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  1. scottcraft's Avatar
    Love to see a review. An 5" high-end device with SD-card is what WP lacks today.

    Edit: Found an videoreview: Samsung ATIV SE Review: With WP8.1
    That's a decent video. I'm going to have to go get some hands on time with this phone again.
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    05-23-2014 05:25 PM
  2. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Well over a month now. Guess WPCentral won't be putting a review up.

    PC Magazine recently published their own. Doesn't really have a whole lot to say, but its review is generally positive. Samsung Ativ SE (Verizon Wireless) Review & Rating | PCMag.com
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    05-30-2014 01:16 PM
  3. scottcraft's Avatar
    Well over a month now. Guess WPCentral won't be putting a review up.

    PC Magazine recently published their own. Doesn't really have a whole lot to say, but its review is generally positive. Samsung Ativ SE (Verizon Wireless) Review & Rating | PCMag.com
    There's probably a valid reason they haven't done a review yet, but it's still disappointing.
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    05-30-2014 02:59 PM
  4. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    There's probably a valid reason they haven't done a review yet, but it's still disappointing.
    There's been no communication either way, so we really have no idea what's going on.
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    05-30-2014 04:31 PM
  5. experiment 626's Avatar
    There's probably a valid reason they haven't done a review yet, but it's still disappointing.
    No there isn't. Just look at some of the articles & reviews WPCentral felt the need to post and tell me they were more important than a new WP 8 flagship device review.
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    05-31-2014 08:32 AM
  6. scottcraft's Avatar
    No there isn't. Just look at some of the articles & reviews WPCentral felt the need to post and tell me they were more important than a new WP 8 flagship device review.

    I tend to agree with you,but I was trying to give wpcentral the benefit of the doubt. It looks like if this phone is successful it will be in spite of wpcentral. This is sad in my opinion because this is a phone that will be attractive to android users..
    05-31-2014 10:54 AM
  7. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I tend to agree with you,but I was trying to give wpcentral the benefit of the doubt. It looks like if this phone is successful it will be in spite of wpcentral. This is sad in my opinion because this is a phone that will be attractive to android users..

    And a review showing up here or not wont stop them from getting it.

    I believe Daniel said if enough people wanted the review they would do one but not many people care about this phone.
    05-31-2014 12:52 PM
  8. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    And a review showing up here or not wont stop them from getting it.

    I believe Daniel said if enough people wanted the review they would do one but not many people care about this phone.
    He also said one would be published by the 25th of April.
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    05-31-2014 12:55 PM
  9. scottcraft's Avatar
    And a review showing up here or not wont stop them from getting it.

    I believe Daniel said if enough people wanted the review they would do one but not many people care about this phone.
    The bottom line is the Ativ is a high end phone released on one of if not the largest carrier is the US and it is also one of only two Windows Phone devices for sale in most Verizon stores (yes the 8X and 928 are still available, but mostly online). There really isn't a valid excuse for not reviewing this phone other than problems with the review device.
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    05-31-2014 02:22 PM
  10. mary beth hale's Avatar
    And a review showing up here or not wont stop them from getting it.

    I believe Daniel said if enough people wanted the review they would do one but not many people care about this phone.
    For someone who admittedly despises Samsung Windows Phones, you spend a bit of time commenting on the Samsung forums.
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    05-31-2014 05:33 PM
  11. DrRambone's Avatar
    I will get my Ativ SE tomorrow and put up a small review on my findings :)
    06-01-2014 11:26 AM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    For someone who admittedly despises Samsung Windows Phones, you spend a bit of time commenting on the Samsung forums.
    I have to say you guys get really defensive over your forums :) I didn't realize I needed to stay segregated to my 1520 forums :D

    Despite the fact I dislike Samsung phones, I do like to keep up to date on all windows phone and unfortunately my brother has a SE as of today therefore I will be here quite a bit to learn more of the phone to help keep him with wp(He is having a hard time...not with the phone but the OS).

    Do hope it is no issue for you lol
    06-01-2014 11:41 AM
  13. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    The bottom line is the Ativ is a high end phone released on one of if not the largest carrier is the US and it is also one of only two Windows Phone devices for sale in most Verizon stores (yes the 8X and 928 are still available, but mostly online). There really isn't a valid excuse for not reviewing this phone other than problems with the review device.
    I think it may simply be because the audience of the site doesn't call for it much. If I am not mistaken(please correct me if I am wrong) but not too many of the other WP centric site covered a review for it either.

    It's probably a matter of importance and unfortunately, the SE likely just got lost in the shuffler among other important stuff/news.

    I don't even see many reviews for it on youtube in general so it is not JUST WPcentral.
    06-01-2014 11:44 AM
  14. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I have to say you guys get really defensive over your forums :) I didn't realize I needed to stay segregated to my 1520 forums :D

    Despite the fact I dislike Samsung phones, I do like to keep up to date on all windows phone and unfortunately my brother has a SE as of today therefore I will be here quite a bit to learn more of the phone to help keep him with wp(He is having a hard time...not with the phone but the OS).

    Do hope it is no issue for you lol
    Simply made an observation. Good luck to your brother. Hope he enjoys his phone. That's really what it's all about.
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    06-01-2014 02:04 PM
  15. scottcraft's Avatar
    I think it may simply be because the audience of the site doesn't call for it much. If I am not mistaken(please correct me if I am wrong) but not too many of the other WP centric site covered a review for it either.

    It's probably a matter of importance and unfortunately, the SE likely just got lost in the shuffler among other important stuff/news.

