- 10-13-2012, 04:21 PM #1
All we see is comments on Samsung making cheap plastic devices on this forum, but Samsung is probably WP8's savior. All I want to say is that we should be happy that Samsung is with us... Stop the trash-talking... Be proud that you want a Lumia and don't kill everybody else's fun...
- 10-13-2012, 05:29 PM #6
It's getting annoying that everytime someone shows interest for the ATIV s there is 4 or 5 people coming to trash-talk about samsung and how ignorant someone must be to prefer the ATIV s...
Can't we just see the value in every phone... Someone may prefer a low-end phone and that doesn't mean that he's dumb... I see too much s**t being said and not enough enthusiasm...
- 10-13-2012, 05:38 PM #8
As far as mobile OEMs go (irrespective of OS platform), I would only consider devices made by these companies: Apple, Nokia and Samsung. I listed them alphabetically, not in any order of preference. The reason for my selection has to do with build quality of the hardware.
- 10-13-2012, 06:19 PM #10
- 10-13-2012, 06:24 PM #12
As much as I'm glad Samsung is an OEM for Microsoft, they certainly haven't made the best quality devices. While I liked my Focus and Focus 2, my Lumia 900 has much better build quality than any other current Windows Phone device.
And it's not just the build quality, it's the overall ecosystem support. Where are similar apps that Nokia has built from Samsung? Where are the physical devices like the Qi Wireless Fatboy Pillow, or the JBL NFC capable speaker? Heck, what about the Purity Headphones?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing Samsung. I'm just saying there are very good reasons why folks are happy Nokia is fully onboard with Windows Phone, where Samsung is not.
- 10-13-2012, 06:33 PM #13
- 10-13-2012, 06:39 PM #14
Klipsch headphones, which I've had for over two years, work just fine.
10-13-2012, 07:36 PM #15
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On my list of WP8 phones I want, the Ativ S is second place. I'm currently an Android user with my device being made by HTC and it's become clear to me how terrible they are. I was planning to replace this HTC phone with a GS3 but then I went back to looking into Windows Phone (I originally considered it when I switched to Android from iOS but the ecosystem just wasn't where I wanted it to be yet). But, my first information on the Ativ S made it the leader until I started looking more closely at the Lumia 920.
For me, the technology placed in the Ativ S is great but the Lumia 920 just has more stuff I want. I previously would have said that the micro SD on the Ativ would be huge for me but I've learned with an unlimited data plan and Google Play I just stream all my music so that I don't have to make sure all of my devices (I also have an Transformer Prime from Asus) have the same songs loaded onto them.
The Lumia 920 just has more things that appeal to me like super-sensitive touch and the qi wireless charging. Not to mention the Nokia suite of apps like City Lens and Nokia Music.
Although, were I to not pick up the 920 for some reason I would certainly be headed for the Ativ S. The rest of the WP8 devices (even the flagship 8X) just don't appeal to me nearly as much as the 920 or Ativ S.
So...I guess I'm saying I prefer Nokia but am not about to hate on the Ativ because Sammy makes some seriously quality devices. :D
10-13-2012, 07:42 PM #16
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i am surprised there is no mention of htc in here hardly. I have an original titan, build quality is amazing. have thrown the thing on the ground very many times. once when i was jogging it flew out of my hands, bounced off of the sidewalk and out into oncoming traffic. still works like a charm, i think i am lucky that it hasnt broken the screen but the aluminum body is tuff, hate not getting updades though.
- 10-13-2012, 07:53 PM #19
I like the ativ S. I tried the galaxy note 10.1 and it was fine. So I might get the Ativ Smartpc or tab. And probably the ativ S. since I do like Samsung products and Nokia's. I want to try a different OEM. I always loved Nokia. But I want to try samsung and htc for a while. While I do think the 920 is very good. I want to see the 8X and Ativ S
- 10-13-2012, 08:02 PM #20
My rank is 920/Ativ. They are neck and neck. Love the 920 camera and apps. Like the Ativ appearance a bit more but after playing with a few S3, its not tops in my book for quality feel no matter what the apologists say about its actual quality.
I am hoping that the 8.5 devices have a metal body version from someone. There really is nothing like the feel of it in my opinion. The 920 ought to be steel for as much as it weighs though. I am impressed with the ip5 for its weight and being metal.
- 10-13-2012, 08:44 PM #21
10-13-2012, 09:01 PM #24
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I just can't support them due to all of the issues I've had with my phone from a software standpoint. Granted, with Windows Phone 8 I would expect less of them since they won't be tinkering around with the OS as much (I've grown to sincerely hate HTC Sense UI) but it still keeps me from considering their phones.
- 10-13-2012, 09:07 PM #25
“Samsung decided not to roll out Ativ S smartphone in Korea this year. But it will launch promotional campaigns for the Ativ S for consumers in Europe,” said an official from the company.
While. Do love the 920 and getting one as well for my personal phone. I also do like the Ativ S. and will have it as my work phone. And glad Samsung is doing something for the Ativ S