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Samsung ATIV S Neo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Samsung ATIV S Neo. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The design and screen are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the performance. Many are critical 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung ATIV S Neo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung ATIV S Neo 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 really like the design and screen. The portability and reliability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the durability.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV S Neo, Royal Blue 16GB (Sprint)Samsung ATIV S Neo, Royal Blue 16GB (AT&T)

Apr, 2015

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

 

If you're a Windows Phone fan (or have been looking to jump the Android or iPhone ship), now would be a good time to go handset shopping – especially if you aren't partial to Nokia's Lumia line. With Microsoft recently announcing its plan to acquire...

Nice screen for a mid-range smartphone ; Good battery life ; Supports international roaming ; Expandable storage via MicroSD card

Camera is “so-so ; Performance is also “so-so ; Slick plastic back makes the phone feel slippery in the hand

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.

Sep, 2013
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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 ( Sprint)

 

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: 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: Michael Fisher (pocketnow.com)

Samsung ATIV S Neo review: the best of limited options

 

Samsung's new Windows Phone is the higher-end of Sprint's WP8 devices, but that's not saying much. See what it brings -and lacks- in our ATIV S Neo review.

Expandable memory, removable battery ; Good battery life ; Samsung Zone improving ; Camera viewfinder better than stock

Uninspired hardware ; Software lags more than a Windows Phone should ; Unremarkable camera output ; Speakerphone, headphone performance lacking

If Samsung’s ATIV smartphone line-up were an airplane, it would be a Boeing 737. It gets the job done, but no one’s ever really excited about it. It’s not particularly good-looking, fast, or new. And while it occasionally gets a refresh every now and...

Aug, 2013

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

Samsung ATIV S Neo Video Review Part 2

 
Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Samsung ATIV S Neo

 

With Bluetooth 4.0 and a 720p screen, does Samsung's ATIV S Neo stand as one of the best Windows phones you can buy? We find out in our review.

It has the biggest screen you'll find on a Windows phone without slipping into phablet territory, offering plenty of real estate but remaining comfortable to hold

The phone's camera is disappointing, lacking many of the features we've grown to love and expect from our portable shooters

It's a passable device with average internal components, but you can get a better phone than the Samsung ATIV S Neo for the exact same price, if not cheaper.

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
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