Samsung SCH-I930 ATIV Odyssey

  • Samsung SCH-I930 ATIV Odyssey
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Based on 11 scores, 20 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Impressive performance for the price, Minimal bloatware, Expandable storage
  • Good performance, Solid battery life
  • Low cost of entry, Excellent battery life, Good performance, compared both to highend Windows phones and freewithcontract phones from other ecosystems, MicroSD card slot helps to make up for the paltry 8GB of internal storage, Offers the full Windows Phon...

Cons:

  • Lowres screen, Underwhelming camera performance, Cheapfeeling construction
  • Completely uninspired design, Terrible display, Poor camera

Expert reviews and ratings

By Engadget on 80

The ATIV Odyssey looks like a budget phone, with its cheap construction and low-res screen, but it performs like a...

By TopTenREVIEWS on

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey comes with a 4-inch Super AMOLED 800p touchscreen display. With the average display being 3.5 inches, this gives you plenty of screen without making the phone feel awkwardly big in your hand or pocket, and the Super AMOLED screen...

By gottabemobile.com on

The Samsung ATIV Odyssey is a budget Windows Phone 8 smartphone on Verizon Wireless which competes more with budget Android devices like the LG Lucid 2 and Droid RAZR M than other Windows Phone 8 devices like the HTC 8X.Samsung focuses specifically on a...

By GSMArena on

We are left with the exact same feelings towards the Samsung Ativ Odyssey as we had towards the last year's Samsung Focus 2 for AT&T. The handset looks hastily designed and executed in order to be able to play along with its rivals without grabbing...

By Brighthand on 60

The Samsung ATIV Odyssey may be a boring phone, but at least it's cheap and offers respectable...

By Ars Technica on

Here at Ars we naturally spend a lot of time covering high-end, cutting-edge smartphones. You guys tend to be technology enthusiasts, and technology enthusiasts are generally more excited about newer, bigger, faster, higher-specced phones than you are by...

By neowin.net on 80

Windows Phone 8 is finally start to get some traction in the market, and while high end devices usually get most of the press, it's the low-priced phones that typically sell the highest volume and help a company build out its market share.Verizon...

By LaptopMag on 50

The Samsung ATIV Odyssey delivers Windows Phone 8 for a cheap price, but there are better options for Verizon...

By Legit Reviews on

The Samsung ATIV Odyssey was my first experience with the Windows Phone 8 platform, and it was certainly a good one. The Samsung ATIV Odyssey is an overall great phone, and at only it wont cost you an arm and a leg!...

By MobileBurn on 62

Sponsored links, if any, appear in green. One could easily make a joke about how fitting it is that a Window Phone 8 device known as the ATIV Odyssey arrived weeks later than it was scheduled. While Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 smartphone on...

By booredatwork.com on

The Ativ Odyssey itself is middle-of-the-road. It looks like a smaller, cookie-cutter version of the Galaxy S3, very similar to the Galaxy S3 Mini due to its size — down to the rounded shoulder, the high-gloss surfaces, and the attractive brushed...

By Pocketnow on 70

That's the real question: whether to get serious about the ATIV Odyssey. At first glance, there's positively nothing remarkable about this device. To stretch the automotive analogy a bit: it's got a fine engine under the hood, but it's built like a...

By CNET Australia on 60

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey provides an affordable but not thrilling Windows Phone 8...

By Phone Arena on 70

Samsung is no doubt embarking on an odyssey with this venture, which should be a refreshing thing to see for Big Red’s customers. Attached with a very easy-on-the-wallet price point of $49.99 with a 2-year agreement, there’s plenty of things to like...

By wpcentral.com on

The Samsung ATIV Odyssey makes a great first impression. It's a well built, comfortable in the hand, mid-level Windows Phone. It does lack a "wow" factor and is maybe too reminiscent of older Samsung Windows Phones such as the Focus 2 and Focus. While...

By PhoneDog on

If you like Windows Phone 8 but you're tired of HTC and Nokia dominating the spotlight, take a look at Samsung's first US-based Windows Phone 8 device. The S amsung ATIV Odyssey packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4-inch Super AMOLED display,...

By thunderbaylive.com on

Lisa Gade reviews the Samsung ATIV Odyssey Windows Phone 8 smartphone on Verizon. The ATIV Odyssey has a 4″, 800 x 480 Super AMOLED display and sells for $49 with contract. It's roughly equivalent to the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, and is the smaller,...

By PC Mag on 60

As Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless is a surprisingly underwhelming...

By Digital Trends on 80

Samsung might not be Microsoft's favorite son in the Windows Phone 8 realm, but it's managed to slide in on the budget level with a phone that is desirable without draining the wallet, just like Nokia. Design-wise, the ATIV Odyssey is more streamlined...

By Phone Scoop on 60

I have mixed feelings about the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. The hardware functions fine, even if the design is a bit boring. The signal performance and call quality are quite good, as is battery life. The Microsoft operating system is fine, and the apps all...