Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung ATIV Odyssey

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Samsung ATIV Odyssey. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and battery are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the camera and screen. Reviews about the durability and design are mixed.

usability, performance, price, battery, reliability

screen, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung ATIV Odyssey is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

See all Samsung Mobile Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 21 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 16 of 21 Show Reviews: in English

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung ATIV Odyssey


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Odyssey from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the performance and battery. The durability and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, durability, battery, performance

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Hayward (

Samsung Ativ Odyssey review


Budget pricing begets budget features in this Windows Phone 8 handset

Windows Phone 8 OS ; Smooth performance ; Verizon's strong LTE ; Great battery life

Mediocre (low resolution) display ; Unremarkable design ; Lower-end 5MP camera ; Maps is a mess ; Weak app selection ; Only 8GB internal storage

As a lower-priced entry model into the world of Windows Phone 8, Samsung's Ativ Odyssey does a solid job of delivering the slick OS experience without lag, and Verizon's 4G LTE coverage ensures quality calls and data usage.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: Pocket journey


The Samsung Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless is the manufacturer's only Windows Phone 8 handset on offer in the United States - not exactly an all-out effort by any standard. The Korean giant decided not to bring the Galaxy S III resembling Samsung...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; CDMA/EV-DO; HSDPA 2100 network support ; Class 13 LTE network connectivity ; 4 " 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution ; 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 1080p@30fps...

App catalog falls short of Android and iOS ; Not exactly the thinnest around at 10.9mm ; The PenTile display is far from today's standards ; No system-wide file manager ; No voice-guided navigation ; No music player equalizers ; No lockscreen shortcuts

We are left with the exact same feelings towards the Samsung Ativ Odyssey as we had towards the last year's Samsung Focus 2 for AT&T. The handset looks hastily designed and executed in order to be able to play along with its rivals without grabbing too...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Terrence O'Brien (

Samsung ATIV Odyssey review: a budget WP8 phone that performs like a flagship


The Windows Phone 8 deluge is slowly starting to taper off. HTC and Nokia have made their presence known with loud, bold statements and even Huawei has

Impressive performance for the price ; Minimal bloatware ; Expandable storage

Low-res screen ; Underwhelming camera performance ; Cheap-feeling construction

The ATIV Odyssey looks like a budget phone, with its cheap construction and low-res screen, but it performs like a flagship.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (

Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: do we need a third kind of Windows Phone?


Verizon Wireless hasn't been the best partner for Microsoft and Windows Phone — it had one humdrum Windows Phone 7 device back in 2010, and opted out of Windows Phone 7.5 entirely. But it's...

Zippy performance ; Good battery life ; Fast data

Cheap feel ; Ugly appearance ; Low-resolution, cramped display

There are better phones for more money, and for less money

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (

Samsung Ativ Odyssey review


The price of entry for Windows Phone devices has never been extremely high. The new Samsung Ativ Odyssey, which is available on Verizon for just $49.99, however, pushes the upfront cost of Windows Phone 8 down even further. This very capable device...

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey is compact and affordable, and offers the clean Windows Phone 8 UI as well as 4G LTE.

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey’s small screen, blah design, and 5MP camera won’t knock your socks off.

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey provides an affordable but not thrilling Windows Phone 8 experience.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Alex Colon (

Samsung Ativ Odyssey


Windows Phone 8 hasn't exactly transformed the smartphone space, and the Samsung Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless probably won't change that. The $49.99 Ativ Odyssey is Samsung's first U.S. smartphone to run Windows 8, so it's surprising that it's a...

Very good call quality. World phone. Long battery life

Uninspired design. Unimpressive display. Weak app selection

As Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless is a surprisingly underwhelming showing.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Alex Colon (

Samsung Ativ Odyssey (Verizon Wireless)


As Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless is a surprisingly underwhelming showing.

Very good call quality. World phone. Long battery life.

Uninspired design. Unimpressive display. Weak app selection.

(Next page: Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions)

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : John V. (

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Review


Yes folks, the Samsung ATIV Odyssey has finally arrived, which is interestingly enough the first Verizon bound Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Samsung to feature 4G LTE connectivity. Frankly, it's not a pencil pusher in any way with its specs sheet,...

Inexpensive price point ; Smooth performance ; Includes a microSD card slot

Bland design ; No noteworthy exclusive apps

Samsung is no doubt embarking on an odyssey with this venture, which should be a refreshing thing to see for Big Red’s customers. Attached with a very easy-on-the-wallet price point of $49.99 with a 2-year agreement, there’s plenty of things to like...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Smith (

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Review: Budget Windows Phone 8 on Verizon


While the Samsung ATIV Odyssey is available for as low as $9.99 with a two-year contract, there are better smartphone options available.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Justin King (

Review: Samsung Ativ Odyssey


Samsung targets midrange Windows Phone with Ativ Odyssey

Bright display ; Inexpensive after subsidy ; Compact ; Decent performance

Low resolution ; PenTile pixels ; Mediocre camera ; Unappealing style

Mar, 2013

Price comparison for Samsung ATIV Odyssey

No prices for this product
Find the right phone for you Try our interactive guide >>