1. scottcraft's Avatar
    Verizon lists the Ativ as having bluetooth 3.0. Is this true? I would have thought it would have 4.0 with the rest of the hardware being so up to date.
    05-12-2014 05:05 PM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I was going to ask the same thing. I'm getting the SE in August and wondered if 3.0 Bluetooth is a disadvantage. I really don't know anything about Bluetooth.
    05-13-2014 06:59 PM
  3. scottcraft's Avatar
    4.0 is better, but I'm not clear on all the advantages. To me having 3.0 would be a detriment, but I don't know by how much.
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    05-13-2014 07:02 PM
  4. scottcraft's Avatar
    Samsung lists it as 3.0 on it's website also.
    05-13-2014 07:06 PM
  5. Novron's Avatar
    Samsung lists it as 3.0 on it's website also.
    They also list SDHC slot but it has an SDXC slot. They also list a lower pixel rating for the camera than it really has.
    05-19-2014 11:25 AM
  6. scottcraft's Avatar
    They also list SDHC slot but it has an SDXC slot. They also list a lower pixel rating for the camera than it really has.
    So you're saying it doesn't have 3.0?
    05-20-2014 05:16 AM
  7. mary beth hale's Avatar
    If it does have 3.0, how does this translate into real life use re: What does 4.0 do that 3.0 doesn't?
    05-20-2014 07:49 AM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    If it does have 3.0, how does this translate into real life use re: What does 4.0 do that 3.0 doesn't?
    It means nothing if the device you're connecting to doesn't support 4.0. Besides, all BT is backward compatible and BTW, 4.0 is basically low energy and faster transfer speeds.
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    05-20-2014 09:25 AM
  9. mary beth hale's Avatar
    It means nothing if the device you're connecting to doesn't support 4.0. Besides, all BT is backward compatible and BTW, 4.0 is basically low energy and faster transfer speeds.
    Thanks so much for the answer. Felt stupid asking, but figure it's the only way to educate myself.
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    05-20-2014 11:22 AM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    There are no stupid questions, only stupid people who ask questions. :-)


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    05-20-2014 11:49 AM
  11. scottcraft's Avatar
    For what I currently do, 3.0 is fine, but I would rather have 4.0 so I know that I would be able to do any ibeacon type stuff that might come to windows phone.
    05-20-2014 05:06 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the answer. Felt stupid asking, but figure it's the only way to educate myself.
    I've seen some of your posts regarding the Ativ S, I'm waiting on one to arrive so I'd like to pick your brains regarding 8.1 and any issues I need to look out for.

    Thanks, Fernando.
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    05-20-2014 07:07 PM
  13. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I've seen some of your posts regarding the Ativ S, I'm waiting on one to arrive so I'd like to pick your brains regarding 8.1 and any issues I need to look out for.

    Thanks, Fernando.
    The ativ s forum is so helpful. These people have level heads and lots of info to share. Many of us using the ativ s have updated to 8.1 so pick away!
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    05-20-2014 07:42 PM
  14. Novron's Avatar
    So you're saying it doesn't have 3.0?
    I'm saying nobody knows for sure and Samsung isn't a reliable source.
    05-30-2014 12:30 PM
  15. vepac's Avatar
    Fitbit wants bt 4.0 to sync their devices
    08-12-2014 10:39 PM
  16. jasqid's Avatar
    ^ I know this is kinda old, but you are right. BT 4.0 over 3.0 provides Low Energy (LE) which allows data to be aggregated from various sensors such as heart rate monitors, thermometers... etc. Basically if you want use this phone with any of the "wearables" that all these companies are trying to peddle it wont work.
    10-02-2014 03:54 PM
  17. jonthysell's Avatar
    I'm looking to replace my 8X with the Ativ SE - technically the 8X was only spec'd at Bluetooth 3.1 and yet with the 8.1.1 DP I can sync with my Fitbit One just fine. So it's posssible that the spec only says Bluetooth 3.0 because that's the max WP 8.0 supports. Maybe someone who's risked the DP and has a Fitbit can chime in.
    12-02-2014 05:23 PM

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