£400 Samsung ATIV S; A business Windows Phone 8 device that will appeal to many

The price of the Samsung Ativ S, the only Windows Phone 8 smartphone from the Korean company, is gradually falling down.

The handset can be purchased on PAYG from O2 for as little as £400 plus a compulsory £10 top up. You will be able to use the device on Giff Gaff, Tesco Mobile and O2; unlocking is out of question for now. The device is essentially a Windows Phone version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with the body design of an S2 with a 8.7mm thickness and a weight of 135g.

It has a 4.8in Super AMOLED display with a 1,280 x 720 resolution and covered with Corning Gorilla 2 glass, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, an SD card slot, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, an 8-megapixel camera, HD video recording and playback and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.

There are only two other rivals to the Samsung Ativ S, the similarly-priced HTC Windows Phone 8X and Nokia’s flagship model, the Lumia 920. More are expected to be released at the end of next month in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress).

Why not read out our hands-on of the Samsung Ativ S here?