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Samsung M800 / Instinct
5.1 out of 10

Samsung M800 / Instinct

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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Instinct (Sprint)

PC Magazine
17 June 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Instinct HD (Sprint)

PC Magazine
12 June 2009
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Instinct HD has a novel feature set and can record and display HD video (at least on an external screen), but several issues combine to make it a bit frustrating to use.
  • Pros: Sharp camera and HD camcorder. HD playback over HDMI really works. Capacitive touch screen. Plenty of media features. Wi-Fi.
  • Cons: Very poor battery life. Takes a long time to boot up. Proprietary HD cable not in the box. Buggy media players. Expensive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Instinct Review

Digitaltrends
14 July 2008
  • 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.
  • Pros: Reliable interface; 3.5mm headphone jack; visual voicemail; lots of extras
  • Cons: Streaming video looks poor; no WiFi; screen is hard to see outdoors; limited MS Exchange support
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Samsung Instinct

Wired
20 June 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Instinct

MobileTechReview.com
8 June 2008
  • Conclusion: Sprint did one thing right and one thing wrong. Wrong: they went after the iPhone tooth and nail in marketing the Instinct, and that leads to disappointment because so far, nothing else is nearly like the iPhone. Right: they and Samsung came up with a very good phone in its own right.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Instinct HD

MobileTechReview.com
8 June 2008
  • Conclusion: Sprint did one thing right and one thing wrong. Wrong: they went after the iPhone tooth and nail in marketing the Instinct, and that leads to disappointment because so far, nothing else is nearly like the iPhone. Right: they and Samsung came up with a very good phone in its own right.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Instinct Review

LAPTOP Magazine
6 June 2008
  • Summary: 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 the first-generation model will soon be able to...
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