10-13-2013 12:28 PM
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  1. pranav rai's Avatar
    Single sim I usually have the sim in my L920 for work and use the ATIV S on internet sharing. On the weekends I use the ATIV S only it's just easier to carry. Right now my L920 is on its way to Nokia to fix the dust under the screen. I tried to data reset it before I sent it I got the forever gears. I just boxed it up with the gears running and sent it anyways. I hope they fix it before they send it back to me.



    I have been asked that before. I stopped in at the RadioShack today to get a car charger when the RadioShack guy seen my ATIV S we started talking about it we talked for a good 20 minutes.



    That is it they see a Samsung device they don't recognize they start asking about it. Its still the most noticed Windows Phone I have owned.
    Not to nitpick, but those were the words I expected to see in the title. Else its, arguably, factually incorrect :)
    06-26-2013 02:27 AM
  2. johnblair7's Avatar
    I haven't seen an Ativ S but here in UK it's 200 cheaper on Expansys than the L920, it's even cheaper than the L820. I've got a L800 and thinking about buying a Simfree L920. Even though I know the Ativ is a good phone, Nokia are putting more effort into Windowsphone.
    06-26-2013 02:42 AM
  3. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    Plenty of Nokia Windows Phones offer those features. The high end though, aims to stand out and it does. I can't consider the ativ S a high end device because it has a cheap feel, an underwhelming camera and an uninspired design. Samsung met with a mobile OS that they can't just cram higher specs into and they're lost.
    You are entitled to your opinion, of course, and you're obviously a Nokia fan. Great, awesome. My Lumia 900 and 820 both had to be returned to Nokia for warranty service before I sold them, and my 920 had dust starting to collect in the front camera when I sold that.

    No Samsung device I've ever owned has had to go in for warranty service. So yknow, quality only means so much as long as the phone is actually working.

    I prefer the feel of Samsung devices over other brands and I've used, and I've used them all.
    06-26-2013 09:27 AM
  4. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    Please do elaborate.
    I base my opinion on things like speed to turn on/off functions (wi-fi/bluetooth/etc) and run certain apps (Wiztiles, in particular, runs faster on the Ativ S than any other WP8 device I've tried).

    I was just surprised when I first starting using the Ativ how fast it actually was. I didn't think it'd "feel" snappier than other WP8 devices, but it does.
    06-26-2013 09:29 AM
  5. inteller's Avatar
    I'm still trying to figure out how people are able to tell the difference between one Galaxy anonophone and another.
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    06-26-2013 10:55 AM
  6. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    I'm still trying to figure out how people are able to tell the difference between one Galaxy anonophone and another.
    Same amount of difference between them as there are between the Nokia devices or Apple devices.
    06-26-2013 11:06 AM
  7. EchoRedux's Avatar
    I live in the states and people ask me what kind of phone I have (Samsung Focus S). I tell them it's a WP and more often than not people ask if it's a Nokia. I say it's a Samsung and they don't seem to know that Sammy makes phones with WP on it. One guy brought out his GS III though to compare and we started playing around and noticed how snappy and fluid my phone was in comparison. He asked what the processor was and I said single core. He didn't believe me at first but looked it up and was amazed that his GSIII was smoked by a WP.
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    06-26-2013 12:40 PM
  8. itsmemuffins's Avatar
    In Ireland I don't think it even got released? I've never seen anyone here with one or advertised by Samsung or the networks. In the week that I've had mine I've had three people ask me what phone that was.

    I've never had strangers ask me about my phone before. I was afraid they were trying to steal it.
    08-18-2013 11:32 AM
  9. WP8Expert's Avatar
    Same here. iPhones and Galaxies dominate my country. In the bus, someone sat beside me with a Note II and asked me what theme was I using because it was slick and flawless. Told him it was a Windows Phone and I got the most annoying response:

    Samsung makes Windows Phones?

    Well Nokia dominates, well a little too much. I once overheard someone say "Look, even Samsung is copying Nokia's OS". And when I changed from my L920 to my ATIV S, the usual response is

    Samsung uses Nokia OS?

    A Samsung Windows Phone? You sure that's not a cheap china knock-off?

    08-18-2013 11:38 AM
  10. itsmemuffins's Avatar
    Yeah lol, I had a friend ask me what Galaxy phone that was. I just looked at him...
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    08-18-2013 11:44 AM
  11. WP8Expert's Avatar
    Yeah lol, I had a friend ask me what Galaxy phone that was. I just looked at him...
    Same response I get too!

    F: DAYUM! That looks slick! What phone is that? Samsung Galaxy..?

    Me: Its the Samsung ATIV S.

    F: FAKE! All Samsung phones are Galaxies, so your phone is a fake, chinese knock-off of the Note II

    Me: *shakes head* there are not only Galaxies by Samsung you know? They make ATIVs, for Windows

    F: Nuh-uh! Samsung only makes Android phones! Your phone is fake!

