1. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    I must say that my Ativ S is not only my favorite WP8 device but my favorite mobile device overall.

    On the other side, the variability in the quality of the Qualcomm SOC is also affecting the Ativ S. In our office 50% of our Ativ S running the exact same firmware and software have a problem where the display crashes while you view things... You only need to push the Windows button to resume, but it is annoying.

    I am starting to be convinced that all SOCs for WP8 devices should be made by Intel, not Qualcomm, under license to get around Qualcomm's lousy QC.
    05-18-2013 01:47 PM
  2. Flagz's Avatar
    I wish we had the ATIV S with super sensitive touch, beats audio and Nokia's camera, that my only problem. Everything on the ATIV S seems half baked vs competitors, except DESGIN. Samsung stepped it up and it looks like the one of the sexiest WP8 device yet. <3
    05-18-2013 07:05 PM
  3. Dr Tone's Avatar
    I wish we had the ATIV S with super sensitive touch, beats audio and Nokia's camera, that my only problem. Everything on the ATIV S seems half baked vs competitors, except DESGIN. Samsung stepped it up and it looks like the one of the sexiest WP8 device yet. <3
    The Ativ S has a wolfson dac, no way you want beats audio over it.
    05-18-2013 07:35 PM
  4. peterfares's Avatar
    I wish we had the ATIV S with super sensitive touch, beats audio and Nokia's camera, that my only problem. Everything on the ATIV S seems half baked vs competitors, except DESGIN. Samsung stepped it up and it looks like the one of the sexiest WP8 device yet. <3
    Beats audio on the 8X is bull****. All it is is a preset equalizer configuration that increases the bass response to ridiculous levels.
    I don't think the ATIV S is half baked at all. Other than maybe Samsung not including any worthwhile manufacture apps.
    The camera on it is very respectable. It is also the only flagship with a removable battery and a microSD slot.
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    05-18-2013 10:55 PM
  5. Flagz's Avatar
    Beats audio on the 8X is bull****. All it is is a preset equalizer configuration that increases the bass response to ridiculous levels.
    I don't think the ATIV S is half baked at all. Other than maybe Samsung not including any worthwhile manufacture apps.
    The camera on it is very respectable. It is also the only flagship with a removable battery and a microSD slot.
    Ok well attacking the 8X isn't the way around here to get heard. offer respectable opinion.. I own all 3 Flagship ( 8X, 920, Ativ S) and out of all I prefer the 8X. I know the strong sides of all them. My sound system at home has an external mixer and even without music on my 8X come out more clear than my 920 and Ativ S through my puritys, rocketfish, and car system. It sounds more legit than the other two, and I know for a fact because I listen to alot of my own music that I make (beats and vocals) an it sound true to life. If I turn off beats and mix everything clearly the L920 and 8X still beat the Ativ s for db w/ out clipping. The L920 camera ****s on both the 8X and Ativ S in lowlight, but in day light I give it to the 8X for sharpness, but 920 for clarity. The only thing the Ativ S has is the looks of the hardware, big screen and micro SD
    05-19-2013 01:10 AM
  6. Mankku's Avatar
    The Ativ S has a wolfson dac, no way you want beats audio over it.
    Sound quality is top notch on the Ativ S, and sq was my main criteria with the phone. Where have you found the source on the net that Ativ S has Wolfson chip?
    05-19-2013 06:26 AM
  7. Dr Tone's Avatar
    Sound quality is top notch on the Ativ S, and sq was my main criteria with the phone. Where have you found the source on the net that Ativ S has Wolfson chip?
    I think it was GSM arena.
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    05-19-2013 08:11 AM
  8. Dr Tone's Avatar
    Ok well attacking the 8X isn't the way around here to get heard. offer respectable opinion.. I own all 3 Flagship ( 8X, 920, Ativ S) and out of all I prefer the 8X. I know the strong sides of all them. My sound system at home has an external mixer and even without music on my 8X come out more clear than my 920 and Ativ S through my puritys, rocketfish, and car system. It sounds more legit than the other two, and I know for a fact because I listen to alot of my own music that I make (beats and vocals) an it sound true to life. If I turn off beats and mix everything clearly the L920 and 8X still beat the Ativ s for db w/ out clipping. The L920 camera ****s on both the 8X and Ativ S in lowlight, but in day light I give it to the 8X for sharpness, but 920 for clarity. The only thing the Ativ S has is the looks of the hardware, big screen and micro SD
    One persons clear is another persons harsh.

