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Samsung Instinct s30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Samsung Instinct s30. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and reliability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reception and screen, and there are some mixed comments about the camera.

price, usability, design, reliability, portability

screen, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Instinct s30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Instinct s30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung Instinct s30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. The price is also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the screen.

price, usability

screen

53% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S30 SPH-M810 Instinct 2, Colbalt Metal Blue (Sprint) CDMA - No Contract RequiredSamsung S30 SPH-M810 Instinct 2, Colbalt Metal Blue (Sprint) CDMA - No Contract Required

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Instinct s30 SPH-M810 (Sprint)

 

With more features and a lower price than the original Instinct, the updated s30 version is a solid handset choice for Sprint.

Responsive touch panel. Good camera and video recorder. Plenty of mobile media features, all of which are included in Sprint's Everything plan.

Low-res screen. No Wi-Fi. Reception could be stronger. Some clumsy interface elements.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Instinct S30

 

Phone fans had been hoping that Sprint's next-gen version of the Samsung Instinct smartphone would drop weight and beef up on specs. Then, at CTIA 2009, the Instinct S30 ($130 after rebates, with a two-year contract) premiered. Let's just say that the...

Slimmer profile, smooth lines feel great in hand 32GB of internal memory

Still no Wi-Fi Weak camera capabilities

Samsung has done a solid job on both the original Instinct and the S30; either way, you have to admire the extensive feature list and sharp design you get for the price. But Wi-Fi support, better camera specs, and a snazzier user interface all seem...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Samsung Instinct S30 Phone Review

 

Slimmer profile feels great in hand ; 32GB of internal memory

Still no Wi-Fi ; Weak camera capabilities

Samsung Instinct S30 is a solid phone, but it needed Wi-Fi support and better camera specs to be a true upgrade.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Steven Grady (slashgear.com)

Samsung Instinct S30 Review

 

As mentioned before , the Samsung Instinct S30 is the followup to Sprint's most popular phone from last year. Originally, the Instinct was positioned as an iPhone killer. While that never actually happened, the Instinct was a great phone in its own...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung Instinct S30 review: Samsung Instinct S30

 

Editors' note: The Instinct S30 is similar to the Sprint's first Instinct. For this review, we will be concentrating on the differences only. For a full description of shared features and characteristics, see our original Samsung Instinct SPH-M810...

The Samsung Instinct S30 offers a slick design, bigger external memory, and an attractive touch-screen interface. Features are respectable and the call quality is satisfactory.

The Samsung Instinct S30's video quality is erratic and it lacks Wi-Fi and camera editing options. In a disappointing move, Samsung and Sprint downgraded the EV-DO support.

The Samsung Instinct S30 has its good points, but Samsung and Sprint missed the opportunity to make a better device.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Instinct s30 Review

 

Last summer Sprint took arguably the best shot at the iPhone at the time, and the Samsung Instinct stood toe-to-toe with its fruity rival. Customers no doubt stayed with Sprint because of it, but we doubt too many AT&T customers defected for an...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (smartdevicecentral.com)

Samsung Instinct s30 SPH-M810 (Sprint)

 

With more features and a lower price than the original Instinct, the updated s30 version is a solid handset choice for Sprint.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Samsung Instinct S30

 

Samsung takes another stab at the basic Instinct. The S30 is an all-around better phone than its predecessor, but it's still far from perfect.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (mobileburn.com)

Review: Samsung's curvy new Instinct S30 for Sprint

 

The new Samsung Instinct S30 for Sprint takes the winning capabilities of the original and packs them into a much sexier form factor - but adds little else. We take the S30 out for a test to see how the little tweaks and updates add up in this review,...

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May, 2009

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Samsung Instinct S30 Review - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

When the original Samsung Instinct came out 10 months ago, it made quite a splash not only thanks to Sprint's mega-marketing campaign that pitted it against the 2G iPhone but because it packed a lot of features into a touch screen feature phone. Thanks...

Attractive, large display, supports every Sprint service for multimedia and navigation. Good GPS performance ;

Sprint TV performance is weak, touch screen OS is starting to look clunky compared to other models on the market (notably Samsung's Touch Wiz phones like the Eternity, Impression, Memoir and Behold along with the iPhone). Sorry, no WiFi here

The Instinct S30, like the original Instinct, is a fun phone that's ripe with features. From Sprint TV to GPS to music and web, it's got the goods. More attractive than the original Instinct, the S30 really offers no other incentive to upgrade. EVDO...

Apr, 2009