02-18-2015 10:29 PM
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  1. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
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    Never seen a Samsung Windows Phone!!!

    Wow!

    Since Nokia is no longer ... Perhaps

    House is Samsung build quality?
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    02-10-2015 11:52 AM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    As great as their app launcher Touch Wiz on Android: awful.
    02-10-2015 12:40 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The SE is as fine a Windows Phone as there is. I actually owned one when I was on Verizon so I'm not spewing FUD like others here ^^. If it was available on AT&T I would not hesitate to get another.
    mary beth hale and Tom Snyder like this.
    02-10-2015 07:38 PM
  4. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    I think that's Ativ S on the pic, nit the SE.

    I don't like Samsung phones, never did, but now I do have an Ativ S and it's great phone. It does have 8.1.1 official but Samsung support is bad. Otherwise, great bang for buck.
    xandros9 and shaikhmuaaz_2010 like this.
    02-10-2015 07:50 PM
  5. raycpl's Avatar
    My office colleague sitting next to me has an Ativ S. It decent and does not have the hangs/freezes of the Galaxy. It is quite decent on WP8.0 But he really envies the embellishments of my 920 on WP8.1/Denim. The Ssg updates for his Activ is really the pits. His next phone will definitely be a Lumia.
    Last edited by raycpl; 02-10-2015 at 10:23 PM.
    02-10-2015 08:05 PM
  6. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    Ativ, not Activ. If he have the international, not the North American version of it, direct him to the Samsung part of forum, with a bit of effort he can upgrade to 8.1.1
    mary beth hale and raycpl like this.
    02-10-2015 08:25 PM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I think that's Ativ S on the pic, nit the SE.

    I don't like Samsung phones, never did, but now I do have an Ativ S and it's great phone. It does have 8.1.1 official but Samsung support is bad. Otherwise, great bang for buck.

    The Ativ S does not support the tile layout seen on that picture, only the SE can have 4 small and 1 medium on the same row.
    02-10-2015 10:34 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    The Ativ S does not support the tile layout seen on that picture, only the SE can have 4 small and 1 medium on the same row.
    Yea it does, with 8.1 it has the option to use either two or three columns.
    I think its an S too.
    02-10-2015 10:35 PM
  9. tooly26's Avatar
    Yes, we see an Ativ S on the pic.
    02-10-2015 11:19 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yea it does, with 8.1 it has the option to use either two or three columns.
    I think its an S too.
    My wife has an S with 8.1 and you can't. I may be incorrect but I believe only HD displays are capable of this, not 720p.
    02-11-2015 11:05 AM
  11. tooly26's Avatar
    Ugh, HD is 720p. Full Hd 1080p.

    And I have here a gt-i8750 alias ativ s and you can choose between 2 and 3 rows.
    02-11-2015 11:24 AM
  12. Jas00555's Avatar
    My wife has an S with 8.1 and you can't. I may be incorrect but I believe only HD displays are capable of this, not 720p.
    My Lumia 830 has all 3 rows, so idk. Maybe it's a Samsung thing.
    02-11-2015 11:26 AM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    resolution isn't the defining factor, it's screen size. 5", 6" 720p? Three columns. Less than that? Your choice.
    02-11-2015 11:50 AM
  14. Euell Gibbons's Avatar
    When my Lumiz 822 bit the dust I picked up a refurb Ativ S Neo for under a benjamin. Terrific phone, much better than the Lumia. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Samsung WP.
    02-11-2015 12:26 PM
  15. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    resolution isn't the defining factor, it's screen size. 5", 6" 720p? Three columns. Less than that? Your choice.
    The 625 and 735 have the same screen size. Yet the 735 only has the three column tile enabled
    02-11-2015 02:01 PM
  16. JerseySal's Avatar
    I love my Ativ S Neo (AT&T) Have 8.1 Preview on it.

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    02-11-2015 02:03 PM
  17. Vistaus's Avatar
    Nokia had good build quality most of the time, but why the hate on MS build quality? Surface Pro 3 (and the other Surface devices) is a great example of MS build quality. Sure, the 535 is nothing to write home about but seeing what they are able to deliver Surface-wise, I'm pretty sure that once they start deprecating mid-range and high-end Nokia's, build quality will be much, much better.

    (btw, Samsung build quality is meh-ish IMHO, even the Windows Phone devices; I'd much rather pick HTC or Blu over Samsung then)
    02-11-2015 02:54 PM
  18. Rogozinski's Avatar
    Yes you can! My friend has Ativ S with 8.1 AND 3 big tiles row...
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    02-11-2015 03:39 PM
  19. TechFreak1's Avatar
    My wife has an S with 8.1 and you can't. I may be incorrect but I believe only HD displays are capable of this, not 720p.
    So my your saying my 920 can't do this then?


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    As it doesn't have a full HD screen or as you put it a HD screen (it has a 1280 x 768 resolution) .

    Please don't spread fud, MS enabled the three columns with the 8.1 update via an option under start + themes for devices with less than 5".

    Here is an extract from the article below "it turns out that all Windows Phones will indeed get three-column support for Live Tiles". Yes initially you would have needed to do a reg hack on the Ativ S prior to the update to enable the three columns.

    Video of three column support on older devices with Windows Phone 8.1



    Extract from the above video "it was so popular we decided to bring this feature to all screen sizes, so now with windows phone 8.1 any user can turn on this enhanced layout providing an expanded canvas to express their individuality".
    Tom Snyder and xandros9 like this.
    02-11-2015 08:10 PM
  20. navidee's Avatar
    My first WP was a Samsung Focus and it still is/was my all time favorite phone. Unfortunately it crapped out about a month before I bought my 1020, but I had tons of fun with it from 7 to 7.5 to 7.8. Only phone I've ever seen that made your micro SD a part of the internal memory and would kill for that feature again.
    02-11-2015 08:25 PM
  21. vicu9mx's Avatar
    @fatclue_98 are talking about ROWS not COLUMNS, count tthem in the 920 picture and are 4 and a half, and for ATIV SE are 5 ROWS.

    Of course ALL phones are capable of displaying 3 columns even the 520
    02-12-2015 08:24 AM
  22. jmshub's Avatar
    I had a Samsung Focus and liked it, but I know that mine and two others had problems where the power switch started to fail. apparently that was very common. My dad had a Focus S, which seemed to have noticeably higher built quality, so Samsung didn't build bad phones.
    02-12-2015 08:33 AM
  23. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    @fatclue_98 are talking about ROWS not COLUMNS, count tthem in the 920 picture and are 4 and a half, and for ATIV SE are 5 ROWS.

    Of course ALL phones are capable of displaying 3 columns even the 520
    I'm pretty sure they're talking about columns.. Maybe you should re-read everything.
    Last edited by Nicholas Maguire; 02-12-2015 at 05:31 PM.
    02-12-2015 09:02 AM
  24. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Agree about the Focus. My first Windows phone as well and loved it.
    02-12-2015 09:14 AM
  25. neo158's Avatar
    @fatclue_98 are talking about ROWS not COLUMNS, count tthem in the 920 picture and are 4 and a half, and for ATIV SE are 5 ROWS.

    Of course ALL phones are capable of displaying 3 columns even the 520
    They ARE talking about columns, BTW the ATIV S can not only have the three columns but also shows 5 rows on the screen as well.
    02-12-2015 10:27 AM
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