Samsung Instinct

Posted: June 27, 2008
Samsung Instinct

On today's Gadget Pr0n, we objectify the Samsung Instinct, a shiny new phone that's carrying a ton of features.

What You Need to Know

  • The touch screen is really great
  • Scrolling and selecting problems prominent on other touch screens are not at all on this phone; if anything it's a little more sensitive than the iPhone in a good way
  • Haptic feedback
  • The main problem is the 3 touch buttons on the bottom of the phone; they don't always register a touch and become annoying
  • It also feels plasticy; touching glass feels a lot better.
  • It's got kind of a future retro look
  • Just a little thicker than the iPhone but weighs less
  • The screen size is a little smaller too, and the display may get cramped
  • The keyboard is only in landscape mode, and it doesn't correct your spelling, which may be a good or a bad thing
  • You can also write with the stylus in graffiti mode
  • Not having Wi-Fi is a big deal, but everything else is pretty much the same
  • EVDO Revision A web browsing is a bit faster than even the new 3G iPhone, but the browser itself isn't as easy as Safari
  • 2 megapixel camera with very little options, but it can record video
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS with Sprint Navigation works great
  • 2 gigabyte Micro-SD card upgradeable to 8 gigs
  • It's an excellent buy for people on Sprint
  • There's really nothing wrong with this device; if i hadn't seen the iPhone, it would be the phone to beat


  • $129 plus a minimum $70 a month contract

Overall Rating

  • 91% (4 Seals of Approval)


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