1. kenlok's Avatar
    hi everyone.
    so i have a problem- i really like the ativ s and wp8 but i have some questions b4 i buy it tomorrow
    1. is the ativ s is not to old already and it will be a mistake to buy it?
    2. will it recieve the 8.1(blue) update?
    3. does anyone know if samsung is planning to take out a new device and will it cost the same?caus i am buing thr ativ s for about 200euros
    i know im digging alittlebit but i really worry i am doing a mistake if i will buy the ativ s...
    02-21-2014 06:04 AM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    It is old - depends what you call "too old" - there won't be many new hardware this year, so it is still a good phone. It will get 8.1 update.
    No one knows if Samsung will make another WP device this year. They aren't the main player in the game. It definitely won't be as cheap as 200 euros. For that price, I think it is a good phone. However, if you have a choice - Lumias are the way forward with all their additional support and software. Lumia 920 and 925 are probably in same price range.
    mary beth hale and aafa like this.
    02-21-2014 06:40 AM
  3. paul606's Avatar
    Samsung will make a new WP8 device, its called Huron. I think its a very good device, and not old. Depends where you live and for 200 euros brand new, its a steal.
    02-21-2014 07:49 AM
  4. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Yes Samsung bringing new device. Looks to initially be a Verizon exclusive. The Ativ S, for the money spent, is a fantastic phone. Have had it for 8 months and am very happy with it. Samsung has updated its own apps and the gdrs. The Ativ S was poorly marketed so not as well known as the lumias.
    IntoTheSun likes this.
    02-21-2014 07:58 AM
  5. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Just a heads up...if you get the Ativ S be prepared for a bit of Samsung bashing on the forums. Some people(NOT ALL) who own Nokias, have turned it into a religion rather than a brand preference. IMO
    02-21-2014 08:23 AM
  6. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Hi kenlok,

    The ATIV S is definitely an underrated device. Samsung has done a nice job with support by providing regular updates to its exclusive apps, as well as updates to the OS. They've kept up with all updates to WP8 thus far, and there is no reason as to why it wouldn't get the 8.1 release. If you need some more convincing, I suggest checking out user reviews. Most are pleased with their purchase.

    Samsung ATIV Sā€ž - CONSUMER RATINGS & REVIEWS | SAMSUNG
    This is mostly for the Canadian SGH-T899M version, but I think they're still valid.
    02-21-2014 08:49 AM
  7. OrangeBerry02's Avatar
    Hi kenlok

    So I don't think you have a problem ... not if you buy an Ativ S.

    I have had a Nokia Lumia 925 (a supremely ugly phone, but with an excellent little camera) and also an HTC 8X (elegantly designed, but the amount of built-in memory was just too small) and can say without hesitation that the Ativ S is in a superior league. I bought one about four weeks ago ... 48 hours later, realising they would soon be sold out, I bought a second as a spare (a cost of 179 made it an easy decision) because I work in the building industry and damaging mobile phones is an occupational hazard!

    I believe you will be more than happy with an Ativ S. And, hey, it's a "mature phone" not an old one!!

    All the best.
    anon4276835 likes this.
    02-21-2014 10:17 AM
  8. luisfarelo's Avatar
    I've bought the Ativ S 6 months ago for 200 euros and it's the best phone I ever had. Samsung till now has released all the OS updates and updates their apps regularly.
    Previously I had the Lumia 520 but battery life was bad and random reboots. This phone hasn't had any problem ever, battery life excellent, and the screen is beautiful.
    Go for it.
    urosinho likes this.
    02-21-2014 10:28 AM
  9. shaf1que's Avatar
    I recently bought one and i want to get one for the wife to replace her Galaxy S3. The handset is amazing and as it will get the 8.1 update this handset should last you. I love it.
    02-21-2014 11:10 AM
  10. shaf1que's Avatar
    if you in the UK you can get it for 179.99 via First for Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and Accessories - Expansys.com UK but i think they have taken it down now.
    02-21-2014 11:10 AM
  11. anon4276835's Avatar
    if you in the UK you can get it for 179.99 via First for Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and Accessories - Expansys.com UK but i think they have taken it down now.
    Not many places in the UK you get hold of a new one now.

    It is the best value quality Windows phone available - to get an Lumia is going to cost you an awful lot more. (I looked at Lumia's but,preferred the feel of the ATIV S.)

    The phone is one Samsung's best kept secrets.

    Go for it!
    mary beth hale likes this.
    02-21-2014 12:18 PM
  12. Geo L's Avatar
    I am new here.
    I just pick up an Ativ S for ā‚¬160, I am very impressed with it. I like it very much. The more I use it, the more I become dependent of it.
    The main phone is Moto G, but I got this one from O2 clearance with 20% off, initial was ā‚¬200. It worth every penny.
    The best thing is that I can change the battery and add more memory.
    I do not really like built in memory and battery phones. I consider them as unsafe devices. I had one phone, the battery was inflated pushing the back door out......
    I do not think this will happen with the Ativ S.Windows Phone 8 is not that bad as some reviewers said
    Yes, it is underrated phone.
    fopflugel likes this.
    02-21-2014 04:20 PM
  13. neo158's Avatar
    Just a heads up...if you get the Ativ S be prepared for a bit of Samsung bashing on the forums. Some people(NOT ALL) who own Nokias, have turned it into a religion rather than a brand preference. IMO
    Exactly, they seem to forget this is WINDOWS PHONE Central not Nokia Central!!?!

    However, most of us give as good as we get anyway ;-)
    anon4276835 likes this.
    02-22-2014 07:59 AM
  14. aafa's Avatar
    ive had my ATIV S since the beginning. and with WP as the OS, it is just as fast as a took it out of the virgin box. awesome design (ppl will call it boring, nokia fanboys) but it's such a professional simple slate design. love it!
    02-28-2014 01:05 PM
  15. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I've had my Ativ S for about 14 months with zero issues. Everything just works the way it's supposed to and has since day one. Battery life is consistently fantastic, the phone is fast, and the screen is beautiful. There is no cause for regret in buying this phone!
    02-28-2014 01:16 PM
  16. neo158's Avatar
    Only had one issue with my ATIV S and that was the well known Black Screen after factory reset issue when I was using the GDR3 preview which needed a reflash by Samsung.
    02-28-2014 01:29 PM
  17. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Only had one issue with my ATIV S and that was the well known Black Screen after factory reset issue when I was using the GDR3 preview which needed a reflash by Samsung.
    I didn't suffer this issue.... That must've sucked.
    03-01-2014 05:46 PM
  18. neo158's Avatar
    I didn't suffer this issue.... That must've sucked.
    It did suck, believe me. I've got it back now and it's working perfectly and I even got the GDR3 update as a bonus šŸ˜
    03-02-2014 06:10 AM
  19. mary beth hale's Avatar
    It did suck, believe me. I've got it back now and it's working perfectly and I even got the GDR3 update as a bonus šŸ˜
    so glad you got your phone back!
    03-03-2014 08:26 PM
  20. Flagz's Avatar
    The ATIV S is a first Gen WP8, and it is old. It will receive the Blue update and Samsung is planning for a WP8.1 device.

    My opinion get the Samsung. I still use my ATIV S and 8X daily, but my 925 and 920 (similar range) has been put aside or given away.
    03-03-2014 08:33 PM

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