Samsung Ativ S up for pre-order – Update – it’s now available cheaper elsewhere

Samsung Ativ S up for pre order   Update   its now available cheaper elsewhere

The Samsung Ativ S is going to be a bit of an underdog soon. When comparing it to the brightly coloured competition many people are going to just side step the Ativ S and spend their money elsewhere.

Samsung Ativ S up for pre order   Update   its now available cheaper elsewhere

 UK online retailer Clove have put the Samsung Ativ S up for pre-order and it will be available at the end of October for £442.80 which puts it in the middle of the speculated prices for the top end HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 920.

Update – Handtec have now added a pre-order price of £431.99 inc Vat. That pre-order page is here.

The Ativ S is the highest specced Windows Phone 8 device due out soon, we compared all of the new devices a few weeks ago here.

Samsung Ativ S Features

  • Windows Phone 8
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 4.8″ super AMOLED display
  • 8MP camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • MicroSD slot
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • 3.5mm port
  • Stereo FM Radio

For me the build quality and the spec of the Ativ S are certainly alluring, although the lack of Lumia specific apps is a little concerning. We are yet to see if Samsung has its own range of Ativ S specific apps.

So if you are interested head over to Clove and get your pre-order on.

Source – Clove – Handtec

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  • Trevor

    Oh good. I know all the polls are suggesting the Nokia and HTC phones will be more popular, but perhaps the type of people that respond to polls are the same types attracted by bright colours. ;-)

  • Trevor

    Damn – turns out the “aluminium” back of the ATIV S is plastic after all. Thanks a lot Samsung!

    • James Pearce

      That’s is a great blow for the Ativ S. Not quite so premium now.

  • Anonymous

    Not quite sure how the lack of LTE and wireless charging make it better specced compared to the 920? Even before one gets to discussion of the camera…?

    It does all come down to real world pricing and availability for the Nokias though…

    • James Pearce

      I was referring to the bigger screen, bigger battery, removable battery & Micro SD card. The official pricing from Nokia is going to be big news.

  • Anonymous

    I had thought that this came with 32GB on-board; perhaps that’s another, later model? I like the fact it has a microSD capability, especially as this was a key requirement for users and manufacturers when bemoaning the negatives of WP7. That said, I think the Nokia and HTC build quality will be superior and that Nokia’s software packages will trump the Ativ S. It is, however, very strange that Samsung has kept the Ativ S profile so low considering it is pretty much the equivalent of a SII/SIII phone. Why?

  • Ronnie Whelan

    It might not be brightly coloured, but if you’re a business man at a meeting with an important client do you really want to pull out a handset that looks like it’s been in a fight with a highlighter pen?