If you like Windows Phone 8 but you're tired of HTC and Nokia dominating the spotlight, take a look at Samsung's first US-based Windows Phone 8 device.  The Samsung ATIV Odyssey packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD recording, 2,100 mAh battery, and 4G LTE.

Verizon's selling the ATIV Odyssey for $49.99 with a contract, making it an affordable, well-spec'd smartphone.  Is it worth choosing over the HTC Windows Phone 8X and Nokia Lumia 822?  Part 1 of 2.


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Kevin Joel
Kevin Joel YES they should.
Glenn Rubio Urrea
Glenn Rubio Urrea I think at this point all Windows Phones should be high end or gtfo. Truth.
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Yes indeed
James Matthews
James Matthews Ativ S says hi.
Richard Halm
Richard Halm no windows phones are junk
Eric Magana
Eric Magana Um ativ S? Maybe you should rephrase the question, like for verizon
Rick Torrance
Rick Torrance Hate windows 8. Happy with Android Note 2
Eric Mitchell
Eric Mitchell I would like high-end quality, not high-end specs inside cheap material
Nikolas Manuelides
Nikolas Manuelides no
Travis Robinson
Travis Robinson No sir
Andre Roberts
Andre Roberts For what windows doesn't t want to make windows phones
Paul Kirincic
Paul Kirincic Galaxy S3 = Nokia Lumia 920 Galaxy S3 with WP (Ativ S) < Nokia Lumia 920
Luis Arturo Batista Aquino
Luis Arturo Batista Aquino NO
Vicente Reyes
Vicente Reyes The hardware will be trash. Nokia is better
Christopher Hilliard
Christopher Hilliard No!!
Jason Meehan
Jason Meehan whats the point? windows on a phone is terribly drab.. they have a few decent apps but their missing a ton.. plus the few thousand apps in all Asian languages.. the live tiles are awesome.. but that is all there is to it.. its boring! what i would love to see is Nokia make a high end android device.. man their build quality is amazing!
Jair Romero
Jair Romero N O
Julian Scott
Julian Scott No yes maybe I don't kno
Qi Ren
Qi Ren @Marvin, how can Windows Phone OS get more mature if app developers, mobile manufacturers and mobile phone users don't give it "That much" attention?
Reese Woodson
Reese Woodson Samsung does have a high-end W8P. It's called the Samsung Ativ S. It's basically a Samsung Galaxy S 3 with Windows Phone 8 on it. No US carrier has it, but you can buy it unlocked off Negri Electronics.........
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis They might as well throw together a high end cheap plastic phone.
Michael Myers
Michael Myers No.
Jacob Grumbles
Jacob Grumbles Yes and they should stop making parts for crapple
Marvin Christmas
Marvin Christmas I'm a windows phone fan and user and i don't see the need for it just yet. the windows phone OS needs to mature a bit more in my opinion before app developers, mobile manufacturers and mobile phone users start giving it that much attention.
Lanh Nguyen
Lanh Nguyen they already have...its the ativ s.
Chantle Brubaker
Chantle Brubaker only if they want to end up like Nokia
Luis Reich
Luis Reich No
Jeff Seaver
Jeff Seaver No
Jim Marshall III
Jim Marshall III No!!!
Anthony Scott Pancurak
Anthony Scott Pancurak Answer: NO!!!




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