Reviews and Problems with Samsung M810 / Instinct S30 / Instinct Mini
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Samsung Instinct S30 Review
26 May 2009
Excerpt: In a couple of months, amid the usual hoopla, Apple is expected to unveil its next-gen iPhone , rumored to include such improvements as a 3.2MP camera plus video recording, stereo Bluetooth and 32 GB memory, as well as a totally updated OS – all major improvements. For once though, Samsung has beaten (if quietly) Steve Jobs and co. to the punch with an update of its “iPhone killer,” the Instinct, now known as the S30.
Pros: Easy-to-use touchscreen interface and OS; excellent music and video player; fast EV-DO Web access; visual voicemail
Cons: No real improvements over original Instinct; below average camera; slow-to-load music player; hard-to-read Web text; less talk time battery life than original
Conclusion: Samsung's Instinct is still a far cry from the iPhone, even with the latest refresh. But it's loaded with features and brings some of the same, simplified touch-interface magic to Sprint subscribers.
Pros: Responsive touch panel. Good camera and video recorder. Plenty of mobile media features, all of which are included in Sprint's Everything plan.
Cons: Low-res screen. No Wi-Fi. Reception could be stronger. Some clumsy interface elements.
Conclusion: 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 has been downgraded from Rev. A to Rev. 0 and there's no second battery in the box. To the S30's credit, battery life is better than the first gen Instinct, so the missing spare battery might not be a terrible sore point.
Pros: Sleeker design than original Instinct., Attractive, large display, supports every Sprint service for multimedia and navigation. Good GPS performance.
Cons: No real improvements from old Instinct, EVDO downgraded to Rev. 0., 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.
Review of Samsung's curvy new Instinct S30 for Sprint
3 May 2009
Excerpt: 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, which includes 3 HD videos.
Samsung Instinct SPH-M810 – телефон, который с радостью откликается на ваши прикосновения
12 July 2009
Conclusion: Телефон Samsung Instinct SPH-M810 вполне может составить конкуренцию iPhone от Apple , учитывая его уникальное, но простое и удобное сенсорное управление. Возможно, его покупателями станут, в первую очередь, те, кто по соображениям высокой стоимости пока не может позволить себе «яблочный» продукт, но желает заполучить удобный телефон с крупным сенсорным экраном и виртуальной QWERTY-клавиатурой.