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Samsung ATIV S Neo / Samsung ATIV S neo SPH-I800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of Samsung ATIV S Neo / Samsung ATIV S neo SPH-I800. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung ATIV S Neo / Samsung ATIV S neo SPH-I800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung ATIV S Neo / Samsung ATIV S neo SPH-I800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Samsung ATIV S Neo / Samsung ATIV S neo SPH-I800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The reliability and usability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the reception.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Rob Pegoraro (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ S Neo (Sprint)

 

The Samsung Ativ S Neo is proof Windows Phone shopping doesn't have to start and end with Nokia.

If your smartphone use is more about the Web than apps—or if you habitually check your social-media presence, something WP8′s live tiles excel at helping you manage—the Ativ S Neo makes for a good call. It also offers a virtue absent from such...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Rob Pegoraro (pcmag.com)

Samsung Ativ S Neo (Sprint)

 

The Samsung Ativ S Neo is proof Windows Phone shopping doesn't have to start and end with Nokia.

Good camera. Sharp UI free of Samsung's usual feature-itis. GSM-compatible

Slow LTE. Limited Windows Phone app selection

If you painted over the Windows logo on the Samsung Ativ S Neo's home button, shut the thing down, and handed it to a random smartphone user, you might get a response like "I think the Galaxy S III was thinner than this." But once you turn on this...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Ativ S Neo review

 

Samsung's ATIV S Neo won't win converts from Android or iOS. But it has an excellent screen for a mid-range phone and good battery life, easily making it the best Windows phone available on Sprint's network.

If you’re on Sprint and are specifically looking for a Windows Phone, the Samsung ATIV S Neo is a better option than the HTC 8XT, largely because of its higher-resolution screen and better battery life. And while it requires an extra $50 initial...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Samsung ATIV S Neo (Sprint) Review

 

The Samsung ATIV S Neo offers a solid Windows Phone 8 experience with long battery life and international roaming capabilities for a good price.

Large, vivid display; Above-average battery life; microSD Card slot; Affordable

Slightly bulky and heavy; Some photos look hazy; Lacks compelling camera apps

The Samsung ATIV S Neo offers a solid Windows Phone 8 experience with long battery life and international roaming capabilities for a good price.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ S Neo review: Decent Windows phone hampered by speed

 

Features-wise, the Samsung Ativ S Neo sits in the center of Sprint's lineup, neither the high-end, high-priced smartphone on the premium side of spectrum, not the entry-level smartphone trying to keep it all together. A mass market phone like this...

Samsung's Ativ S Neo is an attractive Windows Phone 8 handset with a large screen and more native camera extras than other Windows phones.

The Ativ S Neo is slow, heavy, and has a weak image quality.

Though it's an unexceptional smartphone overall, the middle-of-the-road Samsung Ativ S Neo is a safe choice for those who shop by price.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Brian K. (phonearena.com)

Samsung ATIV S Neo Review

 

Not content to dominate the Android market only, Samsung has ported over the basic of their winning formula to the Windows Phone platform in the form of the ATIV S Neo. The ATIV S Neo, now available on Sprint, borrows heavily from the Galaxy design...

Large 720p display that performs as well as it looks

Poor call quality ; Uninspired design ; Performance issues at times

With all Windows Phones running nearly identical software and Microsoft employing strict hardware minimums it can be challenging for manufacturers to differentiate their products. Nokia has already chosen to focus on the camera, and HTC is producing...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Samsung ATIV S Neo for Sprint

 

The S Neo is one of two Windows Phone 8 devices available from Sprint. It's a solid effort from Samsung and bests more than a few Windows Phone competitors. Here are our thoughts.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Grant Hatchimonji (brighthand)

Samsung ATIV S Neo: In Need of Service

 

The Samsung ATIV S Neo, one of Sprint's two Windows Phone 8 debut devices, is a solid offering that's being held back by its network.

Good display ; Better design than Samsung's last WP8 device ; Respectable performance

Awful, awful Sprint service ; Battery life unimpressive

The ATIV S Neo, which is now available for $149.99 with a new two-year contract from Sprint, is undoubtedly a more respectable Windows Phone 8 outing for Samsung than the ATIV Odyssey was, and that’s good news for Sprint customers. The bad news for...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Evan Selleck (phonedog.com)

Samsung ATIV S Neo Written Review

 

There aren't a lot of Windows Phone-based devices available for purchase these days. Whatever the reason, the selection of devices has dropped quite a bit over the last year or so.

Sharp and crisp display; long battery life; perfect display size; Samsung-only apps, like MiniDiary

Plastic, slippery physical design; Mediocre cameras

The ATIV S Neo has been available for a little while now, but frankly it's still one of the only options for Sprint subscribers to pick up a Windows Phone option, so it's good to see that both Samsung and Sprint can price it accordingly. The ATIV S Neo...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: phonedog.com (phonedog.com)

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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):7
Browsing time (4G):8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous audio playback time:70
Continuous video playback time:7
Standby time (3G):330
Standby time (4G):260
Talk time (3G):15

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.52
Head SAR (EU):0.91

Design

Colour of product:Blue
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:1900
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1.4

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.1
Height :13.5
Weight:144
Width:6.91