Samsung Ativ SE Review: Under The Radar: Controls, Battery Life, Connectivity

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Above the display, you will find the earpiece, the front-facing camera, as well as the device's ambient light and the proximity sensors. A notification light and Verizon Wireless logo haged them company.

The view above the display

Below the display are the three Windows Phone navigation buttons. There are no surprises here.

A see below the screen

The volume rocker of the smartphone is located on the left. The power/lock key sits on the correct side of the smartphone.

The sides of the Samsung Ativ SE

The top of the devices accommodates the 3.5mm audio jack, a secondary microphone for active noise cancellation, and an IR blaster.

The top of the handset looks familiar

The microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) port and the mouthpiece are located on the bottom of the handset. There is nothing else there.

The bottom of the Samsung Ativ SE

The back of the smartphone shows, once again, a familiar setup. The 13MP capturing camera sits on the top with the single Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash below it. The speaker sits on the bottom. A Samsung and Verizon 4G LTE logo complete the setup.

The back of the phone

Removing the thin battery cover reveals the 2,600mAh battery, the SIM slot, and the microSD card slot. The latter will be a welcome sight for all multimedia hoarders considering the phone.

The view under the battery cover

The microSD card is hot-swappable too. You don't need to rego the battery to gain access to it.

Battery life

The Samsung Ativ SE is powered by removable 2,600mAh battery. It propelled the Windows Phone device to the respectable endurance rating of 60 hours in our battery test.

The smartphone posted a stellar standby result. Video playback and telephony endurance times came out impressive too. Web browsing on the other hand, didn't blow us away.

Our routine also includes a standby battery draw test, which is not featured in our battery test scorecard but is calculated in the total endurance rating. Our battery testing procedure is described in detail in case you want to learn more about it.


The Samsung Ativ SE is fully covered in the connectivity department. The smartphone sports quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, quad-band 3G with HSPA, and Verizon-friendly LTE (band 13/4).

Dual-band Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, NFC, and microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 port with mass storage mode are also on board. An IR blaster is present too, along with a dedicated app which we will cover a small later in the review.



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