77
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Samsung ATIV S review: the Galaxy S III, repackaged for Windows Phone 8

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.

Pros
  • Expandable storageSwappable batterySlim, comfortable designSolid camera performance
Cons
  • Samsung apps are hit and missWP8 app selection still weak
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Scores

Engadget

77
 

User Reviews

90
luisp
Samsung ATIV S is a full feature Windows Phone 8 device, it has a strong form...read more
80
goth333
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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8.3
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

6.7
 

Display

8.0
 

Battery life

8.0
 

Camera

7.6
 

Ease of use

7.3
 

Design and form factor

8.0
 

Portability (size / weight)

8.0
 

Media support

8.0
 

Durability

8.0
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

6.0
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

78
 

User

Not yet scored
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

80
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

78
 

User

Not yet scored
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

80
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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