The Samsung Ativ S should have been one of the greatest Windows Phone 8 devices out there. It just paled in comparison to the offerings from Nokia and HTC. It is a shame as the Ativ S has all the specs you would require in a high end Windows Phone, especially as it has a removable battery and MicroSD slot. Simon reviewed the Ativ S here. At this price I am really quite tempted to ditch my HTC 8X and get this with a bigger 4.8″ screen, MicroSD slot and Removable battery I think I’d be made up.
Expansys are having one of their weekly deal things and they are offering the Ativ S for £269.99 inc VAT and delivery. You can get one here. Expansys have a few left today and they are getting another shipment next week, so if you order one and they’ve run out you only need to wait until next week.
Update – Expansys now have some more stock.
Here are the specs for the Ativ S
- Platform: Windows Phone 8
- CPU speed: 1.5GHz Dual Core Processor
- Display: 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED
- Network: HSPA+ 42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100MHz / EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900MHz / (Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent)
- Memory: Internal phone storage: 16GB / RAM: 1GB / microSD slot (up to 32GB)
- Camera: 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash / 1.9 Megapixel VT Front Camera / Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording
- Connectivity: Bluetooth® 3.0 / Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding / 3.5 mm stereo audio jack / micro-USB / NFC
- GPS: A-GPS / Glonass
- Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Ambient Light, Gyroscope
- Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 2,300mAh
- Weight: 135 grams
- Dimensions: 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm