Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on March 14, 2013

If you compare the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Premier and the Windows-powered Samsung Ativ S, which one is technically the better phone? Does the 4.65-inch display on the Galaxy Premier, surpass the Ativ S’s screen? How roomy is the Galaxy Premier when it comes to storage? All of these questions are answered in the table that follows…

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Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Samsung Galaxy Premier VS Samsung Ativ S
Display 4.65-inch Super AMOLED 4.8-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
(315.914 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(306.042 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Software Android 4.1 Windows Phone 8
Storage 8 or 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 16 or 32GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.9MP Yes, 1.9MP
4G LTE No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 3.0 with A2DP
Size 68.0 x 134.2 x 9.0mm 70.5 x 137.2 x 8.7mm
Weight 130g 135g
Talktime 10.75 hours 15.0 hours
Standby 600 hours 218 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

 

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – Connectivity

The wireless options on the Galaxy Premier include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. It also incorporates 4G for speedy data downloads. The Ativ S has NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi in its own connectivity package. It doesn’t match the Galaxy Premier’s 4G connectivity.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (1-0)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – Size/Weight

Size matters. The Galaxy Premier measures 134.2 x 68.0 x 9.0mm, while the Ativ S is 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7mm in comparison. The Ativ S is the taller of the two phones by 3.0mm. Put the two phones on the scales and the Samsung Galaxy Premier weighs 130g, while the Ativ S is 135g. Interesting. Could the Galaxy Premier be the phone to beat in this fight?
— The Galaxy Premier wins (2-0)

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Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – Camera/Video

The Galaxy Premier’s 8.0 MP lens features an array of goodies such as: autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording. Photos taken with the camera will have a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. For video calling, you’ll find a second 1.9MP camera on the front.

The Ativ S’s 8.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording) equals the Galaxy Premier’s. An extra camera on the front is designed for video calling. The resolution is 1.9MP.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-1)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – Display

In terms of screen size, the Samsung Galaxy Premier incorporates a 4.65-inch (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED display. It has 921600 pixels onscreen overall, which works out at 315.914 pixels per inch.

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy Premier features a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 315.914.

At 4.8 inches, the Ativ S’s touch-sensitive Super AMOLED screen has more room than its rival. The 720 x 1280 pixel screen resolution is also identical. With 921600 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is 306.042 pixels per inch.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (4-2)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – Processor

1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470 vs. 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon…
— It’s a tie, one point each (5-3)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S

At this halfway stage, the Galaxy Premier leads by 5-3, a 2-point advantage. But this fight is far from over. With five more points to fight over, the Ativ S still has a chance to win.

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – Software

The Samsung Galaxy Premier is built around Android 4.1, while the Ativ S runs Windows Phone 8. Those Live Tiles in Windows Phone 8 are certainly pretty, but the Google OS still wins this round for flexibility.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (6-3)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – Applications

If software is key, then a variety of apps is vital. Taking the raw numbers into account, Google Play beats the Windows Phone Store by 675000 apps to 125000. So the Ativ S gets well beaten by the Galaxy Premier in this round. No matter what happens in the next three rounds, the Galaxy Premier has already won this fight.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (7-3)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – Storage

Which mobile can hold the most data? With the Samsung Galaxy Premier, you can choose between 8 or 16GB storage options. Similarly, the Ativ S offers 16 or 32GB versions to attract a wider crowd. As you can see, the top-end Ativ S provides more space out of the box with 32GB. This compares to the Galaxy Premier’s 16GB model. The Galaxy Premier also boasts a microSD slot to increase the maximum capacity to 48GB. While the inclusion of a microSD expansion slot on the Ativ S bumps up the capacity to 64GB.
— The Ativ S wins (7-4)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – Battery Life

Calculating battery life is tricky. But Samsung’s spec sheet lists 10.75 hours of talktime for its phone, compared to 15.0 hours for the Samsung Ativ S. As for standby time, the phones can last for 600 hours and 218 hours respectively. The Ativ S scores 1, the Galaxy Premier scores 0 in this round.
— The Ativ S wins (7-5)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Ativ S – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy Premier also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. In comparison, the Ativ S is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (8-5)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins! (8-5)

The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Ativ S, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 3 and losing 2. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Yes
The best size/weight: Yes
The best camera/video: Comparable
The best display: Comparable
The best processor: Comparable
The best software: Yes
The most applications: Yes
The most storage: No
The best battery life: No
The best extras: Yes

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