Samsung Instinct (SPH-M800)

The Good 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 Bad 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 Bottom Line 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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.6 Overall

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Samsung Instinct (SPH-M800)

Editors' note: On January 20, 2009, we made additional updates after testing the phone's calendar-syncing feature. On October 1, 2009, we lowered the rating of this product from 8.0 to 7.6 in the wake of the release of the Instinct HD.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider Sprint Nextel
  • Weight 4.41 oz
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Additional Features E-911 compliant, PictBridge direct printing
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