Not even the most radical of Windows Phone devotees wouldn’t go for the mid-range Samsung ATIV S Neo anymore, what with Nokia’s exciting high-end Lumia 1520 landing soon, but AT&T has decided to give the so far Sprint exclusive a shot nevertheless.
Starting November 8, the Neo (hope Samsung cleared that up with Keanu Reeves first) will be available with Ma Bell two-year contracts for $99 or on AT&T Next with a $21 monthly charge. Pricey? I’d say, since Sprint asks just 50 bucks with pacts and, I presume, is still having trouble moving around decent stocks.
Yet for what it’s worth, Samsung’s latest dive in the Windows Phone 8 swamp is not completely lackluster. Mediocre would probably describe it best, with everything from ATIV S Neo’s 4.77-inch 720p screen to the 1 GB RAM, from the 8 MP cam to 2,000 mAh battery, from the dual-core 1.4 GHz processor to the 9.1 mm thin profile spelling… averageness.
Then again, maybe not everyone wants what’s best. And maybe there are those that’ll settle for what’s okay-ish. Are there?