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  1. Gezio T's Avatar
    I just found out that now the price for Ativ S is 185euros and for HTC 8X 208euros. Which one should I get???
    10-31-2013 01:30 PM
  2. Shayx's Avatar
    dude, just go with the ativ s. it's really a bargain.
    better and bigger screen, better camera.
    i bought it for 230 euros approx and since then the price went up to 250 euro because of the high demand.
    10-31-2013 06:47 PM
  3. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    I'd say it depends on what your needs are, but the ATIV S has stronger hardware than the 8X. For the extra 23 euros in savings, I'd say it's a huge bargain.
    10-31-2013 08:55 PM
  4. NightOrchid's Avatar
    If you want top of the line Hardware, Go for the Ativ S.
    Has a great Camera (better than the S3 in low light),
    a Wolfson Audio chip and DAC (sounds as good or better than beats with a good set of phones)
    Has MicroSD upto 64GB
    The AMOLED Pentile display suites WP8 tiles and apps great.
    Ive read Nokia Music is still bugged
    Removable battery
    Say bye bye to buggy android.
    Contrary to Rubbish printed online, Samsung Still support the Ativ S
    We are due GDR3 any day now.

    Get it and enjoy
    11-01-2013 05:38 PM
  5. Optiplex330's Avatar
    If you want top of the line Hardware, Go for the Ativ S.
    Has a great Camera (better than the S3 in low light),
    a Wolfson Audio chip and DAC (sounds as good or better than beats with a good set of phones)
    Has MicroSD upto 64GB
    The AMOLED Pentile display suites WP8 tiles and apps great.
    Ive read Nokia Music is still bugged
    Removable battery
    Say bye bye to buggy android.
    Contrary to Rubbish printed online, Samsung Still support the Ativ S
    We are due GDR3 any day now.

    Get it and enjoy
    It's not a rumor, in Malaysia, no GDR2 updates and I don't think they care.
    11-01-2013 05:51 PM
  6. Gezio T's Avatar
    I finally bought the Ativ S for 160 euros and I'm really excited for now! xD
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    11-01-2013 06:08 PM
  7. neo158's Avatar
    I finally bought the Ativ S for 160 euros and I'm really excited for now! xD
    Good to hear, if you have any questions then feel free to ask us ;)
    11-01-2013 06:31 PM
  8. Optiplex330's Avatar
    One minor point to add. I tried both the Lumia 520 and ATIV S. Lumia's ability to lock onto satellite without the aids of any AGPS etc is a significantly better than ATIV S's.
    11-02-2013 05:03 AM
  9. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    For the price the Ativ S is still one of the better WP8 devices. Still use mine whenever I travel.
    11-02-2013 03:17 PM
  10. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    For the price the Ativ S is still one of the better WP8 devices. Still use mine whenever I travel.
    Also to play games.... But that is a secret...
    11-04-2013 10:34 PM
  11. EchoOne30's Avatar
    Speaking as an ATIV S owner, I love this device. It's quick and speedy and has great battery life.

    I'd go with Nokia.

    More support. I don't think Samsung has any more devices in the pipeline, however Nokia is coming out with a beast every 3 months or so.

    However, this is a wonderful phone, it's not like you'd be disappointed you got it.
    11-05-2013 04:29 PM
  12. jomarr's Avatar
    Should I or should I go for the 920? I don't care about the nokia exclusives or the low light camera.. I just wanna try Windows Phone and two of the most important things in the world for me is battery life and of course music. I think the ATIV S suits me better than a 920.. I'm still on contract for another year with my iPhone and I'm selling this to at least experience WP for a year and decide what to get next upgrade. But I think I'm getting a Nokia the next time.
    11-12-2013 01:58 AM
  13. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    The ATIV S has a 2300 mAh removable battery, where the Lumia 920 has 2000. In moderate use, I can usually get two days out of my phone on a single charge.
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    11-12-2013 03:46 PM
  14. nessinhaw's Avatar
    and Ativ S has 16Gb of internal storage PLUS microSD card support!

