Samsung SPH-M800 Instinct

  • Samsung SPH-M800 Instinct
78
Based on 13 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Reliable touch interface with haptic feedback, 3.5-mm headphone jack, Visual voicemail, Extras like camera, email, and GPS work well, Comes with extra battery and 2GB microSD card
  • Good touch screen, a multimedia powerhouse, solid build
  • Supports every feature Sprint offers; EV-DO Rev. A data speeds; Good touchscreen response; Bright, clear display; Excellent GPS/navigation and voice command features; Good visual voicemail feature; 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo Bluetooth; Second batt...

Cons:

  • Streamed video looks poor, Screen doesnt automatically re-orient, No WiFi, Screen is tough to see outdoors, Limited MS Exchange support, No video messaging, *
  • UI lacks some polish, basic camera, awkward browser

Expert reviews and ratings

By eTech Reviews on -

Samsung Instinct SPH-M800 has an eye-catching design but it is nothing spectacular. It is a touch screen device with a thin candy bar shape with 4.57 inches by 2.17 inches by 0.49 inch dimensions. This makes the phone fatter and taller as compared to...

By AccessoryGeeks on -

Trust all your instincts, with the Samsung Instinct cell phone. The Instinct has been designed by Samsung with a slick, intuitive look and is heavily loaded with many powerful, innovative and easy to use features. The best part of the Samsung Instinct...

By Dev Hardware on -

The Samsung Instinct is an interesting hybrid device, somewhere between a smart phone and a cell phone. It has a nice big touch-sensitive screen, but lacks quite a few features that similar phones offer, such as Wi-Fi. I would have loved to see some...

By PDAStreet on -

A new smartphone recently debuted to much fanfare. Perhaps youve heard of it-- its sleek and stylish, has a black finish with a huge touch screen, and starts with the letter "I"? Actually, were not talking about the latest iPhone, but rather its...

By SmartPhone Today on -

Page 1 | 2 | 3 | Next A new smartphone recently debuted to much fanfare. Perhaps youve heard of it-- its sleek and stylish, has a black finish with a huge touch screen, and starts with the letter "I"? Actually, were not talking about the...

By PCMech on -

Many people have heard of the Samsung Instinct being called the iPhone killer, but I do not believe that to be so. The Instinct is on the Sprint network and costs $129.99 after a $220 instant savings then a $100 mail-in rebate, and Sprint...

By About.com on 80

The Instinct, which is Samsungs latest and greatest do-it-all smartphone for Sprint, has gone head to head with the almighty iPhone 3G for AT&T. The Instinct even boldly goes so far as to coin itself the iPhone killer. But is it...

By Mobile Magazine on 76

Now that I have been able to use the Samsung Instinct from Sprint for a while, I feel that I am now able to provide a real opinion on this touchscreen cell...

By Brighthand on -

There's a lot to like in the Samsung Instinct. It's nice looking, easy to control with either a fingertip or your voice, and offers some great features, like email with easy text input, streaming TV, music player with gigabytes of storage, and...

By Digital Trends on 80

This is not a true smartphone like the iPhone or AT&T Tilt, and its really not ideal for business users because of the lack of instantaneous email sync (a la Blackberry) and somewhat iffy MS Exchange support. Were also not crazy about the live...

By Geek.com on -

Last week I wrote up the Pros and Cons of the iPhone after having used it as my primary phone for more than a year. While I highlighted a number of things that the iPhone does well, I also pointed out a bunch of issues I continue to have with the...

By MobileBurn on 75

The Samsung Instinct is no iPhone, nor is it an iPhone killer. It is, however, an amazingly feature packed touch based phone with a reasonable user interface. It has many highlights that are going to thrill a lot of users, and it still manages to...

By CrunchGear on -

We received the Instinct a few weeks ago and Ive been meaning to write up my impressions on it after using it for just about a week straight. Im happy to report that the Instinct on Sprint is a capable and powerful smartphone and, in a...

By PhoneDog on 90

Sprints new flagship media phone is a very good device, even if I wish theyd skipped the whole Instinct vs iPhone marketing campaign. The Web browser needs work and mobile IM addicts will be left in the cold by Instinct, but...

By PC Advisor on 80

Samsung did a solid job on the Samsung Instinct; you have to admire the extensive feature list you get for the price. But with iPhone prices about to tumble even as Apples hardware improves, the Instinct doesnt shape up as an iPhone killer. Yardena...

By Gear Diary on -

After reading review after review and probably driving my poor wife up the wall about it, I decided to take the plunge and stick with Sprint(they only have 30 days to prove their worthiness). My obsession with everything iPhone 3G has been...

By Phone Arena on 90

We came away quite impressed with the Instinct. The touchscreen is responsive, call quality top notch and multimedia suite expansive. Some of the features need more refinement, such as the portrait keypad and music player, but overall Sprint and...

By Wired on 80

To call the Samsung Instinct an iPhone knockoff would be an understatement of grotesque proportions. Seriously: Even the packaging looks like it came straight outta Cupertino.With its buttonless face and black monolithic look, the all-touchscreen...

By PCWorld on -

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 Apples upcoming 3G...

By HardwareGeeks on -

While Sprint has no iPhone they now have the Samsung Instinct. The Instinct is similar to the iPhone as its has a touch screen and no buttons except for the power, camera and volume buttons. The phone is very sleek and stylish and I have to say...