    I don't even see many reviews for it on youtube in general so it is not JUST WPcentral.
    You're right, I haven't seen much coverage period about the Ativ. With WP having such a small market share and no one but Nokia really making nice phones it seems like a nice high end device from Samsung should be reviewed and promoted by this site just like the phones from Nokia and HTC.
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    06-01-2014 03:33 PM
  16. Tony_Offends_U's Avatar
    I've seen Rubino post pics of the phone in articles so he's still using it. Mini review wouldn't hurt.
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    06-03-2014 11:45 PM
  17. A895's Avatar
    I've seen Rubino post pics of the phone in articles so he's still using it. Mini review wouldn't hurt.
    It might hurt the Nokia fans.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
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    06-04-2014 12:07 AM
  18. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    It might hurt the Nokia fans.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    It won't hurt me, and I'm a Nokia fan.

    While this is a carrier exclusive and rather rare at that, I do believe this phone is worthy of a review.
    06-04-2014 12:44 AM
  19. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    It might hurt the Nokia fans.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    Ah you people lol....
    Lmao it wont hurt me. If anything it will make me happy so people can stop going on about Nokia bias in the site and what not Y.Y

    At any rate, although Samsung has low market share with windows phones it will of course prove to be popular threads since Samsung threads tend to bring out a lot of comments even though most comments aren't positive....

    I say throw the Samsung minority a bone so as to appease them. Then again we are now going into like three months. The review is a bit dated by now.

    As stated if there is no big demand for it, it makes sense there is no review.

    The icon/930 has been the more desired and discussed phone by most tech sites. Which is understandable. I am sure when HTC, Sony or LG release a phone they will get adequate coverage.
    06-04-2014 04:13 AM
  20. A895's Avatar
    Ah you people lol....
    Lmao it wont hurt me. If anything it will make me happy so people can stop going on about Nokia bias in the site and what not Y.Y

    At any rate, although Samsung has low market share with windows phones it will of course prove to be popular threads since Samsung threads tend to bring out a lot of comments even though most comments aren't positive....

    I say throw the Samsung minority a bone so as to appease them. Then again we are now going into like three months. The review is a bit dated by now.

    As stated if there is no big demand for it, it makes sense there is no review.

    The icon/930 has been the more desired and discussed phone by most tech sites. Which is understandable. I am sure when HTC, Sony or LG release a phone they will get adequate coverage.
    Once HTC and LG release their devices they better get as much coverage as Samsung here, which is little to none. And if they do, I will know for sure, that there is some serious bias against Samsung. So no review of the W8 or thre LG device, they only get a preview/hands on and a announcement when they go on sale.
    06-04-2014 07:44 AM
  21. Tony_Offends_U's Avatar
    Samsung WP fell from grace. And I can see why. It's the route they chose but I can't fault them for it at all.

    1320 is coming to US, not sure if he reviewed that but if not hopefully it comes with the release. Always wanted that phone.
    06-04-2014 08:39 AM
  22. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Samsung WP fell from grace. And I can see why. It's the route they chose but I can't fault them for it at all.

    1320 is coming to US, not sure if he reviewed that but if not hopefully it comes with the release. Always wanted that phone.
    YOu sure can't but i can lol. It's why i dont understand why certain wpcentral members dont care too much and have disdain for Samsung since that is the same exact way Samsung treats the os.

    I can understand LG, HTC, and others jumping ship(look at them scurrying back now though) but Samsung had the chance to be the titan of windows phone as they are with android. There's no excuse for their efforts. Just good enough is good...but it is the very reason Samsung is held the way they are with windows phone.

    Notice how most people don't even want Samsung, if they don't want Lumia they are craving Sony and others.

    It makes me wonder...since there were no viable alternative at the start of Samsungs rise, did they manage to get lucky simply because their competitors were just throwing android phones out.

    If there is bias, its warranted....though Daniel has showcased the se in many articles.

    As for the 1320,this was all i found
    http://m.windowscentral.com/nokia-lu...rst-impression
    06-04-2014 01:29 PM
  23. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Once HTC and LG release their devices they better get as much coverage as Samsung here, which is little to none. And if they do, I will know for sure, that there is some serious bias against Samsung. So no review of the W8 or thre LG device, they only get a preview/hands on and a announcement when they go on sale.
    You're being a bit ridiculous.
    Of ccourse there will likely be tons of coverage.

    LG aka knockoff Samsung but surprisingly better, hasn't released a phone since wp7 and HTC hasn't released anything since the 8x in 2012(8xt doesn't count. It's the equivalent of the 810 to the 820)
    06-04-2014 01:32 PM
  24. DrRambone's Avatar
    I got my Ativ yesterday. 1st impression is that a beast, very good performance. Much better than the previous Nokias WP phones i had.
    As a long time android user/developer there a lot of things missing in WP. But for the Ativ, its seems a very nice phone: camera is equal to S4, battery seems solid at least on WP8. Its light and has small bezels (take that Nokia...) so the dimensions is ok for a 5" phone.
    I did update it to WP8.1 dev edition and the update gave some bugs: screen lockups etc-era
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    06-04-2014 01:55 PM
  25. A895's Avatar
    You're being a bit ridiculous.
    Of ccourse there will likely be tons of coverage.

    LG aka knockoff Samsung but surprisingly better, hasn't released a phone since wp7 and HTC hasn't released anything since the 8x in 2012(8xt doesn't count. It's the equivalent of the 810 to the 820)
    So why do they get tons of coverage when Samsung does not? Samsung even has more apps exclusives than HTC. HTC has done less for the platform than Samsung and LG has not been around since WP7, so what makes them so special? One of the most high end Windows Phone on the market yet it gets little to no coverage on a Windows Phone centric site. If that ain't bias I don't know what is.

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    06-04-2014 01:58 PM
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