August 29th 2012 11:41 am

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It's the Galaxy S III, repackaged for Windows Phone 8

77

Samsung has built a quality Windows Phone 8 device that's worthwhile for those who need expandable storage. It's a solid handset, but also the least exciting of the three current WP8 flagships.

Critic reviews

8.3
5 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    6.4
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Camera
    7.6
  • Ease of use
    7.1
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.0

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User reviews

9.0
1 review
  • Reception and call quality
    10
  • Display | 1 comment
    10
  • Battery life
    10
  • Camera
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    10
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support | 1 comment
    10
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) | 1 comment
    6.0
8.0
Engadget Dec 19, 2012

We genuinely enjoyed carrying one around, and it's a solid choice for those who aren't strongly attached to another mobile operating system (and don't mind the mixed bag of pre-installed apps).

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9.0
phoneArena Dec 19, 2012

Using it is definitely a joy, and the ATIV S is only contributing to this compelling experience. It's a feature-packed smartphone for heavy users, which can easily go toe-to-toe with other top-shelf smartphones in almost all areas, except for the app catalog.

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8.0
TechRadar Dec 24, 2012

Thanks to an excellent build, good specs, beefy storage and an open body design, the Ativ S is an excellent WP8 option. However, its downright frustrating how close it comes to being the ultimate Windows Phone device, only to see it fall short in key places.

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9.0
Notebookcheck Feb 22, 2013

All in all the Samsung ATIV S only has few points of criticism. If you know and like the Galaxy S3 but are bored by Android you should definitely have a closer look at the Windows sibling.

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9.0
luisp luisp

Samsung ATIV S is a full feature Windows Phone 8 device, it has a strong form factor design and a gorgeous screen. Unfortunately, it seems that Samsung didn't believe it had a winner phone and prefers to keep investing on Android and its new OS. In Europe ATIV S is selling rather well and...

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