    Me: *facepalm*
    08-18-2013 11:53 AM
  12. itsmemuffins's Avatar
    I was just thinking, It's Samsung's fault. They never advertised the Ativ S. It's like its their red headed step child

    People are literary slack jawed when I tell them it's not made of metal but the same as the GS3 and GS4 but without the hideous hyper glaze.
    08-18-2013 12:01 PM
  13. WP8Expert's Avatar
    I was just thinking, It's Samsung's fault. They never advertised the Ativ S. It's like its their red headed step child

    People are literary slack jawed when I tell them it's not made of metal but the same as the GS3 and GS4 but without the hideous hyper glaze.
    Same. I shock my friends when I remove the battery and ask them to feel the almost-weightless chassis of the ATIV S.

    My dad's S3's hyper glaze coating has spider-web cracks. Everywhere. So much so, that he tells people he has the Spiderman edition of the Galaxy S3
    08-18-2013 12:08 PM
  14. itsmemuffins's Avatar
    Haha, good one
    08-18-2013 12:12 PM
  15. christenmartin's Avatar
    Same response I get too!

    F: DAYUM! That looks slick! What phone is that? Samsung Galaxy..?

    Me: Its the Samsung ATIV S.

    F: FAKE! All Samsung phones are Galaxies, so your phone is a fake, chinese knock-off of the Note II

    Me: *shakes head* there are not only Galaxies by Samsung you know? They make ATIVs, for Windows

    F: Nuh-uh! Samsung only makes Android phones! Your phone is fake!

    Me: *facepalm*
    me facepalm....LMAO
    08-18-2013 12:20 PM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I loved the Focus S. It was my favorite WP7 model and I had no issues with it as a daily driver. I wanted a Ativ S but they were unavailable and overpriced. Now, I can get one for under $300US. I'm very tempted to replace my 810 wth it, even though 4.3" is my sweet spot screen wise.
    08-18-2013 01:24 PM
  17. neo158's Avatar
    I'm still trying to figure out how people are able to tell the difference between one Galaxy anonophone and another.
    I'm still trying to work out why Nokia fanboys are posting in the ATIV S section, surely with all the Nokia anonophones out there there's a section for each of you!!!!
    08-18-2013 03:23 PM
  18. nsa74's Avatar
    Happens to me a lot. Since no carrier sells Ativ here, even sellers from specialized stores asked about the phone when I was trying to find a case or protector foil for it. Is it a Galaxy 3? 4? I never heard of Samsung making Windows phones :))
    08-18-2013 03:40 PM
  19. z33dev33l's Avatar
    It looks like just another android phone. At least HTC had the uniformity to create one of the most beautiful (albeit faulty) devices to date. The Ativ looks like a galaxy s3 that someone flashed Windows Phone onto.
    08-18-2013 03:44 PM
  20. neo158's Avatar
    It looks like just another android phone. At least HTC had the uniformity to create one of the most beautiful (albeit faulty) devices to date. The Ativ looks like a galaxy s3 that someone flashed Windows Phone onto.
    You've never seen a Galaxy S3 then, more to the point I thought you were a Nokia user so why bother posting in the forum section for a phone you seem to hate anyway!!!!
    08-18-2013 04:01 PM
  21. z33dev33l's Avatar
    You've never seen a Galaxy S3 then, more to the point I thought you were a Nokia user so why bother posting in the forum section for a phone you seem to hate anyway!!!!
    I've owned a galaxy s3, doesn't change the fact at all. It looks like another android phone except with a windows logo on the button
    08-18-2013 04:35 PM
  22. neo158's Avatar
    I've owned a galaxy s3, doesn't change the fact at all. It looks like another android phone except with a windows logo on the button
    Then you obviously didn't use it that long as the ATIV S looks more like a Galaxy Note 2 than an S3!!!!
    08-18-2013 04:38 PM
  23. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Then you obviously didn't use it that long as the ATIV S looks more like a Galaxy Note 2 than an S3!!!!
    why would I use it long? It was an android phone without the redeeming qualities of the HTC one and it felt like a fisher price toy. The ativ S feels just like a galaxy s3 variant
    08-18-2013 04:49 PM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The ativ S feels just like a galaxy s3 variant
    No one disputes this, not even Samsung. OG Focus = Samsung Galaxy S variant, Focus S = SGS2 variant. It doesn't mean that they and the Ativ S are bad phones, it just means Samsung spent their money wisely and modified an existing concept to fit MSFT's hardware requirements. If the S3 was selling so-so, I betcha AT&T would have picked up the Ativ S and it would have sold decently in the US. No reason for Samsung to kill a bird in hand (S3) for a potentially good seller (Ativ S).

    I still say the Ativ S is a sweet phone and would gladly own one if I wasn't in the midst of my photography itch and want a Lumia 92x or 1020 for those reasons.
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    08-19-2013 07:23 AM
  25. mary beth hale's Avatar
    went from samsung focus to samsung ativ s and have not looked back. absolutely love the ativ. i was worried that the screen size would make it feel awkward, but it is so light and thin. completely comfortable to hold.
    neo158 and WP8Expert like this.
    08-19-2013 08:02 AM
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