PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of ATIV S vs 8X

Performance

Processing power and speed

ATIV S
n.d.
HTC 8X
n.d.
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

ATIV S
5.6
HTC 8X
5.7
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

ATIV S
5.2
HTC 8X
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

ATIV S
8.3
HTC 8X
7.3
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com and gsmarena.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

ATIV S
6.0
HTC 8X
5.8

Winner
Samsung ATIV S 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung ATIV S  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of ATIV S vs HTC 8X

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

ATIV S
2.9 fps
HTC 8X
3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

ATIV S
6.8 fps
HTC 8X
7.5 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung ATIV S

Reasons to consider the
Samsung ATIV S

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Bigger screen 4.8" vs 4.3" More than 10% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,300 mA·h vs 1,800 mA·h Around 30% more battery capacity
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Thinner 8.7 mm vs 10.1 mm Around 15% thinner
Front view of HTC 8X

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HTC 8X

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Sharper screen 341 ppi vs 305 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

ATIV S  vs HTC 8X 

8.5
8.0
Conclusion: There's a lot to love in the ATIV S. It's not the perfect smartphone, but it has a large and eye-catching Super AMOLED screen, as well as decent exterior and stable performance.
ATIV S

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

ATIV S  vs
HTC 8X 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.8" 4.3"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 305 ppi 341 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Windows Phone, 8.1, 8 Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support Yes Yes

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth

form factor

ATIV S  vs
HTC 8X 
Weight 135 g 130 g
Thickness 8.7 mm 10.1 mm
Size 70.5 x 137.2 x 8.7 mm 66.2 x 132.3 x 10.1 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 29 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (42.2 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 780 min 678 min
Standby time 14,976 min 17,424 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 1,800 mA·h
Samsung ATIV S
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