11-01-2012, 06:55 AM #51
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I've got a Samsung Omnia 7 so my natural upgrade would have been the ATIV S, however support for the Omnia has been dreadful and Samsung don't give two hoots about Windows Phone. So I'm not buying this, it will be a Nokia or HTC phone for me.
- 11-01-2012, 11:50 PM #54
The ATIV is a fantastic device and it comes from proven hardware. It represents the best hardware samsung had until the Note II.
Also it has huge advantages (practical ones) over the competition.
Better black levels on the screen.
720P actually gives you more screen real state.
Beautiful device, just stunning. In a different way than its colorful competition.
One of the best cameras in the market.
Biggest battery size
SD card support.
Can't go wrong with the ATIV S. You just can't.
- 11-02-2012, 10:11 AM #59
It seems that ATT is not getting this phone in the US, is that correct?
I want to get it off contract maybe anyways. I have a Note 1 (which I actually really like the screen...just don't like Droid too much, although I do like it better than iOS), so I could sell it and buy the Ativ S.
What are the best places to buy things off contract in the US?
- 11-03-2012, 03:12 AM #61
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- 11-24-2012, 03:07 PM #66
I have an Omnia 7 which I love so much that I'm still not sure I need to upgrade to a WP8 phone.
If Nokia made a slightly smaller thinner version of the 920 (basically a WP8 version of the Lumia 800) I would probably be all over it. The Lumia 820 doesn't have a curved glass screen or gorilla glass so that's not an option.
However, I like the styling of the ATIV S. I like the removable battery and expandable storage. I love the super bright colours and deep blacks of AMOLED screens. I like the price: the unlocked version is only slightly more than the HTC 8X and a lot cheaper than the Lumia 920.
- 11-24-2012, 04:20 PM #67
I have used the ATIV S last week at a Microsoft conference for about 20 minutes and I have to say it did not disappoint. It felt less plasticky than the S3, it's really thin and light (in comparison to the 920) and the blacks of course look a lot darker than on the non AMOLED Phones available. It also felt speedier than the other Windows Phones, which seems rather strange. I guess it was an illussion because of the screen being larger and the animations looking more in your face and the colors more popping. Also the built quality felt really good. The Galaxy Nexus is horrible if you ask me, but this felt a bit above the S3. It also looks much more manly in comparison to the S3.
I personally was going back and forward between waiting for the ATIV S and buying the 920. I decided to get the 920 as, after almost a year, with the Galaxy Nexus, I thought the ATIV S looked boring and "done before" to me. Also, I am afraid of the support Samsung will be giving this device. It almost looks like they made this Phone just to have a Windows Phone, not because they want to make this Phone a hit.
11-25-2012, 07:48 AM #68
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Pentile at HD resolutions also is much less noticeable, and reportedly greatly reduces chances of burnin as they are more able to make pixel wear even by using uneven subpixel sizes.
Color may be less accurate but I wouldn't say horrible, and given how much of WP8 revolves around staring at tiles, AMOLED is really ideal for those tiles to pop in particular.
The areas I think Nokia will have Samsung beat no matter how hard they try is: Camera quality, and audio recording quality - mainly because both are above and beyond anything else out there on the 920.
11-25-2012, 03:47 PM #69
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Love the looks of the Samsung Ativ . But !! Only thing that puts me of this phone will be support for it. We all know wp8 is hit and miss with bugs . So if this phone comes bug free it stand a good chance in market sales . After all the Samsung focus running wp7 was the top dog not all that long ago..
11-27-2012, 06:52 AM #73
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Amoled should make WP8 really POP. (I personally prefer AMOLED as well)
Same great camera from the S3.
Expandable storage is HUGE imo.
Big 2300 mAH battery plus AMOLED(should be more efficient since there's a lot of black in WP8) should equal better battery life.
12-08-2012, 11:52 PM #74
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I find myself quite conflicted on this, too. On the one hand, I love the better battery capacity (which is critically important to me, because I'm home very rarely and sometimes can't plug my phone in for long stretches) and expandable storage. I work in a warehouse cooler and get extremely poor reception in there, PLUS my data plan is very tight. I could probably get by on the 920, but I really, REALLY want to see some real-world battery comparisons. Does the larger screen impact battery life dramatically? Did Nokia use more energy-efficient components? These are answers I need before I decide.
Also, I do wear a collared shirt on many days, so the thinner-and-lighter would be a bonus for me. Also, with the AMOLED vs PureMotion+ (or whatever it's called), I guess I'll have to see them both in motion before I decide.