Samsung has come up with a solution for consumers seeking Windows based operating system in Mobiles. It has launched Samsung Ativ S with Windows 8 operating system. With ATIV S, Samsung now has mobile products in all the major operating systems namely, Android, Bada and Windows. Come let us explore this attempt in further detail.
Features Of Samsung Ativ S Windows 8 Smartphone
Samsung Ativ S is a sleek, slim and slender phone with attractive looks. Its dimensions stand at 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm, making this one of those well crafted cell phones.
The logo of Samsung is placed on the top, and home screen button is embossed with Windows trademark logo adding to the completeness of the look. For a 4.8 inch screen, the design is apt and cleverly done. Full marks to its design!
Samsung Ativ S is equipped with the best in the business. The stunning display is super AMOLED, supporting upto 16 million colors. At 306 ppi pixel density, this is a rare feature that you will not find in any ordinary windows phone. The screen measures at 4.8 inch, giving you 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The screen offers multi touch and is also provided with corning gorilla glass for an absolute protection from scratches or other wear and tear. HD (high definition) media viewing is simply a delight on Samsung Ativ S.
Samsung Ativ S Windows 8 is one of the few phones to have Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon as its chip set. The powerful dual-core Krait 1.5 GHz sits on this chipset that gives you an efficient performance. GPU is Adreno 225 to bring out the real graphics in advanced mobile gaming. The 1GB RAM will only make your phone experience better. The phone boosts of Windows 8 which is the latest in the business.
Interestingly, the phone does not have an on-board radio; smart move or not, only time will tell. The loud speaker of the phone is in the rear bottom and ear phone jack is the standard 3.5mm.
The way Windows 8 O.S seamlessly handles the messaging is a trend to follow. Samsung ATIV S has all the standard applications for messaging purpose. Be it in-built threaded SMS / MMS view or application for email support this phone has it all. IM application comes along with the default build too. Customized applications can be downloaded from the windows store.
Samsung Ativ S is exceptionally strong in this department. The super crisp camera is 8.0 MP with auto focus and LED flash. This phone does image stabilization by default and also supports geo-tagging.
Samsung ATIV S shoots high definition videos at 1080p clarity effortlessly. This phone also has a secondary 1.9 MP VGA camera for video calls and/ or chat. Samsung ATIV S is one the few phones to have such rich camera specs.
Samsung Ativ S Windows 8 is an advanced phone giving you a wide variety of connectivity options like HSDPA at Mbps; HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and micro USB v2.0. Low speed options of GPRS and EDGE are supported, as well.
Samsung ATIV S comes in two options, 16GB and 32 GB respectively. The phone also has external memory slot which can support micro SD cards of up to 32 GB. So the chance of the phone running out of memory is remarkably less.
HTML5 is given the task of spear heading the browsing the internet. Although; there are a number of applications freely available in windows store. Personalization options of documentation editing, organizer, voice memo / dial, SWYPE etc are present by default. Another default feature is SNS. The phone doesn’t support JAVA by default.
Samsung ATIV S has A-GPS and GLONASS as GPS options. Both options are found to be pretty accurate. When it comes to Sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass are present in the phone by default.
This phone will be available in smashing color of Aluminum Silver. The phone has five hardware buttons for Home, Power, Camera, and Volume up & down respectively.
Unlike its competitors, this phone has Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery. Talk time is anticipated to be 6 hours on a 3G network although, nothing is official yet. With the battery, the phones weighs 135 grams.
Price of Samsung Ativ S Windows Phone 8
The expected price of this expensive delight from Samsung is approximately $550.
Needless to say, Samsung Ativ S looks very promising. It gives you a feeling that it has the best of everything . After closely reviewing the smartphone, it would be fair to state that this Samsung product will reach sky high sales, much like hot cakes.