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Review: Samsung Instinct S30

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All of the S30's music features appear to be almost completely unchanged from the original Instinct.

In the music application, you can choose from playlists, artists, songs, albums and genres. At the very bottom of the screen are four buttons: MyMusic, Player, Store and Search.

The MyMusic button is essentially the home screen for the music application. This is where you cycle through your library to find music you want to listen to. The player itself is fair enough. With a song selected, it will display album art in the upper one-third of the screen, with the track title and artist name at the very top of the screen.

You can multitask and do other things while listening to music. Incoming text messages or calls will pause the music, which will resume once the message alert is dismissed, or once the call is disconnected.

The largest change is perhaps the addition of an EQ. It only has 5 presets in there, but it's better than nothing. You can also change the "shape" of the sound via the 3D Sound controls.

Music playback has been improved a bit, too. I had no complaints about sound quality, whether through regular headphones or stereo Bluetooth headphones.

 

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