    if i decide to stick with WP (gonna give myself a new smart as xmas gift :3) i'm going for the Ativ S! here in Brazil, there's a store selling it WAAAY cheaper than the 920! it's a great deal XD

    btw i also don't care about nokia exclusives (barely use them) or low light performance...and for the common user i am (FB, whatsapp, skype, email...social stuff in general lol) i dont want to spend a lot of money for this kind if light usage!
    11-13-2013 11:59 PM
  15. Phillip Tshabalala1's Avatar
    Official GDR3 is now available in South Africa, sim free Ativ S, just checked yesterday. Will post screenshots when I manage to download as my data is limited. Samsung support is awesome. I also use Samsung apps and get regular updates.
    11-15-2013 11:43 PM
  16. Phillip Tshabalala1's Avatar
    I lock onto satellites without any aids in less then 15sec when 100km from last destination on my Ativ S. When in same town as last destination its less then 5sec. I play golf and use GPS rangefinder regularly.
    11-15-2013 11:49 PM
  17. ruddevil's Avatar
    Official GDR3 is now available in South Africa, sim free Ativ S, just checked yesterday. Will post screenshots when I manage to download as my data is limited. Samsung support is awesome. I also use Samsung apps and get regular updates.
    Congratulations. We just got GDR2 last week in Indonesia. I will never buy a Samsung phone ever again, no matter how bargain the price is.

    Anyway, Ativ S for 150 quid is one sweet deal. I'm sure you would get the updates quicker in certain parts of the world, but definitely not in Asia.
    11-16-2013 02:18 AM
  18. neo158's Avatar
    Congratulations. We just got GDR2 last week in Indonesia. I will never buy a Samsung phone ever again, no matter how bargain the price is.

    Anyway, Ativ S for 150 quid is one sweet deal. I'm sure you would get the updates quicker in certain parts of the world, but definitely not in Asia.
    Is your ATIV S carrier locked and branded?

    If so then the delay is due to carrier testing not Samsung ;)
    11-16-2013 12:18 PM
  19. ruddevil's Avatar
    Is your ATIV S carrier locked and branded?

    If so then the delay is due to carrier testing not Samsung ;)
    No, most phones sold here are not locked nor branded. Even HTC 8X got it earlier. My wife's 920 got Amber almost 2 months ago.

    So yes, it's definitely Samsucks fault.
    11-16-2013 05:51 PM
  20. Alexandre Franquinho's Avatar
    No, most phones sold here are not locked nor branded. Even HTC 8X got it earlier. My wife's 920 got Amber almost 2 months ago.

    So yes, it's definitely Samsucks fault.
    Highly unlikely. If your device REALLY is unbranded/unlocked, it's a global push.
    11-17-2013 06:10 AM
  21. ruddevil's Avatar
    Highly unlikely. If your device REALLY is unbranded/unlocked, it's a global push.
    HIGHLY LIKELY. Check out no GDR2 club. Most people there are on unlocked phones.

    Global push? Come visit those countries and prove your theory.
    11-17-2013 08:13 AM
  22. Optiplex330's Avatar
    Highly unlikely. If your device REALLY is unbranded/unlocked, it's a global push.
    My unlocked ATIV only got GDR2 about 10 days ago. Until then, nothing shows up in phone updates. So yes, it's may be global but at different time for different countries.
    11-17-2013 04:53 PM
  23. neo158's Avatar
    Updates are rolled out based on IMEI number so if you are last on the list then there's nothing you can do!!
    11-17-2013 07:13 PM
  24. nessinhaw's Avatar
    true dat...i remember when i had my Xperia Mini, my IMEI would take a long time to receive updates lol

    btw i'm on an unlocked, unbranded 620 (i'm from Brazil btw) and still no GDR3 for me...so yeah, we can only wait ):
    11-17-2013 09:52 PM
  25. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Updates are rolled out based on IMEI number so if you are last on the list then there's nothing you can do!!
    Exactly. Doesn't matter which manufacturer you have. It sucks, but people seem to make it look like Samsung is the only company ever to do this.
    neo158 and MSFTisMIA like this.
    11-18-2013 10:55 AM
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