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Samsung Instinct

Description:

The Samsung Instinct M800 features a large 3.1" display with a haptic touchscreen and virtual QWERTY keyboard. Other key features include a 2.0 megapixel camera, GPS, EV-DO Rev. Adata, 2GB microSD card included, full HTML browser, stereo Bluetooth and streaming music and TV capability.

Features: See all features

  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Music Player
  • Physical QWERTY
  • Speakerphone
  • Touch Screen

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General Info
ManufacturerSamsung
TechnologyCDMA
Data Type3G
Device TypeSmartphone
Operating SystemNone
Physical Specifications
Height4.55 Inches
Thickness0.49 Inches
Weight4.50 Ounces
KeyboardPhysical
Phone FormOpen-Faced
Display Specifications
Display Size3.20 Inches
Touchscreen Size3.20 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Front Camera0.00 Megapixels
Rear Camera2.00 Megapixels
VideoStandard
Hearing Aid CompatibilityM3
Battery Specifications
Standby Time168 Hours
Talk Time345 Minutes
Memory Specifications
Internal Memory0.03 GB
Expandable Memory2.00 GB

Average user reviews

Based on 18 Reviews

Overall
4.47222
Display
4.5
Reception
4.61111
Battery Life
4.27778
Design
4.5
Apps
4.38889
Display:
4
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Best Phone so far........

Posted on: September 20th, 2010 by David Kelly

The good: Durable, two batteries, GPS, Mobile Hotspot via tethering or bluetooth, Live search- say it and it finds it. Fast Fast if on good EVDO network.The bad: ???????????????? No longer produced, too good of phone. Summary: This Samsung M800 is by far the best phone for what I require in a mobile electronic device. Phone, GPS, MP3 player, live TV and Radio,news and weather, Google Earth works well. The ability to connect via bluetooth 2.0 or tether to a Laptop for Internet access anywhere you have a cell phone signal with download speeds averaging 1.5 Mbps. I have owned a few Samsung Instinct M800 over the past two years because of accidental damage and still have not found a phone worth "upgrading" to. I dont really watch full length movies on a 3" screen so an amoled HD 4 inch screen with slide out qwerty keyboard(something else to break) doesn't impress me. Seems like phones of today are hyped up huge devices that requires cellular plans that are way overpriced. $69 a month is what I pay for everything. If you find one of these phones, KEEP IT ! You wont regret it

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Great Phone

Posted on: July 28th, 2009 by Warren Whyte

The good: Live Search, Navigation, Visual Voicemail, Stereo Bluetooth, Favorites Tab, Opera MiniThe bad: No Flash on Camera, Instinct Web BrowserSummary: I have had the phone for 9 months and I like it. Yes I know its not an iPhone killer but I wanted the best service for the best price which was Sprint. The features on the phone are great. The features I use the most are the stereo Bluetooth which I can play music on most of the day and not worry about battery. I usually kill my Bluetooth headset battery before the Instinct hits 70% battery. The other feature I really like is Live Search. This is the first phone I have owned with the Live Search feature and I love it. When you open up the application you can say or type in what you are looking for and it looks up all the information for you quickly. Example: I Live Search McDonalds...It pulls up the nearest McDonalds to my current location and displays the address and phone number to the location. If I push the phone number it calls the McDonalds. It also can open up the Navigation application and get me directions with one click. I can also get a map of the location or turn by turn directions. I can also share this information if I wanted. It saves time in searching for locations, getting directions or even looking up phone numbers. I have had family members ask me to look up places online and I use the phone because it is honestly faster to just say the name of the location and get all the information in a few seconds.While I do love the phone I would be lying if I said the phone was perfect. The Instinct web browser sucks and you can read that anywhere on the internet...everyone agrees, but you can install Opera Mini and it does work a whole lot better. As for the camera...it is an ok camera. You need good lighting because there is no flash and a steady hand because sometimes the pictures blur. Overall I like my phone and I just hate when people review it and say "Its not and iPhone" If you want an iPhone then buy an iPhone.PS. the phone comes with a stylus but no place to put it on the phone, but I never used the stylus

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
2
Design:
3
Apps:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
3

Would Recommend to a friend.

JUST HYPE!!!

Posted on: May 24th, 2009 by breezzy blam

The good: none...but the looksThe bad: everthing!Summary: i had this phone for a while , when i first got i was hype. and thats all it is "hype". the phone didnt even work properly...since i got it it been given me problems i been thru 4 since november already.....thinkin bout gettin a G1(android)???

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
3
Reception:
3
Battery Life:
2
Design:
2
Apps:
3
Overall:
Review Rating: 
2.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Disappointing... hardly an 'internet phone'

Posted on: May 18th, 2009 by D P

The good: Horizontal texting, navigation, haptic feedback, streaming TV/musicThe bad: Near-worthless internet, no calendar sync, minimal apps developmentSummary: This is more of a messaging phone than a multimedia "iPhone killer" as it has been widely advertised in the "Instinct vs. iPhone" commercials. After 1 week of use with this phone, I gladly paid the $150 cancellation fee to get out of Sprint and defect to an iPhone. The navigation and haptic feedback are very nice. The internet capabilities are a joke - you are left with the mobile versions of websites, or it can't load them at all. This phone struggles on the internet - period. There is no app-store to speak of, aside from additional paid channels for streaming services. This phone is no 'iPhone killer' - it shouldn't even be compared with the iPhone, and it was suicide on Sprint's part to advertise it as such. I hear the new version of the Instinct will include a better Opera browser and sync-able calendar.. nothing to make me go back to Sprint anytime soon...

