Samsung ATIV S Neo: Conclusion

September 28, 2013 by Grant Hatchimonji Reads (25,083)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 7
    • Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Value
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 7.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Samsung ATIV S Neo FrontConclusion

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 Sprint customers is that they’re Sprint customers; whatever benefits the ATIV S Neo brings to the table are severely hampered by the fact that any function that relies on halfway decent reception simply won’t work most of the time.

Yes, the ATIV S Neo’s display is big and pretty and the hardware is respectable, but when service is more often unavailable than available, there’s virtually no point to owning a smartphone. It’s a shame that the ATIV S Neo is a Sprint exclusive — though it is a very solid half of a debut into the world of Windows Phone for the carrier — because this would be a great offering on any other network.


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