Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 handset, the ATIV S Neo, is headed to AT&T on November 8th. The new device ships with a nice set of specs and won’t break the bank with its mid-range price point of $99 on a new two-year contract.
The ATIV S Neo ships with a 4.77 inch HD display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and more. The handset isn’t the most powerful around, but it’s easy on the eyes and is pretty darn affordable.
So what do you think? If you’re looking for a Windows Phone on AT&T, could the ATIV S Neo woo you away from some of Nokia’s offerings?
Press release below
The Samsung ATIV S Neo Lands at AT&T, Runs on the Nation’s Fastest and Most Reliable 4G LTE Network
Samsung’s Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Joins AT&T’s Industry Leading Device Lineup
Dallas, Texas, October 24, 2013
On Nov. 8, the Samsung ATIV S™ Neo lands at AT&T* for $21.00 per month with AT&T Next or $99.99 with a two-year contract. The ATIV S Neo is AT&T’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Samsung that takes advantage of the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.**
“We are excited to add the Samsung ATIV S Neo with its large, sharp 4.77” HD display and expandable micro SD memory to our best-in-class Windows Phone portfolio,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president- Devices, AT&T. “The ATIV S Neo brings together Samsung’s sleek design, AT&T’s blazing fast 4G LTE network and the award-winning Windows Phone 8 operating system. Now, customers can get their favorite features all in a single package.”
Customers can choose from more than 175,000 Windows Phone apps, including the full Microsoft®Office suite built in. Enjoy apps and games, plus exclusives like Halo: Spartan Assault, available for download from the Windows Phone Store. Windows Phone also gives users the ability to try out the full version of many paid apps before buying them.
The ATIV S Neo with Windows Phone 8 offers more ways to personalize the smartphone experience. The ability to customize Live Tiles allows users to make the phone come alive and become a true reflection of their personalities and interests. Live Tiles update in near real time and display information about people, places, songs, photos and apps.
Phone benefits include:
- A large, sharp 4.77” HD display
- 8MP back camera with LED flash that can capture up to 1080p video
- 1.9MP front camera sensor
- 16GB of built-in memory***
- External Micro SD slot for up to 64GB of removable storage
- 5GB of free online cloud storage through AT&T Locker
- 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
- ATIV Beam for transferring files between compatible phones
Samsung’s ATIV S Neo scored a perfect five out of five stars for AT&T’s eco-rating system. AT&T’s eco-rating provides customers with a simple and easy-to-read-and-understand label. Customers are empowered to make more eco-conscious decisions with their purchases. The eco-rating covers attributes like the use of environmentally preferable materials, energy efficiency, responsible end-of-life treatment and environmentally-responsible manufacturing. Our commitment to sustainable practices played a role in AT&T being named as Corporate Responsibility Magazine #1 Best Corporate Citizen of 2013.
Our 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download and upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive’s most recent 20-market speed tests — the second consecutive year that AT&T has ranked first overall. PCWorld/TechHive also ranked AT&T’s as the fastest combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it tested.**** And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study — and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.*****
From the initial purchase to ongoing service interactions, AT&T is focused on providing an unparalleled customer experience. AT&T was recently recognized with two significant achievements, outperforming competitors for customer service and wireless purchase experience. J.D. Power awarded AT&T the“Highest Ranked Customer Service Performance Among Full-Service Wireless Providers” and “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Full Service Wireless Providers” in their 2013, Volume 2 studies.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Speed claim based on comparison of national carriers’ average 4G LTE download speeds. Reliability claim compares data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
*** Portion of memory occupied by existing content.
****PCWorld/TechHive, May 23, 2013, “AT&T clocks best overall speeds with 3G/4G combo”
*****PC Magazine, June 17, 2013; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp
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4G LTE speed claim based on national carriers’ average 4G LTE download speeds. Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.