Excerpt: 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[...]
Pros: Great screen, Great camera and camcorder
Cons: Video output quality is less than expected, Slightly substandard voice quality, Relatively poor battery life, Virtual keyboard in portrait mode is virtually unusable
Conclusion: True – the Samsung Instinct HD’s high-definition camcorder is impressive. But who buys a cellphone for its video capabilities? When faced with a choice of the well-endowed, easy-to-sync, open OS $150 Palm Pré and the $180 HTC Hero , let’s be frank.
Pros: 5 MP camera; HD camcorder; Sprint TV and radio; Visual Voicemail; haptic touchscreen feedback
Cons: Clunky Web browser; difficult to sync; poor music player; buried microSD jack; poor battery life
Conclusion: Sprint sent us this Samsung phone to review mere hours before Apple will likely announce iPhone 2.0 to make a point: If you want an iPhone, but you don't want to switch from Sprint, the Instinct is almost as good.
Pros: Good voice quality and music and video playback features. Fun to use.
Cons: Buggy reception indicator. Disappointing Web browser. No instant messaging client.
Excerpt: The Samsung Instinct is in my opinion the leader of the mobile phone pack competing with the ever-popular iPhone. The reason the Instinct is closing in on iPhone isn't just the lower cost, $129 with a 2-year contract with Sprint.
Conclusion: This is not a true smartphone like the iPhone or AT&T Tilt , and it’s really not ideal for business users because of the lack of instantaneous email sync (a la Blackberry) and somewhat iffy MS Exchange support. We’re also not crazy about the live TV and much prefer the service on LG’s Voyager.
Excerpt: Last week I wrote up the Pros and Cons of the iPhone after having used it as my primary phone for more than a year. While I highlighted a number of things that the iPhone does well, I also pointed out a bunch of issues I continue to have with the device.
Excerpt: 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 Cupertino. With its buttonless face and black monolithic look, the all-touchscreen Instinct is immediately familiar: It’s virtually the...
Pros: 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) include copious TV options. Works with any screen-t...
Cons: 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.