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Samsung Instinct s30

Announced
Mar 31, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Apr 19, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Mini-Me version of the hugely successful Samsung Instinct is called the Instinct s30. The feature set is similar to the original Instinct model, but the sides are rounded and the lower portion of the phone is thicker than the grown-up Instinct.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 4.57 x 2.17 x 0.48 inches (116 x 55 x 12 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.88 oz (110 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 432 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 154 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 43.84 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.60 hours
      the average is 12 h (702 min)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera 4.2 browser

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 31 Mar 2009

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung Instinct Mini, Samsung SPH-M810


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