The Samsung Ativ S sports WP8

Back in August 2012, the Samsung Ativ S was the first Windows Phone 8 handset to be announced. It will be available outside the U.S. at the end of November. Unfortunately, Samsung has no plans yet to bring the device to any U.S. carrier. Read editors' take
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Microsoft's new mobile OS

The Ativ S runs on Microsoft's new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8, which features more apps, a safe-for-kids parental feature, and a customizable lock screen. Read editors' take
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Groupon on your lock screen

The Ativ S sports the new WP8 lock screen where third party apps, like Groupon deals, can advertise its promotional deals. Read editors' take
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Visit manufacturer site for details.

A 1.9-megapixel camera

Above the phone's 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display is its 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. Read editors' take
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Visit manufacturer site for details.

8 megapixels in the back

On the back, the handset houses an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash. Read editors' take
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Visit manufacturer site for details.

A svelte design

With its 0.34-inch profile, the Ativ S is the thinnest WP8 device offering. Read editors' take
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Getting to the camera

On its left, the device houses a shortcut camera button. Read editors' take
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Under the hood

The Ativ S has NFC capabilities. Powering it is a 2,500mAh battery and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Read editors' take
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Hot Galleries

VIDEO

Samsung Galaxy S8's major makeover

This year's flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant.

Hot Products