|Sprint Samsung Pink Instinct M800 SPH-M800B|
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|There are touchscreens, and then there's the Samsung Instinct, the touchscreen that keeps you in touch better than any other. Everything on the Instinct is designed to take you right to where you want to go faster. Go right to your favorite contact or Web page by putting them in your favorite folder. Go right to your client meeting with GPS turn-by-turn directions. Go right to the one voicemail message you really want to listen to. With the Instinct, everything is just a touch away.|
|Family Line||Samsung Instinct|
|Storage Capacity||32 MB|
|Network Technology||CDMA2000 1X|
|Band||CDMA2000 1X 1900/800|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1000 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 345 min|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Display Resolution||240 x 432 pixels|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
The Samsung Instinct offers a slick, intuitive design and a heavy load of powerful, innovative, and easy-to-use features. It particularly shines as a messaging and GPS device.
The Samsung Instinct lacks Wi-Fi and instant messaging, and its call and video quality were erratic. Also, its Internet browser could be refined, its internal memory is small, and its camera lacks editing features.
The Samsung Instinct stands out as one of Sprint's finest devices to date. It's just too bad its call quality could use some improvement.
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of customers recommend this product
The Samsung Instinct offers a slick, intuitive design and a heavy load of powerful, innovative, and easy-to-use features. It particularly shines as a messaging and GPS device.it lacks Wi-Fi and instant messaging, and its call and video quality were erratic. Also, its Internet browser could be refined, its internal memory is small, and its camera lacks editing features
You love cell phones with full touch-sensitive display right? Well I have for you a brand new handset released by Samsung and available exclusively at Sprint, with full touchscreen with haptic technology, high-speed connectivity, GPS navigation, and an outstanding design.
Giving you access to applications and contacts with a single finger tap, the EV-DO Rev. A handset keeps you up to date with the latest news and updates at fast speeds reaching 3.1Mbps in downlink and 1.8Mbps uplink while on the go, while using the Voice to Action special button you get access to call, voice activation, text, traffic, picture messaging, movie, news, sports, and search functions.
The Instinct includes Sprint’s services such as GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, access to directory information on-the-go via Live Search, Sprint TV, Sprint Exclusive Entertainment for sports and entertainment video programming network, Sprint Music Store, and Pocket Express for updated news.
With Samsung Instinct you can listen to messages in their order of preference and manage them with a simple tap of the screen; play music while surfing the web or while playing a game; capture picture with the built-in 2MP camera/camcorder, add up to 8GB of memory using a microSD card, transfer files to other Bluetooth-enabled devices, connect with your laptop to the Internet using the phone as a modem, and talk on the phone for up to 5.75 hours using the two 1,000 mAmp batteries included.
"Samsung designed the Instinct after spending years developing innovative touch-screen technology," says Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Mobile. "What really sets the Instinct apart is the ability to access users' favorite features with just one touch of the device. The three navigation keys that Samsung positioned at the bottom of Instinct are instrumental in making the user experience quick and easy. Samsung feels the Instinct will increase our status as the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturer in the U.S."
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First off, the Samsung Instinct commercials fainally got to me and I had to buy one. Had it just about a month now and by far it's the best phone I have ever owned. Basically it's everything electronic in your pocket.
1. The navigation on the phone cannot be beat. The database is always updated and it works with your contacts in your phone. As long as you have their address stored w/the contact information you can easily use the address to navigate to. It also will search your current area for different places such as gas stations by price or wi-fi hot spots, also food.
2. Getting on the internet is a breeze and it will display the pages in mobile or standard computer mode complete with pictures. The only drawback about the internet on the phone is that it's rather slow.
3. The camera in the is nice and really easy to use. From the main display screen you can assign your pictures to contact names, email pictures, upload them to your Sprint picture account or play them back in full screen on the phone. There is no flash but the photo taking screen will let you know if the picture will be fuzzy due to lack of light. Haven't played with it a lot but the video camera seems to do a fine job also, although it is not able to zoom.
4. The Instinct probably has the best caculator functions out there. Not only can you do basic caculations, the phone provides the easiest way to do conversations that you will ever encounter. Just a few taps and you can convert tempatures, distant, area, weights, tip caculations and a mess of other conversions!
5. Retriving voicemail & text messages is a breeze. For voice message you can listen to them, save them or delete them all from one screen on the phone without needing to wait for the "voicemail manager lady" to say "press 7 to delete." New text or voice messages show up with a little blue star at the top of the display letting you know that you have a message.
6. Entering text into a message or for the cool note pad feature shows as a standard layout keyboard so all of the letters and keys are in their regular place. No more pushing the number "2" three times to get the letter "C".
7. The phone has Blue Tooth capability but I have not had much luck trying to use it yet. Although I am new to trying to understand Blue Tooth communication between devices, (not with the ear piece).
