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    You might guess that I am an avid WP user I have owned a bunch of WP's sense WP7 hit the streets. I got me a ATIV S a couple of weeks ago I will say I get a lot of comments and questions about it. I also have a L920 when I set it on the table in a restaurant no one ever asks about it. When I do the same thing with my ATIV S people are always asking me about the phone. Some are confused and ask me what Galaxy phone that is others are just asking what phone I have. This phone really gets peoples attention. Has anyone else noticed this?
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    I think it's because everyone knows Samsung here in US, but few people have seen the Ativ S. I've never seen one yet.

    In fact I just decided to check Samsung's websites. Is the Ativ S discontinued? I get "page not found" on the global site. http://www.samsung.com/global/ativ/ativ_s.html

    I know it won't be on the US site, since it's never been sold in US.
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    To be honest, other than my classmates (who only go onto the Me tile and randomly post crap), no one's asked me about my 620.

    Of course, that's a good thing. No-one would steal it from me. Snatchers are still a big problem in the Philippines.
    Apparently, there is not a single trace of Segoe UI on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Blake View Post
    I got me a ATIV S a couple of weeks ago I will say I get a lot of comments and questions about it. I also have a L920 when I set it on the table in a restaurant no one ever asks about it. When I do the same thing with my ATIV S people are always asking me about the phone.
    Is it usual in States that people (strangers) are just coming and asking about phone??? I mean - in the homeland of commercials??? Just like i'm sitting with my girlfriend and having some drinks and then someone (totally unknown person for me) comes and asks about my phone??? Donno but i feel it even very disturbing:) Come on - i'm having conversation and i don't know even who u are.Mind ur own business - thats my answer.
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    Although in Finland (so big market share for Lumias), I've gotten fairly much queries about the 920 when it was just released and people were asking if it was a good buy etc. Same thing with my N8 (got more questions about that from strangers than with 920) back in the day.

    Also I've had a few students in the university ask me about the Surface and even one of the professors asked about it once :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by version2 View Post
    Is it usual in States that people (strangers) are just coming and asking about phone??? I mean - in the homeland of commercials??? Just like i'm sitting with my girlfriend and having some drinks and then someone (totally unknown person for me) comes and asks about my phone??? Donno but i feel it even very disturbing:) Come on - i'm having conversation and i don't know even who u are.Mind ur own business - thats my answer.
    I don't know if Dave means that strangers in a restaurant ask about his phone, or if friends/acquaintances/co-workers ask about it.

    In most cases, strangers do not generally approach people in restaurants and ask about phones. However, people who know each other will notice new phones and ask about them. For instance, I recently attended a Linux user group meeting. I saw that one guy at the meeting had a Nokia 928, and I asked him about it. Another guy asked me about my Nokia 900. I didn't think it was odd, since I know these people.
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    I wouldn't stop someone if they were obviously busy with someone else and break a conversation up just to ask about a phone. But I have asked strangers about phones, on the tube saw a 925 Thursday and had to ask the guy about it. Have seen a GS4 and asked about that as well purely to find out if it lives up to the hype. Have had strangers ask about my phone and about my RT a lot on the train
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    Quote Originally Posted by version2 View Post
    Is it usual in States that people (strangers) are just coming and asking about phone??? I mean - in the homeland of commercials??? Just like i'm sitting with my girlfriend and having some drinks and then someone (totally unknown person for me) comes and asks about my phone??? Donno but i feel it even very disturbing:) Come on - i'm having conversation and i don't know even who u are.Mind ur own business - thats my answer.
    If one is open to others and friendly then people whom you don't know will talk to you. (I know its amazing but it is true) I often speak with people I don't know just saying hello when passing is often enough to spark a conversation. Yes people I don't know have walked up to me in a public place and asked about my phone. I was sitting in the Dickie's Barbeque Friday its a lunch line style eatery. I was chatting with several people in line about what great food and prices they have. When I set down and got my ATIV S out to read while eating, I was having lunch alone that day, one of the ladies I was in line with came over to me and asked me about my phone. I will take any opportunity to speak to others about WP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Knotek View Post
    I think it's because everyone knows Samsung here in US, but few people have seen the Ativ S. I've never seen one yet.

    In fact I just decided to check Samsung's websites. Is the Ativ S discontinued? I get "page not found" on the global site. http://www.samsung.com/global/ativ/ativ_s.html

    I know it won't be on the US site, since it's never been sold in US.
    Nah, I just think the page is temporarily down. All major carriers in Canada sell the device, and I don't think Samsung would be so quick to remove its only Windows Phone 8 device so soon. I'd say check back in a little bit.

    The Canadian site holds product information, if you wanted to check it out: Samsung ATIV S
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    It seems that ativ s specifications are great. Its like having your PC anywhere.
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    The Ativ S is, by far, the best WP8 device I've used. I had a 920, an 820, and an 8X, and the Ativ is more responsive, smoother, and easier to use than any of the others. I put this and my GS4 next to each other, and I actually prefer the "feel" of the Ativ S in the hand more than the GS4. The Ativ's screen is smaller, but holding them next to each other, I couldn't see a difference between the 720p screen and the 1080p screen of the GS4.

