Samsung from its warehouse after the launch of Samsung Galaxy Premier is back again with a new smartphone with totally different OS and features.Yes, Guys Samsung has now joined the Windows 8 smartphone arena with Nokia and HTC. From the launch of Windows 8 for smartphone Nokia Lumia was over all the news and to break this buzz Samsung has launched its first Windows 8 powered smartphone “Samsung ATIV S”.
Talking about Samsung ATIV S, Specification and features
Samsung ATIV S beautiful minimal and simple design with rounded edges adds lots of flavor into its premium metallic hairline finish. It is just 8.7 mm thin which makes it the thinnest and slimmest windows 8 phone available in the market. It has a 4.8 inch HD super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1280*720 and pixel density of 306ppi where it gets behind of Nokia Lumia 920 which comes with a resolution of 1280*768 and a greater pixel density of 332ppi.
The device has a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 dual- core processor which clocks at 1.5 GHz , Adreno 225 GPU and LTE which is quite same in both Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X.
The device comes with onboard storage memory of 16GB/32GB which is expandable up to 64GB using Micro-SD card and free 7GB storage from SkyDrive which helps you to automatically backup your videos, photos & office and 1GB RAM. All this configuration are again same in lumia 920 and HTC 8X but both of them does not come with an option to expand memory. So, in this Samsung ATIV S is a clear winner.
Samsung ATIV S is equipped with 8MP Auto focus rear camera with LED Flash for high-resolution pictures & 1080p HD video recording and 1.9 MP VT front camera for video calling & chatting. But in this Lumia 920 wins by its 8.7 MP camera and Pureview algorithm technology over HTC 8X 8MP too.
The device is loaded with 2,300mAh which surely is much greater than Nokia Lumia 920’s 2,000mAh battery and HTC 8X non-replaceable 1800mAh battery. So, this mean that Samsung ATIV S do also come with a longer battery life in comparison to other windows 8 smart phone.
As far as the connectivity it comes with Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, WiFi, NFC , A-GPS for that you get proper GPS signal and 3.5mm EarJack which are common in every flagship smartphone . So, there’s nothing special or different in terms of connectivity in ATIV S.
Though Samsung ATIV S, does not come as much as unique features that Nokia Lumia 920 offers but it’s worth to mention some of its features.
- Samsung ChatOn which is much similar to WhatsApp
- On-Device Encryption [BitLocker] for Business
- Microsoft Office 365
- SNS integration
- Mini Diary
- Custom Company Hub and Samsung Family story
By looking into its specs and features, Samsung ATIV S may cost around Rs.28,000 which is yet not officially announced from Samsung side .
What I Suggest about Samsung ATIV S?
Except of the fact it does not comes with unique features like Nokia City lens, Camera Roll and Optical Image Stabilization . Its battery life do adds a lot of credibility because how flashy your phone is if it does not give much battery backup its of no use. So if you are looking for a little battery life you should consider Samsung ATIV S otherwise if you are looking for unique and different feature you should go for Nokia Lumia 920.