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Samsung Ativ Odyssey I930

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and battery. The usability and responsiveness are also mentioned favorably. The features and build quality get less positive views. Views about the GPS navigation and camera are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Ativ Odyssey I930 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Ativ Odyssey I930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung Ativ Odyssey I930 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung ATIV Odyssey, Black 8GB (Verizon Wireless)

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Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: Pocket journey

 

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless is the manufacturer's only Windows Phone 8 handset on offer in the United States - not exactly an all-out effort by any standard. The Korean giant decided not to bring the Galaxy S III resembling Samsung...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; CDMA/EV-DO; HSDPA 2100 network support ; Class 13 LTE network connectivity ; 4 " 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution ; 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 1080p@30fps...

App catalog falls short of Android and iOS ; Not exactly the thinnest around at 10.9mm ; The PenTile display is far from today's standards ; No system-wide file manager ; No voice-guided navigation ; No music player equalizers ; No lockscreen shortcuts

We are left with the exact same feelings towards the Samsung Ativ Odyssey as we had towards the last year's Samsung Focus 2 for AT&T. The handset looks hastily designed and executed in order to be able to play along with its rivals without grabbing too...

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Samsung ATIV Odyssey review: a budget WP8 phone that performs like a flagship

 

The Windows Phone 8 deluge is slowly starting to taper off. HTC and Nokia have made their presence known with loud, bold statements and even Huawei has

Impressive performance for the price ; Minimal bloatware ; Expandable storage

Low-res screen ; Underwhelming camera performance ; Cheap-feeling construction

The ATIV Odyssey looks like a budget phone, with its cheap construction and low-res screen, but it performs like a flagship.

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Samsung ATIV Odyssey

 

The Samsung ATIV Odyssey delivers Windows Phone 8 for a cheap price, but there are better options for Verizon customers.

Snappy performance; Better battery life than other Windows Phones; Clear audio

Generic design; Low-res display; No standout features

Click to EnlargeThe Samsung ATIV Odyssey runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 quickly and smoothly, but we're less than impressed with its design. In this price range, we prefer the Nokia Lumia 822, which is free on contract as of this review. While the...

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Samsung Ativ Odyssey

 

The price of entry for Windows Phone devices has never been extremely high. The new Samsung Ativ Odyssey, which is available on Verizon for just $49.99, however, pushes the upfront cost of Windows Phone 8 down even further. This very capable device...

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey is compact and affordable, and offers the clean Windows Phone 8 UI as well as 4G LTE.

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey’s small screen, blah design, and 5MP camera won’t knock your socks off.

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey provides an affordable but not thrilling Windows Phone 8 experience.

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Samsung ATIV Odyssey

 

Samsung isn't going whole hog with their Windows Phone 8 investment, preferring to dip a toe into the less expensive end of the pool to test the waters. The ATIV Odyssey only costs $50 on contract with Verizon Wireless and is in direct competition with...

Light, comfortable design ; Bright and crisp display ; Speedy performance ; Hardware shutter button for camera

Low resolution display ; Uninspiring camera ; App store still lacks good selection

The Samsung ATIV Odyssey is a well-designed, snappy phone that belies its budget nature and is well worth the asking price.

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Samsung Ativ Odyssey

 

Windows Phone 8 hasn't exactly transformed the smartphone space, and the Samsung Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless probably won't change that. The $49.99 Ativ Odyssey is Samsung's first U.S. smartphone to run Windows 8, so it's surprising that it's a...

Very good call quality. World phone. Long battery life

Uninspired design. Unimpressive display. Weak app selection

As Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless is a surprisingly underwhelming showing.

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Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: do we need a third kind of Windows Phone?

 

Verizon Wireless hasn't been the best partner for Microsoft and Windows Phone — it had one humdrum Windows Phone 7 device back in 2010, and opted out of Windows Phone 7.5 entirely. But it's offering a spread of devices for Windows Phone 8, including...

Zippy performance ; Good battery life ; Fast data

Cheap feel ; Ugly appearance ; Low-resolution, cramped display

There are better phones for more money, and for less money

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Samsung ATIV Odyssey Review

 

Yes folks, the Samsung ATIV Odyssey has finally arrived, which is interestingly enough the first Verizon bound Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Samsung to feature 4G LTE connectivity. Frankly, it's not a pencil pusher in any way with its specs sheet,...

Inexpensive price point ; Smooth performance ; Includes a microSD card slot

Bland design ; No noteworthy exclusive apps

Samsung is no doubt embarking on an odyssey with this venture, which should be a refreshing thing to see for Big Red’s customers. Attached with a very easy-on-the-wallet price point of $49.99 with a 2-year agreement, there’s plenty of things to like...

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Review: Samsung Ativ Odyssey

 

Samsung targets midrange Windows Phone with Ativ Odyssey

Bright display ; Inexpensive after subsidy ; Compact ; Decent performance

Low resolution ; PenTile pixels ; Mediocre camera ; Unappealing style

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Samsung ATIV Odyssey

 

Can Samsung's Verizon-specific ATIV Odyssey impress when pitted against the other Windows phones in our top 10? Read our review to find out.

Considering the phone's age, its processor is surprisingly respectable, and the operating system runs beautifully

The phone's camera lacks any redeeming qualities, while its screen is disappointing by modern standards

For the same price, you can get a far newer, far better Windows phone from Verizon. The Samsung ATIV Odyssey offered great value in its day, but it's long since been lapped by more impressive options.