    This is also the 7th Samsung device I've owned (Focus, Focus Flash, Galaxy Nexus, GS3, GS4, Galaxy Note) and I've never, EVER had a problem with any of them. Screens are always excellent, cameras are always decent, and the "plastic" build quality holds up well to abuse.
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    Gotta say, I haven't seen a more disinteresting WP device since the focus flash. Highly uninspired and bland bringing nothing spectacular to the table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z33dev33l View Post
    Gotta say, I haven't seen a more disinteresting WP device since the focus flash. Highly uninspired and bland bringing nothing spectacular to the table.
    SD card support and removeable battery, along with the biggest screen WP has to offer, is definitely not bland or uninspired.

    Not every WP8 device has to have a neon color with SUPERCAMERAS to be considered a solid phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by houseclearance24 View Post
    It seems that ativ s specifications are great. Its like having your PC anywhere.
    Since owning my ATIV, I've had no use for my tablet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkevbosky View Post
    SD card support and removeable battery, along with the biggest screen WP has to offer, is definitely not bland or uninspired.

    Not every WP8 device has to have a neon color with SUPERCAMERAS to be considered a solid phone.
    Plenty of Nokia Windows Phones offer those features. The high end though, aims to stand out and it does. I can't consider the ativ S a high end device because it has a cheap feel, an underwhelming camera and an uninspired design. Samsung met with a mobile OS that they can't just cram higher specs into and they're lost.
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    I have had the same experience but with my L920. Yes, complete strangers have asked me about it when travelling on public transport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkevbosky View Post
    The Ativ S is, by far, the best WP8 device I've used. I had a 920, an 820, and an 8X, and the Ativ is more responsive, smoother, and easier to use than any of the others. I put this and my GS4 next to each other, and I actually prefer the "feel" of the Ativ S in the hand more than the GS4. The Ativ's screen is smaller, but holding them next to each other, I couldn't see a difference between the 720p screen and the 1080p screen of the GS4.

    This is also the 7th Samsung device I've owned (Focus, Focus Flash, Galaxy Nexus, GS3, GS4, Galaxy Note) and I've never, EVER had a problem with any of them. Screens are always excellent, cameras are always decent, and the "plastic" build quality holds up well to abuse.
    Please do elaborate.
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    If I saw you in public with it, I would say, "can I have your phone?" I am bored with the 8x. lol
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    Strangely I get more people asking me about Surface rather than my ATIV S.
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    None is by far better than the other. I have a L920 and now the ATIV S both are great devices each with its own plus and minus. To compare the 2 head to head is a subject for another thread. What I do know in my experience is that people will ask me about my ATIV S where as people seldom ask about L920.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Blake View Post
    None is by far better than the other. I have a L920 and now the ATIV S both are great devices each with its own plus and minus. To compare the 2 head to head is a subject for another thread. What I do know in my experience is that people will ask me about my ATIV S where as people seldom ask about L920.
    Rocking two sims? or do you switch sim when you switch phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Blake View Post
    None is by far better than the other. I have a L920 and now the ATIV S both are great devices each with its own plus and minus. To compare the 2 head to head is a subject for another thread. What I do know in my experience is that people will ask me about my ATIV S where as people seldom ask about L920.
    Do they ask where you got your GS3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Blake View Post
    None is by far better than the other. I have a L920 and now the ATIV S both are great devices each with its own plus and minus. To compare the 2 head to head is a subject for another thread. What I do know in my experience is that people will ask me about my ATIV S where as people seldom ask about L920.
    here in my country the L920 is a rarity. Well, tbh, all Lumias are a minority and thats probably why people ask me about it.

    I believe you live in the US where the ATIV S is a minority wrt the Lumias and people are curious about it.

    Even though your thread title may be accurate, its slightly misleading IMO. People are noticing it most probably because they dont know about it which is what you are saying I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    Rocking two sims? or do you switch sim when you switch phone?
    Single sim I usually have the sim in my L920 for work and use the ATIV S on internet sharing. On the weekends I use the ATIV S only it's just easier to carry. Right now my L920 is on its way to Nokia to fix the dust under the screen. I tried to data reset it before I sent it I got the forever gears. I just boxed it up with the gears running and sent it anyways. I hope they fix it before they send it back to me.

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    Do they ask where you got your GS3?
    I have been asked that before. I stopped in at the RadioShack today to get a car charger when the RadioShack guy seen my ATIV S we started talking about it we talked for a good 20 minutes.

    Quote Originally Posted by pranav rai View Post
    here in my country the L920 is a rarity. Well, tbh, all Lumias are a minority and thats probably why people ask me about it.

    I believe you live in the US where the ATIV S is a minority wrt the Lumias and people are curious about it.

    Even though your thread title may be accurate, its slightly misleading IMO. People are noticing it most probably because they dont know about it which is what you are saying I suppose.
    That is it they see a Samsung device they don't recognize they start asking about it. Its still the most noticed Windows Phone I have owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Blake View Post
    Single sim I usually have the sim in my L920 for work and use the ATIV S on internet sharing. On the weekends I use the ATIV S only it's just easier to carry. Right now my L920 is on its way to Nokia to fix the dust under the screen. I tried to data reset it before I sent it I got the forever gears. I just boxed it up with the gears running and sent it anyways. I hope they fix it before they send it back to me.
    Im curious - how well does that work with syncing everything when switching between phones and have you found the extra device on your live account being a problem. Im looking to get an Ativ purely to game with and listen to music, my 8x is great as a daily driver but I do find screen size and lower memory an issue for gaming.
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