Samsung Replenish Review
Taking into account the measly sized 2-megapixel camera that it’s packing along, one can only imagine that it might not be something you’d want to use for shooting those precious moments. Rightfully so, our assumptions are confirmed with its muddy looking visuals, combined with bland color production, that make it seem as though they are painted on a canvas. Likewise, quality with indoor shots is considerably reduced due to the vast amount of digital noise taking precedence within most things. All in all, you’d be hard pressed to even fathom about even snapping some things with this one.
Scary to say, but the handset’s video capture is abundantly even worse with its intense pixelization and jerky looking recording. And to cap its utterly poor video recording quality, its muffled audio recording just doggedly cements it worthlessness in even minutely being considered useful in shooting videos.
Samsung Replenish Sample Video:
Not surprisingly, we’re greeted with the tried and true stock Android music player, which is more than functional in playing tunes. Somewhat of a shocker to us, the audio emitted by its speaker is acceptably proficient in producing some decent tones that aren’t distorted at the loudest volume setting.
Knowing that it’s boasting a QVGA display, you know that video playback might be limited. Although we might be rather quick in judgment, we’re flattered to say the least, when we find it able to play a video encoded in MPEG-4 800 x 480 resolution. Fortunately, it moves at a smooth rate to make the experience satisfactory.
Honestly, we’re content with the handset’s preloaded 2GB microSD card, but for those who happen to need more, you can always replace it with something up to 32GB in capacity.
Internet and Connectivity:
Things might look rather indistinguishable in a zoomed out view with the web browser, which is attributed to its low quality display, but besides that, we’re content with the overall experience. Fortunately, complex web sites load in a timely manner, and even though it might not support Flash, it gracefully operates at a respectable level that doesn’t hinder things like pinch zooming or kinetic scrolling. For something like this, we’re surprised to tell you the truth that the web browsing performance is undeniably good – even for this eco-friendly device.
Catered to run off Sprint’s CDMA network, it operates like any other device on the carrier’s lineup with its EV-DO rev. A data connection. Also, you’ve got things like GPS that will hone in on your exact location, Wi-Fi as an alternative data connection when cellular isn’t sufficient, and Bluetooth 3.0 to get other wireless devices to connect with it.
1. Lynnsd (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
This is a great phone. I am a former Palm Pre user and this comes pretty close in features as to what I loved about the Pre. Battery life is not great...but the way this phone responds and sets things up is not too Droidy for me. I would recommend this phoen to those on Sprint looking for something that is more than a toy.
2. whyaneed2no (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)
I bought four of them for my family due to a deal Sprint was having waiving the monthly smartphone fee (which personally I think is a sneaky add on - who would have a data package for a non-smartphone?). Although my husband and son's phone froze a good bit, my daughter's and my phone were ok,....up until mine died. They SAY that it has corrosion damage due to water. I NEVER EVER had it close to water, not even close to steam!!! I think it may have just been because it overheated. I had previously seen someone complain about this very same thing, but haven't yet been able to find that complaint again. However, I have seen a few complaints about overheating. EVEN THOUGH IT"S LESS THAN 5 MONTHS OLD, THEY SAY I HAVE TO PAY FOR A NEW ONE!
3. fredboso (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
For the record I was told by my provider's tech that the corrsion issue is a constant problem with new, out of the box phones. I have never gotten my phone near any water and took it in for the same issue only to be told I'd have to shell out a $35 to replace a phone that I have not had for two months!!! I guess there's a reason they have a 14 day return policy on "deffective" phones. If this is a manufacturer issue, then why are the still selling the phones knowing that this is a perisistant problem?