- 07-25-2013, 10:39 AM #1
BlackBerry Q10 hits Sprint August 30th, Samsung's ATIV S Neo arrives August 16th
Engadget "leak" says that the Ativ S Neo will be released on August 16th! I'm intrigued to play with the phone to say the least. I wanted to wait for it but my EVO 3d digitizer started failing and I ended up with the 8XT which so far has been a very good handset. Anyone else still waiting?
- 07-25-2013, 10:49 AM #2
I'm still waiting for the Neo. However I'm not pleased with the speculations mentioned in WPCentral's front page article (http://m.windowscentral.com/samsung-...t-within-month). It had a lot of discrepancies which were pointed out. I'm hoping that it has at least 16GB of storage. As for the 8XT, I'm impressed with the quality of the phone. I didn't have much expectations for it from first impressions. However, after holding it and testing it out, it is a very good choice also.
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- 07-25-2013, 01:31 PM #3
I don't think neither Sprint or Samsung will sell an 8GB Ativ S Neo for that price. More likely it will be 16GB (I'll be surprised if it was 32GB, as many of you would be in a pleaseant way), since Samsung does not make an 8GB version. It's a high end device which in my opinion is better than the Lumia 920/925/928 in terms of specs, and storage
- 07-25-2013, 04:34 PM #5
I have been holding out for the Neo since they announced the Ativ as the Sprint Samsung Device. I have been eligible for an upgrade since July 1st & it's almost here, but the problem is I might not have the $$$ to get it on day 1. But I think I can probably snatch it up in early September the latest. But like the rest of you I am hoping it has 16gb internal storage which it should cause even my Arrive have 14+gb. I have to start looking on Amazon for a leather holster and just might get that until get the phone cause I hate putting my phone in my pocket.
- 07-25-2013, 05:41 PM #6
I've been eligible since LAST June for a new phone but I've been holding out for a new Windows Phone ever since. I was close last week to pulling the trigger on an 8XT, but I figured I'd wait. If I waited for over a year, what's another 3 weeks? I'm just so eager for something new lol
I'm not impressed with the inconsistent reporting of the phone on this site. One article mentions 16GBs with mentioning the PhoneArena 8GB pre-production unit, another article ONLY mentions the 8GB version as if that's cut and dry (which is bound to upset people, which it did), they misquoted the battery life and said no price has been given yet. Of ALL of the things I mentioned, the price has been CONFIRMED since the original press release in JUNE. That's just irresponsible reporting, and of course it's about Sprint's phones. You'd never see this kind of reporting on a Lumia-related article.
It's frustrating that Sprint and their customers are treated like red-headed stepchildren on this site. The articles always jab at Sprint, and end up in the comments being nothing but an anti-Sprint circlejerk. Incorrectly misquoting battery life and mentioning the 8GB storage as if it was final spec just creates hostility. Where's the talk about Sprint mandating proper, secure Qualcomm CDMA standards (instead of the broken/insecure China Mobile coding that's being used on current CDMA Lumias) and Microsoft not having supporting them until GDR2? Where's the talk of Nokia not wanting to support those standards, hence no Sprint Nokia devices being available? The silence is deafening on that subject, and if people knew this... it would quiet a lot of those who like to talk bull-ish.
Anywho... I'm excited for August 16th, I hope my closest corporate store will have some in-stock that day! I'll be calling to inquire the day the ATIV S Neo is officially announced!
- 07-25-2013, 07:02 PM #7
Yea I plan to actually pay my bill in person at the Sprint store for a change so I can play around with one on display a little bit but I'm sure that won't be up until a week after the device release at the earliest. And iknowsingh when you go to your store for your Neo I suggest you TELL THEM you want the Samsung Ativ Neo, cause they might not know what the hell you're talking about. I do love Sprint & their great customer service and I have been a customer of their for 8 years but to be honest when I comes to Windows Phone they are mostly clueless. Plus I am pretty sure they are gonna try to talk you into getting an Andriod or iPhone.
- 07-25-2013, 07:31 PM #8
I love Sprint myself and their customer service has been really good to me over the years but I agree... sales rep knowledge of Windows Phone is awful. The true could be same for AT&T/Verizon though.. I've seen horror stories from them as well.
- 07-25-2013, 09:54 PM #10
I agree I prefer the Official Sprint Stores myself luckily there is at least 2 both within 10-20 minutes depending on traffic away from my house. One is 6 miles North West & the other 6 miles East, the one NW to me usually get their stuff on-time & has everything in stock so that's my preference. Here is the thing Online for the 8XT it look like they took the rebate out of the price immediately, for the people that get the Neo Day 1 at a Sprint store can you post back on this forum to see if you purchase it in the store do you have to wait for the rebate? I know it's a Mail-In Rebate but if the Sprint Website take the $50 for at purchase I'll just get it there and wait for it in the mail.
- 08-02-2013, 01:09 PM #12
I'm waiting, and I'm currently suffering through a failed digitizer on a HTC EVO 3D too. Actually, this is my third EVO 3D. My first one was great, until I left it in a Taxi cab. Since then, I've had to have Sprint replace it twice for digitizer issue.
I've been watching Windows Phone 8 from afar, waiting and hoping for Sprint to drop some devices. I'm sticking it out the next 14 days for the Samsung over the 8XT. They both sound great, but I need a break from HTC for a while.
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