Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 Hands-On

The official Windows Phone Blog provides us with the first hands-on look at the new Samsung ATIV S announced today at IFA in Berlin. The 8.7mm thin device features brushed aluminum, a major departure from the look we’ve come to expect from Samsung devices. Even today’s Android phone announcements all include a heavy dose of plastic.

Samsung ATIV S

The device is a massive 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display that utilizes Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2.

Samsung ATIV S

Other specs include:

  • 1.5Ghz dual-core processor
  • 16GB or 32GB storage capacities
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 megapixel rear, 1.9 megapixel front cameras
  • microSD storage support
  • 2300 mAh battery

Ben Rudolph offers his thoughts on the device.

Despite having a 4.8” display, which makes the ATIV S one of the bigger phones on the market, it doesn’t feel that big.


The ATIV S is flat-out beautiful, and it has the guts to match.

You can read more of his thoughts at the Windows Phone Blog.

What are you thoughts? Is the Samsung ATIV S your next phone?


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