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Samsung Instinct

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Samsung Instinct. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and GPS navigation are generally positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reception and price get critical reviews. Opinions are divided on the design.

usability, performance, screen, GPS navigation, portability

reliability, price, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Instinct is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Instinct

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung Instinct from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the battery, but the performance and reliability get negative comments.

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usability, price, reliability, performance

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SPH M800 InstinctSamsung SPH M800 Instinct

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Instinct review

 

If nothing else, Samsung's Instinct shows just how disruptive an influence the iPhone has become in mobile phone design.

Samsung did a solid job on the Samsung Instinct; you have to admire the extensive feature list you get for the price. But with iPhone prices about to tumble even as Apple's hardware improves, the Instinct doesn't shape up as an iPhone killer.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Samsung Instinct Review

 

If nothing else, Samsung's Instinct shows just how disruptive an influence the iPhone has become in cell phone design. From its spare black packaging (everyone is copying Apple in this regard) to its slim, glass-encased industrial design and...

Attractive pricing Strong design, narrow shape

Web browser is comparatively inelegant Short battery life

Samsung did a solid job on the Instinct; you have to admire the extensive feature list you get for the price. But with iPhone prices about to tumble even as Apple's hardware improves, the Instinct doesn't shape up as an iPhone killer

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Instinct

 

To call the Samsung Instinct an iPhone knockoff would be an understatement of grotesque proportions. Seriously: Even the packaging looks like it came straight outta...

Turn-by-turn GPS navigation is very responsive, generally accurate and updates quickly. Easily customizable home screen. Painless e-mail setup works well with numerous hosts. Decent multimedia options (included with all-you-can-eat service plan)...

No WiFi. Clearly cellphone-quality photos. No internal storage: 2-GB microSD card included (upgradeable to 8 GB). Can’t edit attachments. Web browser needs a serious reworking. Includes a stylus … but provides no slot to stow it

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Todd Haselton (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Instinct

 

A full-featured and innovative multimedia touchscreen phone that stands on its own.

The Samsung Instinct is a very good touchscreen phone, and friends and family were impressed by its performance and design. The iPhone 3G boasts a superior Web browsing experience, Wi-Fi, and a more durable glass multi-touch display, and both it and...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Instinct (Sprint)

 

The Samsung Instinct for Sprint is a direct assault on iPhone 2.0.

Good voice quality and music and video playback features. Fun to use.

Buggy reception indicator. Disappointing Web browser. No instant messaging client. ; Watch the Samsung Instinct Video Review!

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Instinct Review

 

Touchscreen devices are nothing new, in fact they've been in the mobile world for nearly a decade, but there's no denying that the iPhone jumpstarted their popularity. In the last year there have been several attempts to replicate the iPhone...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: jkabaseball (devhardware.com)

Samsung Instinct

 

Should you get a cell phone or a smart phone? That division is becoming more and more artificial these days. Today, we'll take a look at a phone that walks the line: it is as easy to use as a merely functional cell phone, but offers as many...

There is no physical keyboard on this device; it's all virtual. It might be a little difficult for people with big fingers. The screen is resistive touch sensitive, meaning it can be used with a stylus or a finger. This is not true of the iPhone, but...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Alfredo Padilla (reviewed.com)

Samsung Instinct Cell Phone Review

 

The Samsung Instinct is a touch screen device from Sprint that is positioned to compete with the iPhone. The Instinct is a single black block dominated by the 3.1-inch display on the front, which you use to interact with the interface. Larger than the...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Alfredo Padilla (washingtonpost.com)

Samsung Instinct

 

The Samsung Instinct is a touch screen device from Sprint that is positioned to compete with the iPhone. The Instinct is a single black block dominated by the 3.1-inch display on the front, which you use to interact with the interface. Larger than the...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Ed Hardy (brighthand.com)

Samsung Instinct Review

 

Samsung and Sprint have made no secret that they want the Instinct to go head-to-head with the iPhone. While I don't think this model is going to completely steal Apple's thunder, those who want something iPhone-esqe but want to stick with Sprint...

Still, the fact that the Instinct sells for significantly less than Apple's smartphone -- $130 vs. $200 -- certainly helps it compete

Jul, 2008