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Samsung Instinct s30 Review

0. phoneArena 27 Apr 2009, 08:38 posted on

Last summer Sprint took arguably the best shot at the iPhone at the time, and the Samsung Instinct stood toe-to-toe with its fruity rival. Customers no doubt stayed with Sprint because of it, but we doubt too many AT&T customers defected for an Instinct. Now we have the Samsung Instinct s30, which offers a refreshing design update and promises deeper access for developers. Will this new Instinct prove a compelling upgrade or more of the same?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. dickenson (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 May 2009)


I purchased the same Instinct s30 of the same color in this review from Sprint for $129.00 after the mail in rebate. So far I like this phone and pretty much agree with the PhoneArena assessment of the phone in general. I wish it did come with an extra battery and maybe a leather case. It does function as advertised. It feels very good and solid in the hands. And the screen size is very nice. The features of the phone and what Sprint offers as part of their Everything Data Plan is what drew me to this phone and how they made it very easy for me to become a new customer. I am also very please to know that developers have the ability now to create new applications for this model to add some more excitement. I would like to see a version of Blackberry Pocket Express available for the Instinct s30. This phone has plenty going for it for the price. And it's very stylish. I like the fact that this phone offers two web browser. The Opera Mini 4.2 Browser is very fast indeed. And I hope that eventually EV-DO Rev A will be offered for a download update, which may increase the standard browser download speed. I am looking forward to seeing a few very good, informative and fun applications for this phone in the near future. But with a two year contract I do think the fun of using the Instinct s30 will fade anytime soon till I'm ready to replace it with something more flashy and advanced.

posted on 12 Mar 2010, 10:39

2. douchka (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)


Is it me or Phonearena always rates Sprint phones above 8, and any other carrier 8 or below? Same way cnet.com always rates ATT's phones way above average and any other carrier phone average or below? Must have something to do with advertising. I mean of of the advertisement on here are sprint ones... Just saying

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