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  1. uvogin's Avatar
    Hi guys Uvogin checking in here, new poster.

    Just wondering is the ativ s is still worth buying. I can get it for roughly 150 sim free which is pretty good for the specs.

    But I do not want to buy it and get done over by lack of supporting on samsung part.

    I.E. Nokia is really supporting their wp8 devices and are coming out with lumia glance which I think is a good feature which is a shame it will not be on ativ s (or will it?)

    Also the fact that there is more updatable stuff for devices over 1280x768 resolution while ativ s has 1280x720 (but super amoled is the shizz)

    I have had a play around on wp8 on the 520 and is decent, wp8 is not a problem. I was considering the RAZR I for 159 but just sick of android.

    Any suggestions would be helpful decision next week
    10-25-2013 03:10 PM
  2. sejgiul's Avatar
    I'd go for either the 620 or 625 in that price range depending on screen size preference...
    10-25-2013 03:15 PM
  3. neo158's Avatar
    It certainly is, it's the only WP8 device capable of being interop unlocked ;-)
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    10-25-2013 03:16 PM
  4. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Lack of support was a thing made up by Lumia hipsters. The ATIV S was one of the first devices to get GDR2 and is still close on par with other high-end WP8 devices spec-wise.
    10-25-2013 08:02 PM
  5. urosinho's Avatar
    Ativ S is great mate, for that price you can get only mediocre android phone. This one is like a spaceship compared to any phone in that price range. Also, battery is brilliant it lasts forever. Good phone.
    10-26-2013 04:54 AM
  6. Optiplex330's Avatar
    Not sure about the Lumia hipsters but Malaysian using ATIV S still doesn't have GDR2
    10-26-2013 08:43 AM
  7. uvogin's Avatar
    I'd go for either the 620 or 625 in that price range depending on screen size preference...
    really?? I want an upgrade not a downgrade :P. Also if i were to buy a lumia it would be the 925, the camera is GREAT!!! Although i can afford it at 300 battery will probably go to crap in a year and can't replace. Saw the 925 today, glance was good.


    Ativ S is great mate, for that price you can get only mediocre android phone. This one is like a spaceship compared to any phone in that price range. Also, battery is brilliant it lasts forever. Good phone.
    Lack of support was a thing made up by Lumia hipsters. The ATIV S was one of the first devices to get GDR2 and is still close on par with other high-end WP8 devices spec-wise.
    any idea if majority of Nokia apps can be downloaded on ativ s for free (music, Nokia drive)


    thanks
    10-26-2013 02:19 PM
  8. neo158's Avatar
    really?? I want an upgrade not a downgrade :P. Also if i were to buy a lumia it would be the 925, the camera is GREAT!!! Although i can afford it at 300 battery will probably go to crap in a year and can't replace. Saw the 925 today, glance was good.

    any idea if majority of Nokia apps can be downloaded on ativ s for free (music, Nokia drive)


    thanks
    Drive, Maps and Transit are available for all Windows Phones. Music and the other Nokia apps are only available via a hack!!
    10-26-2013 03:02 PM
  9. migueli2's Avatar
    Not only worth but also a good choice.
    Awsome screen AMOLED 4.8, 16Gb internal plus microSD, 3 row tiles, super light, good battery.
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    10-26-2013 03:12 PM
  10. Optiplex330's Avatar
    any idea if majority of Nokia apps can be downloaded on ativ s for free (music, Nokia drive)
    thanks
    AFAIK.
    On DRIVE. It's available for free in some countries not not others. Drive+ have to pay.
    10-27-2013 08:32 AM
  11. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    You would take a Lumia 620 over a Ativ S LOL I've had both and the 620 is a low end WP and the Ativ S is high end and the two shouldn't be compared. The Ativ S has a bigger and better screen and a bigger battery and a better camera and a faster processor and twice the ram etc
    10-27-2013 08:46 AM
  12. Butiulca Tudor's Avatar
    worth a lot this Ativ S, i had a lumia 720 and for 5-6 apps by nokia u should not buy samsung omg, i am very satisfied with samsung wp8, u really should buy it !
    10-27-2013 09:12 AM
  13. Alex Dean's Avatar
    If you don't mind me asking, where is the ATIV S available for 150? The cheapest I can find it is for 200 on Expansys.
    10-27-2013 11:41 AM
  14. Shayx's Avatar
    it's a good buy.
    the price smashed to the floor,a premium device that costs like a trashy mid range android.
    also, its really easy to interop unlock, i'm currently running GDR3 and it's great.
    also i installed nokia here drive+ and it works great. :)
    urosinho likes this.
    10-27-2013 03:32 PM
  15. Gezio T's Avatar
    I'm confused too.. I was thinking about buying Nokia Lumia 620 (157euros) or Samsung Ativ S (177euros) but I can't make a decision...
    10-28-2013 12:23 PM
  16. uvogin's Avatar
    If you don't mind me asking, where is the ATIV S available for 150? The cheapest I can find it is for 200 on Expansys.
    On amazon.de for 182 euros, depends on the exchange rate. i gotta add shipping to that as well.

