November 29, 2014

Reasons To Consider Sprint Samsung Instinct

Still believe the Sprint Samsung Instinct is just another iPhone or an iClone as the fanboys say nowadays? Stick around a few weeks and watch what Sprint’s got cooking.

Just a few days ago the Sprint held a webinar where I was fortunate enough to attend. The hosts were the stunningly beautiful Michele Leff, APR Public Relations Manager of Consumer Devices at Sprint and David Owens Director of Product Strategy and Commercialization.

Truthfully I was expecting a lot more from the webinar than what was delivered but nonetheless I left with a shade of excitement as the June release of the Sprint Samsung Instinct draws closer and closer. A fair amount of questions were asked in the Q&A session which I think could have been more fluid if they were read in the order they were written. It felt like people were wondering if the questions were legit, pre-planned, or simply asked already.

While I wont venture deeply into the Q&A, I will say that David Owens actually gave Apple a lot of credit on how they revolutionized the touchscreen interface on mobile phones with their iPhone and that’s quite a gesture considering both the two devices will go head to head like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker a la Revenge of The Sith. Anyway… too much talking I am, let’s get down to why you should consider the Sprint Samsung Instinct as your next phone. Until Android comes along).

The following excerpts were pulled from the Sprint Samsung Instinct Presentation. These are the gems we think the traditional customer would be interested in.

  • The goals of the Instinct development team were straight-forward – simplify the user interface, optimize speed and demonstrate the value
  • The Sprint Navigation application was specially developed for the device and takes advantage of the huge display and touch screen controls
  • GPS is integrated with several other applications including weather, movies and even contacts
  • Visual Voicemail – shows multiple calls in voicemail and individual selection for return calls or text
  • Sprint TV – more than 50 channels of live and on-demand video including Sprint Exclusive Entertainment
  • Favorites provides one-touch access to the things you do every day making customization and personalization extremely simple. Web sites, TV channels and more can be saved in the Favorites menu so the items used most are always at the user’s fingertips.
  • Standard Lithium (LiIon) battery: up to 5.75 hours continuous talk time
  • Fully equipped with AC Charger, 2 Standard Batteries, Travel Battery Charger, Charging USB Cable, Carry Case with Stylus, 3.5 mm Stereo Headset, 2GB microSD card and adapter

There’s a ton more, but you get the feel for it. Considering this is a review/preview without the device, we won’t know if the Instinct lives up to expectations until it’s in our palms. I certainly hope it does for the sake of Sprint. They really need something like this to lure back all those abandoned.

The Sprint Samsung Instinct will be launched this month and will require activation on a Sprint Everything pricing plan offering unlimited data starting at just $69.99 per month. If you are interested in the handset or are one of those early adopter types, go to www.nowisgood.com and register to be among the first to own this innovative device.

Our verdict? We say trust the Instinct as if it were you own.


  • Todd

    “…Vamien McKalin is A Jamaican Gadgeteer who considers himself a Google Android Advocate.”

    Yet writes a thousand word post about a phone that doesn’t run Android? Confused.

  • Scott Webster

    In his defense, we cover not only Android, but the members of the Open Handset Alliance as well. In this case, both Sprint and Samsung are founding partners so we feel it’s newsworthy. In addition, we think that this device holds some interesting clues as to what might coming down the road from Samsung.

  • CaryAnne

    Hey guys, FYI the Instinct will go on sale in ALL channels (in-store and online) on June 20th. Check out http://samsunginstinct.org for more.

  • Joel

    What is this $69.00 Unlimmited Everything Data Plan? Can I not just put the phone on my existing account? I don’t want a new plan.

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