The "1-Minute" Review
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 haptic keyboards, interesting and fun UI’s, and so on.
In other words, at some point reviewing phones became a real good time. I’m having fun. You?
So it is with the Samsung Instinct. This is another in a series of anxiously awaited devices, and like the HTC Touch, it does not disappoint.
The Instinct is a sleek powerhouse capable of satisfying the cell phone shopper of today. It has all the necessary ingredients, including a full and true touchscreen fascia, 3G speeds, 2.0MP camera and video recorder, able to send your email directly to your phone, haptic feedback to add certainty and assuredness to your every touch, etc.
This phone is what cell phones have become: powerful, easy-to-use devices that no longer insult the buyer with silly interfaces or low-end resolution screens.
While many touchscreens compare themselves to the iPhone, you must keep in mind that there is more to it than just the touchscreen. The Instinct’s drawback, one of only a few, is a “rough and go” browser experience, due in part because it simply does not have the same engine as the iPhone. Also, in trying to achieve a small form factor, the Instinct became so small that typing becomes cramped and challenging at times.
Still and all, If you are like many phone shoppers looking for a powerful touchscreen phone, you simply must include this on your list.
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Samsung released the Instinct M800 on January 12, 2008.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Instinct M800 user manual here.
Samsung backs up the Instinct M800 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Instinct M800 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.