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Samsung M850 Instinct HD / Samsung Instinct2 / Samsung Instinct s50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Samsung M850 Instinct HD / Samsung Instinct2 / Samsung Instinct s50. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the GPS navigation and price. The design and usability also get good reviews. The reliability and screen get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the size and camera.

performance, usability, design, price, GPS navigation

camera, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung M850 Instinct HD / Samsung Instinct2 / Samsung Instinct s50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung M850 Instinct HD / Samsung Instinct2 / Samsung Instinct s50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung M850 Instinct HD / Samsung Instinct2 / Samsung Instinct s50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Instinct SPH-M800 No Contract Sprint Cell PhoneSamsung Instinct SPH-M800 No Contract Sprint Cell Phone

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Samsung Instinct PDA Phone

 

At $130 with a two-year contract, the Instinct is a good handset and a great deal. But this iPhone look-alike is unlikely to slay Apple's upcoming 3G handset.

Attractive pricing ; Strong design, narrow shape

Web browser is comparatively inelegant ; Short battery life

Samsung did a solid job on the Instinct; you have to admire the extensive feature list you get for the price. But with iPhone prices about to tumble even as Apple's hardware improves, the Instinct doesn't shape up as an iPhone killer

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Instinct Review

 

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...

Easy-to-learn and fluid UI, Good e-mail accessibility, Over-the-air music downloads, Decent 2MP camera, Solid GPS, Responsive touchscreen and keyboard

Clunky Web browsing experience, Unimpressive Sprint TV, Mediocre video camera, Screen prone to scuffs and scratches

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung Instinct (SPH-M800) review: Samsung Instinct (SPH-M800)

 

Over the last year, the collective response from most cell phone manufacturers to the iPhone has been rather muted. But now Samsung is trying a different tactic. Its new Samsung Instinct (SPH-M800) for Sprint is the first cell phone we've seen that...

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.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: phonedog.com (phonedog.com)

Instinct vs iPhone 3G - Preview

 
Nov, 2013

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Samsung Instinct M800

 

It used to be relatively easy to review a new phone. You would mention the super-duper 1.3MP camera, the external screen, and that it could make phone calls. Ahh, but the game has changed, has it not? Now we have sleek touchscreens, sophisticated...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Brighthand (brighthand.com)

Samsung Instinct HD Review

 

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[...

Great screen, Great camera and camcorder

Video output quality is less than expected, Slightly substandard voice quality, Relatively poor battery life, Virtual keyboard in portrait mode is virtually unusable

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

Samsung Instinct Review

 

The Samsung Instinct was heralded as a device that would let Samsung and Print compete with AT&T's iPhone. This review will look at those claims by focusing on the good and the bad features and aspects of the Instinct.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Joe Moran (enterprisemobiletoday.com)

Review: Sprint's Samsung Instinct

 

Features Measuring 4.6 x 2.2 x .5, the Instinct is slightly narrower and taller than an iPhone, and at 4.4 oz it's a bit lighter too. Being a Sprint device, the Instinct communicates via CDMA networks (800/1900) and supports EV-DO Rev A for data...

User Interface The Instinct's broad face is dominated by a 3.1 inch, 240 x 432 touch screen display (compared to 3.5 inches and 320 x 480 for the iPhone). Below the screen are three hard buttons, consisting of a Home key flanked by a Back key and one...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Joe Moran (pdastreet.com)

Sprint's Samsung Instinct

 

Actually, we're not talking about the latest iPhone, but rather its would-be competitor, the Samsung Instinct. Sprint Nextel is hoping the Instinct (which it has exclusive US rights to, at least for now) will pique the interest of anyone jonesing for...

The Instinct's haptic touch screen responds to contact with vibrations, a feature we like a lot since it provides the tactile feedback you'd normally get from mechanical buttons. (You can turn this off if you want.) The responsiveness and accuracy of...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Joe Moran (smartphonetoday.com)

Review: Sprint's Samsung Instinct

 

The Instinct was described as a potential iPhone killer leading up to its launch, and Sprint isn't subtle about making the comparison, at least to the first-gen iPhone. While the Instinct's not an iPhone killer, or even necessarily an iPhone wounder,...

The Instinct's haptic touch screen responds to contact with vibrations, a feature we like a lot since it provides the tactile feedback you'd normally get from mechanical buttons. (You can turn this off if you want.) The responsiveness and accuracy of...

Aug, 2008