eldest daughter has a Samsung Galaxy S3, my other son & daughter both have Lumia 800s. I have an iPad; I also used to have an iPad mini, but did a swap (+£60) for a Surface. Since getting the Surface, the iPad has remained almost unused because I can do 10x more useful stuff on the Surface, yet look at all the negative comments which come out whenever a Surface is mentioned.
So yes - I hate bias too but I also hate misinformation.

Muffy

Yes, I admit to a bias, but it's not from a position of ignorance like … Yes, I admit to a bias, but it's not from a position of ignorance like most of the people who **** off WPx. I buy the phones for my wife and 3 kids and choose my work phone. I currently have a BlackBerry 9800, awaiting delivery of the replacement Lumia 925. My eldest daughter has a Samsung Galaxy S3, my other son & daughter both have Lumia 800s. I have an iPad; I also used to have an iPad mini, but did a swap (+£60) for a Surface. Since getting the Surface, the iPad has remained almost unused because I can do 10x more useful stuff on the Surface, yet look at all the negative comments which come out whenever a Surface is mentioned. So yes - I hate bias too but I also hate misinformation.



I assume you are talking about the Surface Pro? (in which case, you got a v.good deal!)
Surface RT is a fairly useless operating system....I'm still not sure why they bothered trying to sell it!

Muffy

Yes, I admit to a bias, but it's not from a position of ignorance like … Yes, I admit to a bias, but it's not from a position of ignorance like most of the people who **** off WPx. I buy the phones for my wife and 3 kids and choose my work phone. I currently have a BlackBerry 9800, awaiting delivery of the replacement Lumia 925. My eldest daughter has a Samsung Galaxy S3, my other son & daughter both have Lumia 800s. I have an iPad; I also used to have an iPad mini, but did a swap (+£60) for a Surface. Since getting the Surface, the iPad has remained almost unused because I can do 10x more useful stuff on the Surface, yet look at all the negative comments which come out whenever a Surface is mentioned. So yes - I hate bias too but I also hate misinformation.



The only negative thing I can say about the Surface is that it's pretty difficult to replace the screen if you break it (Surface Pro). Whenever I consider products I also consider the cost to replace the screen and battery. Which means the Surface and the most difficult mobile device yet to repair the HTC One are not on my list. You are seriously doomed if you break your HTC One screen.

The Surface Pro and HTC One are seriously seriously difficult units to repair.

ifixit.com/Tea…2/3

ifixit.com/Tea…4/3

Pure horror even for experienced mobile technicians.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 25th Jun 2013

There are 2 things that lets WP8 down, obviously the lack of apps, but also the requirement to have a windows live account. As far as I'm aware, I cannot just get this phone up using my gmail account to pull across my contacts and such.

This is the main reason why I stick with Android. I get a new phone, I sign in with my gmail account, and all my contacts are pulled straight onto the phone. If Microsoft could fix this, and the app situation, they'd be in with a shout.
Edited by: "skinnyman9000" 25th Jun 2013

skinnyman9000

There are 2 things that lets WP8 down, obviously the lack of apps, but … There are 2 things that lets WP8 down, obviously the lack of apps, but also the requirement to have a windows live account. As far as I'm aware, I cannot just get this phone up using my gmail account to pull across my contacts and such.This is the main reason why I stick with Android. I get a new phone, I sign in with my gmail account, and all my contacts are pulled straight onto the phone. If Microsoft could fix this, and the app situation, they'd be in with a shout.



It was deliberate by Google >

theverge.com/201…one

skinnyman9000

There are 2 things that lets WP8 down, obviously the lack of apps, but … There are 2 things that lets WP8 down, obviously the lack of apps, but also the requirement to have a windows live account. As far as I'm aware, I cannot just get this phone up using my gmail account to pull across my contacts and such.This is the main reason why I stick with Android. I get a new phone, I sign in with my gmail account, and all my contacts are pulled straight onto the phone. If Microsoft could fix this, and the app situation, they'd be in with a shout.



Hey mate, I've got my google contacts synced on my Lumia 920. When I add new contacts I can choose to add to my google or microsoft account.

Never had a problem

skinnyman9000

There are 2 things that lets WP8 down, obviously the lack of apps, but … There are 2 things that lets WP8 down, obviously the lack of apps, but also the requirement to have a windows live account. As far as I'm aware, I cannot just get this phone up using my gmail account to pull across my contacts and such.This is the main reason why I stick with Android. I get a new phone, I sign in with my gmail account, and all my contacts are pulled straight onto the phone. If Microsoft could fix this, and the app situation, they'd be in with a shout.



Like the comment above you can do that with a gmail account. You just need a Microsoft account to purchase apps, just like you need a Google account to purchase apps on Android.

