Samsung’s ATIV Odyssey, hitting Verizon on Jan. 24 for $50 with two-year contract, is in the TechnoBuffalo offices, ready to unbox. If you’ve held Samsung’s Galaxy S III Mini, this is basically that form factor, complete with 4-inch screen, but with Windows Phone 8 under the hood.
We haven’t given this one a thorough run through, so we justify a final opinion. But for the price—it’s actually $50 after mail-in-rebate—we’d recommend going with the HTC Windows Phone 8X or Nokia Lumia 920. Still, for those loyal to the Samsung brand, the Odyssey seems like an adequate budget Windows Phone 8 handset.
Samsung ATIV OdysseyGallery:
Check out our unboxing, and stay tuned for our final verdict on the ATIV Odyssey.
Samsung ATIV Odyssey Specs:
- Release: Jan. 24
- Price: $50 with two-year contract and $50 mail-in-rebate
- OS: Windows Phone 8
- Dimensions: 4.82 x 2.51 x 0.43-inches
- Weight: 4.41 oz
- Display: 4-inch (480 x 800) 233 ppi
- Battery: 2100 mAh
- Processor: 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal Storage: 8GB
- Cameras: 5-megapixel rear; 1.2-megapixel front
- Network: Verizon
- Bluetooth/NFC: Yes/Yes