Versus: iPhone and the Samsung Instinct

iphone instinct

The juicy phone from CTIA that’s getting all the hot press so far today is the Samsung Instinct for Sprint, the phone our own John Biggs said could rival the iPhone itself. That’s tough talk, but what do the numbers show?

Let’s break down what we know about each phone and lay the specs side by side and see if the feature-rich Instinct is any match for the game-changing iPhone .

Feature
iPhone
Instinct
Virtual QWERTY
x
x
Visual voicemail
x
x
Video recording
x
Camera
x
x
Web browser
x
x
Voice navigation
x
3G
x
WiFi
x
Bluetooth
x
x
Expandable memory
x
Streaming multimedia
x
Email
x
x
SMS
x
x
MMS
x
True GPS
x
Music
x
x
Maps
x
x
Mobile TV
x
YouTube
x
Live home view
x

Conclusion

Features-wise, the Instinct is the clear winner. That being said, the Safari browser, iPod, and other features the iPhone matches the Instinct with are supperior, and we also know a 3G version is coming, and likely updates will add support for video. When that’s taking into consideration, they’re fairly well matched handsets. We’ll have to see how both sides work it out, but the Instinct could indeed challenge the iPhone.