The new Samsung Instinct has just been released and now available via Sprint. Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal thinks it’s an “ok” phone but definitely not an iPhone killer. In his Samsung Instinct review, Mossberg mentioned the iPhone 31 times and the Instinct only 19 times (this guy is definitely not an Apple fanboy!).
How about looking into the Samsung Instinct ourselves? We’re not sure when it’s gonna hit the Philippines but a 2-year contract locks it down with Sprint in the US for a cheap $129.99.
The Instinct only works on a CDMA network (as opposed the iPhone’s GSM) so instead of 3G/HSDPA, it connects via EV-DO with speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps.
It has MMS and Video Recording that the iPhone does not have. Likewise, you can listen to radio and get livestreaming TV, GPS as well as the ability to accept voice commands. It only has 2GB of internal storage but with a microSD slot, you can upgrade it with an additional 8GB.
There’s no WiFi feature and the camera is also just 2MP.Â The 3.1-inch screen has a resolution of 240×432 pixels. The battery lasts for 5.7 hours but can be easily replaced by the owner anytime. No multi-touch feature here too but there’s some sort of haptic feedback mechamism.
And while you can only do stuff on the iPhone one at a time, the Samsung Instinct can handle multi-tasking (like playing music while surfing the net).