Pros Easy to use, cool fad features
Summary Phone is great for anyone who doesn't need any features above and beyond the realm of the phone itself. The email capabilities seem great until you hit 25 emails where it maxes out on storage. I missed the ability to add programs even after only having it for a day, things like splashid and sync capabilities with computers is limited if at all. This phone is amazing in my opinion for high school, maybe college but anyone doing any sort of work that has used blackberry or treos before stay away. you'll miss what you had.
"amazing!!!!"on by fidel209
Pros looks really nice, and a ton of cool features, best phone i have ever had hands down.
Cons make some mistakes while texting
Summary the phone is simply amazing, i would highly recommend this phone to anybody. the email application is awesome, gps is good. I internet is really fast on this phone. the really great thing about it is that it comes with a 3.5 mm jack so you can connect it to the AUX in your car and home stereo. battery dies on me kinda fast luckily it comes with two batteries, although i find the back kind of hard to take off. this phone is also real user friendly and i love the favorite menu where u can text somebody instantly or check your email or go to your music. overall this phone is awesome the only reason i didnt give it a ten is because you can make a lot of mistakes texting if you try to do it to fast.
"Merely Okay"on by rizzoads
Pros Look & feel, email & messaging features, GPS
Cons BROWSER, BROWSER, BROWSER
Summary I had been holding my upgrade eligibility for quite some time, and decided it was time to take the plunge with the Instinct.
The phone is gorgeous, no doubt. I like pretty much everything about using it except for the browser. I love the landscape keyboard for texting and email (At least somebody caught on to the gripes about the iPhone). It works great for music. I love the expandable memory which uses a microSD card (2GB included WITH the SD adapter). I love that it came with a spare battery and a small case in which the spare battery can be charged while not in the phone. It seems they thought of everything, except....
My previous phone was the Palm Centro, which I absolutely LOVE. Going from that to the Instinct was absolute torture when it came to browsing the internet. The browser is incredibly slow, and wouldn't pull up many (and I mean MANY) of the pages I used to frequent on my Centro. On top of that, the "vision.sprintpcs.com" home site that seems such an excellent portal on all of the other Sprint Power Vision phones was completely different, and practically useless on the Instinct (unless all you want to see is CNN, ESPN, etc...)
In short, if you're new to surfing the internet on your mobile phone, the Instinct might not seem that bad. But after using the Centro (not to mention playing around with an iPhone here and there), the Instinct absolutely will NOT get the job done.
In the end, I returned the phone and restored my upgrade eligibility and previous contract end date.. The Instinct just didn't get it done for me... Maybe Palm will release that Treo 800 with the palmOS.....
Pros You can make phone calls on it
Cons Really, it's just a phone.
Summary For starters, I got this phone on the 20th of July, when it debuted in public.
A couple of things you should know if you're about to read this... I've been with sprint for the longest time now, so I'll write down the last couple of phones I've had with them, starting with the most recent one: Palm 755p --> Palm 700p --> Motorola Razr (Red) --> Samsung A900 (Blade) --> Sanyo 2300.
Just keep that in mind.
I've had the Instinct since it had its debut to the public on July 20, 2008. I went from a palm 755p to the instinct - and the following day, as soon as I figured out what I did, the first thing that came to my mind - what the heck was I thinking?
It looks good, sleeker than an iPhone. Still cuter (a bit) than an LG Vu. It has a lot of features to it. And I can make pretty clear phone calls with it, as long as I'm not surrounded by trees (and really, that's a Sprint thing). It has a built-in turn by turn GPS Navi, which is one of its best features.
But then again, it's not a Palm. It really is just a phone. If I upgraded from a Samsung A900 to the instinct, yes, that would've been a true upgrade. But I went from a PDA to a phone. So, in a way, I kind of downgraded. The calendar, yes, it's there. But, it's not an organizer. It doesn't read word documents (.doc/x), it doesn't read excel documents like I relied heavily on my palm. But - then again, it's just a phone. It was wrong of me to expect that.
For what Samsung intinct (M800) is, it's a decent phone with plus features to it. The Operating System of it is proprietary (meaning, it's between Samsung and Sprint), so I'm limited to just the games that would work on this gadget, like any other phones. So, all those games that are installed on my palm, pretty much - are - gone. The games for the instinct are still very much limited. It's a new phone, and it's a sprint phone, so... gives Sprint a reason to sell games to me.
It's an MP3 player, movie player, and yes... with the help of a 3rd party, I was able to make my own ringtones (people, it's doable). The speakers have good quality on them. I have a car charger as well as a wall charger, so I always keep it charged. Battery life with all these things hasn't been a problem.
I'm happy with it. Again, it's not a PDA... Just a phone. It's not a fair comparison. I can get used to it. I was required to do one of the unlimited data plans, and there wasn't any problem with it.
All in all, it's all good... for now, anyway.
Pros This phone is very easy to use and has some really cool features.
Cons Battery life is not what was quoted.
Summary I have read everyone's reviews and the huge thing that they are bashing this phone for is all worng. I have used every smart phone available for sprint. Where sprint went wrong was to place this under the smart phone section. A smart phone it is not but its still a great phone. You can get your email but its a basic get-your-inbox-set-up. This is more a media phone than a business phone. Yes the new iphone you can get your emails but its the same thing its a media phone not a business phone.
As far as the bluetooth usually its the headset not the phone you get what you pay for and by far the best bluetooth is plantronics for reception.
The bottom line is this is a fun all around phone its not made for business use. If your looking for a great solid business phone that doesnt crash ever, and has a great talk time functionality get a curve there amazing. I loved mine.