Great phone, very good battry life and a great performance. My dad in law own it and he Loves it.
heat added

Muffy

Yes, I admit to a bias, but it's not from a position of ignorance like … Yes, I admit to a bias, but it's not from a position of ignorance like most of the people who **** off WPx. I buy the phones for my wife and 3 kids and choose my work phone. I currently have a BlackBerry 9800, awaiting delivery of the replacement Lumia 925. My eldest daughter has a Samsung Galaxy S3, my other son & daughter both have Lumia 800s. I have an iPad; I also used to have an iPad mini, but did a swap (+£60) for a Surface. Since getting the Surface, the iPad has remained almost unused because I can do 10x more useful stuff on the Surface, yet look at all the negative comments which come out whenever a Surface is mentioned. So yes - I hate bias too but I also hate misinformation.



Where from did u Swap for £60? I would like to swap too...

I've had lots of wifi connection problems with mine. Before you buy, there is a reason for the price - Windows Phone sort of sucks. Poor apps, and the OS is naff in some parts.

zerospin

I assume you are talking about the Surface Pro? (in which case, you got a … I assume you are talking about the Surface Pro? (in which case, you got a v.good deal!)Surface RT is a fairly useless operating system....I'm still not sure why they bothered trying to sell it!


Nope, plain old Surface. Without any extra apps or connectors I can:
Print to either of my network HP&Dell printers, access any of my Buffalo NAS data, edit/present Word and PowerPoint documents, plug in almost any USB peripheral (I use it to do presentations with a wireless presenter mouse),play pictures/video/music to my Sony TV wirelessly, RDP to any of my Windows machines (8/7/XP/2008) or my RedHat server, type properly on the inbuilt keyboard, copy files back and forth to any of my machines. I can't do ANY of those with the iPad without buying overpriced Apple connectors/new printers/Apple storage/extra apps; which is why the iPad is largely unused. If the Surface is useless, that makes iPads worse than useless, but still people buy them in droves. Baaaaaa.
Edited by: "Muffy" 26th Jun 2013

alxdenisov

Where from did u Swap for £60? I would like to swap too...


I looked on eBay for people selling the Surface (Pro wasn't available at the time) and contacted sellers who lived within 40 miles asking if they were interested in a swap. This is slightly outside the eBay rules so you have to word the contact properly; don't mention avoiding PayPal or eBay seller fees in the wording. Both my iPads (2 & mini) were given to me by work - one to demo our mobile software, the other as a prize. I owned the one given as a prize so I could swap that; the other one is still officially owned by work, otherwise I'd sell that too.

skinnyman9000

There are 2 things that lets WP8 down, obviously the lack of apps, but … There are 2 things that lets WP8 down, obviously the lack of apps, but also the requirement to have a windows live account. As far as I'm aware, I cannot just get this phone up using my gmail account to pull across my contacts and such.This is the main reason why I stick with Android. I get a new phone, I sign in with my gmail account, and all my contacts are pulled straight onto the phone. If Microsoft could fix this, and the app situation, they'd be in with a shout.


I'm not quite sure why that is different from the requirement to have a Gmail account for Android. The Windows live account is exactly the same - wherever you sign in from you have all your email/contacts/calendar/SkyDrive storage available. And you can sync with Gmail on WP8 if you want to now, despite Google's paranoid attempts to block it.

Muffy

I'm not quite sure why that is different from the requirement to have a … I'm not quite sure why that is different from the requirement to have a Gmail account for Android. The Windows live account is exactly the same - wherever you sign in from you have all your email/contacts/calendar/SkyDrive storage available. And you can sync with Gmail on WP8 if you want to now, despite Google's paranoid attempts to block it.



Exactly. Recently moved from a HTC Mozart to a Lumia 920 - added my Live account and my contacts were all synced immediately.

I've had this phone since January. Its a great phone and at this price its a no brainer. Buy it.

Muffy

True there is a lack of apps on WP8 to tell you how much beer you need to … True there is a lack of apps on WP8 to tell you how much beer you need to drink before you fall over, Rate a Fart 2.0, or fruit ninja. All the most popular apps (FB, Netflix, youtube etc are available and many are built right into the phone (no apps needed for Facebook, twitter, linkedin etc integrated right into the people). It is smoother and nicer to use for all the typical communication functions than iPhone or Android, so unless you're a (cr)app junkie it's a brilliant phone for the price.


Disagree

The fart app arguement is a red herring. The problem is that many of the main apps like skygo and instagram are missing. Board Express is nowhere near as good as tapatalk. The apps that are there are generally of a worse standard such as whatsapp and ebay/amazon.

Muffy

I'm not quite sure why that is different from the requirement to have a … I'm not quite sure why that is different from the requirement to have a Gmail account for Android. The Windows live account is exactly the same - wherever you sign in from you have all your email/contacts/calendar/SkyDrive storage available. And you can sync with Gmail on WP8 if you want to now, despite Google's paranoid attempts to block it.



It's not, but I already have a Gmail account so it doesn't matter.

My comment was more how the contacts were managed, as mine are synced with my gmail and I'd want to keep it that way

Super find, thanks OP

I used to have all my contacts synced with gmail. When i realised windows phone is was the os for life i decided to transfer all my google contacts and calendar to my hotmail account and delete everything google from my phone. Whenever i modify my contacts or calendar on my phone it auto syncs the same changes to my win 8 pc and tablet and vice versa. Very happy!

Wae + are selling this for 206 including delivery

Mind you wae get. BAd reviews
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