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Samsung Instinct HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Samsung Instinct HD. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The sound and camera are also appreciated. The usability and price get mixed reviews, and the reliability and portability get critical views.

performance, camera, sound, durability, screen

battery, portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Instinct HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Instinct HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung Instinct HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the camera, whereas many are less positive about the performance.

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20% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Instinct HD Phone (Sprint)Samsung Instinct HD Phone (Sprint)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Instinct HD (Sprint)

 

The Instinct family has been all about budget-friendly pricing for quality features, such as a full HTML browser, a music store, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a decent touchscreen experience. The Instinct HD goes in a different direction with such...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Stewart Wolpin (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Instinct HD Review

 

The Instinct HD's camcorder is impressive, but who buys a cellphone for its video capabilities?

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Instinct HD (Sprint)

 

The Samsung Instinct HD adds high-definition video recording and playback to its popular touch-screen feature phone, but battery life takes a huge hit as a result.

Sharp camera and HD camcorder. HD playback over HDMI really works. Capacitive touch screen. Plenty of media features. Wi-Fi.

Very poor battery life. Takes a long time to boot up. Proprietary HD cable not in the box. Buggy media players. Expensive.

Conclusions At $249.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate, the Instinct HD is an expensive phone. Fortunately, it's powerful enough to put next to Sprint's touch screen smartphones, and the data plan costs are similar. That said,...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Samsung Instinct HD

 

Fans disappointed with the minor upgrades in last spring's Instinct S30 will be pleased with the Samsung Instinct HD ($250 with a two-year contract from Sprint; price as of 9/25/09). This iteration of the cell phone bumps up the features considerably:...

Slick, pocketable design ; Excellent camera

Must pay extra for HDMI cable ; User interface can be slow

The Instinct HD is a strong update to a great phone, but I wish Sprint would have kept the price lower and bundled the HDMI cable. To justify the handset's steep price, Sprint should have included that cable in the package. One tip for interested...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Samsung Instinct HD Phone Review

 

Slick, pocketable design ; Excellent camera

Must pay extra for HDMI cable ; User interface can be slow

The Instinct HD has a plentitude of features, but you have to pay extra to experience HD video on your TV.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Samsung Instinct HD SPH-M850 Cell Phone Review

 

Sprint Nextel stole the CTIA show last year when it introduced the Samsung Instinct. There was a lot to like about the touch-screen phone, so we were hopeful that Samsung ...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Instinct HD Review

 

The Instinct family now has its third member, the Samsung Instinct HD. Unlike the s30, the HD is a true upgrade from the original, and what upgrades there are As the name indicates, the new Instinct is capable of recording HD videos, a first for the US...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Samsung Instinct HD Review

 

Samsung Instinct HD reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Samsung Instinct HD and comparisons to other Cell Phones

Beautiful high-def video capture; Comes with 4 GB MicroSD card; Internal display is bright and sharp; Voice quality is highly praised; Fast and accurate GPS

Video-out (HDMI) cable costs extra; Weak user interface; Few features aside from HD; Memory card slot is underneath battery

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Jen Edwards (brighthand.com)

Samsung Instinct HD Review

 

The main idea behind this device is to turn your mobile lifestyle into a high definition experience, with a five megapixel camera and camcorder and HD output, which allows you to display your videos on a compatible HD television if you purchase the...

Great screen ; Great camera and camcorder

Video output quality is less than expected ; Slightly substandard voice quality ; Relatively poor battery life ; Virtual keyboard in portrait mode is virtually unusable

The Instinct HD is a great idea, but it doesn't quite deliver on the promise

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Jen Edwards (brighthand)

Samsung Instinct HD Review

 

The Samsung Instinct HD is a smartphone that emphasizes its high-resolution camera. Jen Edwards brings us a review of this touchscreen-based device, which is the first in the Instinct series with Wi-Fi.

Great screen ; Great camera and camcorder

Poor video output quality is less than expected ; Unusable virtual keyboard in portrait mode ; Relatively poor battery life

I’m not really feeling the love for the

Nov, 2009