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Review: Samsung Instinct

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There's no problems with the touchscreen, just the reviewer.

by monkeyracer    Jun 16, 2008, 6:48 PM

I viewed the youtube video three times now. Here are my notes:

Times when the touch screen didn't respond as expected:

1. Speakerphone while in call.

2. Done key after call

3. Eye logo that brings up the right side menu in web

4. While trying to tap "Alaska" in music player.

out of the 8+ minute video, you missed four key presses. *note that I didn't say "the phone failed to register 4 key presses."

In the instance in situation 1, If you had peered into the included user manual, you would have noticed that to activate the speakerphone, you would slide the speaker icon to the left over the word "on." Attribute to user error (not saying that this wouldn't be a common mistake, but it is in the user guide.)

In situation 2, you were a little jittery (for lack of better term) and missed the "clickable" area the first couple presses. More user error.

In situation 3, the button you were trying to press seems smaller than it actually is, and is the hardest of the 4 misses, but again, you were a little jittery on your aim. Again, user error.

In the last situation, you aimed a little low on the button and missed the clickable area. One more tick mark for the user error column.

Sorry, but really guys, what you attribute to a bad touchscreen is really just a bad user. You really can not contest this. I've laid it out rock solid. You can't fault your own misgivings on the phone.

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