Fast and fluid experience.
Very large screen.
MicroSDXC card slot.
A bit too big for some users.
Camera and camcorder could be better.
Features and specs don't wow us for the price vs. the Windows Phone 8 competition.
By Good Gear Guide on August 31, 2013
The Samsung ATIV S will be one of the first smartphones to run Microsoft's new mobile OS, Windows Phone 8. It features a large 4.8in super AMOLED HD screen, has an 8-megapixel camera and boasts an aluminium...-
By Hardware Secrets on August 26, 2013
The Samsung ATIV S is an excellent smartphone, although not as expensive as the market flagships. Its highlights are the big and bright HD screen, and the great camera.It is light and thin, which makes it easy to carry, despite of the big frontal...-
By NotebookCheck on February 22, 2013
With this review unit it becomes evident once more that Samsung knows its business and sold the most smartphones in 2012 not without reason. After the success of the Galaxy Note it was clear which strategy the South Korean company pursued - unrivaled...87
By itproportal.com on February 18, 2013
At the time of writing this, Samsung’s Ativ S is the Windows Phone 8 handset with the largest screen, and the screen is bright, clear and a real eye-catcher. Slick operation under the fingers, NFC, plenty of memory and a generally stylish physical...80
By MobileTechReview on February 16, 2013
twitter: @lisagade) The Samsung ATIV Odyssey is the manufacturer's first US Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Available on Verizon Wireless for $49 with contract, Samsung obviously wasn't shooting for a flagship device, and they've yet to bring...60
By Ubergizmo on February 14, 2013
Very Good) Design-wise, the Samsung ATIV S looks like a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 2 with Windows Phone 8 inside. Samsung designed a few elements slightly differently, probably to differentiate the ATIV S from its larger Android-powered...-
By CoolSmartphone on February 05, 2013
By the sheer number of handsets sold Samsung are the world leader in mobile devices. The Galaxy range of devices have become a massive hit and from the excellent Note II to the Galaxy SIII, their range of Android devices have taken the world by...-
By CoolSmartphone on January 24, 2013
There is always one late comer to every party. In this case, Samsung announced the Windows Phone 8 touting Ativ S back in August of 2012 but didn’t actually manage to release it until December, almost a whole month after the Nokia Lumia 920....-
By 5FWD on January 10, 2013
The Samsung Ativ S doesn’t push the boat out when it comes to build like the Nokia Lumia 920, but its big, gorgeous display and light weight make it the most comfortable of the top notch Windows Phone 8 blowers so far. Sadly, Samsung’s...60
By The Verge on December 21, 2012
I was always a fan of Samsung's original Windows Phone handset, the Focus. It was fairly unique against the company's Android designs, and it marked the beginning of Windows Phone as its own viable platform. Lately though, Samsung hasn't put...-