    I'm confused too.. I was thinking about buying Nokia Lumia 620 (157euros) or Samsung Ativ S (177euros) but I can't make a decision...
    Gotta make a choice and not look back gonna order the ativ s tomorrow, I'm tired of this mobile phone rat race crap changing phones every six months to a year . So i'm hoping the phone will serve me will, I don't think I will interop unlock it either since it is the main reason i'm leaving android and I'm sure ativ s will get wp Blue
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    10-28-2013 01:34 PM
  17. mary beth hale's Avatar
    On amazon.de for 182 euros, depends on the exchange rate. i gotta add shipping to that as well.



    Gotta make a choice and not look back gonna order the ativ s tomorrow, I'm tired of this mobile phone rat race crap changing phones every six months to a year . So i'm hoping the phone will serve me will, I don't think I will interop unlock it either since it is the main reason i'm leaving android and I'm sure ativ s will get wp Blue
    the ativ s is a workhorse in every respect. beautiful screen, very good battery life, 1 gb ram, plenty of storage and sd card. samsung has actually updated the apps i have from them quite frequently and i got gdr2 early in the summer. i think the reason the price dropped so much was that samsung never released in the u.s. and as far as i know, has not introduced anything new.(i don't consider the ativ s neo a new phone). i have had no regrets about my purchase. good luck. these forums are a great way to learn how to use your device to it's fullest potential.
    10-28-2013 07:57 PM
  18. Alexandre Franquinho's Avatar
    Are you serious? Jesus, even the HUAWEI W1 kicks the crap out of the lumia 620, let alone ATIV s with it's 1GB ram and 1.5ghz dual core cpu (Lumia: 1ghz, Huawei: 1.2Ghz, Ativ S: 1.5Ghz).
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    10-29-2013 06:32 AM
  19. PNX81's Avatar
    I really can't see an alternative in this price range. Camera is very nice, performance is outstanding. The Lumia 625 has the same screen size but half the ram and is more expensive.

    yes - it is still worth every cent
    10-29-2013 06:38 AM
  20. Gezio T's Avatar
    Is there an official update for ativ s to gdr3???
    10-29-2013 02:43 PM
  21. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Is there an official update for ativ s to gdr3???
    Not yet, unless you're a developer.
    10-29-2013 07:05 PM
  22. Gezio T's Avatar
    Not yet, unless you're a developer.
    But there will be one,right??? Actually I'm joining DreamSpark tomorrow so I think I'll be able to get the developer preview thing..
    Last edited by Gezio T; 10-30-2013 at 01:50 AM.
    10-29-2013 07:47 PM
  23. nessinhaw's Avatar
    yes, i had this doubt too! i can get the ativ s here in Brazil for an amazing price! same specs as 920 (perhaps even a lil better) and cheaper! my only doubt was samsung support and you guys think this device can last for at least 1 year? otherwise, i'll go with Moto X (good price here) but i rly didnt want to go back to android ><
    and the new lumias will only arrive next year and they're too big for my small hands! 4.7-4.8" is my limit!

    so is it worth switching my 620 for an ativ s? XD
    10-29-2013 08:14 PM
  24. dw852's Avatar
    I would go for Nokia handsets. AtivS is not bad, but Samsung is not doing what they should be doing. I really doubt that we would get the WP8.1 update.
    10-30-2013 09:42 AM
  25. neo158's Avatar
    I would go for Nokia handsets. AtivS is not bad, but Samsung is not doing what they should be doing. I really doubt that we would get the WP8.1 update.
    Really, that's a typical Lumia hipster comment "Samsung don't support their Windows Phones". They were the first to roll out GDR2 and remind me when is GDR3 and the Lumia Black update due, that's right, 2014.

    While support from Samsung isn't great it's better than HTC have been doing, Samsung have been releasing frequent updates to their apps and we've heard nothing about whether they will or will not release the GDR3 update and WP8.1 so instead of speculating lets wait and see.
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    10-30-2013 11:57 AM
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