8. The touch screen takes a little getting use to. Just remember to turn down the sensitivity from the default setting when you get the phone. It's way to sensitive right out of the box. Samsung should have included some screen covers to protect the main screen.
9. I upgraded from the Sprint M520 and the Instinct's TV and movie's lacks when it comes to showing a nice clear realtime video. Hopefully Samsung will upgrade something on the phone to improve the video quality.
10. On the other hand, the radio plays just like you would expect. No problems what's so ever! Nice!!
Overall, a really good Smart Phone! Not one that you want to pass by for something cheaper. Yes, the Samsung Instinct has room for improvement but if they got it exactly right the first time, where could they go next? I'll hold-on to this one for the minor updates because it'll probably be a long time before someone can come out with something better!
I am a cross country truck driver, using Sprint. Sales posters and salespeople lied on value, quality.
Expensive toy, great concept, not ready for prime time, but fun. If not free? Pick different model. $199 AFTER rebate was too much, no check yet after 11 weeks.
Good, clear reception better than others reception area. Blue tooth works ok.
Radio worthless as it has NO real over the air stations or choices.
TV worthless as it is not a tv! It has no real tv reception. Sprint has 1 to 5 minute scenes from shows and just a few modest mobile cut-down "channels", weather channel local never played whole segment once without failure, in three months use. Graphics pixilate and freeze. Tuens itself off if you don't click on ok every five minutes. Great idea, maybe in five years it will work.
Internet good for quick check of Facebook, browser hard to navigate. Email worked, text only.
IM good, fast and easy to read incoming, a bitch to type in daylight, light gray text on dark gray background? Some designer worked indoors only or using drugs.
Games very over priced, old versions cost more to rent a month than discount bins sell for PC.
GPS clunky, but worked fine for a car, better audio than stand alone GPS but screen too small to use safely when driving. Drove Florida to Iowa without error, nags if stop for fuel or break. Lost Interstate only four times, which is better than Tom-Tom.
Touch screen too easy to call people by accident, you need to lock screen EVERTIME or a buy a padded hard case. Typing more than quick txt hard without stylus, tiny keys, screen invisable in daylight.
Very sensitive to heat, screen curled up on dash at night fron defrosters, outside was +13 degrees F.
First off, the Instinct will require a plan of all unlimited data, if you do not yet already have it. This allows one to fully enjoy all of the features the device is equipped with. Web, E-Mail, GPS navigation, TV and Radio, so on and so forth. Because of this fact, I'd strongly recommend this device if one'll be or is using all these particular features. After all, one will be paying for it.
That aside, the device itself, as far as menu wise is simple enough, in that they are neatly categorized as phone functions (broken up into speed dials, contacts, call history and the phone pad), general tool functions (such as messaging [email, text and picture, visual voice mail], phone settings, and those handy on-the-go tools [GPS navigation, calculator, notepad, calender and clock]), fun and entertainment (music, videos, camera, TV and radio, games and applications), and lastly, the web, which will then offer preset links such as news, weather, sports, entertainment, etcetera. Best of all--regarding the menu--is the Favorites, allowing one to choose most frequented functions to access from one focal screen of the device.
My favorite point of the device would have to be the media player in the background, allowing one to use most non-voice functions (e-mail, text/picture messaging, IM, web browser) while enjoying one's favorite music uploaded onto the supplied 2GB(expandable to up to an 8GB) micro SD card. Let's not forget to mention the option to use a stereo bluetooth device to enjoy said music. One would even be able to take or place a call while listening then go right back to the playback.
Now, this device's touch screen is just that, in that it registers touch, rather than heat. This is both good and bad. Good because long nails will not intervene. Also good in that the device comes with a slip-on case with a stylus and holder for. Bad because of that same reason; the slip-on case, that is. This problem will also arise during voice calls, since the lock button becomes disabled during voice calls, leaving the screen open to mute, hold, dial, even release which could inadvertently occur while slipping the case on or off.
Do also take care not to hold the Power/Lock key TOO long while attempting to unlock the device to check the new alerts, else the device could power off. This could occur anytime one goes to unlock the screen.
My last negative point would have to be in regard to the standard battery life. One should expect a compromised battery life in equal trade of all the features being used. But my typical usage has lasted a little over half of an eleven hour day, whereupon--at 30%--the device will flash "Low Battery, please recharge soon" or even "Entering power-save mode. Exiting application" preventing most--if not all--media-based functions.
Fortunately, the remedy for that would have to be the supplied second standard battery and appropriate case/charger that one could utilize (yes, I do power off the device, remove the back cover, and replace the 30% battery with the fully charged one, replace the back cover and power on the device daily).
Overall, one will be getting a device that should meet the general needs of those who need to stay connected; That is with both friends and family as well as the outside world. Let's not forget the complete and total access to the web, Sprint TV and Radio and especially E-Mail.
The final verdict?
It's an equal trade. That's as far as price affordability and the features and functions it has