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Samsung Instinct s30 SPH-M810 - Purple (Sprint) Cellular Phone

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Product description
  • Full touchscreen device
  • Instant messaging and calendar sync
  • Full HTML web and opera mini browsers
  • Energy Star
  • Turn-by-turn GPS navigation
  • Visual voicemail
Product Information
The Samsung Instinct s30 puts your world at your fingertips. Instant messaging keeps you in touch with friends and family. The web browser lets you surf the internet faster. Turn-by-turn GPS navigation gives you directions to anywhere you want to go. And with Calendar Sync, you'll be in perfect harmony with your business computer at all times. What are your instincts telling you now?

Product Highlights

Product Identifiers
Family LineSamsung Instinct s30
TypeCellular Phone

Key Features
Network TechnologyCDMA2000 1X
BandCDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Camera2.0 MP

Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSDHC

Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Capacity1000 mAh
Battery Talk TimeUp to 276 min

Display TechnologyLCD display
Display Resolution240 x 432 pixels
Color Depth18-bit (262000 Colors)

Other Features
Touch ScreenYes
Digital CameraYes
QWERTY Physical KeyboardNo
Email AccessYes
Internet BrowserYes

Height4.57 in.
Depth0.47 in.
Width2.16 in.
Weight3.84 oz

eBay Product ID: EPID100037067

Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewGood


    The Samsung Instinct S30 offers a slick design, bigger external memory, and an attractive touch-screen interface. Features are respectable and the call quality is satisfactory.


    The Samsung Instinct S30's video quality is erratic and it lacks Wi-Fi and camera editing options. In a disappointing move, Samsung and Sprint downgraded the EV-DO support.


    The Samsung Instinct S30 has its good points, but Samsung and Sprint missed the opportunity to make a better device.

  • (C) 2014 CBS Interactive., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 150 user reviews


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Feature ratings

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  • Battery life
  • Value for money
Created: 04/10/11

Good Phone

Great phone, Nice set-up.
Touch-screen for easier viewing

This touch display lets you see the big picture without eye strain and squinting.
Turn-by-turn GPS navigation

Get audible turn-by-turn directions to any destination, whether it’s a quick trip or a road trip. Or use Live Search to look for businesses nearby. You can even share directions by sending them to friends.
Green guides show you the way

eco guide

In an effort to provide our customers with the latest in technology and the best user-experience, we've provided an new environmental-friendly alternative to a printed paper guide. Virtual Guides provide a "one-stop" support experience with everything from User Guides, Support Videos, Commercials, and Simulations. Take the our next step in going green.

M810 Virtual User Guide - ENGLISH
M810 Virtual Manual – SPANISH

Instant messaging and calendar sync

The Instinct’s IM capabilities make keeping in touch with friends easy and instant, no matter where you are. Calendar Sync lets you sync your phone with your Outlook® calendar so you’ll never miss an appointment or meeting.
See messages with Visual voicemail

See your messages before you hear them. That way you’ll know who called and when, so you can decide which messages to listen to.
Web access with a full HTML browser

web Experience the Web in its full color glory with a full HTML web browser. Now you can surf the Web in style and comfort, right from your phone.
Wireless Convenience in Bluetooth® Stereo

blue tooth Bluetooth® wireless technology allows one device to communicate with another. Attach a Bluetooth®-enabled headset or hands-free car system to avoid getting "wired" up in a tangled connection, especially while driving.
Audio visual tour makes understanding fun

audio visual Samsung Simulations takes you through an Audio-Visual tour of the most common device/phone features. Choose the topic, sit back, and learn at your own pace, time and convenience, from anywhere there's an Internet connection.

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Created: 09/17/10

Very Nice Phone

Despite some of the negative reviews I've read, (after using the phone myself), it turns out that I like this phone. Alot of people have said the phone freezes up. Well yes, that did happen when I first received the phone, before activating it on my Sprint account. I contacted Sprint through Customer Support through live chat. While activating the phone I told the chat agent about the phone freezing up issue. She stated that she had reset my device from her end, asked me to power the phone off then back on again. And the issue was resolved. I have been enjoying the phone since that day with no other freezing issues. I have dropped it on a hard floor while shopping and that didn't harm it at all. It still works perfectly. And may I add that I bought this phone (used) here on eBay, and to say that it was used, it works as if it's brand new. You can't always go by what you read in reviews. Sometimes it's best to experience things for yourself. For anyone else having issues with their phone freezing, maybe Sprint can fix your issue like they did for me. It wouldn't hurt to give them a call before returning it.

Now as for the features: I don't like the fact that the phone does not have a file manager to view what's on the memory card. All other phones I've owned all had that option. This is the first phone I've had without it. I assumed all phones had it, but I guess I was wrong. Pictures, videos, music, ect are saved to the card. You only access the files through the apps, such as the music player, and the fun menu. I wouldn't recommend using the phones default browser because it is not full screen. It's best to use the Opera that is pre-installed on it. Call quality is great, mp3 files play very loud and clear. The touch screen is very responsive. The phone is user friendly. Another thing I wish were different is the phone's wallpaper. You only get to see it when you press the power/lock button briefly to check the time. It only displays for about 5 seconds. As much as I love downloading wallpapers it's a bit disappointing not to see it most of the time. You also see it when you receive a text but only lightly dimmed when the phone displays the option to view or dismiss the message. Other than lacking a file manager and the wallpaper, I really like this phone. And I'll most likely be using it until it's time for an upgrade on my account.

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Created: 06/23/10

Good signal, Easy texting.

Let me first start by saying that I am not a bleeding edge tech-nophile.
This phone gives me everything that I wanted out of a cell phone and more.
Phone has a solid feel to it.
Onscreen keyboard for texting was easy to use, and I have large/wide fingers.
Battery life is better than any other phone I have ever had.
Signal strength was really good. I can actually use this phone in my metal roofed house. No other phone I have had would catch a signal.
Screen looks really clear.
It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that some of the bigger smart phones have.

If you are looking for a cell phone that you will primarily use as a texting/calling device with some Internet surfing sprinkled in, this is a really good option for you.
If you want something that can run a game, surf the net, make a call, and watch your kids for you all at the same time, you might want to look elsewhere.

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Created: 02/03/11

Samsung S30 Not Too Shabby

This phone is very easy to use, has a great camera/media center, great user interface etc..
What I do not like however, is that applications for this device are few and distant. it is a chore to search for apps that fill me needs.
also, not very customizable, but user friendly non-the-less.

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Created: 12/31/09

Samsung SPH M810 Instinct S30 (Sprint Nextel)

Overall it is a great phone. Many new features for me that was not included with my old flip phone. Like GPS, and message retrieval is cool. I do not like to use it for text messaging. I want a keyboard and will upgrade in the near future to a smartphone with full mini keyboard. Also when using it for the internet a stylus is a must. You simply cannot select the ultra tiny links with your fingers. Overall touch screen is good, but as stated hard to text because there are no keys and no keys means no feel.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

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