    Your accessories are far from neutral and the 8x may very well make them sound the best.
    05-19-2013 08:27 AM
  9. jaj324's Avatar
    8x haters everywhere....
    Sent from my AT&T Cali Blue HTC 8x using Board Express
    05-20-2013 09:45 AM
  10. neo158's Avatar
    8x haters everywhere....
    Sent from my AT&T Cali Blue HTC 8x using Board Express
    What do you expect, this is the ATIV S section of the forums not the HTC 8X section!!!!
    05-20-2013 09:55 AM
  11. jaj324's Avatar
    I don't hate the Ativ just because I have an 8x. I'm sure it's a great phone, I don't dislike something just because I have something different.
    Sent from my AT&T Cali Blue HTC 8x using Board Express
    05-20-2013 10:02 AM
  12. Flagz's Avatar
    One persons clear is another persons harsh.

    Your accessories are far from neutral and the 8x may very well make them sound the best.
    My accessories aren't neutral, you don't know my setup. my "Sound System" is a home recording studio system. Good fight, but it's the most neutral it can be.

    (4) Sennheiser HD 650's,
    (1) Sennheiser HD 600,
    (4) ROKIT 8's (Call em rocketfish for "slang" around here since 8 looks like a fish lol I know)

    these are all running through a Mackie ProFX 22 and apogee duet for the interface and processing. My PC's sound card is also top line for a home setup. I take pride in recording and mixing music and I know what I'm doing. Sure it isn't studio quality that comes out of the 8X, but it's a hell of a lot better than the previous two. As I stated before I love my ATIV S, the design is amazing and I wish it had everything the other two also had to offer and vice versa. It's probably the best looking and feeling WP8 device yet.
    05-20-2013 10:18 AM
  13. Dr Tone's Avatar
    My accessories aren't neutral, you don't know my setup. my "Sound System" is a home recording studio system. Good fight, but it's the most neutral it can be.

    (4) Sennheiser HD 650's,
    (1) Sennheiser HD 600,
    (4) ROKIT 8's (Call em rocketfish for "slang" around here since 8 looks like a fish lol I know)

    these are all running through a Mackie ProFX 22 and apogee duet for the interface and processing. My PC's sound card is also top line for a home setup. I take pride in recording and mixing music and I know what I'm doing. Sure it isn't studio quality that comes out of the 8X, but it's a hell of a lot better than the previous two. As I stated before I love my ATIV S, the design is amazing and I wish it had everything the other two also had to offer and vice versa. It's probably the best looking and feeling WP8 device yet.
    First off none of the stuff you listed should be plugged into the headphone out jack of a phone, including the Sennheiser's which are way to high impedance for a phone to have any chance of driving properly. If you are using this stuff to decide which phone sounds the best, then the 8x might be the best sounding phone to you as I said.

    PS) Sennheiser HD650s aren't neutral, they are warm of neutral with a mid bass hump. That's what makes them so fun to listen to, especially in long sessions. I enjoy my set but only when driving them with a proper headphone amp in a dead quiet environment.

    I won't comment on your rokit's, I sold mine and moved up to some genelecs.
    05-20-2013 12:33 PM
  14. Dr Tone's Avatar
    8x haters everywhere....
    Sent from my AT&T Cali Blue HTC 8x using Board Express
    No 8x hating, just difference of opinion on sound quality.
    05-20-2013 12:36 PM

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