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
5

Would Recommend to a friend.

I own one. Best phone ever! Tops all!

Posted on: April 7th, 2009 by Joey Allard

The good: I love this phone! It has very good response. You can adjust the sensitivity for the screen and calibrate it. Texting and typing is sooo fast. Really good conection. When my friends dont get service, i get it crystal clear. Sprint has the best and cheepest plans. I haven't had a single dropped call and i had this phone for about 7 months. It has several neat options that you can toggle on or off. This phone is very durable. It fell out of my poket millions of times and it doesn't have a scratchThe bad: The camera could have been a little better with maybe 3 instead of 2 mega pixels. It will rarely lag or freeze a little bit. Since it is a fairly new phone and design, some games or apps are not compatible but there is still a large selection. Summary: Very fast and durable. A very customizable phone but they should make more accesories for it. Plans are the best and cheepest. Still pretty much the best phone out. It is very competitvely priced. Recomend this to almost anyone!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
2
Reception:
3
Battery Life:
2
Design:
4
Apps:
2
Overall:
Review Rating: 
2.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Mixed Bag of Tricks and Smoke and Mirrors

Posted on: April 1st, 2009 by JW DC

The good: The phone has many features which are eye catchers, but useful only when, rarely, there are no better alternatives. Navigation is the exception and is excellent. Nice selection of ringtones. Television is fine given current technology, but still not where is should be (it wouldn't be tolerated from a real television). Frequent automatic server backup of basic contact data. The phone has a "substantial" feel. Two batteries.The bad: The phone is constantly updating something, which sounds good if you don't happen to need to, say, make a call when this happens. If one of the many features is being used and a phone call comes in, the phone, then, will completely lock up and the battery must be removed for the phone to again work properly (very frustrating, over and over). The display keyboard is difficult to use without tiny fingers or without a stylus...don't lose the ONE provided.Summary: This phone is more gimmick than useful. Looks nicer than most and is poised against the Iphone and the Gphone; it pales except with the navigation feature which is very impressive. Email feature, too, is quite good, but the phone needs to be reset (remove battery; is this why we get two batteries?) occasionally when this feature, among others, stop updating. I think I can live with this phone, but I am not sure it would be my first choice now that I have used it for over 3 months. If I lost it, I would buy a different phone. I probably would not comfortably recommend this phone to a friend. For a two year contract I would tell the friend to either wait or keep looking at other phones.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Great!

Posted on: March 10th, 2009 by Raul Serrano

The good: great txt messaging, good internet browser, responsive, easy to useThe bad: hardly any games (apps), camera is disappointing. Summary: i love this phone it really is what mostpeople look for in a phone. I love all the multi-media it supports. ITS A HOMERUN!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
3
Design:
5
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Just do your research first

Posted on: February 2nd, 2009 by Ian Thayer

The good: Feature-rich, with its 2MP camera, nice keyboard, especially for being a touchscreen one, visual voicemail, GPS, also, looking up movie times, weather, and news is fast and easyThe bad: It's got its share of bugs that make two things, in my opinion, virtually unusable. Sprint TV on this phone is horrible. If it's not a choppy picture, then it'll just be a green screen with audio. I even tried a "hack" of sorts to increase the video buffer length, which helped none. Another is the web browser. This is where the phone's processor really slows down, and you feel like you're forcing the phone to go on the internet.Summary: One other teensy thing about the keyboard: IMO, te backspace key is too close to the useless button that puts the keyboard in portrait mode. Also, with these bugs, almost nothing has been done to fix them, as only about 3 updates have been pushed out for it SINCE THE PHONE'S RELEASE. The "hold lock button to unlock thing" gets really old, really fast.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
5

Would Recommend to a friend.

GREAT PHONE!

Posted on: January 6th, 2009 by Stratton H.

The good: Very Fast, Easy To Use, Live TV and TV Shows, Great Music Player, Haptic Feedback, Comes with second battery, Cheaper than the iPhone, Good Internet,Great Nav, Just Simply a Great Phone. I Have had it for 2 weeks and i love it.The bad: Crashes sometimes, thats mostly it.Summary: i have had this phone for about two weeks now and i love it to death. I'm a apple fan but this phone totally kicks apple's iphone 3g in my opinion. I love the way it feels in my hand and its slick design. I highley think every single one of you should get the Instinct!!!!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Great phone

Posted on: October 21st, 2008 by josh jordan

The good: The phone is amazing the text works great camera is good, internet is pretty fast, everything works great on it, the phone looks and feels good tooThe bad: The GPS freezes sometimes which could be pretty bad if you dont know exactly where your going, the phone has froze on me once or twice Summary: Overall the phone is great just a few glitches here and there but thats going to happen with any phone

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

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